Full name: Kumail Nanjiani
Birth Date: February 21, 1978
Birth Place: Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Education: Grinnell College
Occupation: Actor, Podcast Host, Stand-Up Comedian
Height: 1.74 m
Spouse (s): Emily V. Gordon
Zodiac sign: Pisces
Kumail Nanjiani is a popular Pakistani-American podcast host, actor, writer, and stand-up comedian. He comes to the timeline around the United States when appeared in the comedy-drama television series ‘Silicon Valley’. He is also best known for appearing in the television drama series ‘Franklin & Bash’. He and his wife Emily V. Gordon write a story for the movie ‘The Big Sick’ where Kumail also acted.
Kumail Nanjiani Early Life:
Kumail Nanjiani was born on February 21, 1978, in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. He grew up as a Shia Muslim in Karachi and moved to the United States at 18 years old. In Karachi, he studied at Karachi Grammar School. After reaching the United States, he attended Grinnell College in Iowa. In 2001, Kumail graduated from college with a double major in Computer Science and Philosophy. Shereen Nanjiani, a Scotish radio presenter is his second cousin.
Kumail Nanjiani Career:
Kumail Nanjiani kicked off his journey in the showbiz industry with the late-night American television comedy sketch ‘Saturday Night Live’ in 2008. He made his debut in the film industry with the romantic comedy-drama film ‘Life as We Know It’ in 2010. Then Kumail appeared in the movie ‘The Five-Year Engagement’. In 2013, he played a delivery man in the movie ‘The Kings of Summer’.
A breakthrough comes in his career when he was featured in a supporting role in the TNT series ‘Franklin & Bash’. In 2014, Kumail starred in the American comedy film ‘Sex Tape ‘. Following the year, he guest-starred in an episode of ‘Broad City’ in 2015. In the same year, he appeared in the horror comedy film ‘Goosebumps’. In 2016, Kumail acted in several successful movies including ‘Flock of Dudes’, ‘Brother Nature’ and ‘Central Intelligence’.
Kumail Nanjiani appeared in the blockbuster movie ‘The Big Sick’ in 2017 written by himself and his wife. This year, he acted in the action comedy film ‘Killing Gunther’ with Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Kumail Nanjiani tied a knot with author and comedy producer Emily V. Gordon in 2007 who is the producer of ‘The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail’.