Mindy Kaling Just Posted a Rare Photo of Her Daughter

Mindy Kaling shares a ton with the internet, from recipes (like her drool-worthy spinach-artichoke puffs) to funny memes aimed at her celeb friends (Avril Lavigne included). But it isn’t often that we get a peek into the star’s family life. That’s why we took note when she posted a rare photo of her daughter to her Instagram stories recently.

Mindy Kaling and Daughter Katherine Are Twinning (in Glitter) in Rare Family Photo


The photo shows her daughter, Katherine, riding some kind of bike or scooter with a bunch of pink and silver balloons attached to the back in what appears to be a backyard. “Kindergarten here we come!” Kaling captioned the photo.

We haven’t seen a pic of Katherine like this since summer 2019, when Kaling shared a photo of the two of them in matching sparkly silver sandals. “Got these little @ohjoyco pons sandals for me and Kit. Glitter is our aesthetic,” she captioned the pic.

Does Mindy also have a full-sized scooter so they can hit the streets together in matching fits? We sure hope so.

She followed the photo with a shared post from Kolkata Chai Co., which shows a meme featuring Poorna Jagannathan, who plays Dr. Nalini Vishwakumar on Kaling’s Netflix show, Never Have I Ever. The meme shows a photo of Jagannathan’s character on the left making a serious face and the text, “Watching chai being made” above it. On the right is a photo of her smiling and the text “After the first sip of real chai” above it.

Thanks for always keeping us laughing, Mindy.

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Taryn Pire is PureWow’s associate food editor. A former bartender and barista, she’s been writing about all things delicious since 2016, developing recipes, reviewing restaurants and investigating food trends at Food52, New Jersey Family Magazine and Taste Talks. When she isn’t testing TikTok’s latest viral recipe, she’s having popcorn for dinner and posting about it on Instagram @cookingwithpire.

Taryn Pire

Food Editor

Taryn Pire is PureWow’s food editor and has been writing about all things delicious since 2016. She’s developed recipes, reviewed restaurants and investigated food trends at...
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