4 August 1983 |
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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.
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.
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. He portrayed recurring characters in the fifth season of the cable show Nip/Tuck, 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 films 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.
|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||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)
|2010||High School||feature||Sebastian Saleem|
|2011||No Strings Attached||feature||Kevin|
|2015||Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2||feature||Pahud|
|2016||Second Chance||TV series||Otto Goodwin||starring role|