Kumail Nanjiani

Kumail Ali Nanjiani (born May 2, 1978) is a Pakistani-American comedian, actor, and screenwriter. He is primarily known for his role as Dinesh in the HBO comedy series Silicon Valley (2014–2019) and 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 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.

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The Kings of Summer (2013)

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Joe Toy, on the verge of adolescence, finds himself increasingly frustrated by his single father, Frank's attempts to manage his life. Declaring his freedom once and for all, he escapes to a clearing in the woods with his best friend, Patrick, and a strange kid ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jordan Vogt-Roberts
CAST:  Nick Robinson  •  Gabriel Basso  •  Moisés Arias  •  Alison Brie

Joe Toy, on the verge of adolescence, finds himself increasingly frustrated by his single father, Frank's attempts to manage his life. Declaring his freedom once and for all, he escapes to a clearing in the woods with his best friend, Patrick, and a strange kid ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jordan Vogt-Roberts
CAST:  Nick Robinson  •  Gabriel Basso  •  Moisés Arias  •  Alison Brie

Hell Baby (2013)

After she and her husband move into a haunted house, a woman gives birth to a demonic infant that wreaks havoc.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Lennon  •  Ben Garant
CAST:  Rob Corddry  •  Leslie Bibb  •  Keegan-Michael Key  •  Paul Scheer

After she and her husband move into a haunted house, a woman gives birth to a demonic infant that wreaks havoc.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Lennon  •  Ben Garant
CAST:  Rob Corddry  •  Leslie Bibb  •  Keegan-Michael Key  •  Paul Scheer

Flock of Dudes (2015)

A 30-something year old decides to "break up" with his best buds in order to finally grow up.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Castrone
CAST:  Chris D'Elia  •  Hannah Simone  •  Skylar Astin  •  Bryan Greenberg

A 30-something year old decides to "break up" with his best buds in order to finally grow up.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Castrone
CAST:  Chris D'Elia  •  Hannah Simone  •  Skylar Astin  •  Bryan Greenberg

Bad Milo! (2013)

A horror comedy centered on a guy who learns that his unusual stomach problems are being caused by a demon living in his intestines.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jacob Vaughan
CAST:  Ken Marino  •  Gillian Jacobs  •  Peter Stormare  •  Stephen Root

A horror comedy centered on a guy who learns that his unusual stomach problems are being caused by a demon living in his intestines.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jacob Vaughan
CAST:  Ken Marino  •  Gillian Jacobs  •  Peter Stormare  •  Stephen Root

The Late Bloomer (2016)

A sex therapist goes through puberty after the successful removal of a benign tumor resting against his pituitary gland. He experiences all the changes and effects of puberty over a three-week period.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Pollak
CAST:  Johnny Simmons  •  Brittany Snow  •  J.K. Simmons  •  Jane Lynch

A sex therapist goes through puberty after the successful removal of a benign tumor resting against his pituitary gland. He experiences all the changes and effects of puberty over a three-week period.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Pollak
CAST:  Johnny Simmons  •  Brittany Snow  •  J.K. Simmons  •  Jane Lynch

Sex Tape (2014)

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When Jay and Annie first got together, their romantic connection was intense – but ten years and two kids later, the flame of their love needs a spark. To kick things up a notch, they decide – why not? – to make a video of themselves trying out every position in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jake Kasdan
CAST:  Cameron Diaz  •  Jason Segel  •  Rob Lowe  •  Ellie Kemper

When Jay and Annie first got together, their romantic connection was intense – but ten years and two kids later, the flame of their love needs a spark. To kick things up a notch, they decide – why not? – to make a video of themselves trying out every position in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jake Kasdan
CAST:  Cameron Diaz  •  Jason Segel  •  Rob Lowe  •  Ellie Kemper

Hell & Back (2015)

Two best friends set out to rescue their pal after he's accidentally dragged to hell.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Gianas  •  Ross Shuman
CAST:  Mila Kunis  •  Bob Odenkirk  •  T. J. Miller  •  Susan Sarandon

