Kunal Nayyar Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 11 Jul, 2018
Facts of Kunal Nayyar
Date of Birth: 1981 , April-30
Age: 40 years old
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
Name Kunal Nayyar
Birth Name Kunal Nayyar
Nick Name Kunal
Father Rakesh Nayyar
Mother Heita Nayyar
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Hounslow, London
Ethnicity British-Indian
Profession Actor
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black
Face Color Brown
Weight in KG 63 Kg
Famous for Actor
Affair with None
Married Yes
Married to Neha Kapur
Children None
Divorce Not yet
Education Temple University (2006), University of Portland, St. Columba's School, Delhi
Online Presence Instagram, Twitter
Movies Ice Age:Continental Drift, Trolls
TV Show Big Bang Theory
Books Yes, My Accent is Real
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Garland Award winnerKunal Nayyar, a British Indian film, theatre and television actor's popularity took off after his debut role as Rajesh Koothrappaliin the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory.  In 2015, he ranked third in the World's Highest-Paid TV actors after the hit TV series The Big Bang Theory. He is also popular for voicing the character Vijay in Sanjay and Craig

Early Life Of Kunal Nayyar

British-Indian actor Kunal Nayyar was born on April 30, 1981, in London, England, UK. However, he grew up in New Delhi, India. He is the son of the Punjabi Indian parents, Rakesh Nayyar andHeita Nayyar. 

He attended St. Columba's, an elite boy's school in New Delhi, where he played badminton for the school team. Nayyar described his early years to Open magazine, saying that, 

In school, I was busy playing badminton and chasing girls. I hated studying and only wanted to play sports.

CAPTION: Kunal Nayyar with his family in Premiere Party SOURCE: zimbio

In 1999, he moved to the United States to attend the University of Portland, Oregon to get a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. After participating in the American College Theatre festival he determined to become a professional actor. He then received a Master of Fine Arts in Acting from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Kunal Nayyar's Career 

Nayyar began his career in the acting industry in 2004. After completing his graduation, he started working on American television ads and plays on the London stage. In 2006, he gained a breakthrough in the US for his role in the West Coast production of Rajiv Joseph's Huck & Holden. 

The same year, Nayyar teamed up with Arun Das to write the play Cotton Candy which launched in New Delhi.  Then in 2007, he was cast in the sitcom The Big Bang Theory where he plays astrophysicist Rajesh Koothrappali alongside Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Sara Gilbert, Johnny Galecki, and Melissa Rauch among others. 

In September 2015, Nayyar published a book named Yes, My accent is Real which was related to his career journey.  In 2016, he voiced Guy Diamond in the movie Trolls and also give a cameo in the TV series Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade as Gupta.

Kunal Nayyar's Net Worth 

Talented and handsome Nayyar is very popular for his role as Rajesh Koothrappali in The Big Bang Theory. As per Forbes, he was the third on the list of World's Highest-Paid TV Actors for 2015, tied with co-star, Mark Harmon and Simon Helberg with earnings of $20 million after The Bing Bang Theory.

Nayyar has an estimated net worth of about $45 million and salary $800 thousand per episode as per the Celebrity net worth. He has collected his net worth from his involvement in the cinema business. 

Kunal Nayyar's Personal Life 

Nayyar is a married man; tied the knot with Miss India 2006 winner, Neha Kapur in December 2011. They are living a happy married life and there are no rumors regarding his personal and professional life. However, there were rumors that the couple is expecting their first child. 

He is active in social sites including Twitter and Instagram. He has 2.1 million followers on his Instagram account and 1.17 million followers on his Twitter account. 

CAPTION: Kunal Kayyar with his wife Neha Kapur SOURCE: aceshowbiz

Besides acting, his hobbies include writing, dancing and playing golf.

Body Measurements 

Height- He stands 5 feet 8 inch tall. 

Weight- 63 kg

Here is an interview with Kunal Nayyar.



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