Kumail Nanjiani



Place of birth:

Karachi, Pakistan:


Kumail Nanjiani (born February 21, 1978) is a Pakistani-American stand-up comedian, film and television actor, and podcast host, best known as main cast member of the television series "Silicon Valley", as well as for providing the voice of Prismo on the animated series "Adventure Time". He also co-hosts the Comedy Central show "The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail", and two podcasts: "The Indoor Kids" and "The X-Files Files". In 2017, Nanjiani starred in "The Big Sick", a semi-autobiographical film that he co-wrote with his wife Emily V. Gordon, loosely based on their own relationship. The film earned the couple a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

Film Credits

The Eternals (2020)
The Lovebirds (2020)
The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle (2020)
as Plimpton (voice)
Stuber (2019)
as Stu
Men in Black: International (2019)
as Pawny (voice)
It Started As a Joke (2019)
as Himself
Duck Butter (2018)
as Jake
Seth Rogen's Hilarity for Charity (2018)
as Himself
The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017)
as Jay (voice)
Funny: The Documentary (2017)
The Big Sick (2017)
as Kumail Nanjiani
A Happening of Monumental Proportions (2017)
as Perry
Fist Fight (2017)
as Officer Mehar
The Late Bloomer (2016)
as Rich
Brother Nature (2016)
as Riggleman
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016)
as Keanu
Central Intelligence (2016)
as Jared the Airport Security Guard
Hello, My Name Is Doris (2015)
as Nasir
Hell & Back (2015)
as Dave the Demon (voice)
Flock of Dudes (2015)
as Ro
Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015)
as Brad
Misery Loves Comedy (2015)
as Himself
Sex Tape (2014)
as Punit
Loaded (2014)
as Raza
Timms Valley (2013)
as Arjit Pondicherry
Hell Baby (2013)
as Cable Guy
Bad Milo! (2013)
as Bobbi
Kumail Nanjiani: Beta Male (2013)
as Himself
The Kings of Summer (2013)
as Gary (Delivery Guy)
The Arrangement (2013)
as Alfred Dalton
The Five-Year Engagement (2012)
as Pakistani Chef
The True American ()
as Rais Bhuiyan

Production Credits

The Big Sick (2017)
Executive Producer
The Big Sick (2017)
Kumail Nanjiani: Beta Male (2013)