Kumail Nanjiani

Actor / Screenwriter | * 02/21/1978 (41) | Karachi, Pakistan
Kumail Nanjiani (born February 21, 1978) is a Pakistani-American stand-up comedian, actor, podcast host, and writer best known for The Big Sick, and being a main cast member on HBO's Emmy Award-nominated series Silicon Valley, as well as for providing the voice of Prismo on the Emmy Award-winning animated series Adventure Time. He starred on the TNT series Franklin & Bash and the Adult Swim series Newsreaders. Nanjiani also co-hosted the Comedy Central show The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail. In addition to his television and film work, he hosted two podcasts: The Indoor Kids and The X-Files Files. In 2018, Time named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world. In 2017, Nanjiani starred in the semi-autobiographical romantic comedy film The Big Sick, which he wrote with his wife Emily V. Gordon. They were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Origin... ()
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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 The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle
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 Kumail Nanjiani2017 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(13)

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 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 + 146 days)
Zodiac sign: Pisces (Chinese zodiac sign: Horse)
Educated at: Grinnell College, Karachi Grammar School
Spouses (current/former): Emily V. Gordon
Kumail Nanjiani frequently works together with these people:
Chris Everard (14x, Crew)
Horst Schwaab (9x, Crew)
Steve Polta (8x, Crew)
Fred Armisen (6x, Actor)
Raffi Ahmad (6x, Cast)
Jason Segel (5x, Actor)
Lorne Michaels (5x, Crew)
Dan Harmon (5x, Actor)
Bill Parks (5x, Actor)
Martin Kirby (5x, Cast)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:8632, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 07/02/2019