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 University of Portland, Oregon, where he began taking acting classes. He later received a Masters in Fine Arts from Temple University, 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". Nayyar also voices a character on the animated show "Fantasy Hospital". His other TV credits include appearances on "Sullivan & Son", a guest spot on the sitcom "The Mindy Project", 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. In the summer of 2015, Kunal Nayyar performed alongside Jesse Eisenberg in an off-Broadway show "The Spoils", written by Eisenberg. The production moved to London's West End during the summer of 2016.
Kunal Nayyar published an autobiography, "Yes, My Accent is Real", about growing up in India, moving to America and becoming a star on a hit sitcom.
Kunal Nayyar's Latest Tweets
1 day ago: I want to live my life philosophically like a dog- wake up every morning ready to play- and love every person with every fiber of my being.
6 days ago: As an immigrant, I am beginning to seriously worry- if trump gets elected does that mean - I could get deported- and no more Raj?
7 days ago: Thanks Gabrielle:) https://t.co/IhxqJJfvfI
Latest News Stories
|Happy Birthday Kunal!||April 30, 2015|
|Kunal Nayyar on Conan||April 30, 2014|
|Kunal on 'Bonnie Hunt Show'||April 20, 2009|
|Interview with Kunal||October 13, 2007|