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Who is Mindy Kaling? Biography, Age, Height, Family, Net Worth

Vera Mindy Chokalingam, popularly known by Mindy Kaling, is an actress, comedian, screenwriter, producer, director, and author from the United States. She rose to prominence after portraying Kelly Kapoor on the NBC sitcom The Office (2005–2013), for which she also worked for the role of director, writer, and executive producer. She was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series and five times for Outstanding Comedy Series for her work on the show.

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Mindy Kaling was born June 24, 1979, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. She is an American actress, comedian, and author recognized for her quirky humor, which she displayed in ventures such as the television sitcom The Mindy Project (2012–17).

Unbelievable Holiday Tales: Scripting a Fantasy of a Family, published in 2004, and Questions I Ask When I Want to Talk About Myself, released in 2013, are two of Kaling’s publications. Her new book, Why Not Me?, has readers wondering who was Obama’s attractive aide who sought to woo Kaling for a year.

Mindy Kaling Biography, Age, Height
Mindy Kaling
Real NameVera Mindy Chokalingam
Nick NameMindy Kaling
Birth PlaceCambridge, Massachusetts,
Date Of Birth24 June 1979
Age(as of 2022)42 Years
Zodiac SignCancer
ProfessionActress, writer, and comedian, producer, director
Mindy Kaling , Biography, Age
Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling Age

Kaling was born in the year 1970 on June 24, so every year on this day she celebrates her birthday. As per Mindy Kaling’s date of birth, her age is 42 years (as of now, in 2022). 

Mindy Kaling Height and Weight

Mindy Kaling’s height is about 5 feet 4 inch and her weight is approximately 65kgs. She is a beautiful woman with a chubby body. She is very comfortable in her own skin.

Mindy Kaling Career 

While still at Dartmouth, Mindy Kaling interned on the sets of ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien.’ In 2002, she made her off-Broadway playing debut in the play ‘Matt & Ben.’ She and her partner Brenda Withers also co-wrote the play. This play was a big success, and ‘Time’ magazine named it one of the ‘Top Ten Theatrical Events of the Year.’ After sometimes, Kaling earned the character of ‘Kelly Kapoor’ in the TV comedy ‘The Office’ in 2005. She starred in the comedy ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ and her debut picture, ‘The 40 Year Old Virgin,’ in the same year.

 ‘Unaccompanied Minors,’ ‘License to Wed,’ ‘Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian,’ and ‘Despicable Me’ were among her films from the year 2006 to 2010. She starred in the film ‘No Strings Attached’ in 2011. She also wrote a book called ‘Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?’ which became a best-seller in the New York Times. Later, she acted in the film ‘The Five-Year Engagement’ in 2012 and voiced a character in the animated feature ‘Wreck-It Ralph.’ ‘The Mindy Project,’ her TV show, premiered the same year.

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Mindy Kaling

The American actress made an appearance as herself in an episode of ‘Sesame Street’ in 2014. Further, in 2015, Kaling provided her voice to the film ‘Inside Out,’ as well as the short film ‘Riley’s First Date.’ She also played the character of ‘Sarah’ in the film ‘The Night Before.’ In the same year, she starred in the episode ‘Single All the Way’ from ‘The Muppets.’ ‘Why Not Me,’ her second book, was released at this phase of time. In 2018, she starred in the film ‘Mrs. She portrayed ‘Who’ in the scientific fantasy adventure film ‘A Wrinkle in Time,’ and ‘Amita’ in Gary Ross’ heist comedy ‘Ocean’s 8.’

She then appeared in the American comedy-drama film ‘Late Night,’ which was released in 2019. Mindy Kaling joined the cast of ‘The Office’ at the age of 24 and made her debut as ‘Kelly Kapoor’ in the show’s second episode, ‘Diversity Day.’ She was nominated for the Emmy Award for co-writing the episode ‘Niagara.’ She directed a couple of ‘The Office’ webisodes, including ‘The 3rd Floor.’ With the Season 6 episode ‘Body Language,’ she made her directorial debut on television. Kaling signed a new deal with the program on September 15, 2011, and also became its executive producer.

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Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling Family

Vera Mindy Chokalingam was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her father’s name was Avudaiappan Chokalingam and her mother’s name was Swati Chokalingam. Her father was an architect and her mother was an obstetrician/gynecologist. Kaling’s parents were from the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. They met while working at the same Nigerian hospital. Her father, a Tamil from Chennai, was in charge of the hospital’s construction, and her mother, a Bengali, was working as an obstetrician/gynaecologist in Mumbai. Kaling’s family came to U.S in 1979, the same year she was born. In 2012, Kaling’s mother passed away from pancreatic cancer. 

Since her mother was pregnant with Kaling while her parents were living in Bengal, she has been referred to as Mindy and has never been named Vera, her first name. Her parents were going to relocate to the United States and wanted a “nice American name” for their kid, according to Kaling, and preferred the name Mindy from the TV show Mork & Mindy. Vera is the name of the “incarnation of a Hindu deity,” according to Kaling.

