Manoj Sood
Manoj Sood
Name Manoj Sood
Birthplace Mombassa, Kenya
Date of Birth May 5, 1962
Role on Haunting Hour Mr. Sadigh
Manoj Sood played Mr. Sadigh in the season 1 episode "The Dead Body."

Manoj Sood (born May 5, 1962) is a Kenyan Canadian film and television actor. Manoj immigrated with his family to Canada in 1964 when he was 18 months old. He grew up in Calgary, Alberta. Later, he went to filming school in St Michaels University School in Victoria, BC.

Life and career

Manoj Sood was born in Mombassa, Kenya but grew up in Western Canada. Manoj entered the entertainment world in 1994 and has been working steadily for the past 12 years. Manoj, much to his surprise, landed a supporting role in an American MOW after his very first audition. Up until then his only acting experience had been from his acting classes. Manoj walked onto his first day of shooting as green as a person of color can be. When the camera operator said, "speed" Manoj thought he was saying "speak" so he jumped right into saying his lines. The director then gave a very nervous Manoj his first on-set note: "Manoj you have to wait for the word 'action' before you say your lines".

Since that day Manoj has appeared in more than 40 television and feature film productions. He has appeared on popular television shows like Da Vinci's Inquest, The Dead Zone, Romeo!, Little Mosque on the Prairie and Dead Like Me as well as numerous others. Manoj has also acted in popular films such as Meltdown (2004) (TV) and Rat Race (2001).

Manoj has been a passionate fly fisherman and amateur astronomer since he was a child so when he's not acting you will find him fly-fishing with his son or gazing into the universe with his telescope.


Brother of actress Veena Sood.

Attended St Michaels University School in Victoria, BC.

Grew up in Calgary, Alberta.

Avid fly fisherman and fly tier since he was 10 years old.

Immigrated to Canada in 1964 when he was 18 months old.

Is a well known amateur astronomer, a hobby he has been passionately involved in since age 12.

Son, Kama born May 6, 1998.

Quite Often plays Arab-Muslim characters, however Manoj himself is of East Indian Hindu descent.



Year Title Role Notes
1997 Survival on the Mountain Boutros TV movie
Doomsday Rock Missile Commander TV movie, Uncredited
Breaker High Guru Episode: "Don't Get Curried Away"
Viper P.M. Sintong Nameh Episode: "Cat and Mouse"
2000 Romeo Must Die Akbar
Da Vinci's Inquest Man in Office Building Episode: "That's the Way the Story Goes"
2001 Rat Race High Roller
2002 The Sausage Factory Doctor Episode: "Purity Test"
Monk Episode: "Mr. Monk and the Candidate: Part 1", Uncredited
The Dead Zone Apu, Convenice Store Clerk Episode: "Unreasonable Doubt"
2003 Firefight Raja
Da Vinci's Inquest Bernie Episode: "Twenty Five Dollar Conversation"
2004 Jake 2.0 Dr. Vikram Taleek Episode: "Dead Man Walking"
Romeo! Principal Gurjit Ramawad Episode: "Loose Lips"
Episode: "A Matter of Principal"
Human Cargo Mr. Sanjay Desai TV mini-series
Touching Evil Mr. Patel Episode: "Pilot"
Snakehead Terror Raj
Meltdown Syed Kahn TV movie
Dead Like Me Mr. Akhtar Episode: "Send in the Clown"
Episode: "Forget Me Not"
2005 The Dead Zone Cabbie Episode: "Double Vision"
Robson Arms Urologist Episode: "A Certain Vintage"
The 4400 Albert Episode: "The Hidden"
Fetching Cody Security Guard
Da Vinci's City Hall Santosh Kumar Episode: "One Man, Two Jobs"
Murder Unveiled Lawyer TV movie
A Little Thing Called Murder Syed Bial Ahmed
Godiva's Mr. Hadieri Episode: "Fast and Loose"
2006 Episode: "Floodgates"
Episode: "Out the Door"
The Evidence Medical Examiner Episode: "Borrowed Time"
A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story Actor TV movie
2007 White Noise: The Light Male Nurse
Partition The Wood Gatherer
2007—present Little Mosque on the Prairie Baber Siddiqui Regular Role
2008–2009 Winnipeg Comedy Festival Baber Siddiqui
2009 Watchmen Karnak Scientist
2010 Repeaters Mr. Singh
2011 R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour Mr. Sadigh Episode: "The Dead Body"
Fathers & Sons Sutish Completed
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules Convenience Store Customer #2