Kumail Nanjiani

Actor, Writer

Born: Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.


Kumail Nanjiani is a Pakistani-American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and podcast host. Nanjiani is best known for being a main cast member on HBO's Emmy Award-nominated series Silicon Valley. 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. In 2017, Nanjiani starred in the autobiographical romantic comedy film 'The Big Sick', which he wrote with his wife Emily V. Gordon. He played a delivery man in the 2013 film, The Kings of Summer. In addition to guest-starring in various comedy shows like Portlandia, Nanjiani was featured in a supporting role in the TNT series Franklin & Bash. Nanjiani also provided guest voices on Aqua Teen Hunger Force and Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero.

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