Adhir Kalyan

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Adhir Kalyan
Born (1983-08-04) 4 August 1983 (age 35)
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
NationalitySouth African
Years active2004–present
Spouse(s)Emily Wilson (m. 2016)

Adhir Kalyan (born 4 August 1983) is a South Africa born actor noted for his role as Timmy in the CBS sitcom Rules of Engagement.[1]

Early years[edit]

Kalyan was born in Durban, South Africa, to an Indian South African family. His mother, Santosh Vinita "Sandy" Kalyan, is a member of Parliament in the South African National Assembly, where she represents the Democratic Alliance.[2]

Kalyan completed his schooling at Crawford College in Durban . Prior to moving abroad, he performed in a number of productions in South Africa, including theatrical adaptations of Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist and A Christmas Carol, an adaptation of Salman Rushdie's The Ground Beneath Her Feet, and the classical Shakespearean play Macbeth.


In 2005, Kalyan moved to London to pursue his acting career where he gained roles in the BBC series Holby City (series 8) as Arjmand Younis, in Spooks (series 5), and on the Irish network RTÉ One in Fair City as Ramal Kirmani. Kalyan also appeared in a number of independent films.[2]

Kalyan starred in the short-lived American CW Television Network sitcom Aliens in America, as a foreign exchange student from Pakistan living with a Wisconsin family.[3] He portrayed recurring characters in the fifth season of the cable show Nip/Tuck,[4] and in the third season of the CBS sitcom Rules of Engagement, becoming a series regular in the latter's fourth season.

In 2009, Kalyan appeared in the film Paul Blart: Mall Cop as Pahud, a teenager who admired his girlfriend Parisa, in Up in the Air as a fired employee, and in the cheerleader comedy Fired Up. In 2010, he appeared in Youth in Revolt, and in 2011, he appeared in a minor role in No Strings Attached.

In late 2015, he began starring in the Fox science fiction crime drama Second Chance.

Personal life[edit]

In April 2015, he became engaged to actress Emily Wilson of General Hospital.[5] He and Wilson married on October 1, 2016 in Palm Springs, California.[6]


Year Title Type Role Notes
2006–2007 Fair City TV series Ramal Kirmani
2007–2008 Aliens in America TV series Raja Starring role
2009 Paul Blart: Mall Cop Feature Pahud
2009 Fired Up Feature Brewster
2009 Up in the Air Feature Irate IT worker
2009 Nip/Tuck TV series Raj Paresh 3 episodes
2009 Youth in Revolt Feature Vijay Joshi
2009–2013 Rules of Engagement TV series Timmy Recurring (Season 3)
Main cast (Seasons 4–7)
70 episodes
2010 High School Feature Sebastian Saleem
2011 No Strings Attached Feature Kevin
2015 Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 Feature Pahud Cameo
2016 Second Chance TV series Otto Goodwin Starring role


  1. ^ "Adhir Kalyan". Movietome. Retrieved 2010-03-30.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ a b "Adhir Kalyan". CWTV. Retrieved 2010-03-30.
  3. ^ "News 7389". The Futon Critic. Retrieved 2010-03-30.
  4. ^ "Adhir Kalyan joins FX show". Zap2it. Retrieved 2010-03-30.
  5. ^ Wilson, Emily (April 8, 2015). "We're Engaged!!". Instagram.
  6. ^ Cushman, Dustin (October 3, 2016). "Emily Wilson Marries Adhir Kalyan". Retrieved October 4, 2016.

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