Biography

Kumail Nanjiani (born February 21, 1978) is a Pakistani-American stand-up comedian, film and television actor, and podcast host, best known as main cast member of the television series "Silicon Valley", as well as for providing the voice of Prismo on the animated series "Adventure Time". He also co-hosts the Comedy Central show "The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail", and two podcasts: "The Indoor Kids" and "The X-Files Files". In 2017, Nanjiani starred in "The Big Sick", a semi-autobiographical film that he co-wrote with his wife Emily V. Gordon, loosely based on their own relationship. The film earned the couple a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

Kumail Nanjiani (born February 21, 1978) is a Pakistani-American stand-up comedian, film and television actor, and podcast host, best known as main cast member of the television series "Silicon Valley", as well as for providing the voice of Prismo on the animated series "Adventure Time". He also co-hosts the Comedy Central show "The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail", and two podcasts: "The Indoor Kids" and "The X-Files Files". In 2017, Nanjiani starred in "The Big Sick", a semi-autobiographical film that he co-wrote with his wife Emily V. Gordon, loosely based on their own relationship. The film earned the couple a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 40

Birthday 1978-02-21

Place of Birth Karachi, Pakistan

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Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

The True American as Rais Bhuiyan
2020 The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle as Plimpton (voice)
2019 Untitled Men in Black Spin-Off
2019 Stuber as Stu
2018 Duck Butter as Jake
2018 Seth Rogen's Hilarity for Charity as Himself
2017 The LEGO Ninjago Movie as Jay (voice)
2017 The Big Sick as Kumail Nanjiani
2017 A Happening of Monumental Proportions
2017 Fist Fight as Officer Mehar
2016 The Late Bloomer as Rich
2016 Brother Nature as Riggleman
2016 HarmonQuest(1 episode) as Eddie Lizzard
2016 Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates as Keanu
2016 Central Intelligence as Jared the Airport Security Guard
2016 Chelsea(1 episode) as Himself
2015 Hello, My Name Is Doris as Nasir
2015 Hell & Back as Dave the Demon (voice)
2015 Flock of Dudes as Ro
2015 The Late Late Show with James Corden(1 episode) as Himself
2015 Hot Tub Time Machine 2 as Brad
2015 Misery Loves Comedy as Himself
2014 The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail(16 episodes) as Himself
2014 Sex Tape as Punit
2014 Silicon Valley(46 episodes) as Dinesh Chugtai
2014 Loaded as Raza
2013 Timms Valley as Arjit Pondicherry
2013 Hell Baby as Cable Guy
2013 Bad Milo as Bobbi
2013 Kumail Nanjiani: Beta Male as Himself
2013 The Kings of Summer as Gary (Delivery Guy)
2013 The Arrangement as Alfred Dalton
2012 Bunk(3 episodes)
2012 The Five-Year Engagement as Pakistani Chef
2012 TableTop(1 episode)
2011 Franklin & Bash(30 episodes) as Pindar Singh
2011 Portlandia(21 episodes) as SoCal Waiter
2010 The Green Room with Paul Provenza(1 episode) as Himself
2009 Community(1 episode) as Lapari
1975 Saturday Night Live(1 episode) as Host

Writing

2017 The Big SickWriter
2013 Kumail Nanjiani: Beta MaleWriter

Production

2017 The Big SickExecutive Producer

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