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Kumail Nanjiani

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.

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Feb 21, 1978 In Karachi, Pakistan
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Doubtful Guest
Latest Project:
Series Welcome to Chippendales 2022-11-22
Known For
Movie The Doubtful Guest 2024
Movie Any Person, Living Or Dead 2024
Movie The True American Rais Bhuiyan 2024
Series Murderville Unknown 2022-02-03
Movie Marvel Studios Assembled: The Making of Eternals Self - Kingo 2022-02-16
Movie Obi-Wan Kenobi: A Jedi's Return Self - Haja Estree 2022-09-08
Series Obi-Wan Kenobi Haja Estree 2022-05-26
Series The Boys Presents: Diabolical Vik (voice) 2022-03-03
Series Welcome to Chippendales Somen "Steve" Banerjee 2022-11-22
Series Ultra City Smiths Arjit Pondicherry 2021-09-13
Movie A Night at the Academy Museum Himself 2021-10-12
Movie Eternals Kingo 2021-11-03
Movie Roll Up Your Sleeves Self 2021-04-18
Movie Dolittle Plimpton (voice) 2020-01-02
Movie Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020 Himself - 'Animal Crossing' Segment (voice) 2020-05-16
Movie Death to 2020 Bark Multiverse 2020-12-27
Movie The Lovebirds Jibran 2020-05-22
Series The Twilight Zone Samir Wassan 2019-04-01
Movie It Started As a Joke Himself 2019-03-10
Movie Stuber Stu 2019-07-11
Series Bless the Harts Jesus (voice) 2019-09-29
Movie Celebrating Marvel's Stan Lee Self 2019-12-20
Movie Men in Black: International Pawny (voice) 2019-06-12
Movie Seth Rogen's Hilarity for Charity Himself 2018-04-06
Movie Julia Louis-Dreyfus: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize Self 2018-11-19
Movie Duck Butter Jake 2018-04-27
Movie Fist Fight Officer Mehar 2017-02-16
Movie A Happening of Monumental Proportions Perry 2017-05-05
Movie The Lego Ninjago Movie Jay (voice) 2017-09-21
Movie The Big Sick Kumail Nanjiani 2017-03-30
Series Big Mouth himself (voice) 2017-09-29
Series Chelsea Self 2016-05-11
Movie Brother Nature Riggleman 2016-09-09
Movie Central Intelligence Jared the Airport Security Guard 2016-06-15
Movie The Late Bloomer Rich 2016-10-07
Series HarmonQuest Eddie Lizzard 2016-07-14
Movie Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates Keanu 2016-07-07
Series Hot Ones Self 2015-03-12
Series The Late Late Show with James Corden Self 2015-03-23
Movie Misery Loves Comedy Self 2015-01-23
Movie Hot Tub Time Machine 2 Brad 2015-02-20
Series Major Lazer Thor (voice) 2015-04-17
Movie Addicted to Fresno Damon 2015-10-02
Movie Hell & Back Dave the Demon (voice) 2015-10-02
Movie Hello, My Name Is Doris Nasir 2015-11-27
Series The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Self 2015-09-08
Series Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter Self 2015-08-02
Movie Flock of Dudes Ro 2015-06-13
Series Late Night with Seth Meyers Unknown 2014-02-25
Series Off Camera with Sam Jones Self 2014-02-06
Series Silicon Valley Dinesh Chugtai 2014-04-06
Series The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Self - Guest 2014-02-17
Movie Loaded Raza 2014-03-08
Series Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Self 2014-04-27
Series Garfunkel and Oates Jordan 2014-08-07
Series Bee and PuppyCat Howell (voice) 2014-11-06
Series Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero Cute-ling Mayor (voice) 2014-12-05
Movie The Last of the Great Romantics George the Counter Guy 2014-07-17
Movie Sex Tape Punit 2014-07-17
Series The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail Himself 2014-07-24
Movie The Arrangement Alfred Dalton 2013-01-01
Movie The Kings of Summer Gary 2013-01-19
Movie Bad Milo! Bobbi 2013-08-28
Movie Timms Valley Arjit Pondicherry 2013-12-31
Movie Hell Baby Cable Guy 2013-09-06
Movie Kumail Nanjiani: Beta Male Himself 2013-07-21
Series Drunk History Lakota Chief 2013-07-09
Series Bunk Unknown 2012-06-08
Series TableTop Unknown 2012-04-02
Series Burning Love Zakir 2012-06-01
Movie The Five-Year Engagement Pakistani Chef 2012-04-27
Series Franklin & Bash Pindar Singh 2011-06-01
Series Portlandia Various 2011-01-21
Series Bob's Burgers Skip Marooch (voice) 2011-01-09
Series Ugly Americans Neilando Patel (voice) 2010-03-17
Movie Reggie Watts: Why Shit So Crazy? 2010-07-01
Series Conan Self 2010-11-08
Movie Life As We Know It Simon 2010-10-02
Series The Green Room with Paul Provenza Himself 2010-06-10
Series Adventure Time Prismo 2010-04-05
Series Community Lapari 2009-09-17
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Self 2003-01-26
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Self - Guest 2003-09-08
Series The View Self 1997-08-11
Series The X-Files Pasha 1993-09-10
Series The Simpsons Theo (voice) 1989-12-17
Series LIVE with Kelly and Ryan Unknown 1988-09-05
Series Saturday Night Live Self - Host 1975-10-11