Kunal Nayyar Net Worth 2023

Last Modified Oct 03, 2023 08:10 GMT
Kunal Nayyar's net worth
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Kunal Nayyar's net worth stands at $45 million as of 2023.

Kunal Nayyar is a British-Indian actor best known for his role as Raj Koothrappali in the popular CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory, which ran from 2007 to 2019. Nayyar was born in Hammersmith, London, on April 30, 1981. His family moved back to India when he was three, and he grew up in Delhi. He moved to the United States in 1999 to pursue a degree in Business Administration at the University of Portland, Oregon.

While he was studying, Nayyar became interested in acting and went to theatre festivals. He eventually got a master's degree in Fine Arts in acting from Temple University, Philadelphia. His acting career began with American television ads and London stage plays.

His breakthrough appearance was in the 2006 play 'Huck & Holden,' followed by a guest appearance in the CBS drama 'NCIS.' However, it was his role as Raj Koothrappali in The Big Bang Theory that propelled him to fame, earning him millions of fans. After the show ended, Nayyar worked on a lot of projects, like the movies “Ice Age: Continental Drift” (2012) and “Trolls World Tour” (2016) and TV shows like “Criminal: UK” (2020) and “False Star” (2016).

In 2021, he announced his role as A.J. Fikry in the comedy-drama “The Storied Life Of A.J. Fikry." Nayyar also authored a book titled 'Yes, My Accent Is Real: and Some Other Things I Haven't Told You' in September 2015, sharing his career’s journey.

Personal Information

Real NameKunal Nayyar
Net worth$45 million
Date Of Birth (Age)30 April 1981 (42)
Height5 feet 7 inches
Partner/SpouseNeha Kapur

Social Media Stats

Instagram2.9 million

Kunal Nayyar’s Net Worth

According to Forbes, Kunal Nayyar was the world's third-highest-paid television actor in 2015 and 2018, with earnings of US$20 million and US$23.5 million, respectively. His current net worth is $45 million as of 2023.

Sources Of Income



Kunal Nayyar’s role as Raj Koothrappali on “The Big Bang Theory,” saw him earn a substantial salary per episode. During the height of “The Big Bang Theory,” Nayyar was paid an impressive average of $800,000 per episode, which is approximately $18 million per season. This income made him one of the highest-paid actors in the world.

Nayyar and Simon Helberg (Howard Wolowitz) were paid the same amount and were also handed the same pay increase for their roles in The Big Bang Theory. Both actors started by making $45,000 per episode but that increased, by the second season, to $150,000 and by the eighth and ninth seasons, they were earning a jaw-dropping amount of $600,000. By the final season, both of them were taking home $1 million each per episode.

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In some later seasons of the show, his earnings escalated to a remarkable $20 million per season. He has also acted in various films and TV series, including "Ice Age: Continental Drift,” “Criminal: UK,” and “False Flag.” His role in the comedy-drama "The Storied Life Of A.J. Fikry.”

Voice acting

Nayyar has lent his voice in animated films like “Trolls World Tour” from which he has also earned a substantial amount. How much he could have made from this avenue is unknown.


He has also authored a book titled 'Yes, My Accent Is Real: and Some Other Things I Haven't Told You,' which added to his earnings. How much he could have made from this avenue is unknown.


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In 2012, Kunal Nayyar and his wife Neha acquired a 4,100 square foot residence in the Hollywood Hills for $2.9 million. In June 2020, this property was listed for sale at a price of just under $4 million.

They then bought a 9,000-square-foot mansion in Los Angeles' Hancock Park neighborhood for $7.5 million in October 2019. This particular home was previously owned by Nicolas Cage.


Q. What role did Kunal Nayyar play in The Big Bang Theory?

A. Kunal Nayyar portrayed the role of Rajesh "Raj" Ramayan Koothrappali in CBS's hit sitcom "The Big Bang Theory".

Q. What is Kunal Nayyar's age?

A. Born on April 30, 1981, Kunal Nayyar is 41 years old.

Q. Who is Kunal Nayyar's wife?

A. Kunal Nayyar is happily married to Femina Miss India 2006, Neha Kapur. The duo got married back in 2011.

Q. How many seasons does The Big Bang Theory have?

A. Premiering on September 24, 2007, "The Big Bang Theory" has aired 12 seasons in total.