Maulik Pancholy

Maulik Pancholy is an American actor known for his work in TV shows, movies, and theater productions. He has appeared in popular shows like “30 Rock,” “Weeds,” and “Whitney,” as well as in movies like “Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension” and “The Good Shepherd.” In this article, we will explore the early life, education, professional life, personal life, and achievements of Maulik Pancholy.

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Maulik Pancholy

Maulik Pancholy is an American actor known for his work in TV shows, movies, and theater productions. He has appeared in popular shows like “30 Rock,” “Weeds,” and “Whitney,” as well as in movies like “Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension” and “The Good Shepherd.” In this article, we will explore the early life, education, professional life, personal life, and achievements of Maulik Pancholy.

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Early Life and Education:

Maulik Pancholy was born on January 18, 1974, in Dayton, Ohio, to Indian immigrant parents. His family settled in Tampa, Florida, where he attended junior high and high school at Berkeley Preparatory School. Pancholy developed an interest in acting from a young age and participated in school plays and musicals.

After graduating from high school, Pancholy attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Theater. While at Northwestern, he participated in various theater productions, including “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “The Normal Heart.”

Professional Life:

After completing his Bachelor’s he attended the Yale School of Drama, where he received his Master of Fine Arts in 2003. He landed his first professional acting job in the Broadway production of “The King and I.” He later appeared in other Broadway productions, including “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” and “It’s Only a Play.”

In addition to his work in theater, Pancholy began appearing in TV shows and movies. He made his TV debut with a small role in the popular NBC show “Law & Order” in 2003. He went on to appear in several other TV shows, including “The Sopranos,” “30 Rock,” “Weeds,” and “Whitney.” He has also appeared in movies like “Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension” and “The Good Shepherd.”

Pancholy is also known for his voiceover work. He has voiced characters in animated shows like “Phineas and Ferb,” “Sanjay and Craig,” and “The Adventures of Puss in Boots.” He has also narrated audiobooks and lent his voice to various commercials and video games.

Personal Life:

Maulik Pancholy is openly gay and has been an activist for LGBT rights. He was named to the Obama administration’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in 2014, where he worked to promote LGBT rights and combat bullying.

In 2014, Pancholy published a memoir called “The Best at It,” which tells the story of a 12-year-old Indian American boy who is trying to find his place in the world while also coming to terms with his sexuality. The book was inspired by Pancholy’s own experiences growing up as a gay Indian American.

Achievements:

Maulik Pancholy has been recognized for his work in both acting and advocacy. In 2008, he was named to Out magazine’s “Out 100” list, which recognizes influential LGBT individuals. 

Pancholy has also been recognized for his work in the entertainment industry. In 2007, he was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for his role in “30 Rock.” 

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