Kumail Nanjiani makes a crazy transformation.
It can be truly funny how the world works. One minute you’re playing a nerdy computer programmer on television, the next you’re beefing up to play a Marvel superhero on the big screen. That’s the exact road Kumail Nanjiani has traveled.
Best known for his roles in the Big Sick and as Dinesh Chugtai on Silicon Valley, Kumail Nanjiani is taking a break from comedy to play Kingo Sunen in Marvel’s The Eternals. It’s definitely a big step up for the stand up comedian. No one could have guessed that Kumail Nanjiani would find himself playing a Marvel superhero, not even the actor himself.
In order to prepare for the role, Nanjiani had to transform his body and get into ripped condition. The only way to do that is like a true bodybuilder. Kumail Nanjiani hit the gym and completely transformed his physique to play the role of Kingo Sunen. That means lifting weight and bulking until eventually cutting the fat and water.
Now, Kumail Nanjiani looks like a suped up version of his former self and doesn’t appear like he wants to go back.
A recent Men’s Health Magazine spread showcases the actor in shredded condition portraying some iconic film and comic book characters that you may recognize.
Seeing a transformation like this aught to get you motivated to get yourself in the gym and start building your own superhero physique.
What do you think of Kumail Nanjiani’s transformation?
Managing Editor at Generation Iron, Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. Check out his Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Sound Cloud for in-depth MMA analysis.