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Who Is Mindy Kaling? Here's Everything You Need To Know About Her Early Life, Age, Career, Net Worth, And Relationship

Girish Poudel Published On Tue Jul 09 2019   Modified On Tue Jul 09 2019
Who Is Mindy Kaling? Here's Everything You Need To Know About Her Early Life, Age, Career, Net Worth, And Relationship


    Who Is Mindy Kaling? Here's Everything You Need To Know About Her Early Life, Age, Career, Net Worth, And Relationship

    Vera Mindy Cholingam, also known as Mindy Kaling, is an American, actress, director, comedian, writer, and producer. She is well known for the sitcom The Office as Kelly Kapoor and nominated in Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy series. Moreover, she also appeared in several films such as Despicable Me, Wreck-It Ralph, and Inside Out.

    Mindy Kaling's Biography: Who is her mom?

    The American actor was born on June 24, 1979, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He was born to an architect father Avu Chokalingam and a gynecologist/obstetrician mother Swati Chokalingam. As for siblings, she has a brother, Vijay Jojo Chokalingam.

    Mindy Kaling

    Mindy belongs to American nationality and Indo-Aryan by ethnicity. Her birth sign is Cancer.

    Her family were originally from India, migrated in 1979. She completed her high school from a private school Buckingham Browne & Nichols in Cambridge. 

    Following then, Kaling graduated from Dartmouth College in 2001. She joined the improv comedy group The Dog Day Players and The Rockapellas during college.

    Mindy Kaling's Age, Height, and Body Statistics

    • Age: As of 2019, the American actress has reached the age of 40-year-old.
    • Body Measurements: Her body measurement is 36-29-37 inches.
    • Height: She stands at an average height of 5 feet 4 inches or 1.63 meters.
    • Weight: Mindy weighs around 65 kg or 143 lbs.
    • Eye Color: She has dark brown eyes.
    • Hair Color: Likewise, her hair is naturally black.

    Mindy Kaling's Plastic Surgery

    Mindy originally had dark skin color but appears light now. With the competitive platform where appearance is concerned, many of the celebrities do plastic surgery. There have been rumors of her doing nose surgery by a skilled surgeon.

    Mindy Kaling before and after plastic surgery

    With the light skin tone almost similar to Caucasian, she looks pretty and loves to adapt in a different fashion. She looks even younger after the surgery and had rumors that she did teeth whitening.

    Mindy Kaling Personal Life: Who is Her Husband?

    Mindy was in an intimate relationship with The Office co-star B.J. Novak. The two dated on and off during their work in The Office. However, they did not get married.

    Kaling gave birth to a child Katherine Kaling in December 2017. Novak is the godfather of the child.

    Mindy Kaling with her daughter

    She received the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from Dartmouth College in New Hampshire on June 10, 2018.

    Mindy Kaling's Net Worth & Career

    With over 19 years of professional career, the American actress has accumulated an estimated net worth of $24 million, as of July 2019. The main source of her earnings is from TV series, comedy performances, and films.

    Her income in the TV series The Mindy Project is $150,000 per show. Likewise, she may have similar wages in other shows and have enough to live a luxurious life.


    Kaling debuted her professional career as an intern on Late Night with Conan O’Brien when she was 19. After the completion of study in college, she migrated to New York to pursue her career.

    The American actress started as a production assistant in Crossing Over With John Edward Psychic Show for three months and was unsatisfied with her job. Simultaneously, she also performed in standup comedy.

    Moreover, Mindy impersonated Benn Affleck in an Off-Broadway show called Matt & Benn and wrote the play with the help of her best friend Brenda Withers. The play was so popular that it was enlisted in Time magazine.

    In 2004, she wrote the script for the show The Office and also joined the play as Kelly Kapoor. In addition to writing and acting, she also directed several episodes of The Office.

    Moreover, Mindy started her own show The Mindy Project in 2012 which aired on Fox for three years and later broadcasted in Hulu for 2 years concluding on November 14, 2017.

    She also made a film debut in The 40-Year-Old-Virgin alongside Steve Carell in 2005. Some of the movies she played are Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, Inside Out and Wreck-It-Ralph. Furthermore, Kaling worked alongside Rihanna, Sandra Bullock, Helena Bonham Carter, and Cate Blanchett in the 2018 film Ocean’s 8.

    In addition, the American actress wrote several books such as Is Everything Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) and Why Not Me?

    Notable Highlights of Mindy Kaling's Career

    • The Office (TV series, 2005-2013)
    • The Mindy Project (TV series, 2012-2017)
    • The 40-Year-Old Virgin (Film, 2005)
    • Honorary Degree from Dartmouth College
    • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series Nominee

    Quick Facts About Mindy Kaling

    Who is Mindy Kaling?

    Mindy Kaling is an American actress, author, comedian, director and producer, best known for The Office.

    Who is the father of Mindy Kaling?

    Avu Chokangam is the father of Mindy Kaling.

    Is Mindy Kaling married?

    Mindy Kaling is yet to be married.

    How tall is Mindy Kaling?

    She is 1.63 meters tall.

    Did Mindy Kaling have a baby?

    Yes, Mindy Kaling have a daughter, Katherine Kaling.