Kumail Nanjiani

Kumail Nanjiani

Known for: Acting
Birthday: 1978-05-02 (44 years old)

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Biography

Kumail Ali Nanjiani (; Urdu: کمیل علی ننجیانی, Sindhi: ڪومائل ننجياڻي; born May 2, 1978) is a Pakistani-American actor, comedian and screenwriter. He is known for his role as Dinesh in the HBO comedy series Silicon Valley (2014–2019) and for co-writing and starring in the romantic comedy film The Big Sick (2017). For co-writing the latter with his wife, Emily V. Gordon, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. In 2018, Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world.Nanjiani has also voiced Prismo on the animated series Adventure Time and starred in the TNT series Franklin & Bash and the Adult Swim series Newsreaders. He also co-hosted the Comedy Central show The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, as well as playing various roles on the comedy series Portlandia. He also starred as the Eternal actor Kingo in the Marvel Studios superhero film Eternals (2021), which is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), starred as 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.

Personal Life

In 2007, Nanjiani married author, producer, and former couples and family therapist Emily V. Gordon at Chicago City Hall. She was the producer of The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail (2014–2016).Despite being a devout Muslim for most of his life, Nanjiani now identifies as an atheist. Nanjiani is an avid video gamer.

Early Life

Nanjiani grew up in Karachi, the first of two sons of Sindhi Muslim couple Shabana and Aijaz Nanjiani. The BBC radio presenter Shereen Nanjiani is his second cousin. During his childhood, he lived in Karachi and attended St. Michael's Convent School for his O Levels and graduated from Karachi Grammar School to complete his A Levels, where he was the class-fellow of Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy. At 18, he moved to the U.S. and enrolled at Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa, where he graduated in 2001 with a double major in computer science and philosophy. He then moved to Chicago and began performing stand-up comedy at open-mic events.

Filmography

All 110

Movies 55

TV Shows 55

Self 38

Writter 10

Voice 9

Self
Attack of the Doc!

Attack of the Doc! (2022)

Movie
Somen Banerjee
Welcome to Chippendales

Welcome to Chippendales (2022)

TV Show
Self - Haja Estree
Obi-Wan Kenobi: A Jedi's Return

Obi-Wan Kenobi: A Jedi's Return (2022)

Movie
Haja Estree
Obi-Wan Kenobi

Obi-Wan Kenobi (2022)

TV Show
10
Vik (voice)
The Boys Presents: Diabolical

The Boys Presents: Diabolical (2022)

TV Show
Self - Kingo
Marvel Studios Assembled: The Making of Eternals

Marvel Studios Assembled: The Making of Eternals (2022)

Movie
Kumail Nanjiani
Murderville

Murderville (2022)

TV Show
Kingo
Eternals

Eternals (2021)

Movie
7.57
Himself
A Night at the Academy Museum

A Night at the Academy Museum (2021)

Movie
Jibran
The Lovebirds

The Lovebirds (2021)

Movie
6.39
Self
Roll Up Your Sleeves

Roll Up Your Sleeves (2021)

Movie
Bark Multiverse
Death to 2020

Death to 2020 (2020)

Movie
7
Self
Kal Penn Approves This Message

Kal Penn Approves This Message (2020)

TV Show
Writer
Little America

Little America (2020)

TV Show
Plimpton (voice)
Dolittle

Dolittle (2020)

Movie
6.5
Self
Celebrating Marvel's Stan Lee

Celebrating Marvel's Stan Lee (2019)

Movie
Jesus / Jesus Christ
Bless the Harts

Bless the Harts (2019)

TV Show
Self
Good Talk With Anthony Jeselnik

Good Talk With Anthony Jeselnik (2019)

TV Show
Stu
Stuber

Stuber (2019)

Movie
5.77
Pawny
Men in Black: International

Men in Black: International (2019)

Movie
6.17
Samir Wassan
The Twilight Zone

The Twilight Zone (2019)

TV Show
4
Himself
It Started As a Joke

It Started As a Joke (2019)

Movie
Self
Julia Louis-Dreyfus: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize

Julia Louis-Dreyfus: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize (2018)

Movie
Jake
Duck Butter

Duck Butter (2018)

Movie
Himself
Seth Rogen's Hilarity for Charity

Seth Rogen's Hilarity for Charity (2018)

