Kumail Nanjiani

Actor / Screenwriter | * 02/21/1978 (41) | Karachi, Pakistan
Kumail Ali Nanjiani (born February 21, 1978) is a Pakistani-American stand-up comedian, actor, podcast host, and writer. He is best known for writing and starring in the romantic comedy The Big Sick (2017) and for being a main cast member on HBO's comedy series Silicon Valley (2014–present). For writing the former with his wife, Nanjiani was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. In 2018, Time 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 in the series Portlandia. In film, he has starred in the action film ..."> ()
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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.

Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Drama | Action

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Awards & Nominations for Kumail Nanjiani

Independent Spirit Awards

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Movies with Kumail Nanjiani as Actor(32)

as Plimpton (voice)2020 Dolittle
as Kingo2020 Eternals
as Stu2019 Stuber
as himself2019 It Started As a Joke
as Rais Bhuiyan2019 The True American
as Pawny (voice)2019 Men in Black: International
as Jake2018 Duck Butter
as himself2017 The Big Sick
as Officer Mehar2017 Fist Fight
as Jay (voice)2017 The Lego Ninjago Movie
as Rich2016 The Late Bloomer
as Riggleman2016 Brother Nature
as Jared the Airport Security Guard2016 Central Intelligence
as Ro2015 Flock of Dudes
as himself2015 Misery Loves Comedy
as Dave the Demon (voice)2015 Hell & Back
as Raza2014 Loaded
as Punit2014 Sex Tape
as Gary (Delivery Guy)2013 The Kings of Summer
as Bobbi2013 Bad Milo
as Arjit Pondicherry2013 Timms Valley
as Cable Guy2013 Hell Baby
as Alfred Dalton2013 The Arrangement
as Pakistani Chef2012 The Five-Year Engagement

TV Shows/Series with Kumail Nanjiani as Actor(14)

as Samir Wassan2019 The Twilight Zone
as Eddie Lizzard2016 HarmonQuest
as himself2016 Chelsea
as Dinesh Chugtai2014 Silicon Valley
2012 Bunk
as Various2011 Portlandia
as Pindar Singh2011 Franklin & Bash
as Lapari2009 Community
as himself1997 The View
as Himself - Host??? Saturday Night Live

Movies with Kumail Nanjiani as Crew(3)

Writing/Writer2017 The Big Sick
Production/Executive Producer2017 The Big Sick
Writing/Writer2013 Kumail Nanjiani: Beta Male

Additional Information

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Born: Tuesday, 02/21 1978 (February) in Karachi (current age: 41 years + 241 days)
Zodiac sign: Pisces (Chinese zodiac sign: Horse)
Educated at: Grinnell College, Karachi Grammar School
Spouses (current/former): Emily V. Gordon
Other names for Kumail Nanjiani (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Kumail Ali Nanjiani"
"쿠마일 난지아니"
Kumail Nanjiani frequently works together with these people:
Chris Everard (14x, Crew)
Horst Schwaab (9x, Crew)
Steve Polta (8x, Crew)
Alec Baldwin (6x, Actor)
Fred Armisen (6x, Actor)
Colin Quinn (6x, Actor)
Sarah Silverman (5x, Actress)
Jason Segel (5x, Actor)
Tracy Morgan (5x, Actor)
Martin Short (5x, Actor)
Lorne Michaels (5x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:8632, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 10/07/2019