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Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling Education

In 1997, Kaling graduated from Buckingham Browne & Nichols, a Cambridge-based private school. She enrolled at Dartmouth College the following year, where she was a member of the improv comedy troupe The Dog Day Players and the a cappella group The Rockapella’s, as well as the creator of the comic strip Badly Drawn Girl in The Dartmouth (the college’s daily newspaper) and a writer for the Dartmouth Jack-O-Lantern.

Kaling earned a bachelor’s degree in playwriting from Dartmouth College in 2001. She spent much of college as a classics major, studying Latin, a topic she had studied since seventh grade. Dr. Katz, Saturday Night Live, Frasier, and Cheers were all early influences on Kaling’s comedic style.

Mindy Kaling Boyfriend

B. J. Novak, whom Kaling met while writing for The Office, is a close friend of hers. While writing and starring on the programme, the two dated on and off, occasionally mirroring the on-again, off-again dynamic of their respective characters, Ryan Howard and Kelly Kapoor. Her two children have Novak as their godfather.

Katherine Swati, Kaling’s daughter, was born on December 15, 2017. On September 3, 2020, she gave birth to her second child, a baby boy named Spencer Avu. Even close acquaintances are unaware of Kaling’s choice to keep the identity of her children’s father a secret.

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Mindy Kaling

Awards and Achievements

  • Mindy Kaling hails from  Cambridge, Massachusetts,.
  • Mindy Kaling has been nominated for five ‘Emmy Award’ nominations for her work on ‘The Office.’
  • She was included in Time magazine’s list of the “100 Most Influential People in the World” in 2012. The following year, she was named to ‘Entertainment Weekly’s’ list of Hollywood’s ’50 Coolest and Most Creative Entertainers.’
  • The actress was awarded one of ‘Glamour’ magazine’s ‘Women of the Year’ in 2014.
  • On June 10, 2018, she was bestowed the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.
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Mindy Kaling


  • Mindy Kaling hails from  Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  • Kaling’s parents are from India, and they met in Nigeria while working at the same hospital. Her father is from Tamil origin, while her mother is from Bengali ethnicity.
  • Kaling’s parents moved to America in 1979, the same year Kaling was born.
  • Pancreatic cancer took Kaling’s mother’s life.
  • Her mother loved the programme “Mork and Mindy” during the time of her pregnancy and wanted to name her after it.
  • Kaling has never been referred to by her first name, Vera, and has always been known by her middle name, Mindy. According to her, the name ‘Vera’ is the name of a Hindu goddess’s incarnation.
  • Kaling worked as an intern at ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’ when she was 19 years old.
  • ‘Matt and Ben,’ a programme she wrote and starred in, was Kaling’s first major break.
  • Kaling was listed as  one of the Women of the Year by ‘Glamour’ magazine in 2014.
  • Kaling is the first Indian-American woman to have her own television show.

Mindy Kaling Instagram

The famous actress is quite active on Instagram. She has a huge fan following of around 6.1 million followers. She posts content related to her everyday life which contains pictures and videos of her children, her cooking videos, and much more stuff related to her.

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Associated With

Jameela Jamil is a London-based actress, radio host, model, DJ, and writer. Her success story is one of the most inspirational since she taught English before becoming famous in London, United Kingdom. She began her career as an actor when she was 22 years old.

Mindy Kaling’s Net Worth 

Mindy Kaling’s net worth as of now, in 2022 is $35 million USD.

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Favorite Things

Favorite ColorsCarmine, Rufous
Favorite DestinationNew York City
Favorite ActorNot Known
Favorite ActressNot Known
Favorite SportsSnowboarding
Favorite SportspersonNot Known


Does Mindy Kaling, Consume Alcohol?Yes
Does she, Smoke?Yes
Does she, Drive?Yes
Does Mindy Kaling, Swims?Yes
Does she know cooking?Yes
Is she a Yoga Practitioner?No
Does Gym?Yes
Is Mindy Kaling a Jogger?Yes
Eating Habit?Non vegetarian


Who is Mindy Kaling?

Mindy Kaling is a well-known Hollywood actress, screenwriter, and producer who is known for her work in films such as Late Night, Ocean’s 8, and others. In the year 2019, Mindy’s previous film, Late Night, was released in theatres.

Is Mindy Kaling married?

No, she is not married

How old is Mindy Kaling?

Mindy Kaling is 42 years old ( as of 2022).

When is the Birthday of Mindy Kaling?

Mindy Kaling’s birthday is on 24 June 1979.

What is the Zodiac Sign of Mindy Kaling?

The Zodiac Sign of Mindy Kaling is Cancer.

How tall is Mindy Kaling?

Mindy Kaling is 5 feet 4 inch tall.

Where is Mindy Kaling from?

Mindy Kaling is from  Cambridge, Massachusetts,.

How much is the net worth of Mindy Kaling?

The net worth of Mindy Kaling is $35 Million USD.

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