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Kal Penn was born and raised in Montclair, New Jersey, to Asmita, a fragrance evaluator, and Suresh Modi, an engineer. His parents are Gujarati immigrants to America from India. He attended the Freehold Regional High School District's Performing Arts High School where he participated in the school's theater productions. In 1995, he moved to Los ... See full bio »

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 2016 The Ashram (post-production)
 2016 Better Off Single
 2015 The Girl in the Photographs
Peter Hemmings
 2015 Emily & Tim
Tim (Segment 2)
 2014 Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain
 2014 The Sisterhood of Night
Gordy Gambhir
 2013 Dementamania
Christian Van Burden
 2007 Epic Movie
 2006 Deck the Halls
Amit Sayid - Satellite Computer Tech (uncredited)
 2006 The Namesake
Gogol / Nikhil
 2006 Man About Town
Alan Fineberg
 2005 Dancing in Twilight
 2005 Sueño
 2005 Son of the Mask
 2004 Ball & Chain
 2003 Where's the Party Yaar?
Mo (Mohan Bakshi)
 2002 Badger
 2001 American Desi
Ajay Pandya
 1999 Freshmen
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Other Works:

In February 2003, appeared as "Fred" in The Lonely Island's Episode 2: Regarding Andy.

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Kalpen Modi


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(2005) My friend and I will drive down to Tijuana just for lunch -- it's a 2 1/2-hour drive if you leave early. We go over the border and get these great tacos. There's no sign on the place, so we don't even know the name of it. Behind the shops where all the tourists go, there are these two alleys, and it's there. Half of the appeal, honestly, is that we're going to Mexico for tacos. We're here ... See more »


Currently teaches a course at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. The course is entitled "Asian-Americans in the Media". See more »


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