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Who is Kal Penn?

Kalpen Suresh Modi (born April 23, 1977), known professionally as Kal Penn, is an American actor and former White House staff member in the Barack Obama administration.

As an actor, he is known for his role portraying Lawrence Kutner on the television program House, as well as the character Kumar Patel in the Harold & Kumar film series. He is also recognized for his performance in the film The Namesake. Penn has taught at the University of Pennsylvania in the Cinema Studies Program as a visiting lecturer.

Kal Penn announces engagement to partner of 11 years in new book

Kal Penn announces engagement to partner of 11 years in new book
Kal Penn announces engagement to partner of 11 years in new book

In his new book “You Can’t Be Serious,” actor Kal Penn announced that he is engaged to his partner of 11 years, Josh, according to People.

“I’m really excited to share our relationship with readers,” Penn told People. “But Josh, my partner, my parents, and my brother, four people who I’m closest to in the family, are fairly quiet. They don’t love attention and shy away from the limelight.”

Penn is arguably best known for his role as Kumar in the film series “Harold & Kumar.” He also worked for the White House for two years during the Obama administration.

“You Can’t Be Serious” is Penn’s memoir and details not only his life but his relationship with Josh as well as intimate moments such as their first date.

Kal Penn Biography, Wiki

Kal Penn was born and raised in Montclair, New Jersey, to Asmita, a fragrance evaluator, and Suresh Modi, an engineer. His parents are Gujarati immigrants to America from India.

He attended the Freehold Regional High School District’s Performing Arts High School where he participated in the school’s theater productions. In 1995, he moved to Los Angeles to study at UCLA’s prestigious School of Theatre, Film, and Television.

He majored in film and sociology. He began his acting career in several indie films. His breakthrough film role came in the comedy Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004). Several Harold & Kumar films have followed. He went on to appear for 2 years in the television series House (2004).

He developed an interest in politics from his grandparents who marched for India’s independence. In 2009, he joined the Obama administration as an Associate Director.

Kal Penn Biography
Kal Penn
Real NameKalpen Suresh Modi
NicknameKal Penn
ProfessionActor, Writer, Producer, and Civil Servant
Date of BirthApril 23, 1977
Age (as in 2021)44 Years
Birth PlaceMontclair, New Jersey, United States
NationalityAmerican
Home TownMontclair, New Jersey, United States
FamilyMother : Asmita Bhatt
Father : Suresh Modi
Brother : Pulin Modi
Sister : Not Available
Wife : Not Available
ReligionHinduism
AddressNew Jersey, United States

Kal Penn Career

Kal Penn started his acting career in 1988 with a film titled Express: Aisle to Glory. He starred in American Desi in 2001 in National Lampoon’s Van Wilder in 2002 and in Love Don’t Cost a Thing in 2003. In 2006, he starred in the film Superman Returns. He also starred in the sequels Harold and Kumar escape from Guantanamo Bay in 2008.

Kal also served at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia as a visiting professor in Asian American Studies Program and taught the subject Images of Asian-Americans in the Media and took seminars on Contemporary American teen films.

He also earned a name for himself in politics. On April 7th, 2009 he accepted the post of Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Liasion and Intergovernmental Affairs at the behest of Barack Obama Administration. He won an Asian Excellent Award for Outstanding Actor for the role he played in the film The Namesake.

He won nominations for an MTV Movie Award, Screen Actors Guild Award and a Teen Choice Award for his role of Kumar Patel in television movie Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle.

Kal Penn Awards

Kal Penn won an ‘Asian Excellence Award for Outstanding Actor’ for the role he played in the film ‘The Namesake’.

He won nominations for an ‘MTV Movie Award’, a ‘Screen Actors Guild Award’ and a ‘Teen Choice Award’ for his role of Kumar Patel in the television movie ‘Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle’ released in 2004.

Kal Penn Net Worth

As of July 2017, Kal Penn’s net worth is estimated to be $15 million.

Some Interesting Facts About Kal Penn

  • Kal Penn was born and brought up in New Jersey, United States.
  • In 2004, Kal Penn was named one of People magazine’s 50 most eligible bachelors.
  • He split is first name in two to form his professional moniker.
  • In February 2012, he was named a co-chair of the re-election campaign for Barack Obama.
  • He even directed a short film while studying in college where the lead role was being played by Jason Allentoff
  • Kal Penn is a supporter of the International Red Cross and in January 2017 he raised more than $500000 for refugees from Syria.
  • On January 2, 2017 he donated the full cash prize of $25000 won from the MasterChef Celebrity Showdown Award to refugees from Palestine.
  • Despite various roles of non-vegetarian that he has played in various films, Kal Penn is still a vegetarian.
  • His parents were traditional Indian Gujarati immigrants.
  • One of Kal Penn’s earliest acting roles was as the Tin Man in eighth grade production of The Wiz.
  • One of his favourite books is The Mole People.
  • In 2021, He was seen in CBS television series Clarice as Shaan Tripathi.

Kal Penn FAQ’s

Who is Kal Penn?

Kalpen Suresh Modi (born April 23, 1977), known professionally as Kal Penn, is an American actor and former White House staff member in the Barack Obama administration.

How old is Kal Penn?

Currently, Kal Penn is 44 years old.

What is Kal Penn’s net worth?

As of July 2017, Kal Penn’s net worth is estimated to be $15 million.

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