Erick Avari

Erick Avari


4/13/1952, Darjeeling, India

Birth Name

Nari Erick Avari



Also Known As

Erik Avari, Eric Avari
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Erick was born in northern Indian town in India called Darjeeling which is situated close to Nepal. Later, he came to USA as he got a scholarship to College of Charleston and settled there. He appeared in roles which spans into different ethnicities. He had access to movies…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Erick's height is 5'9".

    • Erick's maternal great-grandfather was a theatrical producer during the Victorian era, well-known for introducing women to the Indian stage.

    • Erick's parents came from families that owned movie theaters throughout India and other parts of Asia.

    • Erick played a very small part in legendary Indian film director Satyajit Ray's "Kachenjunga", which is a milestone in his career.

    • Erick won a scholarship to the College of Charleston, in South Carolina after going to a college in India for several years.

  • Quotes

    • Erick Avari: We saw at least two films a week in English, at my father's theaters, the Capitol and the Rink. If we wanted, there were Hindi and Bengali movies as well. My family always knew I'd be in the film industry, but I don't think that this is what they imagined.

    • Erick Avari: My father had been Chief Game Warden of the West Bengal Forests as a young man and his cronies came from all over the world to visit the jungles around us. Canadian and Belgian Jesuits staffed the schools I went to. It was as international a place as New York or Los Angeles, although on a much more intimate scale.

    • Erick Avari: In Darjeeling, it was necessary to learn several languages to be able to communicate with the limitless variety of people we met - from the Dalai Lama, when he fled Tibet to the royal families of Bhutan and Sikkim. My primary language is obviously English, but I learned Nepali, Bengali, Hindi and Gujerati as a child, and with them the customs of a polyglot nation. Tenzing Norgay, who surmounted Everest with Sir Edmund Hilary, lived around the corner.