Kumail Nanjiani Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 19 Dec, 2019
Facts of Kumail Nanjiani
Date of Birth: 1978 , February-21
Age: 42 years old
Birth Nation: Pakistan
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
Name Kumail Nanjiani
Birth Name Kumail Ali Nanjiani
Father Aijaz Nanjiani
Mother Shabana Aijaz Nanjiani
Nationality Pakistani
Birth Place/City Karachi
Ethnicity South-Asian
Profession Actor, Writer
Net Worth $8 million
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Weight in KG 72
Married to Emily V. Gordon
Education Grinnell College
Movies Dolittle, Men in Black: International, Stuber, Sex Tape, Goosebumps, The Big Sick, Fist Fight, The Lego Ninjago Movie,
TV Show Little America, Franklin & Bash, Silicon Valley, The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, Bless the Harts
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Academy Award nominee Kumail Nanjiani is a Pakistani American stand-up comedian, actor, podcast host and writer. He is known being an actor and writer of the romantic comedy The Big Sick for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

Nanjiani, who has appeared in Sex Tape, Hot Time Machine2 and Stuber, is happily married to American writer Emily V. Gordon  since 2007.

Born In Pakistan

Kumail Ali Nanjiani was born on 21st February 1978 in Karachi, Pakistan. He belongs to South-Asian ethnicity and holds Pakistan nationality.

He is the son of Aijaz Nanjiani and Shabana Aijaz Nanjiani. He was raised in a Sindhi Shia Muslim Family. He spent his childhood in Karachi and attended St. Michael's Convent School for his O Level.

He graduated with an A level from the Karachi Grammar School. After completing his A level studies, he moved to Lowa, the United States, where he attended Grinnell College and graduated with a double major in computer science and philosophy.

Career Line Of Kumali Nanjiani

Kumali Nanjiani debuted on a small screen with the television series The Colbert Report in 2009. In the same year, he appeared in Michael & Michael Have Issues alongside Michael Ian BlackJessi Klein and Michael Showalter.

In 2009, he also appeared in four episodes of web series Jake and Amir. He made his film debut with the role of Simon in Life as We Know It in 2010.

Kumali began his career as a Podcaster from 2011 by hosting a podcast with video game themes with title The Indoor Kids.

While working in movies, television series, and web series, Kumali didn't only act but also wrote some of the television series and movies he has worked in.

In 2017, Kumali and his wife Emily V. Gordon nominated for the Academy Awards for  Best Original Screenplay for the filmThe Big Sick.

He appeared as Stu in the 2019 film Stuber along with actor Dave Bautista and then continued to paly the role of Dinesh Chugtai in the comedy series, Silicon Valley.

Kumail Nanjiani and his wife Emily V. Gordon at the premiere of Stuber SOURCE: Getty Image

His upcoming project includes Dolittle which is going to release in 2020. He is also working as executive producer for the television series Little America which will be broadcasted in 2020.

Except that he has two more projects The Lovebirds and Marvel's The Eternals starring Angelina Jolie and Salma Hayek.

Net Worth Of $8 Million

Kumail Nanjiani has an estimated net worth of around $8 million. The major portion of his income comes from his works in the Hollywood entertainment business.

As Nanjiani has appeared in many hits movies and television shows throughout his career, he has collected huge box office collections. Here's a list of the budgets and box office collections of his movies.

Movie Released Year Star-Cast Budget Box-Office
Sex Tape 2014 Cameron Diaz and Rob Corddry $40 million $126.1 million
Goosebumps 2015 Jack Black and Dylan Minnette $84 million $158.3 million
The Big Sick 2017 Zoe Kazan and Holly Hunter $5 million $56.4 million
Fist Fight 2017 Ice Cube and Charlie Day $25 million $41.1 million
The Lego Ninjago Movie 2017 Jackie Chan and Dave Franco $70 million $123.1 million
Stuber 2019 Dave Bautista and Iko Uwais $16 million $32.4 million
Men in Black: International 2019 Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson $110 million $253.9 million

Nanjiani is living a lavish and luxurious lifestyle. He and his wife are currently living in Los Feliz, Los Angeles.

They bought a 1400 square feet house in 2015 and it is consist of 2 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Nanjiani also owns a Tesla Model S car and its market price is between $85 thousand and $119 thousand.

Married To Academy Award Nominee Writer

Kumail Nanjiani is happily married to an American actress, Emily V. Gordon. The couple tied the knot on 14th July 2007 after dating for a long time.

The couple is living together and supporting each other in every step. Kumail once uploaded a shirtless picture of himself on Instagram thanking his wife for putting up with him complaining and working out for the last year.

Physical Transformation for the movie The Eternals SOURCE: Kumali Nanjiani Instagram

He had his physical transformation for his upcoming movie The Eternals.

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