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Who Plays Yusuf In Disney+'s Ms. Marvel?

"Ms. Marvel" is the latest Disney+ addition to the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe. Like many of the MCU's new offerings, "Ms. Marvel" will first make her debut on the small screen with her own television series, before joining the big leagues in "The Marvels," the upcoming sequel to 2019's "Captain Marvel" (via IMDb).

The series centers on Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani), a high school student from Jersey City who adores Captain Marvel (Brie Larson), her favorite superhero. Like any typical high school student, Khan craves a sense of adventure and purpose to break her out of her mundane routine. She eventually receives superpowers that allow her to create objects made of cosmic energy. This is a stark departure from her powers in the comics, where Khan is able to morph her body like Mr. Fantastic. Speaking with Empire, MCU boss Kevin Feige confirmed that Khan's live-action powers would be slightly different than her comic book origins.

Despite being powerful, Khan is still a teenager, which means a decent portion of the series focuses on her home life and her relationship with her immediate family. At the center of the Khan household are Yusuf and Muneeba Khan, Kamala's parents. Because of the show's South Asian focus, the series will include a number of prominent actors from India and Pakistan who will be making their Hollywood debuts. With a bevy of new actors being introduced to western audiences, it's time to dissect the career of the actor who brings Kamala's father to life.

A distinguished Bollywood actor is playing Yusuf Khan

Yusuf Khan, Kamala's father, is played by Bollywood character actor Mohan Kapur. Kapur has been working in the Indian film and television industry since the '90s and made his cinematic debut as the villain in 1996's "Beqabu." After a few roles on the big and small screen, he also appeared on "CID," one of India's most popular police procedurals. More recently, the star briefly appeared in Salman Khan's "Bodyguard," the highest-grossing Bollywood film of 2011 (via Bollywood Hungama).

In 2014, he starred in the heist film "Happy New Year," which ended up grossing over $60 million, making it the third highest-grossing Indian film of the year (via Box Office India). The actor later gained a prominent role as a supporting character in Hotstar's crime series "Hostages." Kapur most recently appeared in "Sadak 2," a sequel to the cult classic "Sadak." Unfortunately, the sequel was embroiled in a variety of controversies (via Outlook India) and holds a low user rating of 1.1 out of 10 on IMDb.

Interestingly, this actually isn't the first time Kapur has worked on an MCU project. For the last two decades, Kapur has been a prominent Hindi dubbing artist for Hollywood projects. In fact, he previously served as the dubbing artist for Benedict Cumberbatch's Doctor Strange. However, despite voicing the character since his live-action Marvel debut in 2016, Kapur was not brought back for "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness." When asked to explain this switch, the actor confirmed on Twitter that the situation was out of his control. 

Although many on the internet have already begun speculating about Kapur's future in the MCU (via Murphy's Multiverse), there has been no official confirmation on whether the actor will return in 2023's "The Marvels."

"Ms. Marvel" debuts exclusively on Disney+ on June 8.