Kal Penn
Kal Penn
Real Name/Full Name Kalpen Suresh Modi
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Kal Penn
Birth Place: Montclair, New Jersey, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 23 April 1977
Age/How Old: 47 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 178 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 10″
Weight: In Kilograms – 77 Kg
In Pounds – 170 lbs
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Light Brown
Parents Name: Father – Suresh Modi
Mother – Asmita Bhatt
Siblings: 1
School: Marlboro Middle School; Howell High School; Freehold Township High School
College: University of california, Los Angeles
Religion: Hindu
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: N/A
Kids/Children Name: No
Profession: Actor, Civil Servant, Film Producer
Net Worth: $15 million
Last Updated: June 2024

Born as Kalpen Suresh Modi, Kal Penn is an American actor who also served in the White House and was a former President Barack Obama Administration team. He is a guest lecturer at Pennsylvania University. His role in Namesake brought him enormous success and international attention.

Well, how well do you know about Kal Penn? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Kal Penn’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 Kal Penn to date.

Biography and Early Life

The birthplace of Kal is Montclair, New Jersey. His father’s name is Sure Modi, who was an engineer by profession. His mother, Asmita Bhatt Modi, used to work in a perfume company. He grew up along with his brother Pulin Modi. He developed an interest in entertainment from an early age and always wanted to be a part of the entertainment industry.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Kal Penn in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Kal Penn’s age is 47 years old as of today’s date 18th June 2024 having been born on 23 April 1977. Though, he is 5′ 10″ in feet and inches and 178 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 170 lbs in Pound and 77kg in Kilograms.


He started his formal education by attending Marlboro Middle School, where he was an active participant in the Jazz Band. H3 then attended Howell High School after getting into a Magnet Program and did a major in Theater. After finishing middle school, he got himself enrolled in Freehold Township High School. He was a part of the public speaking team there. After completing high school, he was admitted to UCLA and got his college graduation degree in 2000 with a double major in the subjects named Film and Sociology.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Kal likes to keep his personal life private. As a presidential team member, he had to keep those information secret. Moreover, in an interview, he revealed that he is not comfortable disclosing personal information and not comfortable around media or public attention either. However, it was rumored that he was dating his co-actor, Italia Ricci, but he never confirmed that.

Is Kal Penn Gay?

Any information about Kal’s personal life is still not available. However, it was rumored that he might be gay, but he never confirmed that. It is also unknown if he is dating any women or not. But he has never been heard of getting linked to any men ever. So his sexuality is unconfirmed.

Professional Career

Kal debuted his acting career in 1998 by appearing in the movie named Express: Aisle to Glory. After that, he got various opportunities and acted in major and minor roles in several series such as American Desi, Van Wilder, The Lonely Island, Malibu’s Most Wanted, Dude, A Lot Like Love. He has also appeared in the famous American tv show named Law And Order.

In 2006, the movie Namesake brought him several prestigious awards. He also acted in the ‘How I Met Your Mother’ series. His role in the series named Sunnyside, produced by the famous NBC Network, was widely appreciated. He played the lead role there. In 2016 he acted in the drama series Designated Survivor produced by ABC TV Network. In 2014, he got a chance in an Indian film based on the Bhopal Gas Accident and acted there.

In 2007, he became a part of the Presidential Election as an advocate and was a member of Barack Obama’s team. Two years later, he was promoted and became the associate director of White House Public Engagement. To concentrate on his acting career, he left the job in 2010 but returned shortly and became the co-chairperson of the reelection campaign. He was a board member of the White House Film Festival. In 2017 he resigned from the post and left the White House.


In 2005, he was nominated for The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards for his movie Son of the Mask. However, he didn’t win. In the same year, he was also nominated for the Teen Choice Award in the “Choice Movie Rockstar Moment” category. In 2005, he was also nominated for the MTV movie and TV award in the “Best Screen Team” category. In 2009, he, along with Lisa Edelstein, got nominated for Screen Actors Guild Awards for his series House M.D but failed to win.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Kal Penn in 2024

Kal Penn Net Worth
Kal Penn Net Worth

According to 2024, Kal has an estimated net worth of around $15 million, which he has earned chiefly through his successful acting career. As a civil servant, he makes about $400k per year. He has also produced several very successful films from where he managed to earn a considerable sum of money.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • As a child, he often came to Gujrat, India, and started speaking Gujrati.
  • He was a professor of Film Study at Pennsylvania University.
  • He is mostly known to his fans for his portrayal of the character Kumar, in the movie series called Harold & Kumar.

Kal Penn is the ultimate example of being talented and meritorious. He successfully finished his study along with his acting career. Also, he amazingly carried two professions parallel. He is active on Twitter and often shares his opinion on various political and social issues.


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