Kal Penn Biography

Birthday: 1977-04-23
Place of Birth: Montclair, New Jersey USA
Height: 5' 10" (1.78 m)
Wiki Biography: Kal was born and raised in New Jersey, US. His parents immigrated to America from India. His mother works for a perfume company, as a fragrance evaluator, and his father is an engineer. 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 the 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 M.D." (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.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Kamer 9 Kumar Patel 2011 Music
The Big Brain Theory: Pure Genius Himself - Host 2013
We Are Men Gil Brooks 2013 Comedy
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Express: Aisle to Glory 1998 Comedy
Freshmen Ajay 1999 Drama
American Desi 2001 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Van Wilder Taj Mahal Badalandabad 2002 Comedy, Romance
Badger Sanjay 2002
Love Don't Cost a Thing Kenneth Warman 2003
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay Kumar 2004
Ball & Chain Bobby 2004 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Where's the Party Yaar? Mo 2004 Comedy
Dancing in Twilight 2005
Son of the Mask 2005 Adventure, Comedy, Family
Superman Returns Stanford 2006 0, Sport
Van Wilder 2: The Rise of Taj Taj 2006 0
Man About Town 2006 0, 0
Bachelor Party Vegas Z-Bob 2006 Adventure, Comedy
Epic Movie Edward 2007 Adventure, Comedy
The Namesake Gogol 2007 Drama
Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay Kumar 2008
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas Kumar 2011 Comedy
The Sisterhood of Night Gordy Gambhir 2013 Drama
Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain Motwani 2013 Drama, History
Dementamania Christian Van Burden 2013 Horror, Thriller
Outliving Emily Tim 2015 Drama