Two best friends set out to rescue their pal after he's accidentally dragged to hell.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Gianas  •  Ross Shuman
CAST:  Mila Kunis  •  Bob Odenkirk  •  T. J. Miller  •  Susan Sarandon

Funny: The Documentary (2017)

Follow the career paths of a few of the brightest emerging comedians. Along the way, discover how laughter connects us all.  (more)

DIRECTION:  J.D. Cohen
CAST:  Max Amini  •  Owen Benjamin  •  Bo Burnham  •  Alonzo Bodden

Follow the career paths of a few of the brightest emerging comedians. Along the way, discover how laughter connects us all.  (more)

DIRECTION:  J.D. Cohen
CAST:  Max Amini  •  Owen Benjamin  •  Bo Burnham  •  Alonzo Bodden

The Five-Year Engagement (2012)

Exactly one year after Tom meets Violet, he surprises her with a wedding ring. By all accounts, Tom and Violet are destined for their happily ever after. However, this engaged couple just keep getting tripped up on the long walk down the aisle.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicholas Stoller
CAST:  Emily Blunt  •  Alison Brie  •  Jason Segel  •  Rhys Ifans

Exactly one year after Tom meets Violet, he surprises her with a wedding ring. By all accounts, Tom and Violet are destined for their happily ever after. However, this engaged couple just keep getting tripped up on the long walk down the aisle.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicholas Stoller
CAST:  Emily Blunt  •  Alison Brie  •  Jason Segel  •  Rhys Ifans

Reggie Watts: Why Shit So Crazy? (2010)

One of the most fascinating and unique artists working today, Reggie Watts combines looped vocals created live on stage with his unique brand of improvised comedy. Reggie's subjects range from ancient history to technology to spirit elves to theology to pop culture ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Duncan Skiles
CAST:  Reggie Watts  •  Kumail Nanjiani

One of the most fascinating and unique artists working today, Reggie Watts combines looped vocals created live on stage with his unique brand of improvised comedy. Reggie's subjects range from ancient history to technology to spirit elves to theology to pop culture ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Duncan Skiles
CAST:  Reggie Watts  •  Kumail Nanjiani

Life As We Know It (2010)

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After a distastrous first date for caterer Holly and network sports director Messer, all they have is common is a dislike for each other and their love for their goddaughter Sophie. But when they suddenly become all Sophie has in this world, Holly and Messer must ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Greg Berlanti
CAST:  Katherine Heigl  •  Josh Duhamel  •  Christina Hendricks  •  Josh Lucas

After a distastrous first date for caterer Holly and network sports director Messer, all they have is common is a dislike for each other and their love for their goddaughter Sophie. But when they suddenly become all Sophie has in this world, Holly and Messer must ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Greg Berlanti
CAST:  Katherine Heigl  •  Josh Duhamel  •  Christina Hendricks  •  Josh Lucas

Loaded (2014)

Old friends reunite to accompany a friend on a road trip to rehab.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Zonnas
CAST:  Patrick John Flueger  •  Kumail Nanjiani  •  Andrew W. Walker  •  Alexandra Holden

Old friends reunite to accompany a friend on a road trip to rehab.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Zonnas
CAST:  Patrick John Flueger  •  Kumail Nanjiani  •  Andrew W. Walker  •  Alexandra Holden

Addicted to Fresno (2015)

Two co-dependent sisters, a recovering sex addict and a lonely lesbian who work as hotel maids in Fresno, go to ludicrous lengths to cover up an accidental crime.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jamie Babbit
CAST:  Judy Greer  •  Aubrey Plaza  •  Natasha Lyonne  •  Clea DuVall

Two co-dependent sisters, a recovering sex addict and a lonely lesbian who work as hotel maids in Fresno, go to ludicrous lengths to cover up an accidental crime.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jamie Babbit
CAST:  Judy Greer  •  Aubrey Plaza  •  Natasha Lyonne  •  Clea DuVall

Brother Nature (2016)

Roger, a straight-laced politician has big plans to propose to his dream girl at her family's lake house. But everything goes awry when he meets his potential brother-in-law Todd: a full-time camp counselor with a heart of gold and a wild sense of fun, pining to be ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oz Rodriguez  •  Matt Villines
CAST:  Taran Killam  •  Bill Pullman  •  Rita Wilson  •  Rachael Harris

