Kunal Nayyar

Jim Parsons Kunal Nayyar's role in The Big Bang Theory is his first as a regular on a television series. He had a guest starring role on NCIS.

His theater acting credits include "Huck and Holden" at the Dahlia Theater in Los Angeles, for which Kunal was awarded best male lead in a play on the West Coast by the Garland Awards, and "Loves Labors Lost" at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford upon Avon, England.

Always a performer, Nayyar began acting in musicals and plays at a young age. After high school, he left India for the United States where he majored in business and took many acting classes at the University of Portland (Portland, Oregon). In his senior year, he was nominated as the best actor in his play, "The Rose Tattoo," and was given an invitation to the American College Theater Festival (ACTF) to compete in an acting competition where he eventually won the Mark Twain Award for comic brilliance as well as a fellowship to the prestigious Sundance Theater Lab. He went on to receive his Masters in Fine Arts (MFA) from Temple University in Philadelphia.

Nayyar played badminton for his school team and competed at state level in the region of North India. He is also a fanatical fan of cricket. He is said to have a killer shoulder shimmy. According to Nayyar, wikipedia says his name means "one who sees beauty in everything" and it comes from a Himalayan bird known as the Painted Snipe.

He was born in London, England, and spent most of his younger years growing up in New Delhi, India. He currently resides in Los Angeles.Nayyar's birth date is April 30.

Kunal Nayyar's Latest Tweets

24 hours ago: RT @CNTIndia: The Big Bang Theory star .@kunalnayyar picks his 5 favourite #hotels: http://t.co/z2rkR6D4Gp #travel

4 days ago: RT @Lynetterice: Humor is damn hot! For #SMA2014 week, lets pay tribute to @billprady Steven Molaro and Chuck Lorre of @BigBang_CBS http:/?

4 days ago: When you can't tell- just ask your gut. It always knows.

5 days ago: You like me + you like Ellen = tune into see our shenanigans on @TheEllenShow today 4pm EST/PST on NBC. Smile like you mean it.

5 days ago: RT @jimmy722: Reminder: @kunalnayyar will be a guest on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" today. Check local listing for time and channel. #BigBan?

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Latest News Stories

Title Date Posted
Kunal Nayyar on Conan April 30 2014
Happy Birthday Kunal! April 30 2013
Kunal on 'Bonnie Hunt Show' April 20 2009
Interview with Kunal October 13 2007