Jay Chandrasekhar
Jay Chandrasekhar
Real Name/Full Name Jayant Jambulingam Chandrasekhar
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Jay Chandrasekhar
Birth Place: John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 9 April 1968
Age/How Old: 56 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 182 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 9″
Weight: In Kilograms – 85 Kg
In Pounds – 187 lbs
Eye Color: Black
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father – Arcot Jambulingam Chandrasekhar
Mother – Hema Chandrasekhar
Siblings: 2
School: Lake Forest Academy
College: Colgate University
Religion: Non-religious
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Susan Clarke (m. 2005)
Kids/Children Name: 3
Profession: Comedian, Director, Actor
Net Worth: $5 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Jayant Jambulingam Chandrasekhar, popularly known as Jay Chandrasekhar, is a comedian, film director, screenwriter, and even an actor himself by profession based in the United States of America. He is famous for his sketch comedy troop named Broken Lizard and has also earned fame as the director and actor of various movies by his production, Broken Lizard Films like Super Troopers and Beerfest. He has also been an integrated part of the popular television series Community and The Goldbergs as their director.

Well, how well do you know about Jay Chandrasekhar? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Jay Chandrasekhar’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Jay Chandrasekhar to date.

Biography and Early Life

Jay Chandrasekhar was born to parents, father Arcot Jambulingam Chandrasekhar and mother Hema Chandrasekhar, in Chicago of Illinois, the United States of America 9th April of the year 1968. Both of his parents are physicians by profession, and he is the middle child of his family as he has a younger and an older sister. With their family being of Tamil Origin, they are from Chennai of India. Both of his sisters are established lawyers by profession.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Jay Chandrasekhar in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Jay Chandrasekhar’s age is 56 years old as of today’s date 20th April 2024 having been born on 9 April 1968. Though, he is 5′ 9″ in feet and inches and 182 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 187 lbs in Pound and 85 kg in Kilograms.


Chandrasekhar went to the Lake Forest Academy for his primary education and later attended the Colgate University. He graduated with his major in European History and studied philosophy as his minor subject. While at college, he is known to have attended one semester at the Loyola University situated in Chicago.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Jay has a very simple dating life as he married the famous actress named Susan Clarke in the year 2005, and they have been inseparable ever since. They even have three children together, and they are living quite a happy life together.

Is Jay Chandrasekhar Gay?

Even though Chandrasekhar does not offer a very long dating history, he is happily married to his wife, Susan Clarke. The latter happens to be a woman and even has his children together with her, which makes it safe to conclude that Jay is not gay and identifies himself as a straight man.

Professional Career

Chandrasekhar started his career in the industry when he created the comedy group named Broken Lizard with Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, and Eric Stolhanske. He started featuring and providing exposure to his comedy troop by making shots in the year 1996, the same year in which he became the director of the Comedy movie named The Puddle Cruiser.

This movie was made under adverse conditions where they had a budget restriction and had to include their family members and friends in the role of extras and others that were required. But the movie acquired quite the attention and is known to have been included in the Sundance Film Festival the same year it was made. Later in the year 2005, he again directed another comedy movie named The Dukes of Hazzard, which turned out to be a financial success.

He is a famous comedy director known for his skills and has directed many popular comedy series and movies like Chuck, Psych, Community, Blue Mountain State, Arrested Development, The Goldbergs, and The Babymakers. He even starred in episodes of the famous comedy series, namely Community and Psych.

Even though he is thriving as a director, he performs stand-up comedy and gigs with his comedy groupmates Steve Lemme and Kevin Heffernan.


Jay Chandrasekhar has managed to achieve quite a lot in his successful career as a director, and some of his achievements are the Honorary Award for the Goldbergs, the CinEuphoria Award in the year 2020. He also won the Golden Starfish Award under the nomination of Best American Independent Film for his movie Puddle Cruiser at the Hamptons International Film Festival in the year 1996.

He was the recipient of the OFTA Television Award under the nomination of Best Direction of a comedy series for Community in the year 2012 and Audience award for Super Troopers at the SXSW Film Festival in the year 2001.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Jay Chandrasekhar in 2024

Jay Chandrasekhar Net Worth
Jay Chandrasekhar Net Worth

Jay Chandrasekhar’s net worth is calculated to be around $5 million, estimated as of the current year 2024. Most of this is generated from his successful career as a comedian, actor, screenwriter, and director. He is also the founder of the comedy troupe Broken Lizard and later directed and appeared in various famous series like the Goldbergs, Beer fest, Space Troopers, Community, Psych, and others, which helped him build a successful career and earn a fortune.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Jay also has a cousin named Sendhil Ramamurthy, who is a popular actor by profession as well.
  • “Jambulingam” is his middle name, which was given to him in honor of his grandfather of the same name.

Jayant Jambulingam Chandrasekhar is a director of great merit, evident from his successful career as a comedian and his list of achievements. He works really hard with immense focus to date to keep improving his talent as a comedian and broaden his vision as a director, which is commendable and makes him a great source of inspiration for a lot of people around the world.


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