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Kumail Nanjiani Biography

Birth Name:
Kumail Ali Nanjiani
Birth Place:
Karachi, Pakistan

Fast Facts

  • Was a writer on Michael & Michael Have Issues
  • Had a recurring role on The Colbert Report
  • Performed his one-man show Unpronounceable for the first time in Chicago in 2007


  • 2019Emmy-Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2018Independent Spirit Awards-Best First Screenplay: winner
  • 2018Writers Guild Awards-Original Screenplay: nominated
  • 2017Critics' Choice Awards-Best Original Screenplay: nominated
  • 2017Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2017Oscar-Best Writing (Original Screenplay): nominated


  • Emily Gordon -- Wife