• Nik Dodani is an American actor and comedian best known for playing Zahid in the Netflix comedy show "Atypical".
• He fell in love with stand-up comedy at a young age, and went on to pursue a career in both acting and comedy.
• He is believed to be a part of the LGBTQ community and is a big supporter of the LGBTQ rights in India.
• His hobbies include travelling, shopping, and being a big advocate for the LGBTQ community.
• He has a net worth of over $300,000 and is active on various social media networks.

Nik Dodani Wiki Biography

Nik Dodani was born in the US on 19 December 1993, so under the zodiac sign of Sagittarius and holding American nationality – he’s popular for being an actor and a comedian, especially for playing Zahid in the “Atypical” comedy show created by Netflix.

Early life and education

Nik hasn’t shared much with the public regarding his parents, as he’s very respectful of their privacy, and the only thing known about them is that they’re both of Indian origin – Nik is believed to be an only child, as he hasn’t mentioned having any siblings.

He first fell in love with stand-up comedy at a very early age, as his father was a big fan and enjoyed watching these kinds of shows on TV. Nik began working on his own jokes while at high school, and after realizing he was good at it, went on to test his skills at local pubs and bars where he gained a bit of recognition. He attended the Basis Scottsdale High School, and then decided to pursue his dreams of becoming a popular actor while simultaneously performing as a comedian – two years later, he enrolled at the Occidental College in Los Angeles, from which he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in politics, philosophy and economics.

Nik’s career as an actor

Nik has been appearing in both movies and TV series throughout the years with his first role being of Paku in the “Living with Abandon” TV movie shot in 2008. He made somewhat of a big break as he won his next roles in 2014, when he played Harry in two episodes of “The Comeback” TV series, and a bookstore employee in a single episode of the “Selfie” TV series.

2015 saw Nick play Raj in the “Tooken” movie, before appearing in “Kevin from Work” and “The Player” TV series in the same year. He was solely focused on appearing in movies in 2016, and could have been seen playing Ron in “Other People”, Ankush in “Goodbye, Felix Chester”, and Sanjay in “The Good Neighbor”.

In 2017, Nik began playing Zahid in the “Atypical” Netflix series, which made him popular in the film industry – he was part of the main cast, appearing in all four seasons and 27 episodes, after which he could have been seen in a single episode of the “Idiotsitter” TV series.

In 2018, Nik appeared in two movies, entitled “Alex Strangelove” and “Dark Was The Night”, and two TV series entitled “Murphy Brown” in which he played Pat Patel in 13 episodes, and “Angie Tribeca”. His next role was in the “Escape Room” movie in 2019, then as Chase in six episodes of “Trinkets” (2019-2020). He then had four voice-over roles in the next three years, including recurring roles in “Big Nate” and “Haley’s On It”. He also voiced Kardez in the film “Strange World”,and appeared in the film “Twisters” in 2024. His versatility is clearly an asset in his career.

Other works

Nik has also been involved in politics, with the help of his sense of humor – he created a progressive public policy advocacy group and political action committee, entitled MoveOn.org, and later organized a tour which he named “Laughter Trumps Hate”. He has also worked for an advocacy firm called RALLY, and has spent some time testing his skills at graphic designing.

Love life and relationships. Is he gay?

Nik hasn’t talked much about his love life, which makes him one of the most secretive people in the film industry. He often jokes about being gay, and because he uses his sense of humor whenever he talks about anything, people are still not sure whether or not the popular actor is joking.

Nik Dodani

As per some sources, the actor has told his parents how he was gay to which they responded ‘isn’t it pronounced lawyer?’ Nik hasn’t talked about having dated any girls, and can rarely be seen in their company except during the shootings of the series and movies he’s appeared in – combined with the fact that he is a big supporter of the LGBTQ community, especially in India, most people believe that Nik is indeed gay.

Judging by his social media accounts and his secrecy, Nik is currently single, hasn’t been married, and doesn’t have kids.

Hobbies and interests

Nik is mostly focused on his career as an actor, but there are still numerous other things he enjoys doing in his spare time.

He’s a big advocate for the rights of the LGBTQ community, of which he is believed to be a part. He loves spending his free time outdoors, and as is very fashionable – he spends a lot of his free time shopping for new clothes. His job as an actor makes it possible for him to travel all around the US, and this is how travelling became his main hobby – he goes to his home country India every year, while he’s also been to Europe and Africa on several occasions.

He was a fan of video games during his teenage years, but has since stopped playing as he doesn’t enjoy them as before. Nik likes animals as much as humans, if not even more, and has a pet dog which he named Dobby – the character from the “Harry Potter” movie franchise.

Appearance and net worth

Nik has short black hair and black eyes, while his height and weight are unknown. He’s been wearing glasses since he was a child, apparently due to spending a lot of time in front of the TV screen.

According to authoritative sources, Nik’s current net worth has been estimated to be more than $1 million, and is steadily rising thanks to his acting career.

Presence on the internet

Nik is quite active on several popular social media networks, as he believes this to be very important for his acting career.

He has a Twitter account which he launched in July 2016, but appears to have recently deactivated or deleted his account as it is no longer accessible. His Instagram account is popular, and Nik is running a Facebook page as well, but there are less than 100 people following him.

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