Pallana, Kumar 1919-

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Pallana, Kumar 1919-


Born 1919, in India; father, a businessman; children: Dipak (an actor), Sandhya.


Actor. Former owner of the Cosmic Cup coffee shop, Dallas, TX; also worked as a juggler, singer, and magician, touring the world as Kumar of India.


Film Appearances:

Kumar, Bottle Rocket, Columbia, 1996.

Mr. Littlejeans, Rushmore, Buena Vista, 1998.

Pagoda, The Royal Tenenbaums, Buena Vista, 2001.

Kumar Baba, Bomb the System, Palm Pictures, 2002.

Indian restaurant owner, Duplex (also known as Der Appartment-Schreck and Our House), Miramax, 2003.

Kumar, RevoLOUtion: The Transformation of Lou Benedetti, Foundation for Conscious Humanity, 2003.

Gupta Rajan, The Terminal, DreamWorks, 2004.

Himself, Landing: Airport Stories (documentary short), DreamWorks Home Entertainment, 2004.

Himself, Boarding: The People of "The Terminal" (documentary short), DreamWorks Home Entertainment, 2004.

Kumar, Romance & Cigarettes, United Artists, 2005.

Dada Ji, Dada Ji (short), 2005.

DJ Rav, Karma, Confessions and Holi, 2006.

Dhinubhai, The Gold Bracelet, 2006.

Kumar, Revolution, Louniversal Releasing, 2006.

Lee, 10 Items or Less, ThinkFilm, 2006.

Kumar, Waiting Room (short), 2006.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

The Pinky Lee Show, 1956.

Captain Kangaroo, 1961.

"Inside ‘The Terminal,’" HBO First Look, HBO, 2004.

Also appeared in The Ed Sullivan Show; The Mickey Mouse Show; You Asked for It.



Believer Magazine, March, 2003.