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Kumail Nanjiani

Kumail Nanjiani

Kumail Ali Nanjiani, better known as Kumail Nanjiani, is a Pakistani-American comedian, actor, screenwriter and a podcaster. He is best known for playing the role of ‘best Dinesh’ in the HBO comedy series “Silicon Valley” (2014-2019) and co-writing and featuring in the American romantic comedy “The Big Sick” (2017).

Wiki / biography

Kumail Nanjiani was born on Tuesday, 21 February 1978 (Age 42 years; By 2020) In Karachi, Pakistan. Their zodiac sign is Pisces.

Kumail Nanjiani in childhood

Kumail Nanjiani in childhood

He did his schooling from St. Michael’s Convent School and Karachi Grammar School, Karachi. Nanjiani had an inclination towards comedy since childhood and grew up reading comic books and watching action films. After completing her schooling, Kumail moved to the US and enrolled at Grinnell College, Iowa to pursue a double graduate in computer science and philosophy.

Kumail Nanjiani at her young age

Kumail Nanjiani at her young age

After completing her graduation, Kumail held an office job for nearly six years. Since Kumail was not interested in a regular desk job, he resigned from his office and decided to try his hand at comedy.

Physical Appearance

Height: 5 ½ 8 ′ ”

Hair color: Black

Eye color: Black

Kumail Nanjiani

Family and race

Kumail Nanjiani was born to a Sindhi couple in Karachi. He grew up as a Shia Muslim and later, became an atheist.

Parents and siblings

Kumail Nanjiani is the son of Aijaz Nanjiani (doctor) and Shabana Nanjiani. He has a younger brother, Zain Nanjiani, who is a banker in the US.

Kumail Nanjiani's parents

Kumail Nanjiani’s parents


In 2006, Kumail Nanjiani moved into a relationship with family physician, Emily Vance Gordon. However, they kept their relationship separate from their parents; As they were looking for a Pakistani Muslim girl for him. It was when Emily fell ill with an inflammatory disease that Nanjiani opened up about her relationship with her parents. At the time, Emily was very ill and went into a medically induced coma for eight months. Once she recovered from her illness, her parents forced her to tie the knot. The two married on July 14, 2007, in a secret courthouse wedding in Chicago. Two weeks later, a traditional Pakistani wedding was organized for him.

Kumail Nanjiani with his wife

Kumail Nanjiani with his wife Emily Vance Gordon

other relatives

Kumail is the second cousin of Scottish radio presenter, Shereen Nanjiani.

Kumail Nanjiani with her cousin Shereen Nanjiani

Kumail Nanjiani with her cousin Shereen Nanjiani

The business


Kumail Nanjiani began her career as a standup comedian in 2007 with the one-man show “Unpronounceable” at Chicago’s Lakesher Theater. The show was a huge success and attracted widespread media attention. In 2008, he made his television debut as an Indian reporter on the show “Saturday Night Live”.

Kumail Nanjiani in her show

Kumail Nanjiani in her show “Saturday Night Live”

Subsequently, he starred in two episodes of the TV show “The Colbert Report”. In 2009, he played the role of a Pakistani employee in the television comedy series “Michael and Michael Have Issues”. Subsequently, he appeared on TV shows such as “Ugly Americans,” “Googie,” “Adventure Time,” “Bob’s Burgers,” and “Twilight Zone”.

Kumail Nanjiani in her TV show The Twilight Zone

Kumail Nanjiani in her TV show The Twilight Zone

The movies

Kumail made her film debut in 2010 with the romantic comedy “Life as We Wait It”. Subsequently, he did small roles in films such as “The Five-Year Engagement,” “The Kings of Summer,” “Hell Baby,” and “Sex Tape”. Some of his films include “Hot Tub Time Machine 2,” “Goosebumps,” “Fight Fight,” “Men in Black: International” and “The Lovebirds”.

Kumail Nanjiani in The Lovebirds

Web series

Kumail made her debut in digital media in 2009 with the web series “Jake and Aamir”. Subsequently, he appeared in several web series such as “Hunt the Truth”, “Game Grumps,” “Movie Fights,” and “Gay of Thrones”.

Other work

In 2011, Kumail hosted the video game and NRD culture podcast “The Indoor Kids”. With Ali Baker. A month later, Baker was replaced by Kumail’s wife Emily. After portraying the role of ‘Dinesh Chughtai’ in the HBO sitcom “Silicon Valley”, Nanjiani gained immense popularity in the US. Subsequently, his show “The Meltdown” became a huge hit and became a household name in the US. In addition to television and films, he has also lent his voice for video games such as “The Walking Dead: Season Two”, “Mass Effect: Andromeda,” and “Middle-Earth: Shadow of War”.

Awards and achievements

  • Kanber Award for Storytelling for the film “The Big Sick” (2017)
  • Independent Spirit Award for Best Debut Screenplay for the film “The Big Sick” (2017)
  • Ateur Award at San Diego International Film Festival (2017)

Favorite things

  • sweet: PAnna Cotta, Swiss Roll
  • travel destination: Los angeles
  • Quote strive for progress not perfection.

Facts / General Knowledge

  • His hobbies include traveling and listening to music.
  • He follows non-vegetarian food.
  • It was Hugh Grant’s performance in the film “Four Weddings and a Funeral” that inspired Kumail to begin a career in stand-up comedy.
  • Kumail was the second person from his family to go abroad. The first was his uncle, who settled in Scotland.
  • He belongs to a family of doctors, and his parents also wanted to make him a doctor.
  • He is a fitness enthusiast and goes to the gym regularly.
  • In April 2018, Nanjiani secured a spot in Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” (Pioneers).
  • Kumail is an avid animal lover and owns a pet dog, barley.

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