Iman Vellani is a Canadian actress of Pakistani origin. She is known for portraying Kamala Khan, the protagonist of the Disney+ miniseries Ms. Marvel (2022). Vellani is set to reprise the role in the film The Marvels (2023). Born in Karachi, Pakistan, Vellani moved to Canada when she was a year old, and was raised in the Ismaili faith, a branch of Shia Islam. She graduated from Unionville High School in Markham, Ontario. Vellani was selected as a member of the TIFF Next Wave Committee at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival. Before being cast in Ms. Marvel at the end of her last year of high school, Vellani had planned to attend the Ontario College of Art & Design University with a focus on integrated media.
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