New York-based actor, singer and musician Manu Narayan, and Vice Chairman of Bajaj Group, Kushagra Bajaj, are among six new board of trustees appointed to Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.
The appointments were made by university president Dr Subra Suresh.Narayan is an American actor, singer, songwriter and saxophonist.
"I began my three year term now on the Carnegie Mellon University Board of Trustees as a Young Alumni Term Trustee, joining new president Subra Suresh and the distinguished members of the Board," Narayan said.Narayan was appreciated for his performance in 2004 when he had made his Broadway debut in the Andrew Lloyd Webber/A R Rahman musical 'Bombay Dreams'.
He had co-starred alongside Mike Myers, Jessica Alba, and Justin Timberlake, in the Paramount PicturesŅ film The Love Guru, released worldwide in 2008.Narayan recently starred as Richard Roma in La Jolla Playhouse's critically acclaimed revival of Glengarry Glen Ross.Narayan studied the Carnatic saxophone in Mangalore with Sri Kadri Gopalnath, and was winner of the All India Radio music competition of Mangalore.
In 2003, he was invited to sing at a small state dinner for the first official visit of the then President George W Bush to the UK. Narayan sang for and met the Queen of England, The Royal Family, President Bush and Colin Powell.