Utkarsh Ambudkar (/ˈʊtkɑːrʃ æmˈbʊdkɑːr/ UUT-karsh am-BUUD-kar; born December 8, 1983) is an American actor. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. He is a former VJ for MTV Desi. He has appeared in the comedy film Pitch Perfect as the character Donald, and in the television shows, The Mindy Project and The Muppets. He is set to star in the Fox series, Eat, Pray, Thug. Utkarsh originated the role of Aaron Burr in the developmental readings of Hamilton. Utkarsh was also seen in the Dungeons & Dragons campaign Force Grey: Lost City of Omu, hosted by Matthew Mercer. He currently plays Raj on the sitcom Brockmire.