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Kumail Nanjiani’s ‘The Big Sick’ wins at Hollywood Film Awards

Kumail Nanjiani’s ‘The Big Sick’ wins at Hollywood Film Awards

Pakistani-American actor Kumail Nanjiani has starred in the romantic comedy film The Big Sick, which he wrote with his wife Emily V. Gordaon

Pakistani-American stand-up comedian and actor Kumail Nanjiani definitely has a bright future in Hollywood as his debut film The Big Sick has clinched an award at the 2017 Hollywood Film Awards.

The film based on Nanjiani’s story, won the Hollywood Comedy Ensemble Award at a star-studded ceremony held The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills on November 5.

Kumail Nanjiani was born on February 21, 1978 in Karachi, Pakistan. He is an actor and producer, known for The Big Sick (2017), Silicon Valley (2014) and Central Intelligence(2016).

During his childhood, Nanjiani lived in Karachi and attended Karachi Grammar School. At 18, he moved to the United States and attended Grinnell College in Iowa, from which he graduated in 2001.

Pakistani-American stand-up comedian and actor Kumail Nanjiani definitely has a bright future in Hollywood as his debut film The Big Sick has clinched an award at the 2017 Hollywood Film Awards.

The cast included Kumail as himself, Zoe Kazan as his girlfriend Emily while Holly Hunter and Ray Romano played Emily’s parents.

Kumail being Kumail accepted the award with a light-hearted, humourous speech all the while thanking the film’s creators for bringing his life story to the cinema.

Nanjiani’s movie The Big Sick is based on the real love story of him and Gordon, and the challenges he faced when he moved to United States.

Nanjiani’s wife was in a  coma during the beginning of their relationship and provide a base to make a good topic for a film.

Gordon said the film is at least in part, accurate to reality where the pair first connects in a bar however she further said we really wanted to approach it as a movie rather than a documentary of our lives.

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