Meet the Pakistani-born actress who plays Marvel's newest superhero, Iman Vellani

In Ms. Marvel, Iman Vellani will play Kamala Khan, a student who is Pakistani-American and was raised in New Jersey.

Yes, you must have come across the name Iman Vellani frequently online since Tuesday. She has been consistently trending for all the right reasons, so why not? Pakistan- Iman Vellani, a Canadian actress, is the latest superhero from Marvel Studios. In Ms. Marvel, Iman Vellani will play Kamala Khan, a student who is Pakistani-American and was raised in New Jersey. In the upcoming Marvel limited series, Kamala will be seen idolizing superheroes and daydreaming of possessing abilities so she can defend her city—until one day when she discovers she possesses the ability to change shape and size. Iman Vellani gained notoriety after Marvel Studios released the official Ms. Marvel trailer on social media on Tuesday.

So who is Iman Vellani, the Pakistani actress who plays the next heroine from Marvel?

1. Iman Vellani, who was born in Canada to Pakistani immigrants, is either in her eighties or her twenties, according to reports.

2. Iman Vellani doesn't have an Instagram verified account, but there is one that is purported to be managed by her. "Iman Vellani she/her/hers," reads the name on that profile. Kamala Khan, actor; you may also refer to me as Ms. Marvel.

3. Iman Vellani, who is about to reach the spotlight with Ms. Marvel, will return to The Marvels in 2023 to reprise her Kamala Khan role.

4. Iman Vellani reportedly earned her diploma from Pennsylvania's Unionville High School.

5. Iman Vellani has previously discussed her role in an interview with Variety. "[What's significant] is that the program is being produced and that they are using this character in the MCU. Being a Muslim and a Pakistani doesn't require me to go out of my way to discuss them; everything is covered in the program. I think it's encouraging enough for people to see someone like me working on a project this size," she was quoted as saying.

Actor Kumail Nanjiani, who is of Pakistani descent, previously portrayed a superhero in the movie Eternals. He appeared in the Marvel movie with Barry Keoghan, Lauren Ridloff, Lia McHugh, Don Lee, Richard Madden, Salma Hayek, Kit Harington, and Angeline Jolie.

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