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Mindy Kaling Bio + Facts

Hi everyone, this week as not been not such a great week for my household, in particular my youngest daughter, as she was just getting over her last relapse with her Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME for short), but she has taken a step back. It is hard seeing your child in pain, but unable to do anything for them, its not just her that suffers daily, this is a complex condition that baffles the doctors as they don’t understand, which is why there are so many people out there that don’t receive any help from anyone, and I am afraid to say it but my daughter is one of them.

Anyway, on with today’s blog post. This week is about Mindy Kaling, she turns 42 today she is a talented actress, comedienne and mother, Mindy has become one of television’s funniest talents and is an inspiration and role model for everyone,

Early Life:

Mindy Kaling was born on 24 June1979 in Cambridge, Massachusetts United States, to parents Avu Chokalingam an architect and Dr Swati Chokalingam (nee Roysircar) an obstetrician/gynaecologist. As a child she would be so intrigued by comedy sketches and would pay more attention to such televised shows as Living Color and Saturday Night Live.

Mindy is an American actress, comedian and is known for her off-beat humour, which she displayed in her own project that she created in the popularised “The Mindy Project.” She was a member of the comedy troupe The Dog Day Players and the Rockapellas while attending one of the most distinguished and illustrious schools Dartmouth College, where she majored in theatre and joined an all-female a cappella group. During her time at the college Mindy would create a comic strip for the college newspaper called Badly Drawn Girl, in 2001 she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in playwriting.

How her Career Started

Kaling begun her career as an intern for the television show the Late Night with Conan O’Brien aged 19. From there, she moved to Brooklyn and went on to work as a production assistant for Crossing Over with John Edward, Kaling and her best friend wrote a Broadway play called Matt and Ben in 2002. The play was a wondrous hit at the New York International Fringe Festival, it a was named as one of the top ten theatrical events of the year. Kaling caught the eye of Greg Daniels that sane year and was hired to write and perform on the show. She was the only female among a staff of eight. This was the beginning of what would become an exceptional career for her.

