Birth Name: Kal Penn
Birth Place: Montclair, New Jersey, USA
Born Kalpen Suresh Modi on April 23, 1977 in Montclair, NJ, Penn was raised a first generation Indian-American by his father, an engineer, and his mother, a chemist for a perfume company; both were Gujarati immigrants from India. Yearning to perform since he was a child - something his parents had hoped was a passing phase - the young aspiring actor attended the Fine and Performing Arts Specialized Learning Center in Farmingdale, where he learned acting, dance, movement and vocal training. His parents' dream of a life for their son geared more toward becoming a doctor or lawyer or some other respectable profession saw a glimmer of hope when he attended the University of California, Los Angel...
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