His immortal tongue twister screen name “Taj Mahal Badalandabad” in “National Lampoon’s: Van Wilder – Party Liaison” and his own “National Lampoon Van Wilder’s: The Rise of Taj” is indeed a part of our pop-culture. We can conclude, that his fictitious-smart-funny-practical character made him so famous and he earned his own desk now from “White Castle” to “White House.” Yes, there’s no mistake with it he worked as Associate Director for Office of Public Engagement for President Barack Obama from April 8, 2009 up to July 2011.
Kal Penn was born in Montclair, New Jersey, U.S. on April 23, 1977 as Kalpen Suresh Modi. He is an actor-comedian, film producer, and off-course a civil servant. He joined Marlboro Middle School and a member of their official band. He then transferred to Freehold Township High School until his senior years. He finished in his studies with a double major Film and Sociology at UCLA in 2000.
He made his first debut as Jackie Newton in 1998 movie “Express: Aisle to Glory.” He made important roles for various movies like “Freshman”, “
American Desi”, “Hector”, “Badger”, “Cosmopolitan”, “Love Don't Cost a Thing”, “Malibu's Most Wanted”, “Dude! Where’s the Party”, “Ball & Chain”, “Homeland Security”, “Dancing in Twilight”, “Son of the Mask”, “A Lot like Love”, “Sueno”, “Man About Town”, “Bachelor Party Vegas”, “
The Namesake”, “Superman Returns”, “Deck The Halls”, “Epic Movie”, “Triumph: The Lowell Pomerantz Story”, “Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain”, “Dementamania”, “
Black Nativity” and the “Sisterhood of Night” in 2014. He has also upcoming movie titled “
The Layover” scheduled for release in 2016. His “Harold & Kumar’s” and “National Lampoon’s” sequel made him famous.
He is often known as a very down to earth person. One time while he’s in line in a banquet, he heard that one of the lady is talking how bad actor he is, instead he tapped the person’s shoulder and agreed how bad his acting is and smiled. He landed various television roles for Brookfield, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Sabrina: The Teenage Witch, one of episodes that he bagged most will be in The Big Brain Theory,
The House, How I Met Your Mother, Law & Order, Spin City, Angel, ER and more. In this year he have his on TV-Show the Big Picture with Kal Penn.
His interest in politics started and evolved in the stories of his grandparents marching with Mahatma Gandhi in an Indian independence event. Since then he made fascination that one day he'll give proper and humble contributions especially for your ones. He’s finalizing his works for graduate or master’s degree “international security” at Stanford University. He’s still working at the same time for Obama as President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities and Master of Ceremonies for the White House Student Film Festival.