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Kumail Nanjiani

Born: 1978

Biography

Kumail Ali Nanjiani (born May 2, 1978) is a Pakistani-American comedian, actor, and screenwriter. He is primarily 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.
Known For Acting
Gender Male
Place of Birth Karachi, Pakistan

Resources

Movies

Kumail Nanjiani: Beta Male

Himself in Kumail Nanjiani: Beta Male

The Big Sick

Kumail Nanjiani in The Big Sick

Any Person, Living Or Dead

in Any Person, Living Or Dead

The Doubtful Guest

in The Doubtful Guest

Migration

Mack Mallard (voice) in Migration

Loaded

Raza in Loaded

Stuber

Stu in Stuber

The Lovebirds

Jibran in The Lovebirds

Reggie Watts: Why Shit So Crazy?

in Reggie Watts: Why Shit So Crazy?

Thread: An Insidious Tale

in Thread: An Insidious Tale

A Guy Walks Into a Bar

in A Guy Walks Into a Bar

The Last of the Great Romantics

George the Counter Guy in The Last of the Great Romantics

The Arrangement

Alfred Dalton in The Arrangement

Men in Black: International

Pawny (voice) in Men in Black: International

Death to 2020

Bark Multiverse in Death to 2020

Eternals

Kingo in Eternals

Marvel Studios Assembled: The Making of Eternals

Self - Kingo in Marvel Studios Assembled: The Making of Eternals

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire

in Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire

Hello, My Name Is Doris

Nasir in Hello, My Name Is Doris

The Lego Ninjago Movie

Jay (voice) in The Lego Ninjago Movie

Duck Butter

Jake in Duck Butter

Ella McCay

in Ella McCay

The Late Bloomer

Rich in The Late Bloomer

Fist Fight

Officer Mehar in Fist Fight

Hot Tub Time Machine 2

Brad in Hot Tub Time Machine 2

Julia Louis-Dreyfus: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize

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

Hell & Back

Dave the Demon (voice) in Hell & Back

Flock of Dudes

Ro in Flock of Dudes

Brother Nature

Riggleman in Brother Nature

Seth Rogen's Hilarity for Charity

Himself in Seth Rogen's Hilarity for Charity

Dolittle

Plimpton (voice) in Dolittle

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates

Keanu in Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates

It Started As a Joke

Self in It Started As a Joke

Obi-Wan Kenobi: A Jedi's Return

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

Timms Valley

Arjit Pondicherry in Timms Valley

A Happening of Monumental Proportions

Perry in A Happening of Monumental Proportions

Bad Milo!

Bobbi in Bad Milo!

Hell Baby

Cable Guy in Hell Baby

Celebrating Marvel's Stan Lee

Self in Celebrating Marvel's Stan Lee

A Night at the Academy Museum

Self in A Night at the Academy Museum

Destroy All Neighbors

Smelting Refinery Guard in Destroy All Neighbors

Central Intelligence

Jared the Airport Security Guard in Central Intelligence

Poop Talk

Self in Poop Talk

Addicted to Fresno

Damon in Addicted to Fresno

Sex Tape

Punit in Sex Tape

Life As We Know It

Simon in Life As We Know It

Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020

Himself in Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020

The Kings of Summer

Gary in The Kings of Summer

Money Shot: The Pornhub Story

Self (archive footage) (uncredited) in Money Shot: The Pornhub Story

Roll Up Your Sleeves

Self in Roll Up Your Sleeves

Misery Loves Comedy

Self in Misery Loves Comedy

The Five-Year Engagement

Pakistani Chef in The Five-Year Engagement

Attack of the Doc!

in Attack of the Doc!

TV Shows

Chelsea

Self in Chelsea

Community

Lapari in Community

Franklin & Bash

Pindar Singh in Franklin & Bash

Bunk

in Bunk

The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail

Himself in The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail

The Green Room with Paul Provenza

Self in The Green Room with Paul Provenza

Silicon Valley

Dinesh Chugtai in Silicon Valley

HarmonQuest

Eddie Lizzard in HarmonQuest

Saturday Night Live

Self - Host in Saturday Night Live

The Twilight Zone

Samir Wassan in The Twilight Zone

Portlandia

SoCal Waiter in Portlandia

Ultra City Smiths

Arjit Pondicherry in Ultra City Smiths

The View

Self in The View

Drunk History

Lakota Chief in Drunk History

Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter

Self in Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter

The X-Files

Pasha in The X-Files

Hot Ones

Self in Hot Ones

Off Camera with Sam Jones

Self in Off Camera with Sam Jones

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Self in The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Adventure Time

Prismo (voice) in Adventure Time

Garfunkel and Oates

Jordan in Garfunkel and Oates

Conan

Self in Conan

The Late Late Show with James Corden

Self in The Late Late Show with James Corden

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Self in Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Bless the Harts

Jesus (voice) in Bless the Harts

Burning Love

Zakir in Burning Love

Welcome to Chippendales

Somen 'Steve' Banerjee in Welcome to Chippendales

Ugly Americans

Neilando Patel (voice) in Ugly Americans

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Self - Guest in The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Self - Guest in The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Big Mouth

himself (voice) in Big Mouth

LIVE with Kelly and Mark

in LIVE with Kelly and Mark

Late Night with Seth Meyers

Self in Late Night with Seth Meyers

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Self in Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Murderville

Kumail Nanjiani in Murderville

Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero

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

The Boys Presents: Diabolical

Vik (voice) in The Boys Presents: Diabolical

The Simpsons

Theo (voice) in The Simpsons

Bob's Burgers

Skip (voice) in Bob's Burgers

Bob's Burgers

Skip Marooch (voice) in Bob's Burgers

Major Lazer

Thor (voice) in Major Lazer

Bee and PuppyCat

Howell (voice) in Bee and PuppyCat

RuPaul's Drag Race

Self - Judge in RuPaul's Drag Race

Veep

Statistician in Veep

The View

Self - Guest in The View

The Jeselnik Offensive

Self in The Jeselnik Offensive

Good Talk with Anthony Jeselnik

Self in Good Talk with Anthony Jeselnik

HarmonQuest

Eddie Lizard in HarmonQuest

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

in The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Bee and PuppyCat: Lazy in Space

Howell (voice) in Bee and PuppyCat: Lazy in Space

Reunited Apart

Self in Reunited Apart

History of the World: Part II

in History of the World: Part II

Saturday Night Live

Self - Cameo (uncredited) in Saturday Night Live

Project Greenlight

Self in Project Greenlight

The Eric Andre Show

Self in The Eric Andre Show

Broad City

Benny Calitri in Broad City

Portlandia

Cell Phone Salesman in Portlandia

Portlandia

Birthday Loan Officer in Portlandia

Portlandia

Human Bandwidth Manager in Portlandia

The Late Late Show with James Corden

Self - Guest in The Late Late Show with James Corden

Portlandia

Denim Salesman in Portlandia

Obi-Wan Kenobi

Haja Estree in Obi-Wan Kenobi

The Jennifer Hudson Show

in The Jennifer Hudson Show

TripTank

Dick Genie (voice) in TripTank

The Kelly Clarkson Show

in The Kelly Clarkson Show

The Boys

Kumail Nanjiani (uncredited) in The Boys

@midnight with Chris Hardwick

Self in @midnight with Chris Hardwick

Variety Studio: Actors on Actors

Self in Variety Studio: Actors on Actors

Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen

Self - Guest in Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen

Krapopolis

Spartan Army Leader (voice) in Krapopolis