Mindy Kaling

Birth Name: 
Vera Mindy Chokalingam
Best Known For: 

Kelly Kapoor on "The Office"

Short bio: 

Mindy Kaling was born on June 24, 1979 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She graduated from Buckingham Browne & Nichols, a private school in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1997. The following year, she entered Dartmouth College, where she was a member of the improvisational comedy troupe "The Dog Day Players" and the a cappella group "The Rockapellas", 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 (the college's humor magazine). While Kaling while a sophomore in college, she was an intern on Late Night with Conan O'Brien.

Kaling is best known for portraying Kelly Kapoor on the NBC sitcom The Office and creating and starring as Mindy Lahiri in the FOX sitcom The Mindy Project. She is also a co-executive producer, director, and writer of several of the show's episodes. She also wrote, was executive producer for and directed various episodes of The Office. Kaling has been nominated five consecutive times for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series as a producer of The Office. In 2010, she received a nomination for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series with Greg Daniels for the episode, "Niagara".

In 2013, Kaling was recognized by Time as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.


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