Movie
himself (voice)
Big Mouth

Big Mouth (2017)

TV Show
6.54
Jay
The Lego Ninjago Movie

The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017)

Movie
5.6
Self
Funny: The Documentary

Funny: The Documentary (2017)

Movie
Self - Guest
Hiking with Kevin

Hiking with Kevin (2017)

TV Show
Perry
A Happening of Monumental Proportions

A Happening of Monumental Proportions (2017)

Movie
Self
Problematic with Moshe Kasher

Problematic with Moshe Kasher (2017)

TV Show
Kumail
The Big Sick

The Big Sick (2017)

Movie
5.79
Officer Mehar
Fist Fight

Fist Fight (2017)

Movie
5.7
Rich
The Late Bloomer

The Late Bloomer (2016)

Movie
Riggleman
Brother Nature

Brother Nature (2016)

Movie
Eddie Lizzard / Self
HarmonQuest

HarmonQuest (2016)

TV Show
6
Keanu
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016)

Movie
6.55
Jared the Airport Security Guard
Central Intelligence

Central Intelligence (2016)

Movie
6.48
Self
Chelsea

Chelsea (2016)

TV Show
Nasir
Hello, My Name Is Doris

Hello, My Name Is Doris (2015)

Movie
Dave the Demon (voice)
Hell & Back

Hell & Back (2015)

Movie
Damon
Addicted to Fresno

Addicted to Fresno (2015)

Movie
Self
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)

TV Show
5.5
Self
Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter

Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter (2015)

TV Show
Ro
Flock of Dudes

Flock of Dudes (2015)

Movie
Thor (voice)
Major Lazer

Major Lazer (2015)

TV Show
4
Self
The Late Late Show with James Corden

The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015)

TV Show
9
Self
Hot Ones

Hot Ones (2015)

TV Show
Brad
Hot Tub Time Machine 2

Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015)

Movie
7.5
Himself
Misery Loves Comedy

Misery Loves Comedy (2015)

Movie
Cute-ling Mayor (voice)
Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero

Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero (2014)

TV Show
9.5
Howell (voice)
Bee and PuppyCat

Bee and PuppyCat (2014)

TV Show
10
Jordan
Garfunkel and Oates

Garfunkel and Oates (2014)

TV Show
4.5
Self - Host / Self
The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail

The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail (2014)

TV Show
Punit
Sex Tape

Sex Tape (2014)

Movie
5.76
George the Counter Guy
The Last of the Great Romantics

The Last of the Great Romantics (2014)

Movie
Self
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (2014)

TV Show
6.67
Dinesh Chugtai
Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley (2014)

TV Show
5.91
Reza
Loaded

Loaded (2014)

Movie
Late Night with Seth Meyers

Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)

TV Show
3.5
Self - Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)

TV Show
6.26
Self
Off Camera with Sam Jones

Off Camera with Sam Jones (2014)

TV Show
Arjit Pondicherry
Timms Valley

Timms Valley (2013)

Movie
Dhalsim / Self - Guest
The Pete Holmes Show

The Pete Holmes Show (2013)

TV Show
Self
Tubbin' With Tash

Tubbin' With Tash (2013)

TV Show
Cable Guy
Hell Baby

Hell Baby (2013)

Movie
Bobbi
Bad Milo!

Bad Milo! (2013)

Movie
Self - Comedian
Kumail Nanjiani: Beta Male

Kumail Nanjiani: Beta Male (2013)

Movie
Lakota Chief
Drunk History

Drunk History (2013)

TV Show
5.65
Self - Guest
The Jeselnik Offensive

The Jeselnik Offensive (2013)

TV Show
Gary (Delivery Guy)
The Kings of Summer

The Kings of Summer (2013)

Movie
4.67
Amir Larussa
Newsreaders

Newsreaders (2013)

TV Show
4
Alfred Dalton
The Arrangement

The Arrangement (2013)

Movie
Self - Contestant
Bunk

Bunk (2012)

TV Show
Zakir
Burning Love

Burning Love (2012)

TV Show
Pakistani Chef
The Five-Year Engagement

The Five-Year Engagement (2012)

Movie
7
Statistician
Veep

Veep (2012)

TV Show
7
TableTop

TableTop (2012)

TV Show
5.92
Pindar Singh
Franklin & Bash

Franklin & Bash (2011)

TV Show
SoCal Waiter / Birthday Loan Officer / Cell Phone Salesman
Portlandia

Portlandia (2011)

TV Show
6
Skip Marooch (voice) / Skip (voice)
Bob's Burgers

Bob's Burgers (2011)

TV Show
6.75
Self
Conan

Conan (2010)

TV Show
8.14
Simon
Life As We Know It

Life As We Know It (2010)

Movie
6.16
Reggie Watts: Why Shit So Crazy?

