Swati Roysircar was the mother of American actress Mindy Kaling. She was born on August 15, 1945. Swati was married to Avudaiappan Chokalingam, and the two were blessed with two children, Mindy Kaling and Vijay Chokalingam. Swati was a generous and humble person, and she was loved by many for her selfless service to humankind.
In her personal life, Swati met Avudaiappan while working as an obstetrician in a Hospital in Nigeria while Avudaiappan was overseeing the construction of a hospital wing. Swati’s husband was from Tamilia, while she was from Mumbai. They married a few years after meeting and then moved to the United States of America in 1979. Their daughter and firstborn, Mindy, was born in June of the same year in Massachusetts, US.
Education and Career
Details on which schools Swati Roysircar attended were never made public by her children or herself, but she was educated to the college level. For her to practice as a qualified obstetrician, she must have had the qualifications for it or at least should have obtained a degree in the same field from a known and certified institution.
Swati Roysircar was a professional obstetrician and gynecologist; she practiced in the medical field for many years, having worked in several hospitals in Nigeria. People loved her for her selfless services in Nigeria.
Mindy Kaling came into the spotlight when she starred as Kelly Kapoor in the sitcom, The Office from 2005 to 2013; she also served as the sitcom’s producer, director, and writer. Swati’s daughter worked as an intern on Late Night With Conan O’Brien while still studying at Dartmouth College.
After college, Mindy Kaling performed stand-up comedy on the Cross Over With John Edward for three months, but she described her time there as depressing. She left Cross Over and decided to do comedy as a solo artist. She also had film appearances portraying Ben Affleck in the play Matt & Ben.
In 2004, Greg Daniels signed Mindy Kaling as a writer-performer for The Office. She later debuted on the second episode of the sitcom as Kelly Kapoor. After Swati’s daughter’s breakthrough, she has contributed to several films and tv shows as an actor, producer, and director.
Her film and television credits include License to Wed, Despicable Me, This Is the End, A Wrinkle in Time, Late Night, Locked Down, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Muppets, Champions, Never Have I Ever, and Velma, among others.
Mindy Kaling was named in the list of the Top 100 most influential people in the world in 2012. She is a mother of two, Katherine and Spencer Avu, but she has not revealed the father of her kids even to her closest friends. Swati’s daughter has a close relationship with B.J.Novak, but they have not confirmed if they are dating.
Health Issues and Death
Swati Roysircar battled pancreatic cancer for eight months, and she went through several treatments to try to cure the condition but to no avail. She succumbed to pancreatic cancer on January 30, 2012. She was greatly loved by her daughter Mindy since they had a close relationship; Mindy was greatly affected by the death of her mother, Swati Roysircar.