Facts

  • Her birth name is Vera Mindy Chokalingam. The name Vera is, according to Kaling, is of the “incarnation of a Hindu goddess.”
  • Kaling’s parents are from India and met while working at the same hospital in Nigeria, they moved to the United States in 1979.
  • Kaling was born to Indian Immigrants Parents Avu Chokalingam and Dr Swati Chokalingam.
  • She went to the prestigious Buckingham Browne & Nichols School in Cambridge Massachusetts.
  • Mindy attended Dartmouth College and while there, she used to draw comic strip she drew for the school’s newspaper called “Badly Drawn Girl.” She was also a Classics major for much of college, studying Latin, which she had not studied since 7th grade.
  • She joined an improvisational comedy troupe called The Dog Day Players while attending Dartmouth College.
  • She shortened her last name early on in her career when she was still at college as no-one could pronounce it correctly.
  • She was named Mindy after one of the lead characters in a television series called Mork and Mindy, which starred Robin Williams and Pam Dawber according to US Weekly.
  • By the time she reached 33 she had only had four boyfriends, as she didn’t start dating until senior year of college. One of her boyfriends was also her co-star on The Office, whom she met 15 years ago B.J. Novak and Mindy are still close to this day, as best friends, even after the relationship ended.
  • She starred in the Office, which also starred Steve Carell and John Krasinski, who both went on to become a huge star themselves. Kaling received six Emmy Award nominations as a writer and a producer of the show.
  • She got her start in acting on-stage before landing her first TV appearance in “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and made her movie debut in “The 40-Year-Old Virgin”.
  • From her success on The Office, Kaling went on to develop her own series, The Mindy Project which debuted in 2012. The show made TV history as the first sitcom to star an Indian American.
  • She loves reading books by Jhumpa Lahiri, even naming her Mindy Lahiri character after her.
  • Kaling loved the Simpsons growing up, so much so that she once dressed up as the matriarch Marge Simpson for a photo shoot.
  • The on-set photos in Mindy’s apartment and office are Kaling’s own. There are also photos of Mindy with actors who have been on the show for added realism.
  • Mindy Kaling starred alongside a variety of actors in A Wrinkle in time with the likes of Reece Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey, Storm Reid and many more…
  • Kaling had her first taste of comedic success with the play Matt and Ben. She wrote and starred in this celebrity spoof about actors Ben Affleck and Matt Damon writing the screenplay for the movie Good Will Hunting.
  • Kaling is a single mother to 2 adorable children Katherine Swati Kaling 3 and 9-month-old Spencer Avu Kaling.
  • Mindy wrote and starred in the hit sitcom The Office, before going on to create her on popular television series The Mindy Project.
  • In the 2011 film No Strings Attached, she played the roommate of the main character, Natalie Portman.
  • In 2015 she published a collection of her essays titled Why Not Me?
  • Mindy drew inspiration for the career choice of her character from a place that is really close to home. Mindy’s mother, Swati, who is also a physician. Mindy admitted to getting some of her story ideas from her mother’s real-world career.
  • On top of being an actress, a TV writer, and a producer, Kaling has also written two hilarious memoirs: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (and Other Concerns) and Why Not Me? Both books were not only hilarious, but also New York Times bestsellers.
  • Kaling and Witherspoon have worked together on several projects together, not only did they star together in A Wrinkle in Time but are now teaming up again for Legally Blonde 3 where Mindy has signed on to write the screen play along with Dan Goor. Mindy has had a recurring role on Reese’s The Morning Show with Jennifer Aniston, and Reece did a cameo on The Mindy Project (2017), which as cemented their BFF.
  • In addition to writing, producing, and starring in her own show, Kaling has tackled other projects as well. She has become one of Twitter’s most popular personalities, with more than 11.6 million followers.
  • She also voices characters in the films Despicable Me, Wreck-It Ralph and Inside Out.
  • Mindy is a huge fan of writer and director Nora Ephron, who penned classics like You’ve Got Mail and Sleepless in Seattle. But it turns out that Ephron was also a fan of her work too. Ephron had been given Kaling’s first book as a gift, and she wrote Kaling a letter telling her how much she enjoyed it.
  • Kaling was nominated for an Emmy Award along with Greg Daniels for the episode Niagara of the show The Office. Kaling and her co-writers were nominated five times for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series. Kaling also received a nomination for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series in 2010.
  • The Mindy Project has been nominated for three NAACP Image Awards in 2015. Mindy Kaling herself is nominated for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series.
  • In 2013, Time magazine named her one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World.
  • In her best-selling memoir, “Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?” Kaling describes herself as a sensitive and studious child.

Thanks for taking the time to read my blog, Enjoy the rest of your week and I will see you all next week.

Laugh Out Loud Quotes

Hi everyone, Here in the Uk we are slowly returning back to normality, whatever that is, businesses are slowly beginning to open up once again, and resume their daily duties, you can sure tell that shops, pubs and hairdressers have started opening up again, as there are humungous queues coming from everywhere you look, customers have even started queuing as early as 3am in the morning, That’s dedication for you, I, like so many others, was nicely tucked up in bed.

Today’s post is about Laugh Out Loud Quotes, I thought that I would do them as we all need to let off steam and have our laugh out loud moments, as we all need to smile a little more and laugh as loud as we can, for as long as we can. To start to enjoy life, if this pandemic as taught us nothing else is to enjoy every second of every day and to cherish it with all our hearts.

We began laughing from an early age, as children, we would laugh a lot, and into our teenage years, but as we get older, we don’t seem to laugh as much, I don’t know whether its because we are too busy, and our lives have just got in the way or that we have forgotten to laugh and have fun like we did when were kids. but whatever the reason is, we have to laugh more, as it relieves tension and stress, and it plays a part in staying healthy and overall it makes you feel a whole lot happier. Laughter is the perfect tonic for a happier and healthier life.

