Maulik Pancholy

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Maulik Pancholy
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Born(1974-01-18) January 18, 1974 (age 40)
Dayton, Ohio
Years active1998–present
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Maulik Pancholy
Maulik pancholy cropped.jpg
Born(1974-01-18) January 18, 1974 (age 40)
Dayton, Ohio
Years active1998–present

Maulik Navin Pancholy (born January 18, 1974) is an American actor known for his recurring role as Sanjay Patel on Weeds, his role as Jonathan on 30 Rock, voice acting as Baljeet Tjinder in Phineas and Ferb, and as Neal during the first season of Whitney. He currently voices a different character also named Sanjay Patel in the Nickelodeon animated series Sanjay and Craig.

Early years[edit]

Pancholy is of Indian heritage. He is a 1991 graduate of Berkeley Preparatory School in Tampa, Florida and went on to major in Theatre at Northwestern University, where he received his bachelor's degree in 1995.[1] He then attended the Yale School of Drama, where he received his MFA in 2003.[2]


Pancholy's television work includes guest roles on Tracey Takes On..., The Sopranos, Law & Order: Criminal Intent and The Comeback.[2] He also has several stage acting credits in New York City including the Culture Project's production of Guantanamo: Honor Bound to Defend Freedom in 2004, a workshop of the play Morbidity & Mortality at the historic Cherry Lane Theatre in 2005, and the lead role in India Awaiting at the Samuel Beckett Theatre.

Personal life[edit]

Pancholy came out as gay in a November 2013 interview with Out magazine in which he discussed his partner of nine years.[3] He announced his engagement to caterer Ryan Corvaia on January 9, 2014.[4]



2006Friends with MoneyFlirtatious Waiter
Quarter Life CrisisNeil Desai
200827 DressesTrent
2009Love N' DancingGunmay
2010Love RanchSamir Singh
Good SharmaSamir
See You in SeptemberRoger
Raspberry MagicAmrish Patil
2011Horrible Bosses[5]GregoryVoice only


1999Tracey Takes On...Roberto2
1999Jack & JillBarto's Classmate1
1999CharmedTreasure Hunter #11
2005–2009, 2012WeedsSanjay Patel26Recurring seasons 1–5; 8 - has exactly the same name as his Sanjay and Craig character
2005The ComebackKaveen Kahan2
2006–2011, 201230 RockJonathan64Recurring seasons 1–2; Main seasons 3–5; 7
2007Law & Order: Criminal IntentAziz Gabriel/Dani Hasni2
The SopranosDr. Ajit Gupte1
2008–presentPhineas and FerbBaljeet Tjinder150+Voice only
2009The ReplacementsKamil Sattar1
2010Running WildeHimself1Playing himself as a fake doctor in "Mental Flaws"
2011Web TherapyKamal Prakash4Recurring season 1
2011–2012WhitneyNeal22Main season 1
2013–presentSanjay and CraigSanjay PatelTBDMain role, voice only; has the exact same name as his Weeds character.
2014The Good WifeDev Jain1Episode "Parallel Construction, Bitches"
2014Wander Over YonderTBA1Voice Only


  1. ^ "Maulik Pancholy - Biography". The Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 15 March 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Gregory Kirschling (11 May 2007). "Maulik Pancholy: You Might Know Me From...The 33-year-old". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 15 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Out100: Maulik Pancholy". Out Magazine. 11 November 2013. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "30 Rock star Maulik Pancholy announces engagement to longtime boyfriend with photo from Taj Mahal". Daily Mail. dmg media. Retrieved 21 January 2014. 
  5. ^ Sabrina Siddiqui (11 November 2010). "30 Rock & Weeds Star on Alec Baldwin, Tina Fey and Shattering Stereotypes". Divanee. Retrieved 15 March 2012. 

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