Mindy Kaling got mistaken for Malala Yousafzai

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Mindy Kaling arrives at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2013 file photo, Malala Yousafzai poses for photographs in New York. Yousafzai, who survived being shot by the Taliban because she advocated education for girls, has been named the National Constitution Center's Liberty Medal recipient and is scheduled to receive the award at a ceremony on Oct. 21, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
Mindy Kaling attends the FOX Summer TCA All-Star Party at Soho House on Sunday, July 20, 2014 in West Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)
Honoree Malala Yousafzai attends the 23rd Annual Glamour Women of the Year Awards hosted by Glamour Magazine at Carnegie Hall on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Mindy Kaling arrives at the Fox's Girls Night Out held at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre on Monday, June 9, 2014 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Malala Yousafzai, visits Zaatari refugee camp near the Syrian border, in Mafraq, Jordan, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. A teenage Pakistani activist who came to the international limelight when she was shot by the Taliban said Tuesday that the plight of Syrian refugee children deprived of proper education was a stark reminder of the “dark days” Pakistani children under their hard-line rulers. (AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon)
Mindy Kaling attends the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party, on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in West Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Actress Mindy Kaling attends the FOX Network 2014 Upfront event on Monday, May 12, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
Malala Yousafzai listens as Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust, not pictured, introduces her to reporters at Harvard University Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, on the school's campus in Cambridge, Mass. The Pakistani teenager, an advocate for education for girls, survived a Taliban assassination attempt last year on her way home from school. (AP Photo/Jessica Rinaldi)
Mindy Kaling arrives at the 16th Costume Designer Guild Awards, on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Pakistani educational activist Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by the Taliban, arrives for We Day at Wembley Arena in west London, Friday, March 7, 2014. Organized by international charity and educational partner, Free The Children, We Day is now a global event. Over 160,000 youths will come together in stadium gatherings to take part in an unprecedented educational initiative which inspires students to get involved in positive social change. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP Images)
Mindy Kaling arrives at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre on Sunday Sept. 22, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP)
Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, who was shot and injured by the Taliban for advocating girls' education, poses for photographers after being awarded the International Children's Peace Prize 2013 during a ceremony in the Hall of Knights in The Hague, Netherlands, Friday Sept. 6, 2013.(AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
Mindy Kaling at Columbia Pictures 'This is The End' Premiere on Monday, June, 3, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Columbia Pictures/AP Images)
Actress Mindy Kaling attends the FOX Network 2013 Upfront party at Wollman Rink in Central Park on Monday, May 13, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Malala Yousafzai holds up her Liberty Medal during a ceremony at the National Constitution Center, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in Philadelphia. The honor is given annually to an individual who displays courage and conviction while striving to secure liberty for people worldwide. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Malala Yousafzai speaks during a media conference at the Library of Birmingham, in Birmingham, England, Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, after she was named as winner of The Nobel Peace Prize. The Nobel Peace Prize 2014, is awarded jointly to Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India, for risking their lives to fight for children’s rights. Malala was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman two-years ago in Pakistan for insisting that girls have the right to an education. Birmingham, England, Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 file photo, Malala Yousafzai listens as Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust introduces her to reporters at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. Yousafzai, who survived being shot by the Taliban because she advocated education for girls, has been named the National Constitution Center's Liberty Medal recipient and is scheduled to receive the award at a ceremony on Oct. 21, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Jessica Rinaldi, File)
Malala Yousafzai poses for photographs on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, in New York. Yousafzai, was shot by the Taliban for her advocating education for girls. Yousafzai won the $65,000 Sakharov Award, Europe's top human rights award and is a likely contender for the Nobel Peace Prize. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
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By Rosalyn Oshmyansky
ETonline

It happens to us all, someone thinks you're someone else, but for Mindy Kaling, this time, she can't believe it.

The Mindy Project star was mistaken for the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner, 17-year-old Malala Yousafzai.

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When Mindy, 35, was with a New York Times reporter at the Trump SoHo hotel in New York earlier this month, a man reportedly said to her while tipsy, "Congratulations on your Nobel Prize." He also "expressed wonder at how well she recovered from Taliban gunshots."

Two years ago, Malala was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman in Pakistan for insisting that girls have the right to an education. Her activism efforts have inspired the world.

Mindy was reportedly left speechless after the mix-up. She later said to the reporter, "Did he really think I'm Malala?" She got a kick out of the situation and further questioned, "And that if I were, I'd be at the Boom Boom Room?"

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If there's someone to be compared to, that's a huge compliment as Mindy said, "That's the best thing that's happened all night."

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