Another Indian American actor is ready to showcase his skills on the ABC thriller drama, “Quantico,” which is headlined by Indian actress Priyanka Chopra.
Actor Vandit Bhatt is set for a recurring role on the third season of the show, reports Deadline. Bhatt, who recently played a younger version of Indo-Canadian actor Russell Peters in the film, “Ripped,” will play Jagdeep “Deep” Patel, a member of the new elite black ops team.
Created by Josh Safron and executive produced by Michael Seitzman, who also is showrunner, and Mark Gordon, “Quantico” explores the lives of young government agents as they go through training to become special agents and beyond.
Season 3 of “Quantico” premieres April 26.
The young actor is ecstatic at being given this opportunity. Thanking Seitzman and the show’s writers, Bhatt took to Twitter Jan. 17 to write that “I get to work w/ @priyankachopra @JohannaEBraddy @jjakemclaughlin @russelltovey @alanpowell10 @BlairUnderwood @MarleeMatlin. Somebody pinch me please.”
The Manhattan, New York-based actor, who was born in Hyderabad, explains on his website that films have been the avenue for “my exposure to new ideas, history, knowledge, emotions, theater, literature, and all the complexities of the human existence.”
He also credits the medium for giving him the power to dream, and dream big.
“For a kid growing up in a working middle class family in India, the idea of being an actor usually lives in the realm of fantasy and the land of the impossible,” he writes. “So, for life to bring me half way across the world and give me a chance to be an actor, dedicate my life to it....it just fills me with gratitude. Everyday. It makes me believe in things like destiny and the idea of a calling.”
Bhatt’s other TV and films credits include “The Michael J. Fox Show,” “42 Seconds of Happiness,” “Younger,” and “Token: The Web Series.”
Also a theater actor, Bhatt has performed with the Roundabout Theatre Company, the Atlantic Theater Company, and the Cherry Lane Theatre, among others.
He received a bachelors of fine arts in acting from the University of Central Florida.