How an Anglicized name – done as a joke – helped Kal Penn make headway in Hollywood

Last updated on Apr 2, 2013

Posted on Apr 2, 2013

Kal Penn is an actor of Indian descent.  Here is the story of how he changed his name and what it did for him in Hollywood, which is said to be full of liberals and multi-ethnic people.  Yeah right!
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