Every Desi Actor You’ve Seen In Ms. Marvel

🚨 Warning: The appearance of certain actors might serve as spoilers for some viewers. 🚨

1.

Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan


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Iman is a Canadian actress of Pakistani origin and made her screen debut with Ms. Marvel. She will be reprising her role of Kamala Khan in the movie The Marvels alongside Brie Larson and Teyonah Parris. 

2.

Mohan Kapur as Yusuf Khan


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Mohan Kapur is a well-known face in Bollywood and Indian television as not only an actor and host, but also as a voice artist. He started his career as the host of the South Asian variety show, Saanp Seedi, and has been a part of popular Bollywood films such as BodyguardJolly LLBHappy New Year, and Mission Mangal. He was also in TV shows such as Kaahin Kissii RozLaagi Tujhse Lagan, Everest, and Hostages. Interestingly, Mohan has been the voice of Doctor Strange in the Hindi dubs of his many appearances in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

3.

Zenobia Shroff as Muneeba Khan


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Zenobia Shroff is an Indian actress, Bharatanatyam dancer, sketch comedy performer, and a drama teacher. Some of you may recognise her as Kumail Nanjiani’s mother in The Big Sick, as Priya Ullah in the television show, The Affair, and as Himaya Pravesh in The Resident. Zenobia was also seen in Bollywood movies such as Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu.

4.

Saagar Shaikh as Aamir Khan


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Saagar is a Pakistani-American actor from San Antonio, Texas, who has been a part of television shows such as Unfair & Ugly, movies like Welcome to Forever, and several short films including You Can’t Do That and Enemy.

5.

Rish Shah as Kamran


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Rish is a British actor and model of Indian descent and started his career with the television series PrankMe. He has also appeared in the English soap opera, Emmerdale Farm, as Kirin Kotecha. We will soon see him in the movie Strangers, alongside Maya Hawke, Camila Mendes, and Sophie Turner.

6.

Nimra Bucha as Najma


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Nimra is a celebrated Pakistani actress who has starred in films such as Manto and television shows like Baandi, Sabz Pari Laal Kabootar, and Aakhri Station. In 2020, she was seen in the critically acclaimed web series, Churails (a personal favourite of mine) in which she played Batool Jan.

7.

Samina Ahmed as Sana


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Samina is a veteran Pakistani film and television actress, director, producer, and stage performer. She has been a part of a plethora of successful comedy dramas, including Alif Noon and Family Front. Her more recent ventures have been Annie Ki Aayegi Baraat, the much-loved Suno Chanda, and its sequel Suno Chanda 2. 

8.

Aramis Knight as Kareem/Red Dagger


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Aramis is an American actor whose father is of Pakistani origin. You might remember him as Bean from Ender’s Game and as M.K. in the post-apocalyptic drama, Into the Badlands.

9.

Farhan Akhtar as Waleed


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Farhan is an Indian actor, director, producer, playback singer, and TV host. His directorial debut, Dil Chahta Hai, is considered to be one of Bollywood’s most seminal films. As an actor (and a singer), we’ve seen and heard him in critical and commercial successes such as Zindagi Na Milegi DobaraBhaag Milkha Bhaag, and Dil Dhadakne Do. Excel Entertainment, his production company, is responsible for some of the best films and television/web shows to have come out of India.

10.

Mehwish Hayat as Aisha


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Mehwish is a Pakistani actress and singer who has appeared in a multitude of movies and TV shows including massive commercial successes such as Actor in LawPunjab Nahi JaungiLoad Wedding, and Chhalawa. She won the hearts of audiences with her appearance in tele-dramas like Mere Qatil Mere Dildar, Kami Reh Gai, Kabhi Kabhi, and Ishq Mein Teray. If you loved her singing in Ms. Marvel, check out the song “Tu Hi Tu” from Coke Studio.

11.

Fawad Khan as Hasan


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Fawad Khan is a Pakistani actor, model, and singer who found fame with highly-acclaimed television dramas such as Dastaan, Humsafar, and Zindagi Gulzar Hai, and made his film debut with Khuda Kay Liye. Fawad is an equally successful name in Bollywood with his roles in movies like Khoobsurat, Kapoor & Sons, and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. He is one of the founding members of the alternative rock band, Entity Paradigm.

12.

Azhar Usman as Najaf


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Azhar is an American actor and comedian of Indian origin. Also known as the “Ayatollah of Comedy” and “Bin Laughin,” he is a part of the comedy troupe, Allah Made Me Funny. He has served as a creative consultant on Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King and as a creative advisor on the comedy-drama, RAMY, while also appearing as Kkyman Candahar in the show Patriot.

13.

Anjali Bhimani as Auntie Ruby


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Anjali is an American actress of Indian descent and has had roles in many television shows including All My ChildrenLaw & Order: Special Victims UnitThe SopranosSharkModern Family, Young Sheldon, and Grace and Frankie. She is also popular in the gaming community as the voice of Symmetra in the video game Overwatch.

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