Kumail Nanjiani

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Nanjiani in 2014, photo by Prphotos

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.

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