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Kris Kelkar Bio, Age, Partner, Family, Job, Swiping America

What do you do when you break up? Well, Kris Kelkar chose to live the dream his former boyfriend “badly wanted.” Plus, that dream also gave him a shot at finding true love. So, it was two birds with one stone.

Learn more about him as this Kris Kelkar Bio proceeds.

Kris Kelkar On HBO Max’s Swiping America

Finding true love in New York City is hard enough, plus Kris Kelkar’s gay. So, when he was offered a chance to be a part of HBO Max’s new show, Swiping America, he didn’t think twice.

“This show was a YOLO moment,” he said. “I never thought I’d do anything like this, but I had just been through a rough break up and funnily enough the guy badly wanted to be on TV, so I was kind of feeling the cosmic irony of it all.”

In Swiping America, Kris was flown across the country. In fact, in every episode, he was taken to a new location to meet a potential partner. Thanks to this, Kris now realizes that the gay dating scene varies broadly between the different locations. 

“For the gay community, the hookup-oriented kinds of apps like Grindr or Scruff…will show you who is next to you. And in Santa Fe, there were two people in the city, on one of the apps,” he explained. “So, how you find queer spaces and communities to date is super different in some of these cities.”

With his participation, Kris hopes to inspire viewers to take chances. “We all have things that we’re scared to share, and dating is really personal. So, there’s this large narrative out there that if a guy isn’t into you, it’s scorched earth – screw him! And if they don’t respect you, yes. But, the most courageous thing you can do is put yourself out there. Always be open to the unexpected,” he said.

Swiping America, which premiered on June 15, 2023, was filmed in Asheville, Miami, Austin, New Orleans, Santa Fe, Boulder, Seattle, and Honolulu. The goal of the show was to help the cast find a match and let them connect naturally. 

Kris Kelkar Partner

Since Swiping America was still on-air, Kris Kelkar kept this relationship status private. However, he did tell that “at some point in the season, I wear a wedding dress!” Guess, his experience on the experimental dating show turned out positive after all.

Even in case Kris came out of the show single, he has already been dubbed Swiping America’s Sexy Gay Star by Meaning, Kris would have a bunch of fans waiting for him, infact, wishing for him to come out single.

Kris Kelkar Age

The Swiping America star, Kris Kelkar was 30 years of age when he appeared on Swiping America in 2023.

Kris Kelkar Family

Kris Kelkar comes from a family of six.

Sadly, his parents, Mary Bertsch (born: Dec 1957) and Anand Kelkar (born: Apr 1957) have separated. They officially ended their long married on September 10, 2014.

Now, Mary, a Pequannock Township High School graduate, works as the CEO of Land In Transition.

Talking about Kris’s siblings, he has a twin brother named Averil Kelkar and two sisters, Lyric and Kamala Kelkar.

His twin, Averil is a NYU 2015 graduate who went on to work as a Brand Coordinator for Clarins Group. Then, he joined Tequila Casa Dragones as a Brand Marketing and Event Coordinator for 1 ½ years, John Derian as an Associate for another 1 ½ years, Putnam & Putnam as Floral Designer + Studio Coordinator for less than a year, and now, he works as a Production Manager at Renko Floral.

Find Averil on FB @averil.kelkar and IG @averilgeraldine.

As for his sister, Lyric (born: Apr 1989), she kept her life and social handles private. Here’s her IG @name_that_lyric_, FB @lyric.kelkar, and Twitter @lyrickelkar.

On the other hand, Kris’s sister Kamala Kelkar (born: Mar 1983) boasted on Twitter that she was an investigative editor. In the past, she worked for NPR, KPCC, Spotlight PA, PBS, and NewsHour. Find her on IG @kamalovesya

Trivia: Kris’ grandfather passed away in Jan 2015 after celebrating 60 years of marriage.

Kris Kelkar Job

Kris Kelkar is a Data Scientist. In 2023, he worked for Hinge.

Prior to this, he was a Data Scientist for Instagram and OkCupid. Also, he’s been a business analyst for, Buzzfeed, and DigitasLBi.

As for his education, Kris studied  International Relations and Affairs at Brown University from 2011 to 2015.

During his studies, he also worked as a Graphic Designer and Outreach Coordinator, and Photographer and Archivist at Brown University.

Kris Kelkar Height

Kris Kelkar stands tall at a height of 5 feet 9 inches (175 cm).

But on dating apps, he states that he is 5 feet 11 inches (180) so people would assume he is  5 feet 9 inches. Clever trick!

Related FAQs

  • When Is Kris Kelkar Birthday?

Kris celebrates his birthday on August 12 and is of the Leo zodiac.

  • Where Is Kris Kelkar From?

Kris hails from Calabasas, CA.

But in 2023, he resided in Brooklyn, NY.

  • Is Kris Kelkar On Instagram And Facebook?

Find him on Instagram @kriskelkar and Facebook @krishnanand.kelkar.7.

Also, here’s his Twitter @KrisKelkar.

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