Maulik Pancholy

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Maulik Pancholy
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Born (1974-01-18) January 18, 1974 (age 45)
Dayton, Ohio
Occupation Actor
Years active 1998–present
Spouse(s) Ryan Corvaia (m. 2014)

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

Pancholy was born in Ohio and moved around while growing up. His family comes from Gujarat in western India; his grandparents live in Ahmedabad.[1] 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.[2] He then attended the Yale School of Drama, where he received his MFA in 2003.[3]


Pancholy's television work includes guest roles on Tracey Takes On..., The Sopranos, Law & Order: Criminal Intent and The Comeback.[3] 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. In January 2015, Pancholy joined the cast of Terrence McNally's It's Only a Play, replacing Rupert Grint when the production's Broadway run was extended.[4]

Personal life

Pancholy came out as gay in a November 2013 interview with Out magazine in which he discussed his partner of nine years, chef/caterer Ryan Corvaia.[5] Pancholy and Corvaia became engaged at the Taj Mahal in January 2014 and were married nine months later.[6]

Pancholy speaks Gujarati and Spanish. He is also proficient in Hindi, which he speaks in the 30 Rock episode "Khonani."[1][7]



Year Film Role Notes
2005 Hitch Raoul
2006 Friends with Money Flirtatious Waiter
Quarter Life Crisis Neil Desai
Park Babar
2008 27 Dresses Trent
2009 Love N' Dancing Gunmay
2010 Love Ranch Samir Singh
Good Sharma Samir
Tug Carl
See You in September Roger
Raspberry Magic Amrish Patil
2011 Horrible Bosses[8] Gregory Voice only


Year Show Role Episodes Notes
1999 Tracey Takes On... Roberto 2
1999 Jack & Jill Barto's Classmate 1
1999 Charmed Treasure Hunter #1 1
2005–2009, 2012 Weeds Sanjay Patel 26 Recurring seasons 1–5; 8 - has exactly the same name as his Sanjay and Craig character
2005 The Comeback Kaveen Kahan 2
2006–2011, 2012 30 Rock Jonathan 64 Recurring seasons 1–2; Main seasons 3–5; 7
2007 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Aziz Gabriel/Dani Hasni 2
The Sopranos Dr. Ajit Gupte 1
2007–2015 Phineas and Ferb Baljeet Tjinder 210+ Voice only
2009 The Replacements Kamil Sattar 1
2010 Running Wilde Himself 1 Playing himself as a fake doctor in "Mental Flaws"
2011 Web Therapy Kamal Prakash 4 Recurring season 1
2011–2012 Whitney Neal 22 Main season 1
2013–present Sanjay and Craig Sanjay Patel TBD Main role, voice only; has exactly the same name as his Weeds character.
2014 The Good Wife Dev Jain 1 Episode "Parallel Construction, Bitches"
2014 Wander Over Yonder TBA 1 Voice Only
2016 Galaxy World of Alisa Goulbi 1 American English Voice Only


  1. 1.0 1.1 Dayal, Priyanka. "Rock Star: A Conversation with Maulik Pancholy". ABCD Lady. Retrieved 29 April 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Maulik Pancholy - Biography". The Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 15 March 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. 3.0 3.1 Gregory Kirschling (11 May 2007). "Maulik Pancholy: You Might Know Me From...The 33-year-old". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 15 March 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Gordon, David."It's Only a Play's New Stars Martin Short, Katie Finneran, and Maulik Pancholy Meet the Press", January 13, 2015
  5. "Out100: Maulik Pancholy". Out Magazine. 11 November 2013. Retrieved 11 November 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. Kennedy, Ed (September 28, 2014). "Maulik Pancholy Woke Up a Married Man". The Backlot. Retrieved 29 April 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. Pancholy, Maulik (4 August 2011). "That Khonani brings it out of me". Twitter. Retrieved 29 April 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. Sabrina Siddiqui (11 November 2010). "30 Rock & Weeds Star on Alec Baldwin, Tina Fey and Shattering Stereotypes". Divanee. Retrieved 15 March 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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