Deep Roy is a Kenyan resident of Indian origin. He was born on 1st December 1957 in Nairobi, Kenya. His original name is Mohinder Purba. He is professionally a stuntman, puppeteer, and comedian. He is also called Roy Deep or Gordeep Roy; he has been active in the industry since 1976. Due to his miniature size, he has been a part of various small sized roles such as in Charlie and Chocolate Factory,
Star Trek, etc. Charlie and Chocolate Factory composed of 165 Oompa-Loompas and Roy played each and every one of them for which he even took dancing lessons for the four musical numbers the movie had. Both his parents are Indians. He made his debut in 1976 with the movie, “The New Avengers” where he played the role of Klokoe. In the same year, he portrayed the character of an Italian assassin in the picture, “The Pink Panther Strikes Again”.
The actor played a villain Mr. Sin in The Talons of Weng-Chiang where Roy had to portray as a villain with an appetite of human beings, that proved to be a challenging role for Roy, but he played that with perfection. In the movies Greystoke-
The Legend of Tarzan and Lord of the Apes and its remake Planet of the Apes, Deep Roy played an ape. It seemed a small, unchallenging role but the performance was brilliant and outstanding, every character in a movie matters. Roy has also been a part of many Television series including X-Files,
Flash Gordon, The Dark Crystal, The Never-Ending Story, Return to Oz, etc.
In the Never Ending Story, he portrayed Teeny-Weeny, a messenger on the racing snail rider. In Return of Jedi, Roy played the role of Droopy McCool. In the 2009 thriller of the Transformers series, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Roy is seen playing the role of an Egyptian guard and has also starred in Star Trek as Montgomery’s assistant Keenser on Delta Vega, the ice planet. Except movies and TV Shows, Roy has been appearing in TV Commercials and advertisements and has been proving his worth in spite of being short. The height doesn’t describe the length of a man’s work.
In the second season Eastbound and Down, Roy played Aaron, who was born in Mumbai and was a brutal Mexican criminal. Deep Roy is a part of the upcoming Star Trek movie, “Star Trek Beyond” and is slated for a 2016 release.