Former Glee Actor Iqbal Theba to star on Disney Junior’s ‘Mira, Royal Detective’

MIRA, ROYAL DETECTIVE – “A Royal Detective Mystery / The Mystery of the Missing Crown” (Disney)
MIRA, PRINCE NEEL, DETECTIVE GUPTA. Photo: courtesy Disney Image Group LA

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.

Actor Iqbal Theba plays voice of Detective Gupta in next episode of MIRA, ROYAL DETECTIVE to be released Feb. 19, 2021- (Photo: courtesy Disney Junior/Image Group LA)

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.




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