Kumali Nanjiani is an award winning Pakistan-American actor, comedian, and screenwriter.
He came to the limelight for his role as Dinesh in the HBO comedy series, Silicon Valley, and for his role in the romantic comedy film “The Big Sick.”
Kumali Nanjiani voiced Prismo on the animated series Adventure Time and also co-hosted the Comedy Central Show The Meltdown with Jinah and Kumali.
Nanjiani was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2018.
Kumali Nanjiani was born on May 2, 1978, in Karachi, Pakistan, as the first son of his parents, Shabana Nanjiani, and Aijaz Nanjiani. He has a cousin named Shareen Nanjiani, a BBC radio presenter.
He grew up in a Muslim background and went to St. Michael’s Convent School for his secondary education and completed his A Levels at Karachi Grammaer School. He graduated with a double major in computer science and philosophy at Grinell college.
Nanjiani began as a comedian where he made appearances on shows such as Michael & Michael Issues and The Colbert Report. He also performed at the Just For Laughs comedy festival in 2009.
He delved into acting and became known for his role as Dinesh in the HBO comedy series Sillicon Valley.
He got more exposure for his role in the romantic comedy film The Big Sick in 2017. He has starred in other movies such as; kingo in Eternals (2021), Jibran in The Lovebirds (2020), Jake in Duckbutter (2018), and Keanu in Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016).
Nanjiani got married to Emily V. Gordon at Chicago City Mall in 2007.
His wife is a producer and author. She was the producer of The Meltdown with Jinah and Kumail.
Nanjiani is also an atheist despite being raised a Twelver Shia Muslim.
Awards & Nominations
Kumail Nanjiani won the Kanbar Award for Story Telling. He also won other awards such as; Independent Spirit Awards (2017) and San Diego International Film Festival (2017).
He is an American actor with an estimated net worth of $10 million.
Frequently asked questions
Below are some frequently asked questions about Kumail Nanjiani:
Who is Kumail Nanjiani?
He is a Pakistan-American actor.
How old is Kumail Nanjiani?
He was born on May 2, 1978.
Is Kumail Nanjiani married?
Nanjiani is married to Emily V. Gordon.
What is Kumail Nanjiani Net Worth?
He has an estimated net worth of $10 million.