Yes, Iman Vellani is the name you’ve probably been seeing a lot on the Internet since Tuesday. And why not, she’s been constantly trending for all the right reasons. Iman Vellani, a Pakistani-Canadian actress, is Marvel Studios’ newest superhero. Ms Marvel will star Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan, a Pakistani-American teenager growing up in New Jersey. Kamala will be shown revering superheroes and dreaming of having superpowers so that she may protect her city in the new Marvel limited series, until she discovers that she has the ability to change shape and size. Iman Vellani has become the talk of the town after Marvel Studios released the official trailer for Ms. Marvel on social media on Tuesday.
So, who is Iman Vellani, the Pakistani actress who portrays Marvel’s next superhero?
1. Iman Vellani is a Pakistani immigrant from Canada who is said to be in her nineties or twenties.
2. Iman Vellani does not have an Instagram verified account, however there is one account that she is supposed to operate. “Iman Vellani she/her/hers,” goes the name on the profile. Kamala Khan, also known as Ms. Marvel, is an actress.
3. Iman Vellani, who is about to break into the spotlight as Ms. Marvel, will return to The Marvels in 2023 to reprise her role as Kamala Khan.
The future is in her hands.
— Disney+ (@disneyplus) March 15, 2022
4. According to reports, Iman Vellani graduated from Unionville High School in Pennsylvania.
5. Iman Vellani has already opened out about her role in an interview with Variety. “What’s essential is that the show is being developed and that this character is being included in the MCU.” I don’t have to go out of my way to talk about being a Muslim and Pakistani since it’s all in the program. People seeing someone like myself participate in such a large undertaking is, I believe, motivating enough,” she was reported as adding.
Kumail Nanjiani, a Pakistani actor, played a superhero in Eternals before Iman Vellani. In the Marvel movie, he appeared alongside Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Salma Hayek, Kit Harington, Don Lee, Lia McHugh, Brian Tyree Henry, Lauren Ridloff, and Barry Keoghan.
Meanwhile, here’s the Ms Marvel trailer: