Adhir Kaylan
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Adhir Kalyan is one actor who overcame all odds in the pursuit of his dreams. Originally from South Africa, his move to the United Kingdom proved a good one as he was able to find himself a good role that would aid him to gain the popularity he needed for even greater success. Notably, he is famous for his role-playing Timmy in the CBS sitcom “Rules of Engagement as well as “Aliens in America,” in which he played the role of Raja. Read on for more about him.

Who Is Adhir Kalyan?

Adhir Kalyan was born on the 4th of August 1983 in Durban, South Africa to a family of Indian descent. His mother, Santosh Vinita “Sandy” Kalyan,  happens to be a Member of Parliament representing the Democratic Alliance in the South African National Assembly. As a young lad, after completing high school, Adhir moved to Crawford College located in Durban and duly graduated.

Career Move And Filmography

Adhir Kaylan actually started off his career in acting in the  South African theatrical productions. His first role was in “A Christma Carol.” He also performed in Macbeth as well as other notable plays. He decided to move abroad to pursue an acting career so he chose to go to London. As soon as he got there which was in 2005, he began looking out for auditions and luckily for him, he quickly clinched a role to play the character of Arjmand Younis in Spooks (series 5)as well as  BBC series Holby City (series 8). He featured on the Irish network’s “Fair City” starring as Ramal Kirmmani.

He acted in the CW Television Network sitcom called Aliens in America. He appeared as a teenager (Pahud) in the movie, Paul Blart: Mall Cop in 2009, then he starred in Up in the Air and Fired up in the same year. He appeared in the movie Youth Revolt in 2010 then a minor role No Strings Attached in 2011. In the fifth season of the cable show Nip/Tuck, he had a recurring role. he also got a role on the third season of the series, Rules of Engagement as a result of his performance he became a regular cast on the show. By 2015, he was cast in Second Chance a science fiction crime drama.

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Apart from his career in acting, Adhir Kaylan gives back to his society as a philanthropist and humanitarian. This has led him to answer invitations from associations such as “American Stroke Association” as well as the “American Heart Association.”

What is His Net Worth?

For Adhir, his career is something mixed with luck and incredible talent. As a South African and a man of Indian heritage, to succeed abroad in such a field may sometimes prove difficult but Adhir happened to be in London just at the right time when a role suited to an actor of his ethnical heritage was needed. So far he has worked extensively in movies as well as series thus putting his net worth at an estimated $2.5 million.

Who Is His Wife Emily Wilson?

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Adhir Kaylan and wife, Emily

Adhir Kalyan is no longer a bachelor as he left that title a long time ago. He began dating American actress, “Emily Wilson” in 2008 before getting her engaged in early April 2015. Emily who is popularly known for her role in the “General Hospital” series, said yes to Adhir on the 1st of October 2016 at a private wedding ceremony held in Palm Springs, California.

So far Adhir and his wife, Emily do not have any children yet. We guess its as a result of their busy schedules. Nevertheless, we will be patiently awaiting the news of their soon-to-be-born kid(s).

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How tall an actor is might not really matter when it comes to movies, nevertheless, it can help boost the chances of getting more roles. Except such roles require a dwarf or someone of less than average height, then there is no problem, the only issue is, roles requiring people of a short height are quite limited. This is because height, as well as good looks, are just a golden combination when it comes to Hollywood and showbiz in general. As a man, Adhir Kalyan is on the average side of heigh as he stands at 5 feet 6 inches which is not so bad.

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