Kal Penn – Biography, Facts & Life Story

Kal Penn
Kal Penn
Nickname Hollywood, K-Kal
Gender Male
Age 45 years old (in 2022)
Date of Birth April 23, 1977
Full Name Kalpen Suresh Modi
Profession Actor, Comedian, Voice-over Artist, Politision
Nationality American
Birthplace Montclair, New Jersey, United States
Religion Hinduism
Zodiac Sign Taurus

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Body Measurements 40-32-15 inches
Bodytype Average
Height 5 feet 8 inches (1.78 m)
Weight 73 kg (160 lbs)
Waist 32 inches
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown

Kalpen Suresh Modi professionally known as Kal Penn. He is a multi-skilled person as he is an American actor, author, academic lecturer, and former White House staff member in the Barack Obama administration.

He is known for playing the role of Lawrence Kutner on the television program House, as well as White House staffer Seth Wright on Designated Survivor and Kumar Patel in the Harold & Kumar film series.


Kal Penn is also recognized for his brilliant performance in the film titled ‘The Namesake’. Apart from his showbiz profession, he has taught at the University of Pennsylvania in the Cinema Studies Program as a visiting lecturer.

He is notable for his work in his debut film named ‘Express: Aisle To Glory’ in 1998. Since then, he has been making appearances in movies, like; American Desi, Van Wilder, the final episode of The Lonely Island, Malibu’s Most Wanted, and many others.

In addition to these movies, Kal Penn is also recognized for his portrayals in movies & television series, such as; 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 many more.

Whereas, Kal Penn has another uncredited appearance in ‘Deck the Halls’. But overall, the man has done a variety of movies and television series wherein he gave remarkable performances and received huge acclaim.


During his showbiz career, the multi-talented person gained much popularity and came under the spotlight after giving fantabulous performances in his professional life.

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Kal Penn Education

School: Howell High School
Marlboro Middle School
Freehold Township High School
UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television

College: UCLA, Stanford University

Kal Penn Career

Profession: Actor, Comedian, Voice-over Artist, Politision

Known For: Lawrence Kutner


Film: Aisle to Glory (1998)

Movie poster

Net Worth: USD $15 million (approx)

Family & Relatives

Father: Suresh Modi

Mother: Asmita Modi

Brother: Pulin Modi

His brother Pulin Modi

Marital Status: Dating

Currently dating:

Josh (2010–Present)

His boyfriend Josh

What Kal Penn is doing right now?

Kal Penn is currently working in one of the lead roles as Simon Choksi in the comedy drama series i.e., The Santa Clauses (2022).

The Santa Clauses
The Santa Clauses (2022)

Other movies Kal is currently working:

  • Jodie as Sandeep

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