Janzo in “The Outpost”
Anand Desai-Barochia stars as Janzo, alchemist and loyal friend to Talon, in The CW’s fantasy adventure series “The Outpost.” The adopted son of the late Mistress, the eccentric brewer for the Nightshade Inn, Janzo is Munt’s (Adam Johnson) younger brother, and basically the Outpost’s resident alchemist, scientist, doctor or historian, depending on what’s needed at any given moment. When fighting skills and muscles can’t solve a problem, Janzo’s intelligence and perseverance usually save the day.
Desai-Barochia was born in Middlesbrough, England and by 10 years old, caught the acting bug while performing the lead role in his graduating play. By the age of 16, he moved to London on his own to study theater alongside international students of the same age. Desai-Barochia moved to Los Angeles at the age of 21 to continue his studies at Strasberg.
A unique young talent, Desai-Barochia is a breakout artist to watch. He has appeared in hit indie films such as Netflix’s “The Tiger Hunter” alongside Danny Pudi and Kevin Pollack, and “Caveman” alongside Camilla Belle, Skylar Astin and Chad Michael Murray. He is also set to star in the Eli Roth produced horror film “Lake Mead.” Desai-Barochia’s television credits include “Bridgerton,” “Skins,” “Days of Our Lives,” “Tyrant” and “Emmerdale Farm.”
Desai-Barochia returns to Season 4 of “The Outpost” as Janzo, the fan favorite, whilst simultaneously serving as associate producer. He uses his spotlight with “The Outpost” to continue to define his career and to establish himself as a highly versatile actor.
When he is not acting, Desai-Barochia invests his interests in contemporary art, property and how cryptocurrencies are going to change the financial landscape. He is involved with the organization Arts For India, which provides art, fashion, film & design education in India to students less fortunate. The organization is near to his heart. Desai-Barochia believes arts in education should never be a privilege.
His love for acting has kept him in Los Angeles, although he frequently travels back to England to visit his family.