Kumail Nanjiani

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Kumail Nanjiani

Kumail Nanjiani

Kumail Nanjiani

Date of Birth

Birthday: February 21
Birthplace: Karachi, Pakistan

Kumail Nanjiani is a Pakistani-American comedian, actor, screenwriter and podcaster.

Nanjiani is mainly known for his role as Dinesh on HBO's comedy series Silicon Valley (2014–2019), and for co-writing and starring in the romantic comedy The Big Sick (2017). For co-writing the latter with his wife, Emily V. Gordon, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

Kumail Nanjiani is a Pakistani-American comedian, actor, screenwriter and podcaster.

Nanjiani is mainly known for his role as Dinesh on HBO's comedy series Silicon Valley (2014–2019), and for co-writing and starring in the romantic comedy The Big Sick (2017). For co-writing the latter with his wife, Emily V. Gordon, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

Nanjiani has also voiced Prismo on the animated series Adventure Time and starred in the TNT series Franklin & Bash and the Adult Swim series Newsreaders. He also co-hosted the Comedy Central show The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, as well as playing various roles on the comedy series Portlandia.

In 2019, Nanjiani headlined the first episode of the CBS All Access revival of the anthology series The Twilight Zone. For his role on The Twilight Zone, Nanjiani received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series.

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Awards & Nominations

1 Nomination
Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series - 2019
  • Nominee
  • Kumail Nanjiani, as Samir Wassan
  • The Twilight Zone
  • "The Comedian"
  • CBS (CBS All Access)
  • CBS Television Studios/Monkeypaw Productions/Genre Films
Lea Michele and Kumail Nanjiani present an award at the 69th Primetime Emmys.
Lea Michele and Kumail Nanjiani on stage at the 2017 Primetime Emmys.
Jane Lynch accepts her award at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys.
Kumail Nanjiani on stage at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys.
Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani on the red carpet at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys.
Kumail Nanjiani, right, and Martin Starr on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
Presenters Kumail Nanjiani and Zach Woods at the 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys.
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Lea Michele and Kumail Nanjiani present an award at the 69th Primetime Emmys.
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Lea Michele and Kumail Nanjiani present an award at the 69th Primetime Emmys. 

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Lea Michele and Kumail Nanjiani on stage at the 2017 Primetime Emmys.
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Lea Michele and Kumail Nanjiani on stage at the 2017 Primetime Emmys.

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Jane Lynch accepts her award at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys.
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Jane Lynch accepts her award at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys. 

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Kumail Nanjiani on stage at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys.
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Kumail Nanjiani on stage at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys. 

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Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani on the red carpet at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys.
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Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani on the red carpet at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys.

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Kumail Nanjiani, right, and Martin Starr on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
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Kumail Nanjiani, right, and Martin Starr on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.

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Presenters Kumail Nanjiani and Zach Woods at the 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys.
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Presenters Kumail Nanjiani and Zach Woods at the 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys.

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