Kal Penn Biography, Age, Wiki, Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Family & More

Kal Penn

Biography / Wiki

Happiness is the true sense of fulfillment that comes from hard work, this line has been very well proved by Kal Penn who is an American actor and former member of President Barack Obama‘s White House staff.

He is most known for his roles as Lawrence Kutner on the television show “House,” Kumar Patel in the “Harold & Kumar” film series, and Gogol in the film “The Namesake.” In 2008, he was a visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Asian American Studies program.

In April 2009, he began working for the Obama administration as a Principal Associate Editor in the White House Office of Public Engagement. From 2016 until 2019, he plays Seth Wright in the political drama “Designated Survivor.” In 2020, he went on to anchor “Kal Penn Approves This Message,” a political conversation show on Freeform.

Height / Weight / Age

Kal Penn is a dashing young guy with a warm smile and a radiant complexion who draws a large number of admirers. He stands at 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs 80 kg. His bodily measurements are 40-32-12 inches (chest-waist-arms). This handsome personality has turned 46 years old.

His hair is black, and he has a pair of black eyes. In general, he has a healthy figure and a charming attitude. He does not consume marijuana and does not eat meat, claiming that it is not good for him. He follows a rigorous vegetarian diet.

Net Worth

As of 2021, his net worth is predicted to be $10 million. He has amassed a sizable fortune from roles in films and television series such as “Harold & Kumar,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “House,” “The Namesake,” and others. His acting job is his primary source of money, and he lives a lavish lifestyle as a result of his earnings.

He also paid $1.2 million for a home in Hollywood Hills with a courtyard Jacuzzi, an event deck, a wine cellar, and other amenities. After selling the mansion in the Hollywood Hills, he increased his fortune by $1.585 million. He made $75,000 working on “Harold and Kumar,” and remarked, “I never got a huge payday from Harold and Kumar.”

Pay a visit to White Castle. On the 2nd of January 2017, he won the “MasterChef Celebrity Showdown” and donated the $25,000 cash award to UNRWA, a UN relief, and human development organization that aids Palestinian refugees.

Education / Family

Kal was born and raised in Montclair, New Jersey, and belongs to mixed ethnicity. Suresh Modi, his father, is an engineer, and Asmita Bhatt, his mother, works for a perfume firm as a scent evaluator. His father was born in Kaira, and his mother in Baroda.

Pulin, his younger brother, is his only sibling. Kal’s parents were conventional Gujarati immigrants who intended him to be a lawyer or a doctor, but he instead opted to be an actor. Kal Penn went to Marlboro Middle School, where he received his education (located in Marlboro Township, New Jersey).

He was also a member of the Freehold Township public speaking team and participated in school theatre plays. He graduated from UCLA in 2000 with a double major in film and sociology.


Kal Penn

Nick Name Kal Penn
Birth Place Montclair, New Jersey
Date of birth 1977-04-23
Age 46 Years
Height In feet & inches: 5’8”

In centimeters: 175 cm

Weight In kilograms: 80 kg

In pounds: 182 lbs

Eye color Black
Hair color  Black
Profession Actor
Sexual orientation Gay
School Marlboro Middle School
College UCLA
Religion Hindu
Nationality American
Home town Montclair, New Jersey
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Fathers name Suresh Modi
Mothers name Asmita Bhatt
Brothers Pulin
Sisters Not Known

Career / Fashion and Style

As of his career, “American Desi”, “Van Wilder”, the final episode of “The Lonely Island”, “Malibu’s Most Wanted”, “A Lot Like Love”, “Dude, Where’s the Party?”, “Love Don’t Cost a Thing”, “Superman Returns”, “Epic Movie”, “The Namesake”, the “Harold & Kumar” series, and an uncredited appearance in “Deck the Halls” were all among Penn’s first films.

“Almost as a joke to prove friends wrong, and half as an attempt to test if what I was taught would work (that anglicized names appeal more to a white-dominated business), I placed ‘Kal Penn’ on my CV and images,” he says of how he got his acting name, Kal Penn.

In January 2007, he played Ahmed Amar, a juvenile terrorist, in the first four episodes of the sixth season of “24,” and he also starred in the parody comedy “Epic Movie” and the television drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. In the autumn of 2007, he joined the cast of Fox’s medical drama House as a fellowship aspirant.

He stayed with the show until April 6, 2009, when the episode “Simple Explanation” aired. In 2013, he also joined the cast of “We Are Men.” He was then cast in Ravi Kumar’s film “Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain” after that.

In October 2016, he began a regular role as Seth Wright, a White House wordsmith who previously served in the previous president’s administration, on the ABC drama series “Designated Survivor.”

His character is elevated to Press Secretary after the death of the White House Press Secretary in the premiere episode and the temporary press secretary walks out on the job.  He also worked on the series as a political consultant. Netflix renewed the series for a third season, which premiered on June 7, 2019.

“Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain,” “Dementamania,” “The Sisterhood of Night,” “The Girl in the Photographs,” “Better Off Single,” “Speech & Debate,” “Once Upon a Time in Venice,” “The Layover,” “The Ashram,” “The Girl in the Woods,” “Untitled Horror Movie,” and “Surina & Mel Light It Up: A Diwali Story” were among his other TV appearances. “Something’s Wrong with Rose” will be Kal’s next appearance.

Boyfriend, Affairs, Husband, and More

Kal Penn shocked everyone when he came out as gay in public. As a result, he has a gay sexual orientation. Kal Penn is a happily engaged man. He revealed on October 31, 2021, that he and his partner, Josh, were engaged to be married.

His relationship has remained private for almost a decade, and the book will explain all of the intricacies of his love life that he is prepared to share. The engaged pair is currently living happily in their present situation.

Boyfriend Josh


Kal Penn with his boyfriend
Kal Penn with his boyfriend

Marital status Engaged
Husband None
Children None

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Some Interesting Facts About Kal Penn

  • His interest in politics was sparked by memories of his grandparents walking with Mahatma Gandhi during the Indian independence fight, according to him.
  • He is born with the real name of Kalpen Suresh Modi.
  • According to his religious beliefs, he is a Hindu.
  • On the 2nd of January 2017, he won the “MasterChef Celebrity Showdown” and donated the $25,000 cash award to UNRWA, a UN relief and human development organization that aids Palestinian refugees.
  • Kal’s parents were conventional Gujrati immigrants who intended him to be a lawyer or a doctor, but he instead opted to be an actor. Obama named him to the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities on November 18, 2013.
  • On Facebook in June 2016, he was claimed to have died
  • He openly endorsed Bernie Sanders for the Democratic presidential candidacy in 2016 and later campaigned for Hillary Clinton once she was named the nominee.
  • He graduated from UCLA in 2000 with a double degree in cinema and sociology.
  • “Express: Aisle to Glory,” Kal Penn’s first film, was released in 1998.

Social Media Profile(s)

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