Kunal Nayyar’s Bio, Wiki, Age, Height and Family

Kunal Nayyar is a British-born Indian actor and comedian. He is best known for his role as astrophysicist Rajesh Ramayan Koothrappali in the CBS sitcom, The Big Bang Theory. He was the third-highest-paid TV actor in 2015 and 2018. He has over 2.5 million followers on his Instagram.

Quick Facts Of Kunal Nayyar

Celebrated Name Kunal Nayyar
Age  43 years old of 2024
Nick Name Kunal Nayyar
Birth Name Kunal Nayyar
Birth Date 1981-04-30
Gender Male
Profession Actor

What is Kunal Nayyar Famous For?

– His role as astrophysicist Rajesh Ramayan Koothrappali in the CBS sitcom, The Big Bang Theory.

Where was Kunal Nayyar Born?

Kunal Nayyar was born on 30 April 1981. His birthplace is in Houston, London in England. He is a British-born Indian. He was born to a Punjabi family, Rakesh Nayyar, and Heita Nayyar. His zodiac sign is Taurus.

He attended St Columbia’s School in New Delhi. He played badminton for the school team. He moved to the United States in 1999. He studied bachelor of business administration in finance at the University of Portland, Oregon. He also started taking acting classes and appeared in several school plays.

He participated in the American College Theater Festival. He then decided to become a professional actor and attended Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He received a master of fine arts in acting from Temple University.

Stage Career

He started his career working in television ads and plays on the London stage.

He gained attention when he portrayed the role of an Indian exchange student in the 2006 play Huck & Holden.

He later appeared in plays, Love’s Labour’s Lost, and The Spoils.

Television Career

He made his television debut in an uncredited role in NCIS in 2007.

He landed the lead role as astrophysicist Rajesh Ramayan Koothrappali in the CBS sitcom, The Big Bang Theory in 2007.

The Big Bang Theory is the longest sitcom that ended in May 2019 after 12 seasons.

He co-hosted the Tribute to Nerds show with co-star Simon Helberg at the comedy festival Just for Laughs in 2011.

He has also made guest appearances in Sullivan & Son and The Mindy Project.

He voiced the main role of Vijay in Sanjay and Craig.

Film Career

He made his film debut in a minor role as Pizza Man in S.C.I.E.N.C.E in 2004.

He voiced Gupta in Ice Age: Continental Drift in 2012 and Guy Diamond in Trolls in 2016.

He narrated Beyond All Boundaries in 2013.

His other films are The Scribbler, Dr. Cabbie, and Consumed.


He published a book about his career journey, Yes, My Accent is Real in September 2015.

Who is Kunal Nayyar Married To?

Kunal Nayyar is a married man. He is married to Miss India 2006 Neha Kapur. The couple got married in December 2011.

He lives with his wife in Los Angeles, California.

How Tall is Kunal Nayyar?

Kunal Nayyar stands at a height of 1.71 m i.e. 5 feet and 7 inches tall. He has a bodyweight of 143 lbs i.e. 65 kg. He has an average body build. He has black hair and his eye color is dark brown. He has curly hair.

What is Kunal Nayyar Net Worth?

Kunal Nayyar earns from his acting career. While working in The Big Bang Theory, he was the third highest-paid TV actor in 2015 and 2018. He earned $20 million in 2015 and $23.5 million in 2018. As of 2019, his net worth is estimated at $45 million.