Kunal Nayyar was born on 30 April, 1981 in London, England. He was raised in New Delhi, India. He is a British-Indian actor, known for TV series the Big Bang Theory for the role of Dr. Raj Koothrappali. Nayyar attended St Columba's School in New Delhi. He played badminton and was a part of the school team. Since 1999, Nayyar has been living in the US. He moved there to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Business at the University of Portland. While he was working on this goal, he started taking acting classes. At that time he appeared in several school plays. He participated in the American College Theater Festival. After this, he decided that he wants to be an actor. He got a Master of Fine Arts in Acting at the Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
His first noticed role was in the West Coast production of Rajiv Joseph in 2006. That same year, he teamed up with Arun Das. They wrote a play called Cotton Candy. It was premiered in the New Delhi, and got positive reviews. During his career, Nayyar appeared in movies: S.C.I.E.N.C.E (2004), Ice Age: Continental Drift (voice), The Scribbler (2014), Dr. Cabbie (2014), Consumed (2014). He is currently filming a Momentary Lapse of Reason (2015). He also should appear in the ‘’ A Bollywood Tale’’ (2016).
In 2006 he won Best Male Lead in a Play at Garland Award and in 2012 he was nominated for The Big Bang Theory, (Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series) on Screen Actors Guild Award for. In December, 2011, he married Neha Kapur. She was a miss of India in 2006.