Raj Koothrappali

fictional character on the television series The Big Bang Theory

Rajesh "Raj" Ramayan Koothrappali, Ph.D. is a fictional character on the CBS television series The Big Bang Theory, He is played by British Indian actor Kunal Nayyar. He is one out of 4 characters who appear in every episode of the Big Bang Theory (Howard Wolowitz, Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper). Raj has a doctorate in astrophysics. His best friend, Howard is an astronaught and has been on the International Space Station (ISS) two times.

Raj Koothrappali
The Big Bang Theory character
First appearance"Pilot" (2007)
(The Big Bang Theory)
Last appearance"A Swedish Science Thing and the Equation for Toast" (2019)
(Young Sheldon)
Created byChuck Lorre
Bill Prady
Portrayed byKunal Nayyar
Rishabh Prabhat (Young Sheldon)
AliasesBrown Dynamite
FamilyDr. V.M. Koothrappali (father)
Mrs. Koothrappali (mother)
Priya Koothrappali (younger sister)
Adoot Koothrappali (brother)
2 unnamed brothers
1 sister (Priya Koothrappali)
OriginNew Delhi, India