Kal Penn Married, Wife, Girlfriend, Gay, Net Worth
Joined as the Associate Director for the Obama Administration, Kal Penn steadily hit the headlines for his admission and resignation. But, during the tenure of working in the territory of White House, he was allegedly dating then-President of United States Of America, Barack Obama.
But, while flipping the dating history of Kal Penn, the scenario took a different turn. Without further ado, let's look into the gay rumors and get more details about his abundant life.
Gay Romance With Barrack Obama?
When the matters get related to the President of the United States of America, then any issue related to him would create a buzz in the media especially when the rumor is regarding his sexual orientation.
President Obama and Kal's relationship surfaced in the news when reports alleged that they were dating each other. Numerous sources like thetruthseeker.co.uk and the politicalvelcraft.org were first to write the story about the alleged romance.
Obama with Kal Penn during the election campaign in the year 2008 (Photo Credit: newnownext.com)
The stated sources claimed that the duo's relationship began from the year 2008. At the time, Barack was preparing for his election campaign, and Kal got appointed as the Associate Director for the Obama Administration in the public engagement of the White House.
The said relationship got abruptly ended in the year 2009 when Kal moved out from the White House after being sexually harassed. Though the news was hard to believe, the appearance of Obama on the gay cover magazine and supporting the LGBT community adds ignition to the rumor.
Speaking to The Telegraph.co.uk on 15th November 2016, Obama shared the influence made on him by his gay professor at Occidental College, California, where the professor Dr. Lawrence Goldyn encouraged the acknowledge their identity and stand for themselves with full confidence.
Meanwhile, Out Magazine, on 10th November 2015, shared President Obama as its cover, making him the first-ever sitting president to appear in the front page of a gay magazine.
However, no accurate information for Kal getting involved with Obama ever got released. That said If Kal was dating Obama and both of them were gay than the latter would never be married to Michelle Obama and have two daughters from his decade-long marriage.
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No doubt, It was purely a scam to ruin the image of the President and the famous actor Kal.
And, even after Obama left the office after the completion of the tenure, Kal continued to make headlines. Following the Charlottesville Violence, in August 2017, he along with the staffs at the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities handed in their resignation.
The Harold and Kumar actor cited President Trump's inactions against the white nationalist group behind his decision to leave.
Married With Wife Or Dating Girlfriend?
Flipping the calendar back, Kal shared chemistry with Miranda Rae Mayo in the movie “The Girl In The Photographs.” Though he had shared a sizzling chemistry with his on-screen love, off the screen though, the relationship neither rumored nor sparked out.
However, in the year 2015, Kal shared a picture with his "movie girlfriend" Miranda Rae Mayo during his Toronto Film Festival.
Kal Penn and his movie girlfriend, Miranda Rae cozy up for a selfie circa 2015 (Photo:- Kal Penn's Instagram)
Besides his on-screen affairs, the actor shared few pictures with Italia Ricci - a designated supervisor in the ABC Network - in 2016 on Instagrams.
The photographs raised suspicion on the relationship between the two, but as nothing got confirmed and as no concrete evidence got obtained.
However, there is a likely possibility for the duo to be excellent friends or co-workers working on the same network of ABC and took a snap just for the entertainment purpose. Kal is neither a married man nor is he dating anyone at the moment.
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Kal has never been the rumor for dating any female celebs or female personality. Maybe as he was born in a Gujarati family, he wants to get married as per the family tradition.
Or maybe, he has not met the right person eligible to be his better half.
Education & Net Worth
Talking about the education of the actor, Kal holds a double major in Sociology along with film and graduated from UCLA in the year 2000.
But before earning the educational degrees, he was already into the entertainment field and was working in the movie the Express: Aisle to Glory(1998) portraying the role of Jackie Newton.
Since the film debut, he has given his constant dedication in the entertainment industry and has worked in Cosmopolitian(2003), Man About Town(2006) and The Sisterhood of Night(2014).
His other notable acting credits on films include roles in The Layover, Going Under and Speech & Debate.
In the year 2009, he also worked as the Associate Director of the Obama Administration in the White Office. Despite being politically involved for a few years, he again gave a significant comeback in the entertainment field.
In April 2019, the man - born Kalpen Suresh Modi - professed his desire to be on Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, India's longest running comedy show. Given the show's premise, he should ideally fit in as a cast as he is all aware of the family dynamics in the Gujarati society.
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Till date, he has earned the total net worth of $15 million.
Fans got to see his astute business acumen in 2018 as he enlisted his three-bedroom, three-bath Hollywood home for $1.5 million. If the sale goes through, he should pocket $400 thousand in profit.
When he's not busy enriching his bank balance, the actor helps the people in need. Back in 2018, when nationalist accused him of not being American enough, he helped raised over half a million for Syrian refugees.