The Indian-American actor Nik Dodani is known for his role Zahid in ‘Atypical’. As well as Pat Patel in ‘Murphy Brown’ where he portrayed the character of a social media expert as an identified gay. In fact, he has openly come out as gay and recalled his personal experience coming out to his Indian parents. In the 2016 BuzzFeed article which helped him to put the Arizona-raised performer on the national radar after his video ‘Man of Color’ became viral.
Besides acting, Dodani is also a stand-up comedian as well as a writer. Moreover, it was also announced that he would be writing the screenplay for the film adaption of Rakesh Satyal’s novel ‘Blue Boy’ in 2018. Let us scroll below to know more details of the Indian-American television personality.
Nik Dodani: Bio, Family, Career
He was born to an Indian immigrants family on 19 December 1993 in Dallas, Texas, the United States. However, he has not revealed information on his parents though he sometimes mentioned them on his comedy gigs. He grew up along with his elder sister, Shannon Dodani. Additionally, he has nationality of America but belongs to Indian origin.
After completing high school, he attended BASIS Scottsdale, in Arizona and graduated in 2011. After that, he joined Occidental College where he pursued politics. During his first year, he worked at the Lower Ninth Ward Living Museum in New Orleans. He graduated from the college in 2015, during that time, he has interned for Elizabeth Warren’s 2012 Senate Campaign. I also had a portfolio of working as a graphic designer and member of the political firm in LA.
Dodani started his acting career from the year 2008 when he appeared as Paku in the television movie ‘Living With Abandon’. In 2014, while working on Alicia Key’s HIV/AIDS campaign, he comeback to feature in two dramas ‘The Comeback’ ad ‘Selfie’. However, he gained recognition after working in 2017 ‘Atypical’ followed by Pat Patel in ‘Murphy Brown’. His film credit includes 2016 ‘The Good Neighbor’, 2018 ‘Dark Was the Night’, and 2019 ‘Escape Room’.
In 2016, he worked as a producer for MoveOn.org and organized a political comedy tour ‘Laughter Trumps Hate’. In the same year, he was listed in the Advocate Magazine as one of the 21 Out Actors of Color Hollywood Should Cast as Leading Man’. Additionally, Buzzfeed had also described him as one of the ‘revolutionizing India’s fight for LGBT rights’ in 2015.
Nik Dodani: Personal Life & Partner
Coming over to his personal life, his admirers must be wondering that comedian has hooked up with anyone or not. Well, the answer is that he has kept most of the details of his love life away from the media. However, he has revealed that he is in a relationship with the guy called Michael P. Johnson. The actor keeps on sharing the pictures of the duo on his social media accounts. Also, according to sources, they have been dating since 2015 and celebrated their second anniversary in June 2017.
Moreover, the actor has not involved in any kind of controversy or rumors, except his viral video ‘Man of Color’. Currently, he is focusing on his career and planning to expand his career. Additionally, he is an advocate of LGBT rights and attends the events/programs of the LGBT community.
Caption: Nik and his boyfriend Michael P Johnson
Nik Dodani: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
Though the actor has worked in a handful of series and movies, he had managed to rose to prominence in a short period of time. Moreover, he presents himself as a writer, comedian, and activist which has helped him to gain a considerable amount from his career. However, he is a rising star whose fame will surely increase more in upcoming days as well as his wealth. As of now, he has estimated net worth at around $2 million that he has been making from his career.
He is fairly active over different social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter. He does not possess any accounts on Twitter or Facebook. The actor has only personal and verified account @nikdodani on Instagram with 341k followers.
Nik Dodani: Body Measurements
The actor has a slim body that maintains an average height of 5 feet 0 inch or 1.52 meters. Other than this, there is no information on his body measurements of chest, waist, or biceps. Further, he has black eyes as well as hair color.