Kunal Nayyar is a famous British actor who was born on April 30, 1981. He voiced Vijay in the Nickelodeon animated sitcom Sanjay and Craig (2013) and played Raj Koothrappali in the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory (2007–2019).

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Additionally, Nayyar starred in the following films: Trolls (2016), Consumed (2015), The Scribbler (2014), Dr. Cabbie (2014), Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012), and Sweetness in the Belly (2019).

Quick Info

REAL NAME Kunal Nayyar
NICKNAMEKunal Nayyar
BORNApril 30, 1981
AGE42 years old (2023)
BIRTHPLACEHammersmith, London
NET WORTH$45 million
SPOUSENeha Kapur
HEIGHT5 feet 8 inches (173cm)

How was the early life of Kunal Nayyar?

In Hammersmith, London, Nayyar was born into an Indian Punjabi immigrant family. His parents moved back to India when he was 3 years old, and he was raised in New Delhi. He was a member of the school’s badminton team while attending St. Columba’s School.

Nayyar relocated to the US in 1999 to attend the University of Portland in Oregon to complete his Bachelor of Business Administration in finance. While pursuing his degree, he began taking acting classes and made appearances in multiple school plays.

Nayyar decided to pursue a career in acting after taking part in the American College Theater Festival. His next stop was Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he studied acting and graduated with a Master of Fine Arts.

Kunal Nayyar personal life

Kunal is straight and has been in a long-term relationship with Neha Kapur. His sexual orientation is clearly heterosexual. On December 22, 2011, Kunal got married to model, actress, and former Miss India Neha Kapur. Over a six-day ceremony, the couple celebrated their marriage in New Delhi in front of over a thousand guests.

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Although Nayyar enjoys badminton more than any other sport, he also loves cricket and provided the narration for the 2013 cricket-focused movie “Beyond All Boundaries.”. As a “Star Wars” fan, Kunal gave his dog the name Boba Fett.

Atria Books released his autobiography, “Yes, My Accent is Real: and Some Other Things I Haven’t Told You“, on September 15, 2015.

Kunal Nayyar career

Nayyar found a job performing in plays and American television commercials in London after graduating. His plays as an Indian exchange student eager to experience American culture before returning home in the West Coast production of Rajiv Joseph’s 2006 play Huck & Holden brought him initial recognition in the US.

Cotton Candy, a play written by Nayyar and Arun Das, had a successful New Delhi premiere in 2006. In the fourth season episodeSuspicion” of the CBS drama NCIS, Nayyar made a guest appearance as Iraqi terrorist Youssef Zidan.

In the 2020 Netflix UK series Criminal: UK, Nayyar played Sandeep, a convicted serial killer. He made an appearance in the Season 2 finale, which was broadcast in August 2020. Alongside Uma Thurman, Elizabeth Henstridge, and Elyes Gabel, he joined the cast of Suspicion, an Apple TV+ thriller series based on the Israeli thriller TV series False Flag, in the same year.

He appeared as A. J. Fikry in the upcoming comedy-drama The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry, which is based on the best-selling book by Gabrielle Zevin and stars Christina Hendricks and Lucy Hale, in 2021.

How much is Kunal Nayyar worth?

Actor Kunal Nayyar, who was born in Britain, has a net worth of $45 million US dollars approximately. The most well-known role of Kunal Nayyar is that of Rajesh Koothrappali in the CBS sitcom “The Big Bang Theory” (2007–2019). In addition, he co-wrote the drama “Cotton Candy,” which debuted in New Delhi, India, and got great praise from critics.

A 4,100-square-foot home in the Hollywood Hills was purchased by Kunal and Neha for $2.9 million in 2012. They listed it for slightly less than $4 million in June 2020. They paid $7.5 million in October 2019 for a 9,000-square-foot house in the Hancock Park neighborhood of Los Angeles.

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