CAST

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JOSEPH R. GANNASCOLI

Frabizio Vitelli

 Joseph R. Gannascoli is an actor and producer, known for his role as Vito Spatafore on HBO's The Sopranos. He portrays restaurateur Frabizio Vitelli in King Lahiri.

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SIRAJ HUDA

Mr. Kunal Lahiri

A veteran of countless films and TV shows, Siraj Huda originated the title role of Mr. Kunal Lahiri when it was a stage play in New York in July 2018. He reprises the role in this new feature-length film.

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UMA PARANJPE

Salima Lahiri

Uma Paranjpe is an actor and playwright living in Brooklyn. Among her many talents, Uma is a Playwriting Mentor for the Staging Success Program at The Atlantic Theater Company, founded by Pulitizer Prize winner David Mamet.

 
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DANISH FAROOQUI

Daanish Lahiri

Danish originated the role of Daanish Lahiri on stage in New York City in July 2018. Danish is an accomplished voiceover actor as well as a veteran of both stage and screen.

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CHAREENI KURUKULASURIYA

Chasheen Lahiri

A newcomer to the industry, Chareeni took on the role of youngest daughter Chasheen like a seasoned professional. In addition to her impressive acting skills, she is currently in her first year at Pitt School of Medicine.

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   ZANE GILLION

 Tony

 Hailing from South Africa, Zane Gillion is an accomplished actor, singer, dancer, voice  artist and presenter. He received a Naledi Award nomination  in 2008 for Best Newcomer/Breakthrough Performance - Male for his role in Rent.

 
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Saima Huq

Head Writer, Executive Producer

Saima Huq wrote the stage play King Lahiri as part of her New York City-based theatre company Always Love Lucy Theatre, founded in 2014. She expanded the play into a feature film, and founded King Lahiri Films as a result. She has a cameo in King Lahiri as Saima Auntie.

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Christopher Picone

Director/Camera/Editor

Christopher Picone has over 25 years' experience in directing and film editing, having worked for Bloomberg News, HBO, and countless independent projects. He has a cameo in King Lahiri as Lawrence, a theatre director.

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Jill Katera

Production Assistant/Script Supervisor

Jill Katera works on the film on both sides of the camera, as production assistant and script supervisor, as well as a cameo as Penny, a customer at Eddie's Pizza.