Reggie Watts: Why Shit So Crazy? (2010)

Movie
Self
The Green Room with Paul Provenza

The Green Room with Paul Provenza (2010)

TV Show
Prismo
Adventure Time

Adventure Time (2010)

TV Show
5.91
Neilando Patel (voice)
Ugly Americans

Ugly Americans (2010)

TV Show
6.8
Self
John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show

John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show (2010)

TV Show
Lapari
Community

Community (2009)

TV Show
6.11
Kumail
Michael & Michael Have Issues

Michael & Michael Have Issues (2009)

TV Show
Guest Judge
RuPaul's Drag Race

RuPaul's Drag Race (2009)

TV Show
6.63
Self - Guest
The Ellen DeGeneres Show

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)

TV Show
5.15
Self
Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)

TV Show
6.3
Self - Guest / Self
The View

The View (1997)

TV Show
8
Pasha
The X-Files

The X-Files (1993)

TV Show
6.09
Theo (voice)
The Simpsons

The Simpsons (1989)

TV Show
6.23
LIVE with Kelly and Ryan

LIVE with Kelly and Ryan (1988)

TV Show
Self - Host
Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live (1975)

TV Show
6.36
Screenplay
Sidekicks

Sidekicks

Movie
Rais Bhuiyan
The True American

The True American

Movie
Writer
The Doubtful Guest

The Doubtful Guest

Movie
Writer
Little America: The Cowboy

Little America: The Cowboy

Movie
Writer
Little America: The Rock

Little America: The Rock

Movie
Writer
Little America: The Son

Little America: The Son

Movie
Writer
Little America: The Grand Prize Expo Winners

Little America: The Grand Prize Expo Winners

Movie
Writer
Little America: The Manager

Little America: The Manager

Movie
Actor
Any Person, Living Or Dead

Any Person, Living Or Dead

Movie
Writer
Little America: The Baker

Little America: The Baker

Movie
Writer
Little America: The Silence

Little America: The Silence

Movie
Writer
Little America: The Jaguar

Little America: The Jaguar

Movie

Ratings

Average 6.41
Based on 3.68 Million movie and tv ratings over time
1975
2013
2015
2013
2022
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Information

Known for
Acting

Gender
Male

Birthday
1978-05-02 (44 years old)

Birth name
Kumail Ali Nanjiani

Place of birth
Karachi, Pakistan

Religion
atheism

Spouse
Emily V. Gordon

Citizenships
Pakistan, United States of America

Also known as
Kumail Ali Nanjiani, 쿠마일 난지아니, Κουμάιλ Ναντζιάνι, Кумэйл Нанджиани, クメイル・ナンジアニ, 库梅尔·南贾尼

