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Kunal Nayyar Net Worth: How Rich Is the Actor in 2022?



Nayyar is a British actor best known for playing Raj Koothrappali on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory. The Kunal Nayyar net worth figure is roughly $45 million as of 2022.

Kunal Nayyar attends the Los Angeles premiere of Mister Lister Films' "Consumed"
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Early Life and Bio

Full NameKunal Nayyar
Birth Date / AgeApril 30, 1981 / 41 Years Old
Birth PlaceHammersmith, London, England
Source of WealthActing
Relationship StatusMarried To Neha Kapur
Height5 ft. 7 in. / 171 cm.
Net Worth$45 Million

Kunal Nayyar was born in April of 1981 in Hammersmith, London, England to parents Rakesh and Heita. Both of his parents are immigrants from India, where they returned when Kunal was three.

The actor grew up in New Delhi, where his parents remain to this day. There, he attended St. Columba’s School and played on the badminton team.

Nayyar moved to the United States in 1999 to attain a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from the University of Portland. Notably, he began acting in school plays at this time.

Interestingly, Kunal decided to become an actor after taking part in the American College Theater Festival. Afterward, he enrolled at Temple University where he earned a Master of Fine Arts in acting.

Kunal Nayyar attends "The Big Bang Theory" event at the 33rd annual PaleyFest
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Kunal Nayyar Net Worth and Career

Nayyar’s first notable film role came in the West Coast production of Rajiv Joseph’s 2006 play Huck & Holden. Then, he played a small part in an episode of the CBS drama NCIS.

In 2007, Nayyar’s life changed forever when he landed the role of Raj Koothrappali. He played an astrophysicist in the wildly popular sitcom, The Big Bang Theory, for 12 seasons.

According to Screen Rant, Nayyar was making $45 thousand per episode of The Big Bang Theory at its peak. Actually, Forbes listed the actor amongst the world’s highest-paid actors on TV in 2015 and 2018, earning $20 million and $25 million, respectively.

As far as the big screen goes, Nayyar has appeared in Ice Age: Continental Drift, The Scribbler, Consumed, Dr. Cabbie, Trolls, Sweetness in the Belly, Think Like a Dog, and Spaceman.

Moreover, he has received roles in other shows like Sanjay and Craig, Sullivan & Son, The Mindy Project, Drop the Mic, Criminal: UK, and Suspicion.

Lastly, Nayyar published a book titled Yes, My Accent is Real: and Some Other Things I Haven’t Told You in September 2015.

Kunal Nayyar Instagram and Twitter

Currently, the actor possesses 2.9 million Instagram followers. Surprisingly, that is the only form of social media that Nayyar is a member of as of July 2022. However, that hasn’t stopped from fans creating fan pages of him on Twitter.

Personal Life

In 2011, Nayyar married his wife Neha Kapur. Notably, she is a model, actress, and Femina Miss India 2006.

Fans should be on the lookout for the upcoming comedy drama The Storied Life Of A. J. Fikry, where Nayyar will be playing the title character. The show is based on the best-selling novel by Gabrielle Zevin says Deadline.

Kunal Nayyar Net Worth

The Kunal Nayyar net worth figure of $45 million has been amassed since receiving the role of Raj Koothrappali on the sitcom, The Big Bang Theory, in 2007. Over that span, the actor has made tens of millions from the series, as well as appearing in other works including movies.

Kunal Nayyar FAQ

How old is Kunal Nayyar?

The actor celebrates his birthday every year on April 30th. Being born in 1981, Nayyar will be 42 years old in the spring of 2023.

How much does Kunal Nayyar make?

Online reports claim that Nayyar was making about $45 thousand per episode for playing Raj Koothrappali on The Big Bang Theory.

Kunal Nayyar News

Kunal Nayyar arrives for the The Paley Center For Media's 33rd Annual PaleyFest Los Angeles - "The Big Bang Theory"
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