Who is Iman Vellani? First South Asian Girl Who Made Debut in Marvel Cinematic Universe

After the massive success of Oscar Isaac’s Moon Knight, now MCU has released the first episode of its new series Ms Marvel on Dinsey+ Hotstar. This show is totally different from the other past movies and series of this universe because it is introducing a 19 years old Muslim girl Iman Vellani as its new superhero. She is portraying the role of Kamala Khan aka Ms Marvel.

After watching the first episode of the show, all Marvel fans are very curious about the leading girl. But the girl hasn’t appeared in any movie or show before, so she is not familiar to the audience. However, we have gathered all the information about her here. Check it out.

Who is Iman Vellani?

Iman Vellani

Iman Vellani is a Pakistani-Canadian actress who is portraying the role of Kamala Khan in the Disney+ web series Ms Marvel. Besides it, she has also secured her role in the upcoming MCU movie “The Marvels.”

Iman was born on 3rd September 2002 in Karachi, in an Ismaili Muslim family. When she was only one year old, her parents shifted to Canada. She did her schooling at Unionville High School of York.

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Ms Marvel

At the start of her career, Iman was focused on integrated media and attended Ontario College of Art & Design University. But her obsession with the Marvel superheroes brings her to Sana Amanat (co-executive producer of Ms Marvel).

In the audition for the lead role, Sana recognised Iman as a huge fan girl of MCU, which totally fits the character. In an interview, Sana Amanat said “Iman showed me every corner of her room and it was covered with Avengers.”

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Iman’s Role in Ms Marvel

Iman Vellani is portraying the lead character of a Muslim teenage girl Kamala Khan in the show. Like the teenagers, she lives in dreams and is obsessed with superheroes, especially Captain Marvel.

The story of the show is totally focused on her life and how she gets her superpowers.

Some Interesting Facts About Iman Vellani’s Life

Iman Vellani

1. Iman Vellani is much more like a private person and very inactive on social media. She does have an Instagram account but posts very rarely.

2. Besides being a foreign girl, Iman is a very big fan of Bollywood films like 3 idiots and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. In a recent interview, when she was asked about her favourite Bollywood actor, she named Amir Khan. She said that she wants to work with him in future.

Iman Vellani

3. Even before getting a role in Ms Marvel, Iman was a big fan of this character. She used to dress like her character in comic books. In an interview, she said, “I have so much love for this character and for the Marvel universe and that’s really what drove me.”

She added “It was my first audition and I really only wanted to just meet people at Marvel. I think they just saw how much I love this world and gave me the opportunity and the trust to bring Kamala to life.”

4. Before all this, she also used to write movie or web series reviews on the Letterboxd platform. She has reviewed many movies or series including Iron Man, Captain Marvel and The Kissing Booth 2.

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