Pakistani-American Actor Iqbal Theba will guest star as Detective Gupta in the next episode of Disney Junior’s hit series ‘Mira, Royal Detective’.
Premiering Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m. EST on Disney Junior, the episode is called ‘A Royal Detective Mystery’ – when the former royal detective comes to town, Mira asks for his help with solving a cold case.
Theba is known for his recurring role as Principal Figgins in the American musical comedy-drama television series Glee.
Created for kids age 2-7 and their families, ‘Mira, Royal Detective’ is inspired by the cultures and customs of India and follows the smart, brave and resourceful Mira, a commoner who is appointed to the role of royal detective by the Queen.
Set in the fictional land of Jalpur, each episode features two 11-minute stories, which showcase Mira utilizing critical thinking and deductive reasoning to help solve cases for her family, friends and extended community.
The series features an all-star cast of prominent South Asian actors including: Freida Pinto (‘Slumdog Millionaire’) as Queen Shanti; Jameela Jamil (‘The Good Place’) as Mira’s Auntie Pushpa; Kal Penn (‘Sunnyside’) and Utkarsh Ambudkar (‘Brittany Runs a Marathon’) as mongooses Mikku and Chikku, respectively; Hannah Simone (‘New Girl’) as Pinky, a young girl in Jalpur; and Aasif Mandvi (‘Evil’) as Mira’s father, Sahil. Newcomer Leela Ladnier stars as the voice of Mira.