Birth Name: Kim A. Thayil
Place of Birth: Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Date of Birth: September 4, 1960
Ethnicity: Malayali Indian
Kim Thayil is an American musician. He is the lead guitarist of the Seattle-based rock band Soundgarden. His parents are from the state of Kerala in India, with Malayali ancestry. His father is named Boniface Thayil.