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Who is Mindy Kaling Dating – Is She In a Relationship or Not?

Mindy Kaling

The famous character of Kelly Kapoor from the office has a huge fan following. This is a role that is the most loved in the series. Especially when it appears with the partner in crime and best friend Ryan Howard. The two share amazing chemistry. But is that the case in real life too. Is Mindy Kaling dating someone in 2020? The fans have always been curious about her relationship status.

Vera Mindy Chokalingam professionally known as Miny Kaling was born on the 24th of June, 1979. She is an American actress, comedian, writer, producer, and also a director. She first gained recognition starring as Kelly Kapoor in the NBC sitcom The Office from 2005–2013. For this series, she has also served as a writer, executive producer, and director. She was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series and five times for Outstanding Comedy Series. For her work on the Office series. Kaling obtained broader recognition for creating, producing, and starring in the Fox comedy series The Mindy Project. She also made the NBC sitcom Champions in 2018. And also appearing in five episodes, the Hulu miniseries Four Weddings and a Funeral. Recently she appeared on the Netflix comedy-drama series Never Have I Ever.

Early Life

Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to Avu Chokalingam who is an architect, and her mother Swati Chokalingam who is an obstetrician/gynecologist. Her parents are from India and met while working at the same hospital in Nigeria. Her father is Tamil and raised in Chennai. While her mother was a Bengali from Mumbai. This family immigrated to the United States in 1979, which is the year Kaling was born. Kaling’s mother breathed her last in 2012 because of pancreatic cancer.

Kaling says she was never summoned by her first name Vera. Which means the Incarnation of a Hindu goddess. She said that her parents wanted a cute American name for her and they both loved the name Mindy a lot. Kaling graduated from Buckingham Browne & Nichols college in 1997. Which is a private school in Cambridge. The next year, she entered Dartmouth College, and there she became a member of the improvisational comedy troupe The Dog Day Players and also a cappella group The Rockapella. She graduated from Dartmouth College in 2001 holding a bachelor’s degree in playwriting. She was a classic major and studied Latin in her college. This was a subject she was learning from the seventh grade. Kaling says that the comedy series Dr. Katz, Saturday Night Live, Frasier, and Cheers have influences on her comedy.

Who is Mindy Kaling dating?

Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling and BJ Novak

The fans have always wondered about the love life of Mindy Kaling. When she first appeared in the comedy-drama series the office. There were a lot of comments on her and BJ Novak being a couple. the two also dated each other on and off. But are best friends right now. But still, the fans are quite messy regarding their relationship status. They have also stated that they themselves not know what their relationship exactly is. They are not boyfriend and girlfriend but they are not exactly friends also. Novak once stated in an interview that their friendship is so deep that whenever they have tried dating other people. Their partners have been kind of intimidated by their friendship.

Mindy says that her relationship status with Nicole is somewhat like romantically charged camaraderie with loud arguments. That is how she describes it. She also mentioned that her relationship with Nicole is weird as hell. The two also said that their relationship also came out onscreen and has made the most of the chemistry between the characters. But this didn’t affect their role when they broke up. In fact, it was a transition for them and they grew together as actors. But as of now, it seems that the actress is not dating anyone. Many of her fans have tried to know what is going on in her life and if the actress has found someone else. But that doesn’t seem to be the case. Hopefully, we will get more updates about her in the future.

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Bhumi Patel is a FY student, a book lover and a learner whose attention is drawn to new and unique words. And somehow she has stumbled upon writing and found her true passion in it. You can reach out to her at

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