Kal Penn Bio, Age, Height, wife, Kids Net Worth, Movies

Kal Penn Biography

Kalpen Suresh Modi, recognized professionally as Kal Penn, is known as an American actor, author, and former White House staff member in the Barack Obama administration.

How old is Kal Penn? โ€“ Age

The American actor is 46 years old as of 2023. He was born in Montclair, New Jersey, United States, where he also grew up.

How tall is Kal Penn? โ€“ Height

Penn stands at a height stature of 5 feet 10 inch (1.78 m).

Kal Penn Mother, Father, Siblings โ€“ Family

Penn was born and raised in Montclair, New Jersey on April 23, 1977, to Hindu Indian immigrant parents from Gujarat. He was born of Asmita Bhatt, who is a fragrance evaluator for a perfume company, and also his father, Suresh Modi, who is an engineer. Besides, his father is from Kaira and his mother was born in Baroda.

Kal Penn’s Education

Penn went to Marlboro Middle School in Marlboro Township, New Jersey, where he played baritone saxophone in the jazz band. Likewise, he attended The Fine and Performing Arts Academy (a magnet program) as well as a Theater major at Howell High School for freshman year, later transferred to Freehold Township High School for his sophomore, junior, and also senior years. Later, he attended UCLA, where he double majored in film and sociology, graduating holding a B.A. in 2000.

Is Kal Penn Married? – Husband

While promoting his memoir, You Can’t Be Serious, he as well announced that he and his boyfriend of 11 years, known as Josh, got engaged in October 2021. Following his sexual orientation, Penn said that he had “discovered his own sexuality relatively late in life compared to several other people.

Kal Penn photo
Kal Penn photo


Penn added that he derived his acting name, Kal Penn, as a lark: (Almost as a joke to prove friends wrong, and also half as an attempt to see if what he was told would work (that anglicized names appeal more to a white-dominated industry), he put ‘Kal Penn’ on his resume and photos.” His audition callbacks rose by 50 percent.

As well in January 2007, he appeared in the spoof comedy Epic Movie and also as the television show Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. In May 2007, Penn earned the Asian Excellence Award for Outstanding Actor for his performance in The Namesake. In addition, Penn joined the cast of the Fox medical drama House as a fellowship applicant in fall 2007.

However, because of his new job at the White House, Penn could not be present for the filming of this episode. Likewise, the clip of him saying “Too bad it isn’t true” was taken from a previous filming. Later, Penn returned to the show for the series finale.

Adding to his role on the TV series House, he is well known for his role in Harold and Kumar, as Kumar Patel, a pothead who goes together with Harold Lee (John Cho) to White Castle for a hamburger. Away from his character, he does not smoke marijuana, saying it is not for him, nor does he eat meat.

Movies and TV Shows

  • Van Wilder
  • Badger
  • Cosmopolitan
  • Love Don’t Cost a Thing
  • Malibu’s Most Wanted
  • Dude, Where’s the Party?
  • Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
  • Ball & Chain
  • Homeland Security
  • 2005 Dancing in Twilight
  • Son of the Mask
  • A Lot like Love
  • Man About Town
  • Epic Movie
  • Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
  • A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas
  • Triumph: The Lowell Pomerantz Story
  • Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain
  • The Sisterhood of Night
  • The Girl in the Photographs
  • Better Off Single
  • Speech & Debate
  • Once Upon a Time in Venice
  • The Layover
  • The Ashram
  • The Girl in the Woods
  • Untitled Horror Movie
  • Hot Mess Holiday
  • Smile

Kal Penn Net Worth

Citing his acting career, Kal has an estimated net worth of $10 million.

Kal Penn Instagram

You can find and follow Penn on Instagram using the account @kalpenn

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