Roger, a straight-laced politician has big plans to propose to his dream girl at her family's lake house. But everything goes awry when he meets his potential brother-in-law Todd: a full-time camp counselor with a heart of gold and a wild sense of fun, pining to be ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oz Rodriguez  •  Matt Villines
CAST:  Taran Killam  •  Bill Pullman  •  Rita Wilson  •  Rachael Harris

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016)

Mike and Dave are young, adventurous, fun-loving brothers who tend to get out of control at family gatherings. When their sister Jeanie reveals her Hawaiian wedding plans, the rest of the Stangles insist that the brothers bring respectable dates. After placing an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jake Szymanski
CAST:  Zac Efron  •  Adam DeVine  •  Anna Kendrick  •  Aubrey Plaza

Mike and Dave are young, adventurous, fun-loving brothers who tend to get out of control at family gatherings. When their sister Jeanie reveals her Hawaiian wedding plans, the rest of the Stangles insist that the brothers bring respectable dates. After placing an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jake Szymanski
CAST:  Zac Efron  •  Adam DeVine  •  Anna Kendrick  •  Aubrey Plaza

Central Intelligence (2016)

After he reunites with an old pal through Facebook, a mild-mannered accountant is lured into the world of international espionage.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rawson Marshall Thurber
CAST:  Dwayne Johnson  •  Kevin Hart  •  Amy Ryan  •  Aaron Paul

After he reunites with an old pal through Facebook, a mild-mannered accountant is lured into the world of international espionage.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rawson Marshall Thurber
CAST:  Dwayne Johnson  •  Kevin Hart  •  Amy Ryan  •  Aaron Paul

Hello, My Name Is Doris (2015)

A self-help seminar inspires a sixty-something woman to romantically pursue her younger co-worker.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Showalter
CAST:  Sally Field  •  Max Greenfield  •  Beth Behrs  •  Stephen Root

A self-help seminar inspires a sixty-something woman to romantically pursue her younger co-worker.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Showalter
CAST:  Sally Field  •  Max Greenfield  •  Beth Behrs  •  Stephen Root

Misery Loves Comedy (2015)

Over fifty very famous American and Canadian funny people (filmmakers, writers, actors and comedians) share life and professional journeys and insights, in an effort to shed light on the thesis: Do you have to be miserable to be funny?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Pollak
CAST:  Jon Favreau  •  Kevin Smith  •  Bobby Cannavale  •  Freddie Prinze Jr.

Over fifty very famous American and Canadian funny people (filmmakers, writers, actors and comedians) share life and professional journeys and insights, in an effort to shed light on the thesis: Do you have to be miserable to be funny?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Pollak
CAST:  Jon Favreau  •  Kevin Smith  •  Bobby Cannavale  •  Freddie Prinze Jr.

Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015)

When Lou, who has become the "father of the Internet," is shot by an unknown assailant, Jacob and Nick fire up the time machine again to save their friend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Pink
CAST:  Rob Corddry  •  Craig Robinson  •  Clark Duke  •  Adam Scott

When Lou, who has become the "father of the Internet," is shot by an unknown assailant, Jacob and Nick fire up the time machine again to save their friend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Pink
CAST:  Rob Corddry  •  Craig Robinson  •  Clark Duke  •  Adam Scott

Timms Valley (2013)

A scripted comedy set in the fictional town of Timms Valley, Wisconsin, where the lives and livelihoods of its citizens are intertwined with the fate of the town's biggest employer, Timms Industrial Piping. When the company's founder and CEO goes missing in a plane ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Conrad
CAST:  Hank Azaria  •  Maria Bamford  •  Elizabeth Banks  •  Lance Barber

A scripted comedy set in the fictional town of Timms Valley, Wisconsin, where the lives and livelihoods of its citizens are intertwined with the fate of the town's biggest employer, Timms Industrial Piping. When the company's founder and CEO goes missing in a plane ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Conrad
CAST:  Hank Azaria  •  Maria Bamford  •  Elizabeth Banks  •  Lance Barber
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