Who is Mindy Kaling?

Mindy Kaling is an American actress, comedian, writer, producer, and director who have been associated with this show business from 2002 to date. She is best known for her role in ‘The Office’ as Kelly Kapoor and is also famous for her own produced TV show ‘The Mindy Show.’ She has also ventured her career in comedy, where she performs comedy performance in stand-up shows, a television film, and series. Along with these, she is also a voice actress who has lent her voice to many main characters of different films like ‘Despicable Me,’ ‘Wreck-It Ralph’, etc. Moreover, she has also been listed in many honorable lists like ‘100 Most Influential People in the World’ by Time magazine and ‘50 Coolest and Most Creative Entertainers’ by Entertainment Weekly Paper.

Quick Info
Full NameVera Mindy Chokalingam
Birth DateJune 24, 1979
Birth PlaceCambridge, Massachusetts, United States
FatherAvu Chokalingam
MotherSwati Chokalingam
Age41 years old
Height5 feet and 4 inches (1.63m/163cm)
Weight65 kg (143lbs)
Body Measurement36-29-37 inches
Net Worth$24 million

Mindy Kaling


Vera Mindy Chokalingam, also known as Mindy Kaling, was born on June 24, 1979, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. She was born to Indian parents Avu Chokalingam, an architect, and Swati, a gynecologist. Her parents moved to the USA when Mindy was born in 1979. She is currently 41 years old with a Cancer horoscope.

Nationality and Physical Stats

Mindy Kaling holds an American nationality, and as per her religion, she follows Hinduism. She is of Indian ethnicity having Tamilian ancestry and Bengali descent. Besides this, she stands 5 feet and 4 inches (1.63m/163cm) tall and weighs around 65 kg (143lbs). Her body measurements are 36-29-37 inches, respectively, having an average body type. She has a pair of dark brown colored eyes with black hair color.


Mindy Kaling did her schooling at Buckingham Browne & Nichols School and later enrolled at Dartmouth College in 1998. She received a Bachelor’s degree in 2001 in Playwriting. She recently completed her honorary degree from Dartmouth College in Doctor of Humane Letters in 2018.


Personal Life

Mindy Kaling previously dated B.J. Novak, with whom her relationship was on and off. She then has two children, one daughter born in December 2017 called Katherine Swati, and a son named Spencer, who was born in September 2020. Though she has not revealed her children’s father, she has stated that her children’s godfather is B.J. Novak.

Mindy Kaling


Mindy Kaling has active social media accounts with a huge fan following. Her Instagram account and Twitter handle (@mindykaling) have 5.6 million followers and 11.7 million followers, respectively. Likewise, her official Facebook page have 813.9 thousand likes and 917.6 thousand followers.




Mindy Kaling started her filmy career in 2005 film ‘The 40-Year-Old Virgin’ as Amy, and the next year she was seen in ‘Unaccompanied Minors’ in 2006. She then was seen in movies like ‘License to Wed’ in 2007, ‘Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian’ in 2009, and as a cameo voice role in ‘Despicable Me’ in 2010. Likewise, she was also seen voice over in the film ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ in 2012, ‘Inside Out,’ and ‘Riley’s First Date?’ in 2015. Moreover, her other feature films are ‘No Strings Attached’ in 2011, ‘The Five-Year Engagement’ in 2012, ‘This Is the End’ in 2013, ‘The Night Before’ in 2015, ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ and ‘Oceans 8’ in 2018. In 2019, she acted, produced, and wrote the film Late Night alongside Emma Thompson and others. She is recently filming for ‘Lockdown’ directed by Dough Liman.


Mindy Kaling was more active in TV series as a writer, executive producer, and director. The first sitcom she acted in was in ‘The Office’ in 2005, where she played Kelly Kapoor. This series ran till 2013, and she received much appreciation for her work as an actress, writer, director, and producer. Meanwhile, she also did ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ in 2005 and started her new project, a romantic comedy TV series ‘The Mindy Project.’ This series ran till 2017. She has also lent her voice to Sandy’s character in an episode of ‘Animal’ in 2017. From 2019, she was mostly seen in directing, writing, and producing rather than acting, and they were ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’ in 2019 and ‘Never Have I Ever’ in 2020, which was released on Netflix.

Mindy Kaling


Mindy Kaling has won awards for her writing, directing, and acting. In 2006, she won the Screen Actors Guild Awards and Writers Guild of America Awards. In 2007 she again won Screen Actors Guild Awards and Asian Excellence Awards for her work in ‘The Office.’ Likewise, for her work in ‘The Mindy Project,’ she has received Critics’ Choice Television Awards in 2012, Gracie Awards in 2013 and 2014. She is also the Satellite Award recipient in 2015 for her work in ‘Why Not Me?’


Net Worth

Mindy Kaling’s net worth is reported to be $24 million as of 2020.