Kumail Nanjiani Wiki: Stand-up Comedian, Net worth, ‘Silicon Valley’ & Facts To Know

What to know about the rising star stand-up comedian Kumail Nanjiani. His movie, net worth and other various fun facts.

Kumail Nanjiani- Stand-up Comedian and Versatile Actor

Kumail Nanjiani is a Pakistani-American actor/writer and gifted stand-up comedian. Kumail is 39 years old, and his astrological sign is Pisces. Kumail Nanjiani was born in Karachi, Pakistan. He attended a Karachi Grammar School as a child. As soon as he turned eighteen and graduated, he came to the United States. He attended college here at attended Grinnell College in Iowa and graduated with a major in philosophy and computer science in 2001. Kumail Nanjiani’s parents are Shabana and Aijaz Nanjiani. They raised him as a Shia Muslim, but he later made his way to atheism. He’s known for shows like Portlandia, Fist Fight and has a stake in the Oscar 2018 results. In 2017, Nanjiani starred in a romantic comedy, The Big Sick, which he wrote with his wife Emily V. Gordon. About their real-life romance. Kumail Nanjiani and Emily were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay at the 90th Academy Awards. The fate of their win will be seen on tv for the Oscar’s in 2018.

The Big Sick- Starring Kumail Nanjiani

Nanjiani married Emily V. Gordon in 2007. Gordon is a multitalented woman dabbling in writing comedy and held a job as a therapist. In 2017, Nanjiani starred in the real-life romantic comedy The Big Sick, which he wrote with his wife Emily V. Gordon. The story was taken straight from their own life. The movie tells the authentic story of how his then girlfriend, now wife, Emily found out she had a rare disease. They were only eight months into dating, but Kumail stuck by her. Kumail Nanjiani played himself, and Zoe Kazan played Emily.
The journey they took wasn’t easy, but through comedy and great doctors, they made it work.

Career Full Circle

Kumail Nanjiani started on Saturday Night Live as an uncredited character in 2008 – 2009. Then he joined the Colbert Report as various characters, then in 2009 Michael & Michael Have Issues, in 2011 Googy. Then in 2011, he landed a regular gig on Franklin & Bash that ran through 2014. During 2011–2017 he was featured on Portlandia but is most known now for his 2014–present gig as a main character in Silicon Valley and Fist Fight. That and his blockbuster hit The Big Sick, led him back to SNL in 2017 where he hosted.

Kumail Nanjiani on the Colbert Report

Kumail Nanjiani appeared on The Colbert Report several times with Steven Colbert, as he was making his way through the acting gig ranks.

Kumail Nanjiani on Late Show

Kumail Nanjiani returned to his roots with Steven Colbert recently. Steven Colbert, who gave up the Colbert Report and traded it in for another late night gig hosted an interview with Kumail Nanjiani about his new movie and other parts of his life.


Kumail Nanjiani went to background funny man to leading love interest very quickly. Currently, Kumail Nanjiani is nominated for several awards for The Big Sick and Silicon Valley. Nominated for:
Academy Awards Best Original Screenplay for The Big Sick, Critics’ Choice Movie Awards Best Original Screenplay and Best Actor in a Comedy. Detroit Film Critics Society Best Screenplay, Gotham Awards Best Screenplay. Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Best Original Screenplay, Independent Spirit Awards Best First Screenplay, NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture. Screen Actors Guild Award, Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
Critics’ Choice Television Awards, Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for Silicon Valley. Most of the nominations are still pending results (Oscar 2018), though The Big Sick did win the Kanbar Award for Storytelling.

Kumail Nanjiani’s Net Worth

Kumail Nanjiani’s 2018 estimated net worth is $19 Million. His net worth is mostly contributed to by his blockbuster hit”The Big Sick.”


Kumail Nanjiani enjoys podcasts; he has been featured as the main player on many and hs hosted some of his own. He has Kumail Nanjiani’s The X-Files Files which discusses and analyzes X-Files episodes. Then there is The Indoor Kids with Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon. Kumail and his wife host a podcast about video games and the video game lifestyle. The exact description of this “more than a gaming podcast, podcast”: “The Indoor Kids isn’t just about video games, but it isn’t not about video games. The Indoor Kids is about the passion we feel, and you feel, for all the things you consume, from video games to comic books to TV and movies. Join hosts Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon as they take on a journey from childhood Shinobi obsessions, up through the best and worst video game adaptations of movies.”

Nerdist Podcast: Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon | NerdistKumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon are on the Nerdist podcast! They talk about their movie The Big Sick, talking private details of their lives with strangersSource: Nerdist Podcast: Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon | Nerdist

Kumail Nanjiani and his Hugh Grant obsession

Ever since he was young, Kumail Nanjiani has been obsessed with the famous actor Hugh Grant. In fact, for some years Kumail Nanjiani adapted his hair cut similarly. Kumail Nanjiani’s love for the actor came out through his movie “The Big Sick which is a factual representation of his real life in this case. On the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Kumail Nanjiani admitted that he didn’t like to smile in high school photos because he heard Grant didn’t like to smile. Fun fact, his stand-up comedian career was inspired by Grant’s performance in Four Weddings and A Funeral.