How tall is Kumail Nanjiani

Kumail Nanjiani's Height

5ft 8 ½ (174 cm)

Pakistani actor best known for playing Dinesh Chugtai on TV show Silicon Valley. He once mentioned on Twitter "I'm fake 5'10".

How tall is Kumail Nanjiani
Dave Bautista & Kumail
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Five-Ten...Rounding up from Five-Nine and a half, you know.

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Average Guess (33 Votes)
5ft 8.55in (174.1cm)
ladude said on 2/Apr/23
counts for nothing i know, but this guy used to go to my gym before he got all jacked up… i’d say solid 5’9
Matt99 said on 5/Jul/22
He didn’t look much shorter than Ewan in the Kenobi series, I can buy 174 but at most.
Keyten DeGraef said on 16/Jun/22
Looks solid 5’9 to me
IceCold said on 15/Apr/22
Yeah, he is aslo listed 5'8 1/2 on Google or 174 cm
Mr. Hector said on 13/Apr/22
Here's 5ft 8 ¼ Kumail Nanjiani next to 5ft 8 ½ Vella Lovell. Someone please explain.

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Editor Rob
Can pull off 5ft 9.5 there. Maybe she has lost a bit in posture, but he could turn out to be the one taller. I suppose with Barry Keoghan he also looks near 5ft 9 there.
Joseph Tang said on 9/Nov/21
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Looks taller than that here
Blanc said on 18/Jul/20
Where did he say that quote? I only found that wired autocomplete
Editor Rob
I copied the quote from his twitter when adding him in 2016.
I should add that you can see Kumail did a few big purges of tweets, deleting about 20,000 and 8000 on two big occasions.
MrTBlack said on 4/Jun/20
That comment is kinda vague, is he saying he is or isn’t 5’10”?
Editor Rob
in other words he probably claims 5ft 10 knowing he's under that mark, hence he's a fake 5ft 10er.
Dream said on 16/Nov/19
Rob, you upgraded him more?
Editor Rob
A solid 173 range is probably what he could measure.
Yang (5 footer 8, 172-173) said on 9/Sep/19
Similar height with mine..... but I am heavier than him at least!!!!
khaled taban said on 1/Sep/19
He is a little above but not 174cm either. 173.4cm max for Kumail.
Hurricane Brat said on 25/Aug/19
Hey Rob, it's quite apparent that he's wearing lifts in these pics next to 176 cm Richard Madden right?

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Editor Rob
I'm not sure about lifts, but maybe a big fraction more footwear.
Importer said on 11/Jul/19
That quote lol.
Never said on 6/Jul/19
He's under 5'6", but funny as heck!
Junior Hernandez 1990 said on 16/Jun/19
He looks a full 5'8 1/8.
Matt99 said on 12/May/18
Nice downgrade, he never quite looked the 174 mark!
RDJ said on 9/Apr/18
tom, agents will always "suggest" to actors that they give at least their morning shoe height. In which case, Nanjiani is actually spot on 5'10."
Don Julio said on 10/Jan/18
Yeah 5'8 3/4" looks right to me
tom said on 16/Dec/17
They ask him his height in this video (Click Here) and he says five ten, 'rounding up from nine and a half', but he has a sceptical look on his face. I sometimes wonder if celebrities are forced to lie about their height, it's strange.
Agreco4l said on 19/Jul/17
Maybe a little over 5'8"
Heyja said on 15/Mar/17
Probably the greatest height joke of all time.
truth said on 24/May/16
Well, at least he explained the fake part LOL.
bob said on 20/May/16
everything we kno about height is a lie

everyone rounds up and adds 1-2 inches depending on shows

5 -8 becomes 5-9.5/5-10

5-10 becomes 5 -11.5/ 6ft, etc
paul.. said on 20/May/16
Rob , please also update Jin Yang's height.
Sam said on 19/May/16
Yeah, he's a witty guy. He can look near 5'8" flat at times. Not much between him and Fred Armisen when Kumail pops up on Portlandia and 2-3 inches between him Thomas Middleditch I'd reckon.
MD said on 19/May/16
With 5'10.5" Rob Corddry:

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With 5'10.75" Thomas Middleditch, though his posture is never quite right:

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Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 17/May/16
Haha that's a great quote...
TJE said on 17/May/16
Gotta give it to him. Fake 5'10 has a better ring than 5'8.5.

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