For millions of TV viewers these past two years, however, Veda is known by still another moniker: Chad, the Brillo haired, thickly mustachioed half of Ranjit and Chad, “hosts” of“Tech&Talk” on the hilarious series of commercials for mobile phone service providerMetroPCS. Anjul Nigam plays his zany cohort.
As perhaps millions of Americans rushed to change carriers in the hopes of getting tech support from “Chad,” Veda also played a similar role (character name: Manavendra) on a few episodes (including the pilot) of NBC’s 2010-11 sitcom “Outsourced” directed by Ken Kwapis, simultaneously embracing and lampooning the stereotypes associated with his Eastern Indian heritage. Among numerous other commercial appearances, Veda’s resume includes spots for Wendy’s and a Super Bowl ad for Heineken starring Brad Pitt and directed by Golden Globe winner David Fincher (“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “The Social Network”).
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