On The Big Bang Theory, he spent the better part of the first half of the show’s history playing an astrophysicist who goes mute when he is around women and then spent the latter half playing one who can speak around women but still can’t manage to get one. He played his character with brilliance and conviction and that is why a lot of people would be surprised to know that Kunal Nayyar, who played Rajesh on the show, is a married man, to Neha Kapur.
Not only is he married, but he is also married to one of the most beautiful women in India, a former Miss India. For many who got carried away by the fact he is simply acting, the realization has been earth-shattering and there has been a flurry of questions about who his wife is in order to regain their grip on reality. Thankfully, we are here to help and you can read all about her below.
Who is Neha Kapur?
Neha Kapur was born on the 31st of March, 1984 in New Delhi, India. She was born into a Hindu family and from a young age, began to train in classical dance. Not much is known of her familial and academic background but we know that following the completion of her basic education, she proceeded to Pearl Academy where she earned a degree in fashion design.
As for her professional career, she was a teenager when she began a career as a model, signing on to Elite Model Management. In order to boost her popularity and resume, she signed up to compete in the Femina Miss India Universe 2006 at the age of 22 and Neha Kapur walked away from the competition as the winner, along with other titles like Femina Miss French Face and Femina Miss Photogenic. Her win led her to compete at the biggest stage, Miss Universe but she did not win. Neha however, did finish in the semifinal.
Neha’s performance at Miss Universe along with her Indian titles improved her modelling career and she has gone to grace the cover of a number of magazines like Travel Plus, Elle, Man’s World, India Today and a couple more.
Neha Kapur is known for being the wife of a multi-millionaire actor and also known for being a successful model, beauty queen, and finally, a fashion designer. All of these, in no small form, has contributed to a significant net worth of $15 million for Neha Kapur.
Relationship with Kunal Nayyar
The question in the mind of many upon learning of their relationship has been – how? Well, for one, in real life Kunal Nayyar is not actually a socially awkward physicist and if you are getting more specific, they met in 2008 when they were introduced to each other by a friend in New Delhi. At the time, Neha Kapur was based in India while Kunal was a working actor in the US. But he had taken to her in the brief period he spent with her in India and he invited her to the US. Neha arrived in the US three weeks after the invitation.
Neha Kapur and Kunal went on to date for a period of three years before they sealed their love with the commitment of a marriage on the 22nd of December, 2011. In Indian tradition, it was a Punjabi wedding and it lasted for six days. They have remained married ever since with no controversy or scandal and the couple resides in Los Angeles.
India is known for its abundance of beautiful women who would not look out of place in any beauty pageantry, and as a result, it takes a lot to stand out as a beautiful woman in India and a lot is exactly what can be seen in Neha Kapur.
She stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches, a very tall height for women anywhere in the world, and she also has a lean weight of 57kg. She has an exceptional physique, which is why it is no surprise she won Miss India when she competed in the beauty pageant.
Other Interesting Facts About Neha Kapur
- A little more detail about her family – Her father is Punjabi while her mother is a Bihari. She also has two older brothers.
- Neha Kapur’s wedding reception had over 1000 people in attendance.
- As a dancer, she trained in Kathak for eight years while she trained in Bharatanatyam for four years.