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Everything to Know About Actor Kunal Nayyar

This Big Bang Theory alum is joining his former co-star, Melissa Rauch, for a guest spot on NBC's Night Court

By Elizabeth Logan

Welcome to the courthouse, Mr. Nayyar. Veteran sitcom star Kunal Nayyar is appearing in a guest role in an episode of NBC's new Night Court, and he'll be joining a longtime friend when he does. Before you see what legal shenanigans his character gets up to, get to know Nayyar and his past roles here.

How to Watch

Watch the Season 3 premiere of Night Court Tuesday, November 19 at 8:30/7:30c on NBC

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Kunal Nayyar's early life 

The British-American actor was born in London but grew up in New Delhi, India. His family moved to the U.S. and he only started acting in college to make friends, according to IMDb. After graduating from the University of Portland with a business degree, he pursued an acting MFA at Temple University, and landed his very first TV role just after graduating. It was on a show you might have heard of...

Big Bang breakthrough and other roles

Nayyar nabbed the role of socially awkward scientist Raj Koothrappali on the hit sitcom The Big Bang Theory, which ran for a whopping 279 episodes and racked up five consecutive SAG Awards nominations for Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A Comedy Series. He currently voices Guy Diamond in the long-running Trolls movie franchise and has a role in the upcoming Adam Sandler space drama Spaceman.

In 2011, Nayyar wed model and pageant queen Neha Kapur.

Kunal Nayyar and Melissa Rauch back in action

NBC's new Night Court is a reboot of the classic '80s sitcom, and it stars Melissa Rauch as Judge Abby Stone. Rauch was also a cast member on The Big Bang Theory, joining the ensemble in the third season in the role of Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz. So this is a fun reunion! When Night Court first premiered, Nayyar celebrated Rauch on Instagram, writing, "This gem of a human being @melissarauch has worked tirelessly to bring this to the screen. The world needs a good comedy, we all need more laughter, we all need Night Court. Who’s tuning in!??"

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