There are only a number of actors from Indian origin who have seen great success on the International level and Kunal Nayyar is one of them. He is a British born Indian-American actor who got fame for his role in the sitcom The Big Bang Theory. He played the role of Rajesh Ramayana Koothrappali.
Kunal Nayyar Net Worth 2020
As of 2020, his net worth is approximately $45 million. His popular show has brought him a lot of recognition and wealth. His popularity is expected to rise even more in the coming time.
As per Forbes, Nayyar was the third highest-paid TV actor in the world in 2015 as well as in 2018 with a revenue of $23.5 million in that year.
Kunal Nayyar Biography
|Full Name||Kunal Nayyar|
|Birth Date||30th April 1981|
|Birth Place||Hounslow, England|
|Residence||New Delhi, India|
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
Early Life and Education
He was born in Hounslow, London. He belongs to a Punjabi family. His family returned back to New Delhi when Kunal was 4-year-old. He completed his schooling from St. Columbus School, New Delhi. In school, he was part of the school Badminton team.
Later on, he went to the University of Portland, Oregon to complete a Bachelor of Business Administration. There, he also took acting classes and was a part of a number of plays.
He even participated in the American College Theatre Festival. It is when he realized his true calling and decided to become a professional actor. For that, he completed his degree of Master of Fine Arts in acting from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Since 2011, he is married to Neha Kapur who is an actress and model. Neha Kapur is also Femina Miss India 2006.
After completing his degree, he was featured in a number of American Television ads. He has been a part of many plays.
His acting debut was in 2004 when he played the role of a pizza delivery boy for the movie S.C.I.E.N.C.E.
In 2006, he got initial recognition for his role in a play titled Huck & Holden. In 2007, he made a guest appearance in one of season four episodes “Suspicions” of CBS Drama NCIS. He played the role of an Iraqi terrorist, Youssef Zidan.
He got a major breakthrough in his career when he was cast in the sitcom The Big Bang Theory for the role of an astrophysicist Rajesh Koothrappali.
He co-wrote a play called Cotton Candy in India. It was well-received by the audience. He also co-hosted a show, titled The Tribute to Nerds, at the comedy festival Just for Laughs in 2011.
He also performed in The Spoils which is an off-Broadway production. He played the character of a Nepalese student named Kalyan. He also voiced for the character Gupta in Ice Age: Continental Drift which was released in 2012 and then for Guy Diamond in Trolls which was released in 2016.
In 2014, his movie Dr. Cabbie was released. He is actively involved in movies, television series as well as in theatres.
He also published a book titled Yes, My Accent is Real in September 2015.
In 2006, he won Garland Award for his character in Huck and Holden. He has also been nominated for Screen Actors Guild Awards for his role in Big Bang Theory continuously from 2012 to 2016.