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American Actor, Kal Penn Comes Out As Gay, Announces Engagement To Partner

American Actor, Kal Penn Comes Out As Gay, Announces Engagement To Partner

 

American-Indian actor, Kalpen Suresh Modi, better known as Kal Penn, has come out as gay and revealed that he is engaged to Josh, his partner of 11 years, with whom he is planning a wedding.

The actor revealed this during an interview with CBS While promoting his new tell-all memoir “You Can’t Be Serious”.

The 44-year-old actor said, “Josh and I’ve been together for 11 years. We had our 11th anniversary in October.

“So, writing about it… it’s very matter-of-fact in our lives, and when you’re the son of Indian immigrants who says that you want to be an actor, the chaos that that creates in your family and your community, will trump anything else, always”.

The actor took a hiatus from acting to campaign for President Barack Obama in 2012. He worked within the administration in the office of public engagement, working to connect Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Penn met his fiance during his time working in Washington, D.C.

The actor said he “discovered my own sexuality relatively late in life” compared to many other people.

“There’s no timeline on this stuff. People figure their sh*t out at different times in their lives, so I’m glad I did when I did,” he later told People magazine.

“I’ve always been very public (about my relationship) with everybody I’ve personally interacted with. I’m really excited to share our relationship with readers. But Josh, my partner, my parents, and my brother, four people who I’m closest to in the family, are fairly quiet. They don’t love attention and shy away from the limelight”

1998’s short film Express: Aisle To Glory was Kal Penn’s debut project as an actor. He has also starred in movies like Designated Survivor, the Harold And Kumar film series, The Girl In The Photographs, and Speech And Debate.

Penn has also featured in brief roles in sitcoms like The Big Bang Theory and How I Met Your Mother among many others.

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