Kunal Nayyar

Active - 2007 - 2016  |   Born - Apr 30, 1981 in London, England  |   Genres - Comedy

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Actor Kunal Nayyar first made a splash in Hollywood playing physicist Koothrappali on the series The Big Bang Theory, which debuted on CBS in 2007. In 2012 Nayyar voiced the character of Gupta in Ice Age: Continental Drift, and the following year he could be seen opposite Gina Gershon and Billy Campbell in the thriller, The Scribbler. In addition to his feature work Nayyar also co-wrote the critically acclaimed play Cotton Candy, which runs in New Delhi.

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  • Grew up in New Delhi, India, and moved to the U.S. after graduating high school.
  • Won the Mark Twain Comedy Acting Award at the American College Theater Festival in 2003 for his work in a school production of The Rose Tattoo.
  • Cowrote a critically acclaimed play called Cotton Candy, which premiered in New Delhi.
  • Had a six-day wedding, with 1,000 guests, when he married former Miss India Neha Kapur in December 2011.