Awards
Independent Spirit Awards


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2 Movies
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1 Movie
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1 Movie
7 TV Show
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Natasha Lyonne worked together with Kumail Nanjiani in:
2 Movies
6 TV Shows
Tony Hale
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Tony Hale worked together with Kumail Nanjiani in:
2 Movies
6 TV Shows
Andy Samberg
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8 TV Shows
Maria Bamford
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Maria Bamford worked together with Kumail Nanjiani in:
3 Movies
5 TV Shows
Wanda Sykes
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2 Movies
6 TV Shows
Jack Black
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Jack Black worked together with Kumail Nanjiani in:
1 Movie
7 TV Show
Rob Riggle
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Rob Riggle worked together with Kumail Nanjiani in:
2 Movies
6 TV Shows
Paul Scheer
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Paul Scheer worked together with Kumail Nanjiani in:
2 Movies
6 TV Shows
Bobby Moynihan
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Bobby Moynihan worked together with Kumail Nanjiani in:
1 Movie
7 TV Show
Ken Jeong
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Ken Jeong worked together with Kumail Nanjiani in:
1 Movie
7 TV Show
Kristen Wiig
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Kristen Wiig worked together with Kumail Nanjiani in:
8 TV Shows
Bill Hader
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Bill Hader worked together with Kumail Nanjiani in:
8 TV Shows
Gillian Jacobs
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Gillian Jacobs worked together with Kumail Nanjiani in:
3 Movies
4 TV Shows
Michael Showalter
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Michael Showalter worked together with Kumail Nanjiani in:
5 Movies
2 TV Shows
Chelsea Peretti
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Chelsea Peretti worked together with Kumail Nanjiani in:
1 Movie
6 TV Show
John Mulaney
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John Mulaney worked together with Kumail Nanjiani in:
1 Movie
6 TV Show
Thomas Middleditch
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Thomas Middleditch worked together with Kumail Nanjiani in:
1 Movie
6 TV Show
Amy Schumer
Kumail Nanjiani
Amy Schumer worked together with Kumail Nanjiani in:
1 Movie
6 TV Show
Marc Maron
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Marc Maron worked together with Kumail Nanjiani in:
4 Movies
3 TV Shows
Brian Posehn
Kumail Nanjiani
Brian Posehn worked together with Kumail Nanjiani in:
2 Movies
5 TV Shows
Adam Scott
Kumail Nanjiani
Adam Scott worked together with Kumail Nanjiani in:
2 Movies
5 TV Shows
Stephen Root
Kumail Nanjiani
Stephen Root worked together with Kumail Nanjiani in:
4 Movies
3 TV Shows
Tim Heidecker
Kumail Nanjiani
Tim Heidecker worked together with Kumail Nanjiani in:
1 Movie
6 TV Show
Rob Huebel
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Rob Huebel worked together with Kumail Nanjiani in:
2 Movies
5 TV Shows
Chris Parnell
Kumail Nanjiani
Chris Parnell worked together with Kumail Nanjiani in:
1 Movie
6 TV Show
Matt Walsh
Kumail Nanjiani
Matt Walsh worked together with Kumail Nanjiani in:
2 Movies
5 TV Shows
Melissa McCarthy
Kumail Nanjiani
Melissa McCarthy worked together with Kumail Nanjiani in:
3 Movies
4 TV Shows
Seth Rogen
Kumail Nanjiani
Seth Rogen worked together with Kumail Nanjiani in:
1 Movie
6 TV Show
Maya Rudolph
Kumail Nanjiani
Maya Rudolph worked together with Kumail Nanjiani in:
7 TV Shows
Jenny Slate
Kumail Nanjiani
Jenny Slate worked together with Kumail Nanjiani in:
7 TV Shows
Jason Alexander
Kumail Nanjiani
Jason Alexander worked together with Kumail Nanjiani in:
1 Movie
6 TV Show
Jeff Goldblum
Kumail Nanjiani
Jeff Goldblum worked together with Kumail Nanjiani in:
1 Movie
6 TV Show
Thomas Lennon
Kumail Nanjiani
Thomas Lennon worked together with Kumail Nanjiani in:
1 Movie
6 TV Show
Liam Neeson
Kumail Nanjiani
Liam Neeson worked together with Kumail Nanjiani in:
2 Movies
5 TV Shows
Tracy Morgan
Kumail Nanjiani
Tracy Morgan worked together with Kumail Nanjiani in:
1 Movie
5 TV Show
Aubrey Plaza
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Aubrey Plaza worked together with Kumail Nanjiani in:
2 Movies
4 TV Shows
Bob Odenkirk
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Bob Odenkirk worked together with Kumail Nanjiani in:
1 Movie
5 TV Show
Martin Short
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Martin Short worked together with Kumail Nanjiani in:
1 Movie
5 TV Show
Joel McHale
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Joel McHale worked together with Kumail Nanjiani in:
2 Movies
4 TV Shows
Jon Hamm
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Jon Hamm worked together with Kumail Nanjiani in:
6 TV Shows
Paul F. Tompkins
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Paul F. Tompkins worked together with Kumail Nanjiani in:
2 Movies
4 TV Shows
Don Cheadle
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Don Cheadle worked together with Kumail Nanjiani in:
1 Movie
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