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Mindy Kaling Biography

Mindy Kaling

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Date of Birth: 1979 , June-24
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 4 Inch
Name Mindy Kaling
Birth Name Vera Chokalingam
Father Avu
Mother Swati
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Cambridge, Massachusetts,
Religion Chriatian
Ethnicity White
Profession Actress, comedian, writer, producer
Net Worth $24 million
Shoe Size 7
Weight in KG 57 kg
Special Title Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World (2013).
Married No
Married to N/A
Education graduate from Buckingham Browne & Nichols based in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1997. She then joined Dartmouth College
Awards Gracie Awards for Outstanding Producer-Entertainment in 2013, Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series in 2006
TV Show The Office (2005), The Mindy Project (2012) and Wreck-It Ralph (2012).

Quick Timeline of Mindy Kaling

1979 Born in United States
2006 Her First Award
2012 Ranked as One of the most influential people
2013 Nominated for TCA Award
2015 Published Second Book
2017 Current Net Worth

Detail Timeline of Mindy Kaling


Born in United States

Mindy Kaling was born on June 24, 1979, in Cambridge, Massachusetts to her Father, Avu Chokalingam and mother, Swati Chokalingam. Her parents named her after a TV show Mork & Mindy.


Her First Award

In this year, Mindy received her very first award named Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. As well as New Series Award for her role in a comedy Series. 


Ranked as One of the most influential people

In this year Time Magazine named Kaling, “One of the most influential people”. In the same year, she made an appearance as Taffyta Muttonfudge in Wreck-It Ralph and as Vaneetha in The Five-Year Engagement. 


Nominated for TCA Award

This year, Entertainment Weekly ranked Mindy as one of the “50 Coolest and Most Creative Entertainer” in Hollywood. In the same year, she also nominated for TCA Award and Teen Choice Award.


Published Second Book

In 2015, she published her second book “Why Not Me?”. The book was ranked # 1 on The New York Times Best seller List. Besides this, Mindy has also made her appearance in movies like Inside Out, Riey’s First Date? and The Night Before.


Current Net Worth

As of 2017, Mindy has an estimated net worth of around $18 million, which she has receives through her professional career as an actress and author. This year she is expecting her first baby.


An American actress, comedian, and author Vera Mindy Chokalingam is professionally known as Mindy Kaling. Currently, Kaling works as an executive writer and producer on the show The Mindy Project. Mindy Kaling holds an American nationality and belongs to Indian-American ethnicity. 

Mindy Kaling, Bio, Age, Childhood, Education 

Mindy was born on June 24, 1979, to Avu Chokalingam; an architect and Swati Chokalingam, a gynecologist. Her parents are from India and emigrated to the United States in 1979, the same year Mindy was born.

Mindy Kaling raised alongside her brother Vijay Jojo Chokalingam. Her academic career began from Buckingham Browne & Nichols and graduated in 1997. She then joined Dartmouth College for the bachelor's degree in playwriting.

How old is Mindy Kaling?

Mindy is 39 years of age. She was born on June 24, 1979.

Career: Movies & TV Shows

After completion of her education, Kaling moved to Brooklyn where she worked as a production assistant with John Edward, psychic show. After a long struggle, Mindy finally entered into the Hollywood film industry with her debut role Army in the movie The 40-Year-Old Virgin.

Apart from movies, she is highly recognized for her appearance in TV series “The Office” as Kelly Kapoor. Till now Mindy featured in several TV series including The Mindy Project, Sesame Street, and The Muppets.

As an author, Mindy Kaling has published four books, Why Not Me?, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me, Matt & Ben, and QuestionsI Ask When I Want To Talk?

Relationship With Boyfriend B.J. Novak

Looking deep into her personal life, she was in a relationship with her boyfriend B.J. Novak. The two began dating after the two collaborated as a writer for the American sitcom The Office.

The two had on and off relationship for a pretty long time, which even inspired their character Ryan Howard and Kelly Kapoor on the show.

Announced Pregnancy With a Child

Mindy recently announced that she is pregnant. The identity of the baby’s father is unknown as she was apparently single when she announced her pregnancy.

She mentioned in an interview that she is not interested in marriage and this is the reason why she hides all the information regarding her husband and boyfriend.

What is Her Net Worth?

According to The Richest, she has an estimated net worth of around $24 million. Her earning can be credited to her career as an actress and author.

She receives a good sum as a writer as well. In January of 2018, she reportedly bought a Mini Cooper and the asset was reportedly worth around $30,600. 

Likewise, by September of 2017, her earning as a writer and producer for Hulu’s The Mindy Project was around $13,000,000. She reportedly charged a salary of $14,000 for each episode of the show.