Early Life: Kunal Nayyar was born on April 30, 1981, in Hounslow, London, England. His parents were Indian immigrants, and the family moved to New Delhi when Kunal was 4 years old. He studied at St. Columba’s School, where he was a member of the badminton team. Nayyar moved to America in 1999 to attend the University of Portland. While working on his business degree, Kunal took acting classes, appeared in school plays, and performed in a musical duo called The Prince and the Pauper, and after he won an award at the American College Theater Festival, he decided to devote his life to acting. After Kunal earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in finance in 2003, he enrolled at Philadelphia’s Temple University and graduated with a Master of Fine Arts in acting.
Wealth Stats and More
What’s Kunal Nayyar's net worth? How wealthy is he? Below are all stats like net worth, salary, profession, and more!
|Net Worth||$45 Million|
|Salary||$800 Thousand Per Episode|
|Date of Birth||April 30, 1981 (age 41 years)||Gender||Male|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Profession||Actor, Voice Actor, Writer|
Net Worth of Kunal Nayyar
Kunal Nayyar Net Worth and Salary: Kunal Nayyar is a British-born Indian actor who has a net worth of $45 million. He is best-known for playing Rajesh Koothrappali on CBS sitcom “The Big Bang Theory” (2007–2019). At his peak he earned $800,000 per episode, roughly $18 million per season, which made him one of the highest-paid actors in the world at his peak. For several of the last seasons of the show he earned $20 million or more. Nayyar is also a writer, publishing the book “Yes, My Accent is Real: and Some Other Things I Haven’t Told You” in 2015. He also co-wrote the play “Cotton Candy,” which earned critical acclaim when it premiered in New Delhi, India.
Kunal Nayyar Quotes
How is it that Kunal Nayyar has a net worth of $45 Million? These quotes by the actor may indicate the character traits that led to his financial situation:
If you want to go on the floor, go in disguise because otherwise you won't be able to. I would just put on a full Darth Vader costume and walk through Comic-Con so I can actually check it out and enjoy it as opposed to being approached by everyone, which is lovely, but it gets very difficult to enjoy because there's so many people there.Kunal Nayyar
When we first started 'The Big Bang Theory,' I would get incredibly nervous because it's such a big show and I was just out of graduate school. I'd come in and have this huge responsibility for the one line that everyone hopes will bring down the house.Kunal Nayyar
I'm a pro! No, what I mean is I have performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company in England. I have been all over the place. I have studied theatre for seven years.Kunal Nayyar
I love video games. I love, love, love them! I also love 'Star Wars.' I wish Jedi was a true religion.Kunal Nayyar
No one ever sees the sleepless nights, the years of studying and 14-hour days earning your dues. I spent three years isolated in an academic environment to be the best actor I could.Kunal Nayyar