American actor Rohan Chand was born in Brooklyn, New York City to parents of Indian descent. He was discovered when he was just six years old during a baseball game. One of the other players’ mothers was a casting director for Adam Sandler’s movies, and she approached Rohan’s parents to offer him a role in a new movie. He was cast as Sandler’s adopted son in Jack and Jill
Next, Rohan appeared in the television series Homeland
as Issa Nazir, the son of a terrorist who is killed during an American drone strike. In the film Lone Survivor
(2013), Rohan played the son of an Afghan who assists Marcus Luttrell, played by Mark Wahlberg
. For his role, Rohan spoke Hindi and Urdu.
His other roles include playing opposite Jason Bateman in Bad Words
(2013), a performance that earned him wide praise from critics, and The Hundred-Foot Journey
(2014). He also appeared briefly in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
(2017) as a young boy at the Bazaar.
This year Rohan will appear in his biggest role yet as the title star in the new Jungle Book
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)
The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)
Lone Survivor (2013)
Bad Words (2013)
Jack and Jill (2011)