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Dinesh Chugtai

Played by: Kumail Nanjiani in Silicon Valley

Dinesh Chugtai is a software designer, and a main character in HBO's Silicon Valley. Chugtai lives and works in the Hacker Hostel with Richard, Big Head, and Gilfoyle. He possesses a dry wit and skills at writing code, particularly java. Gamal often finds himself sparring with Gilfoyle about things such as their work efficiency, Chugtai's Pakistani ethnicity, Gilfoyle's religion along with other negligible matters.