Kumail Nanjiani Biography: Age, Wife, Children, Movies, Net Worth

Kumali Nanjiani is an award winning Pakistan-American actor, comedian, and screenwriter. He came to the limelight for his role as Dinesh in the HBO comedy series, Silicon Valley, and for his role in the romantic comedy film “The Big Sick.”

He voiced Prismo on the animated series Adventure Time and also co-hosted the Comedy Central Show The Meltdown with Jinah and Kumali.

Nanjiani was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2018.

Kumail Nanjiani
Kumail Nanjiani: Bio, Age, Facts, Photo
Quick Facts
Real Name:Kumail Ali Najiani
Date of Birth:February 21, 1988
Place of Birth:Karachi, Pakistan
Occupation:Actor, Comedian
Parents:Shabana Najiani, Aijaz Najiani
Partner:Emily V. Gordon (m. 2007)
Heighf:5 feet 10 in
Net Worth:$10 million

Early Life

Kumali Nanjiani was born on May 2, 1978, in Karachi, Pakistan, as the first son of his parents, Shabana Nanjiani, and Aijaz Nanjiani. He has a cousin named Shareen Nanjiani, a BBC radio presenter.

He grew up in a Muslim background and went to St. Michael’s Convent School for his secondary education and completed his A Levels at Karachi Grammaer School. He graduated with a double major in computer science and philosophy at Grinell College.


Nanjiani began as a comedian where he made appearances on shows such as Michael & Michael Issues and The Colbert Report. He also performed at the Just For Laughs comedy festival in 2009.

He delved into acting and became known for his role as Dinesh in the HBO comedy series Sillicon Valley.

He got more exposure for his role in the romantic comedy film The Big Sick in 2017. He has starred in other movies such as; kingo in Eternals (2021), Jibran in The Lovebirds (2020), Jake in Duckbutter (2018), and Keanu in Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016).

Personal Life

Nanjiani got married to Emily V. Gordon at Chicago City Mall in 2007.

His wife is a producer and author. She was the producer of The Meltdown with Jinah and Kumail.

Nanjiani is also an atheist despite being raised a Twelver Shia Muslim.

Awards & Nominations

Kumail Nanjiani won the Kanbar Award for Story Telling. He also won other awards such as; Independent Spirit Awards (2017) and San Diego International Film Festival (2017).

Net Worth

Kumail Nanjiani is an American actor with an estimated net worth of $10 million.

Social Media

Kumail Nanjiani is active on social media. He has over 1 million followers on Instagram @kumailn and more than 3 million followers on Twitter @kumailn

Frequently asked questions

Below are some frequently asked questions about Kumail Nanjiani:

Who is Kumail Nanjiani?

Kumail Nanjiani is a Pakistan-American actor.

How old is Kumail Nanjiani?

Kumail Nanjiani was born on May 2, 1978.

Is Kumail Nanjiani married?

Nanjiani is married to Emily V. Gordon.

What is Kumail Nanjiani Net Worth?

Kumail Nanjiani has an estimated net worth of $10 million.

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