Stars on TV: Five Indian-origin celebrities who appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live
The professional dynamics for Indian origin celebrities have evolved over time in the western world. Over the years, they have been able to move past the generalizations of races and got accredited for their talents. Jimmy Kimmel Live is one such show which has hosted vast array of celebrities, from different walks of life, belonging to medley of ethnicities, including Indian.
Jimmy Kimmel is known for his rad and witty ripostes to social fallacies and leveraging the platform to usher change by keeping all smiles intact. Let’s have a look at all the Indian origin celebrities who made it to your favorite American talk show.
The flag bearer of global domination and heartbeat of the nation, our very own Desi girl has been achievinmilestones after milestones in Hollywood. Born in Jameshdpur, Priyanka has lived in India for majority part of her life. All eyes and minds were fixated when she made her first appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live and post which she has appeared on the show two more times. Her scintillating wit and alluring grace made each episode special and equally chuckle some.
Vera Mindy Chokalingam, known professionally as Mindy Kaling, was born to Indian parents who immigrated to the United States in 1979, the same year Kaling was born. The Indian-American actress, comedian, and writer is synonymous to brazen behavior at its best. Mindy made for an entertaining guest even did a little quintessential Mindy Act, leaving everyone with laugh riots.
The Harold and Kumar star was born in New Jersey to Gujarati parents. He has been able to strike the right balance between critical acclaim and commercial success with movies like The Namesake. He made for a delightful guest and the perfect entertainer during his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Jimmy in fact quoted that it feels like he has been looking in the mirror because the similar resemblance of these two is uncanny. They also acknowledged the social media posts about them and Kal’s experience about working at the White House.
Born and raised in London to Gujarati Indian Hindu parents, Dev Patel appeared on the show right after his claim to fame movie Slumdog Millionaire. He was taking his nascent steps in his career and came to promote his then upcoming movie called the best exotic marigold hotel. Taking about hotels, they reminisced the first time he came for the show and ended up accidentally revealing his hotel intricate details.
Born in Mumbai, another Slumdog Millionaire marvel, who made it large right after her much appreciated performance in the movie is Frieda Pinto. She too made it to the show while promoting her movie Immortals. She talked about her family dynamics and how she counted her blessings for not having her mother as the principal of the school she studied at.
Jimmy Kimmel Live airs in India every day at 9 pm on Star World