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.”
Desai-Barochia was born in Middlesbrough, England and by 10 years old, caught the acting bug while performing the lead role in his graduation 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 study for two semesters at Strasberg.
A unique young talent, Desai-Barochia is a breakout artist to watch. He has appeared in hit indie films such as “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 “Skins,” “Days of Our Lives,” “Tyrant” and “Emmerdale Farm.”
Presently, Desai-Barochia stars as Janzo, the fan favorite, in “The Outpost.” He is currently using his spotlight with “The Outpost” to continue to define his career and use it as a stepping-stone to establish himself as a highly regarded actor.
When he is not acting, Deasai-Barochia pursues his interests in fashion, contemporary art 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 and dear to his heart and 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.