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(Actor, Producer, Chef, and Civil Servant)

American actor, producer, chef, and civil servant

Relationship Facts of Kal Penn

Kal Penn is not having an affair with anyone presently.
His sexual orientation is straight.

What is the relationship of Kal Penn?

An American actor, politician, chef, and producer, Kal Penn is currently believed to be engaged. 

Penn announced in October 2021, while promoting his memoir You Can’t Be Serious, that he and his partner of 11 years, Josh, are engaged to be married.

Due to a lack of transparency, it is really arduous to know whether Kal Penn is a married man or not.


Who is Kal Penn?

Kal Pen is an American actor, producer, chef, and civil servant. He is famous for his role as an actor for the hit television program ‘House.’

Whereby, he portrayed the role of Lawrence Kutner and also for his role of Kumar Patel in the ‘Harold & Kumar’ film series.

He is also the Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement.

Kal Penn: Age, Parents, Ethnicity

Kal was born on April 23, 1977, in Montclair, New Jersey, United States of America. His nationality is American and his ethnicity is Gujarati Indian.

Kal Penn was born to Asmita, a fragrance evaluator for a perfume company, and Suresh Modi, an engineer. His parents were Indian Immigrants but, gained American citizenship.

From a very early age of life, he was interested in politics. Because his grandfather was a part of the marching team with Mahatma Gandhi during the Indian independence movement.

Also, he had a sheer interest in acting, so, for the sake of his fostering interest in acting.


He attended Freehold Township High School and The Fine and Performing Arts Academy at Howell High School where he studied film and sociology as well.

Earlier, he also attended Marlboro Middle School in Marlboro Township, New Jersey which was one of the foundations for his acting career.

Kal Penn: Professional Life, Career

Kal Penn initiated his career as an actor with his debut film ‘Express: Aisle to Glory’ in 1998 which was followed by his work in some of the well-known films like ‘American Desi’, ‘Van Wilder’, ‘Harold & Kumar’ along with an uncredited role in ‘Deck the Halls’.

Among these movies, he is best known for his role as Kumar Patel in the movie series ‘Harold & Kumar’.

After some successful acting events, he got another breakthrough in the hit medical drama ‘House’ as a fellowship applicant in 2007.

Also, he played the role of a therapist and boyfriend of Robin Scherbatsky in the seventh season of the immensely hit comedy Television series ‘How I Met Your Mother.

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Caption: Kal Penn with Prime Minister Modi (Source: Buzzfeed)

In 2014, he was cast in the film ‘Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain’ and in the ABC drama series ‘Designated Survivor’ as Seth in 2016. Apart from his acting career, he is also an active politician in the USA.

In 2007 and 2008, he was an advocate for Barack Obama’s presidential campaign and Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement in the Obama administration in 2009.

Kal Penn: Salary, Net Worth

He has a net worth of $10 million as of 2022, but his salary is not revealed yet.

Kal Penn: Rumors, Controversy/Scandal

There was a big rumor that Kal Penn is gay because he does not reveal any information about his girlfriends. Moreover, it was also rumored that he dated US President Barack Obama.

These rumors can never be truth because of Barack Obama, a high-profile man who is married and is living his life happily.

But, a rumor of Kal Penn being gay could be a true one since he has not said anything about it.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight

Kal Penn has a height of 5 feet 10 inches.

His body weighs 77kg. He has black hair and brown eyes.

Social Media

Kal Penn is active on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

He has more than 274k followers on Facebook, 255k followers on Instagram, and 591.7k followers on Twitter.

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