Mindy Kaling has been in the public eye ever since she made her first appearance on screen in the second episode of the American TV mockumentary series “The Office”. Her impeccable portrayal of the character Kelly Kapoor not only earned her great attention from fans of the series but also a string of awards in numerous nominations in the film industry. Besides acting, Kaling also earns money writing, comedy, directing and producing films.
The office star was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in the USA on 24 June 1979 by Indian parents. Her real name is Vera Mindy Chokalingam and her home town is Boston, Massachusetts. Kaling’s father, the architect Avu Chokalingam, and her mother, the obstetrician/gynecologist Swati Chokalingam, raised her with her only brother Vijay Jojo Chokalingam, who currently works as a college admissions counselor. As a vocal and honest individual, Mindy is always open to the things happening around her, but one aspect of her private life that she has kept from the public is her daughter’s fatherhood. Here is what we know about her mysterious baby, her father, and daughter.
Who’s Mindy Kaling’s Mystery Baby Daddy?
In 2017, when news of the actress’ pregnancy was in the air, the world couldn’t help but wonder who the father of her child might be, as Mindy was neither publicly dating anyone nor even married at the time. It had been a while since her daughter was born, but the actress did not come forward to name the man who made her a mother. Although Mindy Kaling has every right to hide her daughter’s paternity, her decision to keep her fans informed about the identity of her baby’s father has led to much speculation and unsolicited public attention.
It may be that Kaling has been very quiet about her baby’s father, but that hasn’t stopped fans from voicing their suspicions about who their baby’s father might be. At the top of this list of suspicions is none other than her The Office co-star B. J. Novak, with whom she occasionally went out during her time on the show, where they were also romantically paired up. In addition to working with Mindy on various projects, including as a consulting producer for the first season of her show The Mindy Project, Novak is also her daughter’s godfather.
While Kaling’s refusal to reveal the identity of her child’s father may be a bad idea for some people, her decision to name Novak as Katherine’s godfather has led many people to believe that the actor is not her baby daddy.
Besides Novak, Massachusetts-born writer Benjamin Nugent was also named as a suspect. There were rumors that the two were born between 2008 and 2012, but they have not been seen together since the end of their friendship. Considering the time Mindy Kaling and Nugent stopped dating, there is little chance that the latter is Katherine’s father. But if Benjamin is Mindy’s baby daddy, her daughter could one day become an amazing writer.
The last person associated with Katherine’s fatherhood is none other than the American politician Senator Cory Booker. Of all the potential fathers mentioned above, Booker is the only one who publicly asked Kaling for a rendezvous but later did not confirm whether this rendezvous took place. Cory, born on April 27, 1969, has never been married but has been associated with the American activist and poet Cleo Wade and more recently with Hollywood star Rosario Dawson.
At the time of writing this play, none of the alleged fathers have expressed themselves to admit paternity or comment on the actress’s decision. And although the naming of Novak as Katherine’s godfather seems to provide some clarity about the relationship status of Mindy to the actor, it has not yet been proven that he, Nugent or Cory, is the father of the child. Interestingly, on several occasions, Kaling has categorically stated that her The Office co-star is much more like a family and that she will only reveal the father of her child after she has discussed the issue with her daughter. Until then we must all respect her decision after all, she has every right to do so.
Everything You Need To Know About Her Daughter
Mindy Kaling’s daughter, Katherine Swati Kaling, was born on 15 December 2017. She was named Swati after her grandmother who died of pancreatic cancer in 2012. To the best of our knowledge, Katherine is being raised by her mother alone. As an accomplished actress worth about $25 million, Kaling blows a lot of dough into her little princess’s hand. She protects her daughter as much as she does her own, as she carefully chooses what information she reveals about her and has never revealed her face to the world.
Although Katherine is still young to make her own decisions or even choose a career path for herself, it will not be surprising if she follows in her mother’s footsteps when she grows up.