played by Kumail Nanjiani


Dinesh lives and works in the Hacker Hostel with Richard, Big Head, and Gilfoyle. He possesses a dry wit and skills at writing code, particularly java script. Dinesh often finds himself sparring with Gilfoyle.


Kumail Nanjiani (Dinesh) is a Los Angeles-based writer and performer who has been featured in Variety's "10 Comics to Watch," Hollywood Reporter's "10 Rising Comedy Talents" and New York Magazine's "10 Comedians that Funny People Find Funny."

Nanjiani first gained attention for his one-man show ‘Unpronounceable’ and has performed stand-up on TBS’ ‘Conan,’ NBC’s ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,’ CBS’ ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ and ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

Nanjiani is one of the stars of the TNT’s ‘Franklin & Bash,’ as well as a recurring character on IFC’s ‘Portlandia’ and web series ‘Burning Love.’ He was featured on HBO’s ‘Veep’ and had a one-hour special on Comedy Central in July 2013.

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