Kunal Nayyar is a British Indian actor. He started his professional acting career in 2004, playing a small role in the low-budget film S.C.I.E.N.C.E. His breakthrough came three years later, after landing the part of Rajesh Koothrappali in the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory. Starring on the show from 2007 to 2019, he became widely known among television audiences. In 2012, he voiced Gupta in the animated film Ice Age: Continental Drift. From 2013 to 2016, he also voiced Vijay in the animated series Sanjay and Craig. At the same time, he had performances in the films The Scribbler, Dr. Cabbie, and Consumed. In 2016, he voiced Guy Diamond in the movie Trolls. It is reported that in the later seasons of The Big Bang Theory, he was paid $900 thousand per episode, substantially increasing his wealth over the years.