An American actor, producer as well as a civil servant Kal Penn is mostly known for portraying his role as Dr. Lawrence Kutner on a TV program known as House and as the character Kumar Patel in Harold & Kumar film series. In addition to that, he is also recognized for his performance in a critically acclaimed movie called The Namesake. He is the native of Montclair, New Jersey, United States of America. He came into this world on 23rd April of the year 1977 which has now made him reach at the age of 38. He is the son of Suresh Modi and Asmita Modi.
Although he is known by the name Kal Penn, as a child, he was named as Kalpen Suresh Modi. His father is an engineer whereas his mother is a fragrance evaluator for a perfume company. Both of his parents are the Gujarati who are the immigrants from India. He went to get his education from the Marlboro Middle School located in Marlboro, Township, New Jersey. While his tenure there, he played baritone saxophone in jazz band. He also got enrolled at The Fine and performing Arts Academy at the Howell High School for his freshman year. Later, he was then transferred to the Freehold Township High School for his sophomore, junior and senior years. Later, he got graduated from the UCLA in 2000 and double majored in film and sociology.
At the beginning of his acting career, Kal made his debut on 1998 in Express: Aisle to Glory. Since then, he had made his appearance in Van Wilder, American Desi, final episode of The Lonely Island, A Lot Like Love, Malibu’s Most Wanted, Where’s the Party?, Dude, Superman Returns, Love Don’t Cost a Thing, The Namesake, The Harold and Kumar series, Epic Movie and an uncredited appearance in Dect the Halls. His other TV show and series and movies include The Layover, Ball & Chain, Badger, Hector, Sueno, Going Under, Black Nativity, Angel, ER, The Agency, NYPD Blue, House, 24, Spin City, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, We Are Men, Battle Creek, Tru Calling and many more.
Prior to that, it was announced on 8th April 2009 that Kal would be joining the Obama Administration as an Associate Director in White House Office of Public Engagement. He then resigned the post on 1st June 2010 as Barack Obama’s Associate Director of Public Engagement for a brief return n his acting career. He then filmed the third installment of Herold & Kumar series A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas and subsequently returned to White House Office of Public Engagement as Associate Director. Later, he again left White House in July 2011 for accepting the role on hit TV series called How I Met Your Mother.
Kal stands at the height of five feet and ten inches. He belongs to American nationality and he is of White ethnicity. He has not got married yet nor has a wife. There is also no news found about whether he has a girlfriend or dating anyone. His work has made him earn the net worth of $15 million. Besides that, for more information regarding his bio and other activities, he can be connected via Instagram and Twitter.