Raj Koothrappali

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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)
Information
Nickname(s)Raj
AliasesBrown Dynamite
GenderMale
OccupationAstrophysicist
TitleDoctor
FamilyDr. V.M. Koothrappali (father)
Mrs. Koothrappali (mother)
Priya Koothrappali (younger sister)
Adoot Koothrappali (brother)
2 unnamed brothers
1 sister (Priya Koothrappali)
ReligionHinduism
OriginNew Delhi, India

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.