7 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Big Bang Theory’ Star Kunal Nayyar
The Big Bang Theory has become one of the most iconic series of the decade, and along the way has made some of its stars the most well-known and beloved TV actors of their time. The Big Bang Theory has a lot of stars, but it definitely would not be the same without Rajesh Koothrappali who is expertly played by Kunal Nayyar. Aside from now being one of the highest-paid actors on one of the biggest sitcoms, Nayyar isn’t one to thrust himself in the spotlight, and there are still many things fans don’t know about him! Check out 7 things you didn’t know about the actor:
7. Early Life
Kunal Nayyar was born in Hounslow, London, to a Punjabi family on April 30, 1981. Although he was born in England, when he was only four years old, Nayyar’s family moved to New Delhi, India where he was raised. Growing up, he became interested in sports and played badminton for his school before moving to the United States in 1999 to attend the University of Portland.
6. Becoming an Actor
Although Nayyar first attended the University of Portland in Oregon in order to get his Bachelor of Science in Finance, it is where he ended up finding his love for acting. He began taking acting classes and appeared in school plays, and eventually took part in the American College Theater Festival and decided to pursue acting as his career. He went on to attend Temple University in Philadelphia and received a Master of Fine Arts in acting.