Kunal Nayyar
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The Hollywood industry has influenced the lives of so many actors in one way or the other. It has helped many overcome their shyness and has pulled out the very best in them. One of such people is Kunal Nayyar who clung to shyness in his early years but is currently known for his acting skills on The Big Bang Theory as Rajesh Ramayan Koothrappali. He has gone ahead to break through his limitations starring in so many other movie roles. In a testament to his excellent skills, Kunal Nayyar was once rated by Forbes as one the world’s highest-paid Tv actors. He is a married man.

Kunal Nayyar’s Biography (Age)

Kunal Nayyar was born in Hounslow, London, England on the 30th of April 1981 but spent his formative years in New Delhi, India. His parents are Heita and Rakesh Nayyar and he was a student at St Columba’s School in New Delhi.

With the sole purpose of furthering his education, the actor proceeded to the University of Portland, Oregon to pursue a degree in Business, however, he picked up interest in acting and chose to pursue it too. He started rehearsing for different play roles in school while simultaneously grooming his acting skills. Upon graduation from the University, Kunal Nayyar pursued a masters degree in fine arts at the Temple University in Philadelphia after which he took up working for advert firms in America and performing in stage plays on his off time.

He bagged his first movie role on the set of the play, Huck & Holden in 2006. That same year, he co-wrote the play Cotton Candy with Arun Das. The play received rave reviews and lots of critical acclaims. Kunal Nayyar subsequently made appearances in the season four of NCIS in episode Suspicions as the Iraqi terrorist, Youssef Zidan. With all these roles, Nayyar’s rise to fame happened gradually but with his role as astrophysicist Rajesh Koothrappali in the television sitcom, The Big Bang Theory, he gained more public attention.

With the rise in his career, he became a person of interest and was called to host a lot of programs. During the comedy festival Just for Laughs, he co-hosted the Tribute To Nerds show with Simon Helberg. While working on his own movie, Dr. Cabbie in 2012, he voiced the role of Gupta in the animated movie, Ice Age: Continental Drift. Subsequently, Kunal Nayyar bagged a role in the off-broadway production of the play Spoils.

His next role was with the animated movie, Trolls, a movie he performed shortly after publishing his book, Yes, My Accent is Real. The book talks about his rise to stardom and his career journey in general.

Net Worth

Regarding the British-Indian actor’s net worth, there is a disparity of information as to the exact figure of his total worth. Some sources say that Kunal Nayyar has a net worth of $5 million while others say he measures much more than that. In 2015, Forbes rated the actor as one of the highest paid television series actors because, at that time, he was estimated to be worth $20 million.

In 2017, he made it again on Forbes List of highest paid television actors. Having graced two awards from Forbes financially, we wouldn’t be wrong to say that he has sure made a huge fortune from his acting endeavors.

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Kunal Nayyar
Kunal Nayyar and wife

Kunal had his own fair share of love tales before eventually settling with Neha Kapur. However, most details regarding his love life before Neha has been kept under lock and key.

During his dating days with the model, the two were said to have lived world’s apart but maintained a healthy relationship despite the distance. It was sometime in 2011 that the lovebirds decided to tie the knot in glamorous style. Currently, they both reside in Los Angeles and have no children just yet.

Neha Kapur is popularly known as a model. She was once crowned the winner of the South Asian Country beauty pageant in 2006. She was resident in New Delhi at the time.


Every lady who has a niche for class and elegance would certainly pick Kunal as her choice for a man. His Indian looks are one of his catchy points and his curly black hair and eyes could keep any lady staring. He is a tall man who stands at 5 feet 6 inches and weighs 65 Kg.

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