Kumail Ali Nanjiani is a Pakistani-American comedian, actor, screenwriter, and podcaster. He is primarily known for his role as Dinesh in the HBO comedy series Silicon Valley (2014–2019) which also starred Thomas Middleditch, Jimmy O Yang, Kumail Nanjiani, Josh Brener, Amanda Woods, Amanda Crew, T.J. Miller, and Martin Starr He’s also known for co-writing and starring in the romantic comedy film 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. In 2018, Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
Nanjiani starred with Issa Rae in the comedy-chase film The Lovebirds, directed by Michael Showalter, produced by Paramount Pictures, and released by Netflix in May 2020. Nanjiani starred in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film episode Eternals, as Kingo, which was released on November 5, 2021.