This Game of Thrones actor was from India!
This Game of Thrones actor was really from India!
Fan's favourite TV show, Game of Thrones, bid farewell last week. And while many of the actors who played their parts to the best of their abilities in the show, garnering themselves a huge following and many more projects, some not-so-big stars also managed to make a name of themselves. One such actor originally hails from India. And if you think we're talking about Indira Varma, who played Ellaria Sand, you're wrong.
Playing a recurring role on Game of Thrones, HBO was home to a Russian-Indian actor Staz Nair. Originally hailing from Kerala, Staz played the chief of the Dothraki army, Qhono, on the show. He was the one who whips Daenerys Targaryen when the Dothraki men captured her in season six of the show. He later joins Daenerys when she burns the leaders and becomes a part of her army to take the Iron Throne and rule all over Westeros. But we know how that ended.
Qhono was last seen in episode three of the final season. He led the Dothraki army to war against the White Walkers that led to the former's death. However, in one of his final shots, his eyes were seen turning blue as The Night King rose him and others, much like how he rose many others who were once dead.
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From Womb to Tomb... THANKYOU @hbo and everyone involved. Can’t help but feel a little at a loss right now, I had just stopped living in a corridor when I booked @gameofthrones so it represents SUCH a transition in my life that I will always be so grateful for. GOT also allowed me to reconnect with my Indian heritage, it’s such an honour to be a part of so much pride, the hometown (Kerala) support has been so humbling so Thankyou to all of my malayali/Indian people. I hope those who haven’t watched the last episode enjoy it. Thankyou for all your support throughout the years, a production is only ever as successful as its fanbase Is passionate - you guys helped turn this show into the legacy its become and its an honour to be a part of that. S. #got #finale #got8 #qhono #dothraki #malayalipride
Last week, when HBO closed Game of Thrones, Staz posted a heartfelt message on Instagram. He also thanked his fans from Kerala. Posting photos from his first and final scene on the show, he wrote, "From Womb to Tomb. Thank you HBO and everyone involved. Can’t help but feel a little at a loss right now. I had just stopped living in a corridor when I booked Game of Thrones, so it represents such a transition in my life that I will always be so grateful for. Game of Thrones also allowed me to reconnect with my Indian heritage. It’s such an honour to be a part of so much pride, the hometown - Kerala - support has been so humbling, so thank you to all of my Malayali/Indian people. I hope those who haven’t watched the last episode enjoy it. Thank you for all your support throughout the years, a production is only ever as successful as its fan base is passionate. You guys helped turn this show into the legacy it has become and it's an honour to be a part of that."
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Truly an honour to cross the Seas and be by @emilia_clarke side, what a queen, wouldn’t have had it any other way. Thankyou @hbo @gameofthrones - all the friends I’ve made along the way and Thankyou to all the fans of the show, your love and support was second to none - we will never forget the journey - actually tearing up right now hahaha. RIP Qhono. Qoy Qoyi. S. P.S Thankyou of course to my amazing team @waringandmckenna and circle of confusion without whom this wouldn’t be possible. X #lastdothrakistanding #dontmatterifyoureblackorwight #got #got8 X
Staz also shared a thank you note for Emilia Clarke who played Daenerys on Game of Thrones. He wrote, "Truly an honour to cross the Seas and be by Emilia Clarke's side. What a queen. Wouldn’t have had it any other way."