Kunal Nayyar is an Indian actor best known for his role as Raj Koothrappali on The Big Bang Theory. Born in London, England, Kunal Nayyar was raised in New Delhi, India. He moved to the U.S. to study business at the Univeristy of Portland, Oregon, where he began taking acting classes. He later received a Masters in Fine Arts from Temple University in Philadelphia.
The Big Bang Theory was his first regular television role, following an appearance on NCIS. More recently, he voiced a character in the 2012 film "Ice Age: Continental Drift" and voiced Vijal Patel on the Nickelodeon show "Sanjay and Craig". His other TV credits include appearances on "Sullivan & Son" and as a guest host on "The Late Late Show" on CBS.
Nayyar's theater credits include "Huck and Holden" at the Dahlia Theater in Los Angeles and "Love's Labour's Lost" at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon, England.
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