Our Nerdy Rajesh Koothrappali Turns 35 today

Known for his ‘brain-blowing’ role as Rajesh Koothrappali in the popular TV series The Big Bang Theory, Kunal Nayyar is one man who had walked miles and miles to earn his reputation. Today on his birthday, team Tittle Tattle wishes him many more big bangs!

The British-Indian actor was born to a Punjabi family in London and raised in New Delhi. With schooling in India and university in the US, Nayyar has perfectly blended his experiences of both the worlds through his acting skills. His unique accent is his key strength.

Nayyar’s book ‘Yes, My Accent Is Real’ which narrates his journey to the top of the acting industry has received ample accolades. Nayyar was third on Forbes list of World’s Highest-Paid TV Actors for 2015.

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Source: Twitter/kunalnayyar

Married to former Miss India Neha Kapur in 2011, the couple seems madly in love! They live happily in their Los Angeles home.

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Source: Twitter/kunalnayyar

We surely love Nayyar as the astrophysicist in The Big Bang Theory but here are some more interesting projects he has been a part of:

  • The first very eye-grabbing role for Nayyar was in the West Coast production of Rajiv Joseph’s 2006 play Huck & Holden where he played an Indian exchange student in America.
  • That very year, Nayyar wrote a play Cotton Candy along with Areun Das which premiered in New Delhi. The response was highly appreciable.
  • In one of the episodes of Suspicion, Nayyar made a guest appearance as an Iraqi terrorist named Youssef Zidan.
  • Nayyar’s first film is Salman Khan’s production Cabbie.
  • Last year, Nayyar performed in an off-Broadway production The Spoils where he played Kalyan, a Nepalese student.
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