June 24, 1979
42 years old
5 ft 4 in | 162½ cm tall
36-29-37 in | 86-74-94 cm
65 kg | 143 lbs
7 US | 37.5 EU
Mindy Kaling was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, on June 24, 1979, is an American actress.
Young Mindy Kaling first started performing during her years at Dartmouth College, as a part of improvisational comedy troupe "The Dog Day Players".
She made her big screen debut in romantic comedy film The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005) in role as Amy.
She got her television debut in HBO comedy series Curb Your Enthusiasm (2005) in episode "Lewis Needs a Kidney", in role as Richard Lewis's Assistant.
Her breakthrough performance came as Kelly Kapoor in NBC sitcom The Office (2005–2013).
She was nominated for the Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress: Fantasy for her role as Mrs. Who in science fantasy adventure film A Wrinkle in Time (2018).
She was nominated for the Teen Choice Award for Choice Summer Movie Actress and a People's Choice Award for Favorite Comedy Movie Star for her role as Molly Patel in comedy drama film Late Night (2019), which she also wrote and produced.
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009) fantasy comedy with Ben Stiller, Amy Adams and Owen Wilson
No Strings Attached (2011) romantic comedy opposite Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher
The Five-Year Engagement (2012) romantic comedy drama with Jason Segel and Emily Blunt
She voiced Taffyta Muttonfudge in animated comedy film Wreck-It Ralph (2012).
This Is the End (2013) apocalyptic comedy opposite James Franco, Jonah Hill and Seth Rogen
She voiced Disgust in animated movie Inside Out Inside Out (2015).
The Night Before (2015) comedy with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen and Anthony Mackie
Ocean's 8 (2018) heist comedy opposite Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett and Anne Hathaway
Locked Down (2021) romantic comedy heist in role as Kate, opposite Anne Hathaway and Chiwetel Ejiofor
She served as a writer, executive producer, director and starred in role as Kelly Kapoor in NBC sitcom The Office (2005–2013), for which she was nominated for five Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Comedy Series and Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series.
She created, wrote, produced and starred in role as Dr. Mindy Lahiri in Fox comedy series The Mindy Project (2012–2017), for which won the Critics' Choice Television Award for Most Exciting New Series also a Gracie Award for Outstanding Female Actor - Comedy and a Satellite Award for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy Series.
She co-created, wrote, produced and starred in role as Priya Patel in NBC sitcom Champions (2018).
She played Audra in Apple TV+ drama television series The Morning Show (2019).
She created, wrote and produced Hulu romantic comedy miniseries Four Weddings and a Funeral (2019).
She created, wrote and produced Netflix coming-of-age comedy drama series Never Have I Ever (2020- ).
She voiced Val in Disney+ animated series Monsters at Work (2021).
Graduated from Buckingham Browne & Nichols School in Cambridge, Massachusetts (1997).
Graduated from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire (2001), with a Bachelor’s degree in Playwriting.
Has older brother, Vijay Jojo Chokalingam.
Has Tamilian and Bengali ancestry.
She joined The Office writing team at the age of 24.
She co-wrote play "Matt and Ben" (2002).
She published her memoirs, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) (2011) and Why Not Me? (2015).
Received an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from Dartmouth College in 2018.
Has a daughter, Katherine Swati and a son, Spencer Avu.
Good friends with actor David Harris.
She is a 1% owner of the Welsh football team Swansea City A.F.C.
Lives in Los Angeles, California, United States.
She dated Benjamin Nugent (2008-2012) and B.J. Novak (2005-2007).