Kumail Nanjiani

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Full Name Kumail Nanjiani
Age 42 Years Old
Nick Name Kumail Nanjiani
Gender Male
Famous As Comedian
Birth Date February 21, 1978
Birth Place Karachi, Sindh

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Kumail Nanjiani is a famous Pakistani-American comedian, actor, screenwriter, and podcaster. He is famous for his role as Dinesh on HBO's comedy series Silicon Valley (2014-2019). He is best known for co-writing and starring in the romantic comedy The Big Sick (2017) for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. He voiced the alien Pawny in "Men in Black International" in 2019. He also stars in the action-comedy film "Stuber", released on July 12. He will play Kingo Sunen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film "The Eternals". Scroll down to get more information regarding his full biography, career start, movies, now, net worth, birthday, wiki, wife, family details, facts, awards, and many more. 

Famous For

  • For serving as the co-host of the popular stand-up TV show, "The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail".
  • Being cast in one of the leading roles in the comedy TV series, "Silicon Valley".
  • For his voice to the character of Prismo in the animated comedy and adventure TV series, "Adventure Time".

Kumail Nanjiani Gaining Muscle at 40s

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Early Life of Kumail Nanjiani

On 21st February 1978, Kumail Nanjiani was born with the real name/birth name of Kumail Ali Nanjiani. His birthplace/hometown is in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. His nationality is American-Pakistani and his ethnicity is Asian. He was born to his parents; Aijaz Nanjiani (father) and Shabana (mother). He was born and raised in Pakistan he moved to the states in the year 1996, at the age of 18. Talking about his siblings, he also has a brother born in 1982. His horoscope sign is Pisces. He was raised in a Shia Islamic household but as an adult, he has become non-religious. As per his education, he studied at Karachi Grammar School in Karachi, Pakistan when he was a child. He moved to the USA for further studies in 1996. He attended the Grinnell College in Iowa and graduated in 2001 with a double major in computer science and philosophy. As of 2020, he celebrated 42nd birthday. 

Career of Kumail Nanjiani

  • Kumail and X-Play staffer Ali Baker began hosting a video game-themed podcast, titled The Indoor Kids in June 2011 and left the show in late August 2011. 
  • He then began hosting with his wife, Emily V. Gordon.
  • He also appeared regularly on Dan Harmon's podcast "Harmontown", where he played "Dungeons & Dragons" with Harmon as a character named Chris de Burgh.
  • He played a delivery man in the 2013 film, "The Kings of Summer" and he guest-starred in various comedy shows like Portlandia. 
  • He was featured in a supporting role in the TNT series Franklin & Bash. 
  • He guest-starred on HBO's "Veep" as a statistician.
  • He had a recurring role of Amir Larussa on Newsreaders, as well as Prismo on "Adventure Time".
  • His Comedy Central special titled "Beta Male" aired in July 2013.
  • Comedy Central announced the pickup of a show "The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail" hosted by Jonah Ray and Nanjiani in late 2013. 
  • In April 2014, he began playing the character Dinesh in the HBO sitcom "Silicon Valley". For his role, he was nominated as well as awarded numerous awards like Critics’ Choice Television Award, Satellite Award for Best Television Series, Primetime Emmy Award, and many others.
  • He voiced Reggie in the video game The Walking Dead: Season Two.
  • In July 2014, Nanjiani hosted a weekly podcast titled The X-Files Files, dedicated to the discussion and fond reminiscences about The X-Files.
  • He guest-starred in an episode of Broad City called "In Heat" in the year 2015. 
  • Starting on 22nd March 2015 he provided his voice for the character of Mshak Moradi in the Hunt the Truth audio drama, part of the marketing campaign for "Halo 5: Guardians".
  • He appeared on Inside Amy Schumer in the episode "12 Angry Men Inside Amy Schumer" on 5th May 2015. 
  • n July 2015, Nanjiani provided guest voices on Aqua Teen Hunger Force and Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero.
  • Kumail and his wife Emily co-wrote a comedy movie based on their relationship with each other in 2017 "The Big Sick".
  • The Big Sick, a comedy movie that Kumail wrote together with his wife Emily was nominated in the 90th Academy Awards for the category Best Original Screenplay. 
  • He voiced the alien Pawny in Men in Black International in 2019. 
  • He headlined the first episode of the CBS All Access revival of the anthology series The Twilight Zone in 2019.
  • He voiced the alien Pawny in Men in Black International, which was released on June 14 where he stated, "I play an alien so you won't see my face but you'll hear my voice, I'm a little alien frog/lizard... thing."
  • He also stars in the action-comedy film "Stuber", released on July 12.
  • He lent his voice to Plimpton, an ostrich, in "Dolittle" in 2020. 
  • He wrote for and produced the Apple TV+ anthology series "Little America", which premiered in January 2020 which is based on the story collection of the same name from Epic Magazine which focuses on stories from immigrants.
  • He also appeared at the Apple Event of March 25, 2019 to promote the series. 
  • In March 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Nanjiani and his wife Emily Gordon launched a podcast, Staying In with Emily and Kumail. The series chronicles their experiences as a couple forced to live in isolation during the global pandemic. 
  • He starred with Issa Rae in the comedy-chase film "The Lovebirds", directed by Michael Showalter, produced by Paramount Pictures, and released by Netflix in May 2020.

