Mindy Kaling Baby Daddy, Daughter, Family, Net Worth & More
Mindy Kaling is a multitalented personality, who has worn many hats throughout her career. She is a comedian, writer, producer and renowned actress.
She is best known for her role as Kelly Kapoor on the comedy TV show, The Office (2005-2013). In 2019, she gained huge acclamation for writing the screenplay, producing, and acting in the movie Late Night (starring Emma Thompson).
Mindy Kaling's Daughter/ Baby Daddy
Mindy Kaling has a daughter named Katherine Swati Kaling (born on 15th December 2017).
Mindy Kaling with her daughter Katherine Kaling on 1st April 2019 (Photo: Mindy Kaling's Instagram)
Mindy is raising her daughter as a single mother.
She has not revealed her daughter's face and the identity of her daughter's biological father. In an interview with the New York Times, Mindy disclosed that she wants to tell her daughter about the father before anyone else.
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Even though the information about Katherine's daddy remains a secret, Mindy has revealed that her ex-boyfriend and former co-star B.J. Novak is her daughter's godfather.
Short Bio/ Age/ Family
Mindy Kaling was born Vera Mindy Chokalingam on 24th June 1979 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
Her parents are both Indian- Tamilian father Avu Chokalingam and Bengali mother Swati (Raisircar). They met in Nigeria and moved to the US in 1979, the same year Mindy was born. Mindy was raised alongside her younger brother Vijay Jojo Chokalingam.
Sadly, Mindy's mother, who was an ob-gyn doctor, died in 2012 because of pancreatic cancer.
Mindy Kaling's Career
Mindy Kaling made her TV debut from Curb Your Enthusiasm and the big-screen debut from The 40-Year-Old Virgin, the same year in 2005.
After that, she landed the job as a writer in The Office (2005-2013) before portraying the character of Kelly Kapoor on the hit show.
Following the massive success from The Office, she starred as Mindy Lahiri in the FOX comedy series The Mindy Project (2012-2017). She wrote, directed, and produced several episodes of the show.
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Apart from those TV shows, Mindy has appeared in movies like A Wrinkle in Time, Ocean's Eight (2018) The Night Before (2015) No Strings Attached (2011), to name a few.
Moreover, Mindy has also provided her voice in hit animated movies like Despicable Me (2010), Wreck-It Ralph (2012), and Inside Out (2015).
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Mindy's career as an actress, writer, producer, and director has rendered her a net worth of $24 million.
Some Interesting Facts
- Mindy stands at the height of 5 feet 4 inches (1.63 meters).
- She graduated from Buckingham, Browne & Nichols, a private school in Cambridge graduated from Dartmouth College with a Playwriting degree.
- Her maternal grandparents were from Nepal.
- Mindy's brother Vijay, who is a doctor, got into medical school by pretending to be of Black ethnicity.