Kunal Nayyar is a well-known American-Indian actor who is best known for portraying the role of Rajesh Koothrappali in the TV series ‘The Big Bang Theory’ on CBS. He began his career by appearing in TV ads and has also appeared on stage. He has guest appeared on many television shows and has also starred in films. Nayyar has also found success in voice acting. Keep reading to know more about Kunal Nayyar’s net worth in 2018.
Kunal Nayyar Early Life
Kunal Nayyar was born in London, the United Kingdom on 30 April 1981 to his parents Rakesh Nayyar and Heita Nayyar. He grew up in New Delhi, India in Punjabi family.
He went to New Delhi’s St Columba’s School and used to play badminton for his school team. In 1999, he moved to the USA to attend the University of Portland in Oregon. He has earned his Master of Fine Arts from Philadelphia’s Temple University. Nayyar has also taken part in American College Theater Festival.
In 2011, Kunal Nayyar got married to Femina Miss India Universe 2006, Neha Kapur. The couple resides in Los Angeles. He is active on social media and has got over 1.8 million followers on Instagram. The actor as also got more than 1.15 million followers on Twitter.
Kunal Nayyar Career, Awards & Achievement
After completing his graduation, Kunal Nayyar appeared in London stage and also did American TV commercials. In 2006, he appeared in the United States theatre show called ‘Huck and Holden’. In the same year, he appeared doe London’s Royal Shakespeare Company in ‘Love’s Labour’s Lost’.
He has also appeared in ‘Love’s Labour’s Lost’ for the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C. In 2015, he appeared in the theatre act of Kalyan in ‘The Spoils’. A year later, he appeared in ‘The Spoils’ again but in the United Kingdom.
Kunal Nayyar made his film debut by starring in the 2004 movie called ‘S.C.I.E.N.C.E.’. In 2014, he was seen in the film ‘The Scribbler’. This was followed by appearing in the film ‘Dr. Cabbie’ as Tony. He was then seen in the 2015 film ‘Consumed’. He has also lent his voice for the films ‘Ice Age: Continental Drift’ and ‘Trolls’.
In 2007, he appeared in an episode of ‘NCIS’. In the same year, he appeared in the main role in the TV series ‘The Big Bang Theory’. He has been appearing in the show till the current date. From 2013 to 2016, Nayyar lent his voice in ‘Sanjay and Craig’.
He has also guest appeared in ‘The Mindy Project’ and ‘Sullivan & Son’. He was the host of ‘The Late Late Show’ in 2015.
Awards & Achievements
In 2006, Kunal Nayyar won the Garland Award for his role in ‘Huck and Holden’. He has received six consecutive nominations 2012 to 2017 from the Screen Actors Guild Award for ‘The Big Bang Theory’. In 2014, he was nominated for the People’s Choice Awards in the category of Favorite TV Bromance. He has also received a nomination for the Teen Choice Awards in 2015.
Net Worth of Kunal Nayyar
Kunal Nayyar has an estimated net worth of more than $45 million. He made this fortune by appearing in many television shows and films particularly ‘The Big Bang Show’. He has also appeared in many theatre productions and has done voice acting. In 2015, he appeared on World’s Highest-Paid TV Actors list by Forbes with earnings of $20 million in a year. He is known to make $800 thousand by appearing in a single episode of ‘The Big Bang Theory’.
Kunal Nayyar is considered one of the most popular actors in the world. He is active in social media and has got fans across the world. The actor has never been involved in any controversy and has been dedicated towards his work. He has done several prominent roles in his career and has also published a book entitled ‘Yes, My Accent is Real’.