Mindy Kaling is an American actress best known for her starring role as bubbly Kelly Kapoor in the television mockumentary series The Office, from 2005-2013.
Kaling is also a writer/ producer on the show and has written several episodes, including "Hot Girl," "The Dundies," "Take Your Daughter to Work Day" and "The Injury."
"The Injury" is the recipient of the prestigious Media Access Award presented by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Prior to working on The Office, Kaling co-wrote and co-starred in the hit off-Broadway play Matt & Ben, which won the New York International Fringe Festival's Best Play prize and went on to be a featured selection at the 2003 U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen.
The play was on Rolling Stone's Hot List and was listed as one of Time Magazine's top ten theatrical events of 2003.
In film, Kaling was the object of Paul Rudd's unwanted affections in Universal's The Forty Year-Old Virgin. She has also been the object of Larry David's unwanted affections in the hit HBO comedy series Curb Your Enthusiasm. She can also be seen in the feature films License to Wed and Unaccompanied Minors.
Kaling was invited to be a guest writer on Saturday Night Live and also made a guest appearance as herself. In 2012 she created and starred in the comedy series The Mindy Project.
She is from Cambridge, Massachusetts and currently resides in Los Angeles.