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Vera Mindy Chokalingam, known professionally as Mindy Kaling (born June 24, 1979 in Cambridge, Massachusetts) is an American actress, writer, director, and comedian of Indian descent.

She's perhaps best known for her roles as Kelly Kapoor on NBC's The Office, Dr. Mindy Lahiri on Hulu's note  The Mindy Project, which she created, and Velma Dinkley in Velma. From 2012 to 2015, she was the only actor of Indian descent headlining a series on American network television. note 

Mindy has written two memoirs to date: 2011's Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns), and 2015's Why Not Me?

She's also provided the voices of Taffyta Muttonfudge in Disney's Wreck-It Ralph and Disgust in Pixar's Inside Out.


  • Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) (2011)
  • Why Not Me? (2015)
  • Nothing Like I Imagined(Except For Sometimes) (2020)

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