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Iman Vellani is a Canadian actress from Markham, Ontario. At the 2019 Toronto Film Festival, she was part of the Next Wave Committee.[1] In September 2020, Vellani was cast as Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel in the upcoming Disney+ television series of the same name, marking her onscreen debut. Vellani is set to reprise the role in The Marvels.

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  • Following Iman Vellani's casting as Kamala Khan, she was congratulated by Ms. Marvel creator, G. Willow Wilson[2], and fellow Marvel cast mates Kumail Nanjiani[3] and Simu Liu.[4]
  • When asked about the pressure of portraying the MCU's first Muslim superhero, she replied:
The fact that the show is being made and they’re including this character in the MCU is [what’s important]. I don’t really have to go out of my way and talk about being a Muslim and being Pakistani — it all comes out in the show. People seeing a person like me involved in a project as big as this is, I think, inspiring enough.”[5]

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