'Evil' Season 3 on Paramount+: How Aasif Mandvi hilariously explored his mixed lineage

Mandvi will be reprising his role as Ben Shakir, David's technical expert and equipment handler, in Season 3 of 'Evil'


                            'Evil' Season 3 on Paramount+: How Aasif Mandvi hilariously explored his mixed lineage
Aasif Mandvi as Ben Shakir in a still from 'Evil' (CBS)
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'Evil' happens to be one of those shows that try to bridge or exist in the gap between religion and science. Created by Robert and Michelle King, 'Evil' is categorized as a psychological mystery "that examines the origins of evil along the dividing line between science and religion."

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With Season 3 of 'Evil' set to premiere soon, here's the official synopsis: "Season three of EVIL begins moments after the end of season two, when a newly ordained David and Kristen kiss. In season three, the two not only have to navigate this fraught new reality, but contend with David’s involvement with “the entity,” an espionage unit within the Catholic church. Meanwhile, Ben finds his brain breaking from their unsolved cases and turns to his sister for help." Starring alongside leads Katja Herbers of 'Westworld' fame and Mike Colter, known best for 'Luke Cage,' and reprising his role as Ben Shakir is Aasif Mandvi. While Mandvi is popular for his appearances in films such as 'Spider-Man 2' and 'The Last Airbender,' it's shows like 'Blue Bloods,' 'Evil,' and 'This Way Up' that made him a household name. However, acting isn't the only thing that Aasif Mandvi is skilled at. Curious much? Keep on reading to know more about him!

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What was Aasif Mandvi's debut film/series?

Aasif Mandvi's first appearance on television was in a minor role on 'Miami Vice' in 1988. He made his film debut after 2 years, playing an unnamed terrorist in Lucas Lowe's 1990 action flick 'No Retreat, No Surrender 3: Blood Brothers.' Some of Mandvi's notable film and TV appearances are 'Music and Lyrics,' 'Dark Horse,' 'The Dictator,' 'Movie 43,' 'The Internship,' 'Million Dollar Arm,' 'Jericho,' 'The Daily Show,' 'The Brink,' 'A Series of Unfortunate Events,' and 'Mira, Royal Detective.' 

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Who is Aasif Mandvi's spouse?

Aasif Mandvi is married to author and humanitarian Shaifali Puri. They tied the knot after being in a relationship for 3 years and the ceremony took place at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia in 2017. The couple welcomed their son in 2020.

What is Aasif Mandvi's net worth?

Mandvi's net worth comes up to $3 million. He's said to have amassed his fortune from working as an actor, screenwriter, author, and comedian. 

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How did Aasif Mandvi explore his mixed background?

Aasif Mandvi explored his Indian-Muslim-British-American identities through a compilation of heartfelt humorous essays called 'No Man's Land.' The book, according to Washington Post, is "a hilarious collection of stories detailing Mandvi's unique multicultural experience" and addresses the "larger issues that impact immigrants and their children."

Who else will be seen alongside Aasif Mandvi?

Other actors who are a part of 'Evil' Season 3 are Michael Emerson, Christine Lahti, Kurt Fuller, Andrea Martin, Brooklyn Shuck, Skylar Gray, Maddy Crocco, and Dalya Knapp. 

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Season 3 of 'Evil' is slated to release exclusively on Paramount+ on June 12, 2022.