Kumail Nanjiani in the movie The Lovebirds

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  • He will star in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film "The Eternals" which is set to be released on 12th February  2021, with Nanjiani playing Kingo Sunen.
  • He also signed on to star in "The Independent", a political thriller to be directed by Amy Rice in February 2020. 

Awards and Achievements of Kumail Nanjiani

Kumail Nanjiani is an award-winning actor. For his roles as Dinesh in HBO sitcom "Silicon Valley", he was nominated as well as awarded with numerous awards like Critics’ Choice Television Award, Satellite Award for Best Television Series, Primetime Emmy Award and many other. The Big Sick, a comedy movie that Kumail wrote together with his wife Emily was nominated in the 90th Academy Awards for the category Best Original Screenplay. For the series "The Twilight Zone", he received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series. 

Personal Life of Kumail Nanjiani

Talking about the marital status of Kumail Nanjiani, he is a married person. He was married to his beautiful wife, Emily V. Gordon who works as a host, producer, writer, and program director. She was the producer of The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail (2014-2016). The couple married at City Hall in Chicago on 14th July 2007. The couple is currently living together at their residence in Los Angeles, California. The duo is enjoying their life a lot at present. The duo does not have any child at present. His sexual orientation is straight and he is not gay.

Kumail Nanjiani with his wife Emily V. Gordon

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Net Worth of Kumail Nanjiani

Kumail Nanjiani is a very talented comedian, actor, screenwriter as well as a podcaster. With his profession as a comedian, he has earned a big fortune and fame. As of 2020, the net worth of Kumail Nanjiani is estimated to have $8 million whereas his exact salary is unknown but there is no doubt in the mind of his follower that he is earning a good amount of salary. His major source of earning is from Comedian. Apart from comedian, he also earns a decent amount of money from acting career. As of now, he is satisfied with his earnings. There is no information regarding his assets. He is living a lavish lifestyle at present. He has appeared in the TV advertisement for the following brands Old Navy, FIJI Water, Jet.com. The film "The Big Sick", was the third highest-grossing independent film released in 2017, grossing over 40 million dollars.

Body Measurements of Kumail Nanjiani

Kumail Nanjiani is a handsome hunk with an average body build. He has got a charming personality. He maintains his body a lot. He stands at the tall height of 5 ft 8 in with a balanced weight of 76 Kg. Details regarding his body measurements, bicep size, shoe size, chest size, dress size, and more is unknown. His eye color and hair color, both are dark browns. Overall, he has got a very healthy body.