Who is Katherine Kaling?

Katherine Kaling was born in the USA on 15 December 2017 – her zodiac sign is Sagittarius, and she holds American nationality. She’s only known for being the daughter of Mindy Kaling, a famous American actress, film writer, producer, director, and a comedienne.

Early life and parents – who is her father?

Katherine is being raised in Los Angeles, California by her mother, who has decided to keep the details of Katherine’s father away from the media’s attention, and hasn’t even disclosed his name to her closest friends.

Katherine spends the majority of her time at a local kindergarten, as her mother’s very busy shooting for her movies and TV series.

Katherine has a brother named Spencer, who was born on 3 September 2020, and it’s widely believed that the two share the same father.

About her everyday life

Katherine seems to be a highly active child, and enjoys exploring her mother’s huge house. She’s also a highly sociable girl, and apparently has numerous friends at the kindergarten. For those who believe in astrological signs, Katherine is very likely to become an adventurer, and people who are born as Sagittarius often become world travelers.

It’s believed by many that she will be enrolled at a local school of the performing arts as soon as she’s six years old, however, her mother hasn’t commented on this.

Age, height and mother’s net worth

Katherine is three years old. She has brown hair and brown eyes, is 3ft 1ins (0.94m) tall, and weighs around 31lbs (14kgs). As of July 2021, her mother’s net worth has been estimated at over $35 million.

Who is Mindy Kaling?

Vera Mindy Chokalingam was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts USA, on 24 June 1979 – her zodiac sign is Cancer, and she holds American nationality. She’s perhaps known best for her portrayal of Kelly Kapoor in the comedy series “The Office”. It starred Jenna Fischer, Steve Carell  and John Krasinski, and follows a group of office workers. The series aired from 2005 to 2013, and won 56 awards, including five Primetime Emmys, while it was nominated for 195 other awards.

Mindy was raised in Cambridge alongside her brother Vijay Chokalingam, by their Indian father Avu Chokalingam, who was an architect, and their Indian mother Swati (nee Roysircar), who was a gynecologist, and who died of pancreatic cancer in 2012. Mindy’s parents met while working at a Nigerian hospital.

She attended the private school Buckingham Browne & Nichols, and matriculated in 1997. Mindy then enrolled at Dartmouth College, at which she became interested in acting, and was a member of the comedy troupe The Dog Day Players. She was also into comics, and created her own comic strip entitled “Badly Drawn Girl”.

Mindy graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in playwriting in 2001, and the following four years saw her appear in various TV shows, with the most notable amongst these having been “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”.

Mindy’s career

Mindy launched her acting career in 2005, with her portrayal of Amy in the romantic comedy movie “The 40-Year-Old Virgin”, which starred Steve Carell, and was a huge hit, winning 10 of the 29 awards for which it was nominated. The same year also saw her make her debut TV series appearance, with her portrayal of Richard Lewis’ Assistant, in the episode “Lewis Needs a Kidney” of the comedy “Curb Your Enthusiasm”.

Mindy Kaling

Mindy gained recognition in 2009, with her portrayal of Docent, in the family adventure comedy movie “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian”. It starred Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Amy Adams, and follows Larry Daley, who has made his way into the Smithsonian Institution after Octavius and Jedediah were shipped to it by mistake. The movie won two of the 11 awards for which it was nominated.

In 2010, Mindy voiced Tourist Mom in the critically acclaimed animated crime comedy film “Despicable Me”.

It starred Steve Carell, Jason Segel and Russell Brand, and follows a criminal mastermind who has adopted three girls to help him with his evil plan, but has instead started loving them; it won three of the 44 awards for which it was nominated. In 2011, she could’ve been seen portraying Shira, in the romantic comedy movie “No Strings Attached”, and a couple of her following roles were in theromantic comedy film “The Five-Year Engagement” and the  animated adventure comedy movie “Wreck-It Ralph” (voice role), both in 2012, and then in the 2013 short comedy film “The Mindy Project: The Morgan Project”.

In 2015, Mindy voiced Disgust in the hit animated adventure comedy movie “Inside Out”, which went on to win 101 awards, including an Oscar, while it was nominated for 116 other awards.

Between 2012 and 2017, Mindy starred in her own comedy series, “The Mindy Project”, which followed the life of a gynecologist and her witty co-workers, and won eight of the 37 awards for which it was nominated, including a Primetime Emmy nomination.

Three of Mindy’s most recent roles have been in the 2020 family series “James and the Giant Peach with Taika and Friends”, and in 2021 the romantic crime comedy movie “Locked Down”, and the animated adventure comedy series “Monsters at Work” (voice role).

Her awards and nominations

Mindy has won 12 awards, including four Behind the Voice Actors Awards, for the movies “Inside Out” and “Wreck-It Ralph”. She has also won two Gracie Allen Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and a Writers Guild of America Award.

She has also been nominated for 38 other awards, including six Primetime Emmys, five Gold Derby Awards, and four Teen Choice Awards.

Mindy’s love life

Mindy’s quite secretive when it comes to her love life, but many people believe that the American actor and film writer B. J. Novak is the father of her two children. The two dated on-and-off between 2005 and 2007, and he’s today the godfather to Katherine and Spencer. Neither Mindy nor B. J. have addressed the rumors regarding whether or not he’s the children’s father.

Between 2008 and 2012, Mindy was in a relationship with Benjamin Nugent, a Scottish actor and film writer. It’s believed that Benjamin was the reason why Mindy became one percent owner of Swansea City F.C, a Welsh soccer team.

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Robbie is currently a reporter for TheBiography based in Santa Monica, CA. Prior to joining TheBiography in December 2020, he was an entertainment reporter in People.

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