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Pakistani-American actor Kumail Nanjiani extends support to Dreamers at Oscars 2018

90th Academy Awards – Oscars Show – Hollywood, California, U.S., 04/03/2018 – Presenters Lupita Nyong’o and Kumail Nanjiani. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

By: Keerthi Mohan

Hollywood actors Kumail Nanjiani and Lupita Nyong’o on Sunday extended their support to Dreamers at the 90th Academy Awards by highlighting their own immigration status. “We are the two actors who you keep hearing about but whose names you have trouble pronouncing,” Nyong’o joked. Nanjiani added: “Actually, I have to complain… Kumail Nanjiani is my stage name. My actual given Pakistani name is Chris Pine. So you can imagine how annoyed I was when the other, the white one showed up… The real Chris Pine.” Nyong’o is from Kenya and Nanjiani from Pakistan. He moved to the US  when he…

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