Birth Name: Kumail Ali Nanjiani
Place of Birth: Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Date of Birth: May 2, 1978
Ethnicity: Pakistani [Sindhi]
Kumail Nanjiani is a Pakistani-American comedian, actor, writer, and podcast host. He is known for starring on the series Silicon Valley and in the film The Big Sick, the latter of which he co-wrote with his wife Emily V. Gordon. He also co-developed, and has written for, the show Little America.
Kumail was born in Karachi, Pakistan, to a Sindhi family. He is the son of Shabana and Aijaz Nanjiani. At the age of eighteen, he moved to Iowa, United States. Kumail had a fundamentalist Shia Muslim upbringing. He is an atheist.
Kumail’s wife Emily Gordon is a writer, producer, and podcast host. Their relationship is depicted in The Big Sick. Kumail plays himself, while Emily is played by Zoe Kazan.
Kumail is a relative of Scottish radio presenter Shereen Nanjiani.