Kumail Nanjiani Bio, Movies, Age, Height, Partner, Family, Net Worth

Kumail Nanjiani

Kumail Nanjiani Biography

Kumail Ali Nanjiani is a Pakistani-American stand-up comedian and actor. He is recognized for his role as Dinesh in the HBO comedy series Silicon Valley as well as in the film The Big Sick. As a writer, he and his wife were awarded the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. In addition, Ali is also known for his appearance in other films such as Franklin & Bash, Newsreaders, Portlandia, and Eternals.

He was born and raised in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. He graduated from St. Michael’s Convent School for his O-Levels and later enrolled at Karachi Grammar School, where he finished with an A-Level. Thereafter, he moved to the US to further his study at Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa. There he graduated with a double major in computer science and philosophy in 2001. After that, Kumain moved to Chicago and performed his first stand-up comedy at open-mic events.

Nanjiani began his professional career in 2007 when he wrote and starred in an n original autobiographical one-man show in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles. While in New York, he did stand-up performances in venues such as Have Issues, The Colbert Report, and Michael & Michael. After that, he performed at the Just for Laughs comedy festival. In 2011, Kumail together with Ali Baker started hosting a video game podcast, titled The Indoor Kids.

Moreover, he also starred in the Dungeons & Dragons film. Nanjiani also appeared in a supporting role in the TNT series Franklin & Bash. Besides that, Ali also guest-starring in comedy shows like Portlandia, and in the film The Kings of Summer. Additionally, he guest-starred on HBO’s Veep as a statistician. Later after, he portrayed Amir Larussa on Newsreaders and Prismo on Adventure Time. In the middle of 2013, Ali together with Johan started hosting a new show called The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail which aired in July 2014. That same year, he starred as Dinesh in the HBO sitcom Silicon Valley.

Apart from that, Nanjiani also provided the voice in the video game The Walking Dead: Season Two. Prior to that, he also presented a new podcast called The X-Files Files. From 2015 to 2017, he was featured in series like Hunt the Truth, Inside Amy Schumer, The Big Sick, and The Twilight Zone. For his performance in The Big Sick, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. Furthermore, the become the third-highest-grossing independent film released in 2017, grossing over $40 million.

For his work in the series The Twilight Zone, he earned an award at the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series. On top of that, he voiced in films like Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero and Men in Black International. A few months later, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Nanjiani and his wife Emily launched a podcast, Staying In with Emily and Kumail. The series chronicles their experiences as a couple forced to live in isolation during the global pandemic. Most recently, Ali starred in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Eternals, as Kingo. In 2022, Nanjiani starred in the leading role of Somen Banerjee in the Hulu miniseries Welcome to Chippendales film. For his upcoming movies, Ali is expected to appear in the untitled Ghostbusters: Afterlife sequel.

Kumail Nanjiani Age

Kumail is 45 years old as of 2023. He was born on May 2, 1978, in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. In addition, he celebrates his birthday on May 2 every year.

Kumail Nanjiani Height/ Weight

Nanjiani stands at a height of 5 feet and 8.5 inches tall. He weighs around 75 kg.

Kumail Nanjiani Partner

Kumail is married to Emily V. Gordon, who is an author, and producer, and comes from a therapist family. Emily was the producer of The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail. Presently, Ali is an atheist and an avid video gamer.

Kumail Nanjiani Family

Nanjiani is te son of Shabana and Aijaz Nanjian. He grew up in Karachi alongside his brother named Zain Nanjiani. His parents are Sindhi Muslims and belong to a middle-class family in Karachi, Pakistan. He is also the second cousin of the Scottish radio presenter Shereen Nanjiani.

Kumail Nanjiani Net Worth

Kumail has an estimated net worth of $ 8 million dollars. This includes his personal life, money, and income. His primary source of income is his career as an actor and a comedian.