The Social Network
Indian born actor Abhi Sinha has appeared in the films “The
Social Network” (2010), “I Melt with You” (2011),
“In Time” (2011) and “People Like Us” (2012) as
well as in episodes of television series “Ghost Whisperer,”
“CSI: Miami” and “Bones,” to name a few.
Sinha plays the saxophone, tennis and ice-hockey.
Childhood and Family:
Abhi Sinha was born on February 20, 1990, in Bombay (Mumbai), India.
Growing up, he mostly lived in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he
enrolled at the esteemed Shadyside Academy. Abhi was a competitive
hockey player and a skilled saxophonist. His family later relocated to
the west coast, where he attended The Webb Schools in Claremont,
California and started acting in his school's productions. After
graduating from Webb, he spent his freshman year at USC before taking
an indefinite leave of absence to concentrate on his acting career.
Abhi is a big fan of Pittsburgh Steelers and Penguins.
Abhi Sinha made his television debut as Aneesh in an episode of
“The Bernie Mac Show” called “The Music Mac”
(2005). He went on to make guest appearances in television shows like
“The Cleaner” (2009, as Vishal Shah), “How I Met Your
Mother” (2009), “Ghost Whisperer” (2010, as Aaron),
“CSI: Miami” (2010) and “Hank” (2010).
In 2010, Sinha broke into the wide screen with a small role as Vikram
in the drama “The Social Network,” depicting the founding
of social networking website Facebook and the resulting lawsuits.
Directed by David Fincher and written by Aaron Sorkin, the film earned
widespread acclaim, and was nominated for eight Academy Awards,
including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor, and won three for
Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score, and Best Film Editing. It
also was a huge success at the box office by collecting a total of
$224,920,315 worldwide against a budget of $40 million.
In 2011, Sinha appeared with Thomas Jane, Jeremy Piven, Rob Lowe and
Christian McKay in the arthouse thriller “I Melt with You,”
directed by Mark Pellington. The film premiered at the Sundance Film
Festival on January 26, 2011. He played the role of Ross in “In
Time” (2011), a dystopian science fiction film starring Justin
Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried, Cillian Murphy, Olivia Wilde, Matt Bomer,
Alex Pettyfer, Vincent Kartheiser, and Johnny Galecki. The film,
written, directed and produced by Andrew Niccol, was a box office hit
despite receiving mixed to negative reviews from critics. He was cast
opposite Justin Bell, Amber Bembry and Duncan Bravo in the short film
“Second Best” (2011), helmed by Jason Z. Wong.
The same year, Sinha appeared in the made for television film
“The Craigslist Killer,” starring Jake McDorman, Agnes
Bruckner and Joshua and directed by Stephen Kay. He also made guest
appearances in “Greek” and “Melissa &
In 2012, Sinha guest starred as Nick Samuel in the episode “The
Suit on the Set” of “Bones.” He played Manager in
“People Like Us,” the directorial debut of Alex Kurtzman.
It starred Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks, Olivia Wilde, Jon Favreau and
Sinha has completed filming the supporting role of Kavi in the upcoming
drama/fantasy film “The Philosophers” (2012), written and
directed by John Huddles. His co-stars in the film include James
D'Arcy, Bonnie Wright and Daryl Sabara. He is set to play Danny in the
ABC TV film “Terminales” (2013), opposite Haley Ramm, Mary
Page Keller and Italia Ricci.