Mindy Kaling

Vera Mindy Chokalingam, known as Mindy Kaling, is an American actress, writer, director, comedian, author and producer. She first rose to fame for writing, producing, and acting as Kelly Kapoor on the hit NBC show The Office. In 2012, she created and starred in the Fox comedy series The Mindy Project that ran until 2017. She has also created a number of other shows including Champions, Never Have I Ever, and The Sex Lives of College Girls. Her memoirs, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) (2011) and Why Not Me? (2015), were New York Times bestsellers. Kaling has two children and has chosen not to reveal the identity of their father.
Mindy Kaling
Full Name
Vera Mindy Chokalingam
Cambridge, MA
Notable Projects
The Mindy Project , The Office


Where did Mindy Kaling go to college?

Mindy Kaling attended Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.

How did Mindy Kaling get the job on 'The Office'?

Mindy Kaling was hired as a writer-performer on 'The Office' after producer Greg Daniels read a spec script she wrote.

Where did Mindy Kaling give a commencement speech?

Dartmouth College

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"I LOVE YOU, you sweet ray of sunshine. Let the love pour in! ❤️," Jennifer Aniston captioned her Tuesday birthday tribute to Reese Witherspoon, in part