LOL !!!

“I don’t go crazy. I am crazy. I just go normal from time to time.” Boomsmo

“Sometimes when I close my eyes, I can’t see.” Anonymous

“People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.” A. A. Milne

” I’m not lazy, I’m just relaxed” Anonymous

“If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?” Abraham Lincoln

“People say you can’t live without love, but I think oxygen is more important” Anonymous

“He who laughs last didn’t get it.” Helen Giangregorio

“I just got off a flight that crossed five time zones, does that make me a time traveler” Anon

“If you’re hotter than me, then that means I’m cooler than you.” Anon

“My Wallet is like an onion, opening it makes me cry” Anonymous

“Sometimes I wish I was an octopus, so I could slap eight people at once.” Unknown

“If I’m silent it’s because there’s thunder inside me or I’m just chilling may the odds be in your favor” Unknown

“If you find it hard to laugh at yourself, I would be happy to do it for you.” Groucho Marx

“Your secrets are safe with me… I wasn’t even listening” Anon

“You know you’re getting old when you stoop to tie your shoelaces and wonder what else you could do while you’re down there.” George Burns

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog, Keep laughing and I will see you all next week!

20 Funny Quotes

Hi everyone, today I thought I would do some funny quotes to keep everyone’s spirits up in a time when the world is in chaos. I hope you all keep safe and find some sunshine, in a time when everywhere just looks so dark. I find humour to help me through anything, I just hope you can find the laughter inside of you.

“I’m sick of following my dreams, man. I’m just going to ask where they’re going and hook up with ’em later.”  Mitch Hedberg

“A Good Friend would offer you an umbrella in the rain, a Best Friend would steal yours and say “Run Bitch Run!” Unknown

“Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way when you criticize them, you are a mile away from them and you have their shoes.” Jack Handey

“The elevator to success is out of order, you’ll have to use the stairs… One step at a time.” Joe Girard

“Roses are red, violets are blue a face like yours belongs in a zoo. Don’t you worry I’ll be there too, not in the cage, but laughing at you!” Unknown

“I love being married. It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.” Rita Rudner

“I’m going to stand outside. So if anyone asks… I’m outstanding.” Anonymous

“Minds are like parachutes, they only function when open.” Thomas Dewar

“Never follow anyone else’s path. Unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost and you see a path. Then by all means follow that path.” Ellen DeGeneres

“People who wonder whether the glass is half empty or half full are missing the point… The glass is Refillable.” Unknown

“Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.” Mark Twain

“Don’t be pushed by your problems, be led by your dreams.” Anonymous

“A good friend helps you up when you fall. A best friend laughs in your face, and trips you again!!” Anonymous

“When your right, no one remembers. When you’re wrong, no one forgets.” Unknown

“My fake plants died because I did not pretend to water them.” Mitch Hedberg

“Instead of LOL why don’t you try LOLWKASF: Laughing Out Loud While Keeping A Straight Face.” Anonymous

“Some people call me crazy. I prefer the term happy with a twist.” Unknown

“A lot of people are afraid of heights. Not me, I’m afraid of widths.” Steven Wright

“I finally realized that people are prisoners of their phones… That’s why it’s called a cell phone.” Anonymous

“I was asked to name all the presidents, I thought they already had names.” Dimitri Martin

See you all next week!

A Limerick or Two

Hi everyone, welcome back to this weeks blog. I have done a couple of limericks today, as I found them to be very funny, and the best medicine for any situation is laughter.

The first one you read is a tongue twister, just for a laugh, see if you can say it very fast.

A tutor who tooted the flute,
Tried to teach two young fluters to toot.
Said the two to the tutor,
‘is it harder to toot, or
To tutor two fluters to toot?’

by Hugh Morrison

When the funny man’s copy is due,
And jokes seem remarkably few,
He will jump to his chair,
Take a pull at his hair,
Then grind out a limerick or two.

by Hugh Morrison

Have a great week and I’ll see you back here next week.