Unknown Facts About Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling is responsible for making a lot of people laugh. Besides being an actress, she is a writer, and she even wrote for the most popular sitcom on NBC, The Office.

Mindy has been working on multiple projects at once since the beginning of her career. Her projects are continuously receiving good reviews.


Despite her global fame, there are surprisingly many lesser-known facts about Mindy. Let's find out about some of them.

Unknown Facts About Mindy Kaling

Who is Mindy?

Mindy is a summer child who comes from Massachusetts. She is a successful producer, writer, and actress. Her most notable projects are The Office, Wreck-It Ralph, and Inside Out.

Kaling got attention and fame immediately after appearing in the spotlight. She started writing for NBC's, The Office, at just 26 years of age. Many women idolize her, and experts appreciate her talent.


Mindy is a brilliant woman, and she often gives public statements and quotes that encourage a lot of women. She is not afraid and successfully bears with the fame she has gained.

Mega fans of the actress were amazed when she appeared in Ocean's 8 back in 2018. The role she played was quite intimidating, and people became obsessed even more than before.

Interestingly, there are still many unknown facts about the actress/writer. After reading each of them, you will get to know her just a bit better.


Her Name is Not Mindy

Her real name is not Mindy Kaling. She decided to call herself by the new name the moment she decided to become an actress and writer. According to her, the original name she had was not American enough.

Vera Chokalingam is her original name. Mindy, on the other hand, is her middle name. She got Mindy from the popular comedy Mork and Mindy.

She decided to go with "Mindy" because her mother loved the show. Mindy shortened her original last name to get the last name she has now.

Unknown Facts About Mindy Kaling

She is Responsible For the Best Ideas on The Office

Mindy was a member of The Office writing crew from the beginning. Many of the characters are loved simply because of the traits she wrote. Kelly Kapoor is one of those beloved characters.

Every personality trait and the background of this character was made by Mindy. The producers did not agree with her, but she did not mind. She went with her guts, and she fascinated the viewers.

She Steals

Mindy does not steal things as her character does in Ocean's 8, but she does steal props from sets. She publicly revealed that she took many things from The Office.

All of the things she took from the sets are now proudly presented in her house. Yes, she decorated her home with all of the stuff she stole.

She is Grateful For Ben Affleck

Kaling wrote a play about friendship back in 2002 with one of her friends. The play discussed the friendship between Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.

Interestingly, they made a film about it. Yes, the movie is Good Will Hunting, and it has become one of the greatest films of all time.

Unknown Facts About Mindy Kaling

She Attended College

Back in 2001, Mindy Kaling graduated from Dartmouth College. She wanted to focus on Latin, but her degree is in Playwriting.

Mindy was a member of the "Dog Day Players" back in her Dartmouth days. This membership even linked her with a group known as The Rockapellas.  It was an improvisational group, and she sang with them.

Believe it or not, back in those days, she even made a comic book. Her short comic book was published in the school's newspaper. She really does have some awesome talent in her!

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Fake Names Are Her Favorite

Mindy loves implementing her name in all of her projects. The Mindy Project is one of her most successful shows, and it bears her name. Interestingly, this is not always the case, though.

She loves to use fake names every time she orders food. That is because she does not know if people who are handling her food love her shows. If they do not, she does not know what the food will contain.

Unknown Facts About Mindy Kaling


Are you amazed by all of these facts? They are quite unusual and exciting at the same time. Mindy, or Vera (her original name), is a fan favorite for a reason. She is an extremely talented and fun person, and we hope she continues to write and deliver amazing shows in the future.

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