After graduation Ajay moved to Hong Kong. While there, he did continuity announcing and scriptwriting for HK TVB Pearl-English, including cameos in TV Dramas, Commercials, and Print.
He made his U.S. Primetime TV debut in 1989 on NBC 'Around the World in 80 Days' opposite Sir Peter Ustinov. The scene was shot in Hong Kong and then Ajay made his way to New York City. Ajay's versatility as an actor has enabled him to play many diverse characters on Primetime Television Comedy’s and Dramatic Series in Recurring and Guest Starring roles.
In September 2016 Ajay is working on the comedy film 'Poor Greg Drowning' which evolved out of the web series 'Glimpses of Greg' that he shot in January. He plays Dr. Naik a rather raunchy psychiatrist. The film will be released in 2017.
In April/May of 2016 Ajay is shot the black comedy thriller '68 Kill' in New Orleans playing Sam the owner of a seedy motel. The film is based on a book by prolific genre novelist Bryan Smith and stars Matthew Gray Gubler.
In July of 2014 Ajay worked on Judd Apatow's comedy film "Trainwreck" playing Dr. Raj Ganesh a neurologist, to be released by Universal Studios in July, 2015.
You will recognize his voice as a main character Rakshasa (Kalinag) in one of the world's most popular video games "Far Cry 4".
Most memorable roles include: Vikram Pandit, CEO of Citigroup in HBO’s Emmy & Golden Globe nominated film “Too Big To Fail”, and Recurring Guest Stars on 'Brothered Up' playing a Pakistani father"Modern Family" as both a Surgeon and a Dad, "The Mindy Project" as Mindy's father & a Chemistry Professor, "The Brink" as the Indian Foreign Minister directed by Oscar winner Tim Robbins, “Rectify” a Convenience Store/Gas Station Owner, an edgy Middle Eastern Ambassador on "24", a hilarious Neurosurgeon on "Eli Stone", Divya's International Real Estate Tycoon father on "Royal Pains", a pompous Steel Magnate on “Outsourced”, as Lacey's rich, stiff father on "Anger Management", as Nash's strict, Motel owner dad on "BETAS", and on "Glimpses of Greg" as Dr. Naik a psychiatrist.
You have seen him Guest star on 'Scream Queens' as an investigating doctor, 'The Good Place' as a wealthy London businessman," The Grinder " as the Manager of an exclusive Italian restaurant... in Boise!, "Perception" as a Consul General, "The Middle" as a Math Professor, on the "New Girl" as a Priest, "The Exes" as a Doctor, "Rules of Engagement" as Timmy's Dad, "The Mob Doctor" as an Orthopedic Surgeon, “The Mentalist” as a high end Diamond Merchant, "2 Broke Girls" as a stuffy Auctioneer, “CSI-Miami” an ER Doctor, "Lie To Me" a sympathetic University Professor, "Cold Case" a Software Company CEO, "NCIS" a Iranian Doctor & Spy, "The E-Ring" a Pakistani General , "Without A Trace" a Gas Station Owner, "Strong Medicine" a Diplomat/Business Tycoon , " Nip/Tuck" a Surgeon, "The Street" a Saudi Arab Oil Billionaire, "The Nanny" the Sultan's Aide, "Soulman" a Doctor and several other great roles on "Private Practice", " CSI-New York", "Queens Supreme", "The Education of Max Bickford", "Law & Order-SVU", a corrupt corporate CEO in "The Sopranos", a Diamond merchant in"Law & Order/Criminal Intent", a busboy on "Sex and the City" w/Kim Cattrall and an undocumented immigrant on "Tracey Ullman's-State of the Union".
Ajay's film roles have enabled him to work with some of the biggest names in the industry “Acceptance” w/Joan Cusack, “Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World” w/ Albert Brooks, “People I Know” w/Al Pacino, “Spiderman” director Sam Raimi and “Serendipity” w/Kate Beckinsale.
One of Ajay’s career highlights is his role as Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit in ‘Too Big To Fail’ The film was directed by Curtis Hanson and is based on Andrew Ross Sorkin’s bestseller by the same title.
In 2013 Ajay plays the President of India in Paramount's Blockbuster "G.I. Joe: The Retaliation", in 3-D, it opened at number one nationwide and worldwide March 29th.
In 2014 Ajay's is in "Decoding Annie Parker" a film based on the compelling true story of cancer survival and its near cure. It opened on May 2nd nationwide in 60 cities. He plays Annie Parker's [Samantha Morton] OB/ GYN.