Kumail Nanjiani Biography
Kumail Nanjiani is a Pakistani-American actor and stand-up comedian. He gained recognition for portraying Dinesh in the HBO comedy series Silicon Valley and co-writing and starring in the romantic comedy film The Big Sick. Additionally, Nanjiiani alongside his wife, Emily V. Gordon earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay for their work on the latter.
Kumail Nanjiani Age| Birthday
How old is Nanjiani? He is 45 years old as of 2023. He was born on May 2, 1978, in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.
Kumail Nanjiani Education
Nanjiani went to St. Michael’s Convent School for his O-Levels and later graduated from Karachi Grammar School to complete his A-Levels, additionally, he was in the same class with Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy. After turning 18, he relocated to the United States and joined Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa. In 2001, he earned his degree with a double major in computer science and philosophy.
Kumail Nanjiani Height|Weight
He stands on an average height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs around 70 kg.
Kumail Nanjiani Family
Nanjiani was born and raised in Karachi as the eldest son of Shabana and Aijaz Nanjiani, a Sindhi Muslim couple. In addition, his second cousin is Shereen Nanjiani, a BBC radio presenter.
Kumail Nanjiani Wife|Married
Nanjiani is happily married to his wife Emily V. Gordon an author, producer, and former couples and family therapist. In addition, she was the producer of The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail (2014–2016).
Kumail Nanjiani Children| kids
Nanjiani likes to keep his personal life private, hence he has not disclosed information about whether he has children or not. This information is under review and will be available soon.
Kumail Nanjiani Career
Nanjiani created and performed an original autobiographical one-man show in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles in 2007. After relocating to New York, he continued his stand-up career and made occasional appearances on shows such as Michael & Michael Have Issues and The Colbert Report. In 2009, he participated in the Just for Laughs comedy festival. Nanjiani and Ali Baker, a staffer from X-Play, co-hosted a video game-themed podcast called The Indoor Kids in 2011. Later that year, Nanjiani took over as host with his wife, Emily V. Gordon, after Baker’s departure. He regularly appeared on Dan Harmon’s podcast Harmontown, portraying a character named Chris de Burgh in Dungeons & Dragons. Nanjiani played a delivery man in the 2013 film The Kings of Summer and had supporting roles in shows like Portlandia and the TNT series Franklin & Bash, where he portrayed Pindar Singh.
Nanjiani’s involvement in the entertainment industry expanded as he guest-starred on HBO’s Veep, had recurring roles on Newsreaders and Adventure Time, and aired his Comedy Central special Beta Male in July 2013. He co-hosted The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, a show featuring comedians, which premiered in July 2014. Nanjiani began portraying Dinesh in the HBO sitcom Silicon Valley in April 2014 and hosted The X-Files Files podcast in July 2014. His guest appearances extended to Broad City in 2015, and he lent his voice to the Hunt the Truth audio drama in March 2015. Nanjiani played a role in the romantic comedy film The Big Sick in 2017, which he co-wrote with Gordon. The film received critical acclaim, earned nominations, and was one of the highest-grossing independent films of 2017.
In 2021, Nanjiani starred in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Eternals as Kingo and was announced to join the cast of an upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series for Disney+. Despite initially signing on for The Independent, he dropped out of the role in February 2020. In 2022, Nanjiani played the lead role of Somen Banerjee in the Hulu miniseries Welcome to Chippendales. On March 24, 2023, it was confirmed that Nanjiani had joined the cast of Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire.
Nanjiiani was invited to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2018, he continued his career with roles in The Twilight Zone revival, Men in Black International, and the action comedy film Stuber in 2019. He voiced Plimpton in the film Dolittle and wrote for the Apple TV+ series Little America in 2020. Nanjiani starred in The Lovebirds, released on Netflix in May 2020, and, during the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, he and his wife Emily Gordon launched the podcast “Staying In with Emily and Kumail.”
Nanjiani also voiced for Prismo in the animated series Adventure Time and had roles in the TNT series Franklin & Bash and the Adult Swim series Newsreaders. Additionally, he co-hosted The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail on Comedy Central, played various characters on the comedy series Portlandia, and portrayed Kingo in the Marvel Studios superhero film Eternals (2021) within the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). He took on the role of street-level con artist Haja Estree in the Disney+ miniseries Obi-Wan Kenobi, and played celebrity scientist Vik in the television series The Boys Presents Diabolical and The Boys. In 2022, he took on the lead role in the Hulu miniseries Welcome to Chippendales. His performance in Welcome to Chippendales earned him a Primetime Emmy Award nomination in 2023 in the Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie category.
Films and Television Shows
- Life as We Know It
- The Five-Year Engagement
- The Kings of Summer
- Hell Baby
- Bad Milo
- The Last of the Great Romantics
- Sex Tape
- Hot Tub Time Machine 2
- Addicted to Fresno
- Hello, My Name Is Doris
- Hell and Back
- Central Intelligence
- Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates
- Brother Nature
- Flock of Dudes
- The Late Bloomer
- The Big Sick
- Men in Black: International
- The Lovebirds
- Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire
- Saturday Night Live
- The Colbert Report
- Michael & Michael Have Issues
- 100 Most Shocking Music Moments
- Ugly Americans
- Traffic Light
- CollegeHumor Originals
- Franklin & Bash
- Adventure Time
- Welcome to Chippendales
- History of the World, Part II
- The Eric Andre Show
Awards and Nominations
- Academy Awards
- Critics’ Choice Movie Awards
- Detroit Film Critics Society
- Kanbar Award for Storytelling
- Gotham Awards
- Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association
- Independent Spirit Awards
- NAACP Image Awards
- Screen Actors Guild Award
- Critics’ Choice Television Awards
- San Diego International Film Festival Auteur Award
- Primetime Emmy Awards (2019)
- NAACP Image Awards
- Independent Spirit Awards
- British Academy Television Awards
- Primetime Emmy Awards (2023)
Kumail Nanjiani Salary|Net Worth
Nanjiani has an estimated salary ranging between $70,000 – $125,000 and has an estimated net worth of $1 Million -$5 million.
Frequently asked questions about Nanjiani
Who is Nanjiani?
Kumail Nanjiiani is a Pakistani-American actor and stand-up comedian. He gained recognition for portraying Dinesh in the HBO comedy series Silicon Valley and co-writing and starring in the romantic comedy film The Big Sick. Additionally, Nanjiiani alongside his wife, Emily V. Gordon earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay for their work on the latter.
Is Nanjiani Married?
Nanjiiani is happily married to his wife Emily V. Gordon an author, producer, and former couples and family therapist. In addition, she was the producer of The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail (2014–2016).
Where does Nanjiani Live?
This information is under review and will be available soon.