Mindy Kaling Biography, Age, Career, and Net worth

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Mindy Kaling Biography, Age, Career, And Net Worth
Mindy kaling biography, age, career, and net worth
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Birth Name

Vera Mindy Chokalingam

Nick Name

Kaling

Date of Birth

24th June, 1979

Place of Birth

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Age

41 Years

Zodiac Sign

Cancer

Nationality

American

Education

Buckingham Browne & Nichols School

Dartmouth College

Occupation

comedian, actress, producer, and author

Marital Status

Unmarried

Boyfriend

B.J. Novak

Children

Katherine Swati

Spencer

Height

5.4 Ft

Weight

65 Kg

Eye Color

Dark brown

Hair Color

Black

Net Worth

$ 26 million

 Who is Mindy Kaling?

Mindy Kaling is an American comedian, actress, producer, and the author is best known for playing the character Kelly Kapoor in the famous NBC sitcom, “The Office”. Kaling is a renowned comedian who has lent her acting talent in comedy films such as Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, “License to Wed”, and the “The 40-Year-Old Virgin”. She is a talented producer who is best known for producing her feature-length screenplay, “Late Night”. She has also co-created and co-wrote the Netflix show “Never Have I Ever” as well as the romantic comedy, “Four Weddings and a Funeral”. As an author Kaling has written the autobiographical essay collections “Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?” as well as “Why Not Me?”  

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What Kind of an Early Life did Mindy Kaling have?                                                                 

Mindy Kaling was born Vera Mindy Chokalingam on the 24th June 1979 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She is the daughter of Swati Roysircar, a gynecologist, and Avu Chokalingam, an architect. Both her parents are Indians and met in Nigeria while working at the same hospital. Her parents migrated to the U.S in 1979, just a few moments before her birth. She got the name “Kaling” while her mother was pregnant with her while the name, “Mindy”, was gotten from the TV show, “Mork & Mindy”. Vera is the name of the incarnation of a Hindu goddess. As a child, Kaling was interested in watching televised sketch comedies such as “Saturday Night Live” and “In Living Color”.

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Mindy Kaling attended Buckingham Browne & Nichols School, from where she graduated in 1997. The following year, the soon-to-be actress joined Dartmouth College where she became a member of the improvisational comedy troupe, “The Dog Day Players” and the a cappella group “The Rockapellas”. Still, during her college days, Kailing created the college’s daily newspaper, “Badly Drawn Girl” as well as writing “Dartmouth Jack-O-Lantern, the college’s humor magazine. Kaling graduated from Dartmouth College in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in playwriting.    

What Professional Statistics Describe Kaling’s Career?

Mindy Kaling started her career by working as an intern on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” and soon after college worked as a production assistant on “Crossing Over With John Edward”, a psychic show. She did this job for three months while at the same time she performed stand-up comedy. In 2002, Kaling, together with her friend, Brenda Withers, co-wrote the off-Broadway play, “Matt & Ben”. The play was a success since the Time magazine listed it as a “Surprise Hit” in its list of magazine’s “Top Ten Theatrical Events of The Year”.

Her big break in the acting industry however came in 2004 when she was hired as [a writer-performer by Greg Daniels, the producers, “The Office” television series. Since then, Kaling became a popular face in Hollywood, playing the character, Kelly Kapoor, debuting in the series’s second episode, “Diversity Day.” Kailing acted in the series up to 2011.

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Other than appearing on “The Office”, the actress has also lent in her acting talent in comedy films such as Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009), “License to Wed” (2007), and the “The 40-Year-Old Virgin”(2005). In 2010 and 2012, Kaling voiced characters for the animated films, “Despicable”, and “Wreck-It Ralph” respectively. In 2015, the actress also voiced the animated movie, “Out Inside”. In 2018, Kaling joined the “Ocean’s 8” as a cast member.

Being the talented producer she is, Mindy Kaling produced her first feature-length screenplay, “Late Night in 2019 and later on in 2020 co-created and co-wrote the Netflix show “Never Have I Ever” as well as the romantic comedy, “Four Weddings and a Funeral”.

Mindy Kaling is also a renowned author who wrote the memoir, “Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (and Other Concerns)” in 2011 which made it to the New York Times best-seller list. In 2015 she made a comeback with the book, “Why Not Me?” Again, this book was a major success since it made it to No. 1 on the New York Times best-seller list. Her third memoir, “Nothing Like I Imagined (Except For Sometimes) was published in 2020.

Who has Mindy Kaling Dated?

Mindy Kaling is allegedly said to be dating B.J. Novak, her co-writer for “The Office”. Although the duo has never put their relationship in the public domain, it is reported that they have been through an on-and-off relationship. In December 2017, Kailing welcomed her first-born daughter, Katherine Swati, and on the 3rd of September 2020, she gave birth to a son named Spencer. Though the actress chose to conceal the children’s father, it is believed that they are Novak’s.  

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What Body Stats does she possess?

Mindy Kaling has an approximate height of 5.4 feet, that is, 1.62 m or 162 cm. The comedian weighs 65 Kg or 143 lbs. Her eye color is dark brown while her hair color is black.

 What Net Worth has Mindy Kaling Amassed?

  • As of 2021, Mindy Kaling has amassed a whopping $ 26 million approximate net worth.
  • Acting contributes the biggest percentage of her earnings whereby she is allegedly said to have bagged up to $100 000 for each episode of “The Office”.
  • The “Mindy Project” alone earned her a colossal $ 2 million whereas “The 40-year –old Virgin” saw her pocket $ 40,000.
  • Away from acting, Mindy Kaling is a renowned author who earns a lot from her books. For instance, her book, “Why Not Me?” became No. 1 on the New York Timesbest-seller list. 
  • Her memoir, “Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (and Other Concerns)”, also made it to the New York Timesbest-seller list.

What Accomplishments has had Mindy Kaling?

  1. In 2013, Time magazine named her on their list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
  2. In 2014, she was named one of Glamour‘s Women of the Year.
  3. In 2006 Kaling won the Screen Actors Guild Awardsfor the  Outstanding Ensemble in a Comedy Series.
  4. In 2007 she was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Awards.
  5. In 2012 Kaling bagged the “Critics’ Choice Television Awards” for the Most Exciting New Series.

What are the Interesting Facts about Mindy Kaling?

  1. She didn’t know to speak Hindi up to until she was given a role in “Oceans 8” that forced her to learn how to speak the language.
  2. She is named after a television character in the show, “Mork & Mindy“.
  3. She has always wanted to do a Kid’s movie.
  4. She was never good at appearing before the camera.

What are the Famous Quotes by Mindy Kaling?

  1. “If you’ve got it, flaunt it. And if you don’t get it? Flaunt it.’Cause what are we even doing here if we’re not flaunting it?”
  2. “Sometimes you just have to put on lipgloss and pretend to be psyched.”
  3. “People talk about confidence without ever bringing up hard work. That’s a mistake.”
  4. “If you don’t see a clear path for what you want, sometimes you have to make it yourself.”
  5. “No matter how good you have it, it’s cool to want more.”