Kumail Nanjiani has proven that building a successful career as a stand-up comedian, actor, podcast host, and writer can be attainable irrespective of the racial differences in Hollywood. He is a Pakistan-American who is making head waves in the world of art despite being a late bloomer. The actor is said to possess every ounce of uniqueness and has also maintained a high level of secrecy when it comes to his personal affairs. But like always, AnswersAfrica always has a way of breaking the ice! So keep reading to find out more out this mystery man.
Kumail Nanjiani Biography (Age)
In Kumail Nanjiani case, he has proven the supposed myth that a name would most definitely have an influence on the bearer. Well, his name Kumail is an Islamic name for males implying ‘perfect’. He has proven perfection in most of his roles both on stage and in movies. Kumail was born on February 21, 1978, in Karachi Pakistan to Shabana (mother) and Aijaz Nanjiani (father). He initially lived at the place of his birth for a while before moving to the United Staes alongside his parents. He is a direct relative of the radio presenter Shereen Nanjiani. The comedian was raised as a Muslim, however, he has taken a U-turn with his religion and is now regarded as an atheist.
The podcast host was a student at Karachi Grammar School and had his college education at Grinnell College in Iowa graduating in 2001 with a double major in computer science and philosophy.
Unlike so many actors in the entertainment industry who were keen about acting when they were younger, Kumail wasn’t one of such. He is a late bloomer who ventured into acting in 2011 after he co-hosted a video game-themed podcast; The Indoor Kids alongside Ali Baker. Just within a month, he started the show, his co-host left and Nanjiani later continued the show with his wife. Meanwhile, while serving as a host to the podcast, Kumail Nanjiani took several minor film roles. He appeared as the delivery man in the 2013 movie, The Kings of Summer and landed a supporting role in the series; Franklin & Bash, as well as, guest starring in several comedy shows.
Kumail played a recurring role on Newsreaders and Adventure Time. He featured as a guest on Veep; an HBO series. With the rise in his career, the host decided to start his own Comedy Central Special; Beta Male and subsequently co-hosted the show, The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail.
In April 2014, he played the character Dinesh in the HBO sitcom Silicon Valley and also voiced as Reggie in the video game The Walking Dead: Season Two. Kumail Nanjiani became the host of a weekly podcast, The X-Files Files and built an enormous audience for the show. Sometime that same year, the host made an appearance on Ken Reid’s TV Guidance Counselor Podcast.
He kept on with his many shows and minor roles in several television sitcoms excelling in most of them. It was in 2017, after appearing in the romantic comedy film, The Big Sick that Shereen Nanjiani finally caught media attention. The film was written based on his relationship with his wife and was considered as one of the most acclaimed films produced that year. Also, it qualified for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and was ranked as the third highest grossing independent movie; grossing over 40 million within the year it was premiered. In 2019, Kumail would be featured in the movies; Men In Black International and Stuber.
From our gatherings, Kumail Ninjin has been booked for a few movies which are supposed to be released in the nearest future. With a career success like that, it is no doubt that his bank account is always smiling. He is one late bloomer who has gathered a net worth of $6 million within the short time he ventured into acting.
Family- Parents, Wife, and Kids
Kumail’s union with his wife, Emily V. Gordon happened sometime in 2017. There are no precise details of how they met but we know that they are both in the same career line. Together, they have merged their skills and has perfected most of their self-written roles. One could refer to them as one of the most loved Hollywood couples in the industry.
According to a few records, the couple is said to have had three weddings, a secret courthouse wedding in Chicago which happened between the very year they met; a large Muslim Pakistani wedding with Kumail’s family two weeks after. Years after they moved to New York, they threw a reception party announcing their wedding to their friends at the bar which was long overdue. They currently have no kids of their own.