Kunal Nayyar’s Wife ‘Femina Miss India’ in 2006 – Neha Kapur

April 18, 2024
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Who is Neha Kapur?

Neha Kapur is an Indian actress, model, and a former beauty pageant winner, perhaps best known to the world as the winner of Femina Miss India in 2006.

Neha Kapur Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education

Neha Kapur was born on 31 March 1984 under the Aries zodiac sign, in New Delhi, India. The only daughter in a mixed Bihar-Punjab family, she spent her childhood in India’s capital city with her two brothers. Her early education is unknown, though she fell in love with dancing at an early age, and joined a dancing studio in India at the age of eight. She is now prolific in some of the most popular classic India dances, including Bharatanatyam, which she trained for over four years, while she trained in Kathak for eight years.


To speak of her formal education, Neha enrolled at Pearl Academy, from which she obtained a degree in fashion design.


Interested in fashion and modeling since her early years, Neha signed with Elite Model Management in April 2003. She has worked with several fashion brands since then, establishing herself as a catwalk model in India.  She wanted to further her influence, and in 2006 she entered the Femina Miss India Universe pageant. She was named the winner of the competition, and in addition to being crowned the most beautiful woman in India of the year, she also won the Miss Fresh Face and Miss Photogenic awards in the same pageant.


As a winner of the Femina Miss India Universe, she was automatically granted the chance to compete for India at the Muss Universe 2006 pageant. The competition was held on 23 July in Los Angeles, and though she didn’t win the title, Neha entered the semifinals and ended the competition in 17th place – the winner being Zuleyka Rivera of Puerto Rico. Since obtaining international fame through the Miss Universe pageant, Neha has graced the covers of numerous magazines, such as Elle, Femina, L’Officiel, India Today, and many others. Moreover, her portfolio includes such brands as Tuscan Verve, Pantaloons, and Sunsilk, while she is the owner of the luxury clothing line Hensley, which she advertises through her official Instagram page.

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Net Worth

As of early 2022, Neha Kapur’s net worth has been estimated at over 15 million, earned through her successful career as a model.

Personal Life, Dating, Marriage, Husband, Children

Neha and Kunal met in now-distant 2008, at a party through a mutual friend. She was stunned by his fashion sense and overall looks, and despite being taller than him, started a romance. After three years of dating, the couple married on 22 December 2011 in a traditional Punjabi wedding that lasted for six days. Kunal arrived on a white horse as is an Indian tradition, while there were around a thousand guests, and a lot of food. The two now reside in Los Angeles, California in a 1948 Spanish Hacienda, with modern décor mixed with an Indian influence. They don’t have children.


Appearance and Vital Statistics

The prominent model has long black hair and brown eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 9½ ins (1.76m), weighs approximately 126lbs (57kgs), with vital statistics of 32-23-37, bra size 32A.

Neha Kapur’s Husband, Kunal Nayyar Biography

Kunal Nayyar was born on 30 April 1981, in Hammersmith, London, England to Indian immigrants. The family returned to India when he was just three years old, and he spent his childhood in New Delhi. Kunal went to St. Columbia’s School, which is one of the 12,000 English medium schools established by the Indian Province of the Congregation of Christian Brothers. After high school, he moved to the US where he enrolled at the University of Portland.

He obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance, and during his university years, Kunal started taking acting classes, and appeared in several school plays. After obtaining his degree in finance, Kunal turned to acting, and attended Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from which he obtained a Master of Fine Arts in acting. Kunal’s career started in the mid- 2000s, with the minor role of Pizza Man in the film “S.C.I.E.N.C.E”, and the next few years he spent building his portfolio by appearing in television commercials, but also on the stage of London theaters, plus with the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon, appearing in the play “Love’s Labour’s Lost”, and also in US theaters such as the Dahlia Theater, playing Naveen in the play “Huck and Holden”.


After a few theater appearances, Nayyar was chosen for the role of his career, as Rajesh Koothrappali, a shy physicist and one of the main characters in the sitcom “The Big Bang Theory” (2007-2019). He starred in all but one episode of the Primetime Emmy Award-winning series, which brought him international fame and several award nominations, alongside his co-stars, Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Simon Helberg, and others. In addition, Kunal has had several other notable roles, such as Tony in the comedy film “Dr. Cabbie” (2014), in which he co-starred with Vinay Virmani and Adrianne Palicki, while in 2015 he was Serge Negani in the thriller drama film “Consumed”, which starred Zoe Lister-Jones, Victor Garber, and Beth Grant.

In 2020, he was Dr. Mills in the family comedy-drama film “Think Like a Dog”, and in 2022 he starred as Aadesh Chopra in the TV thriller crime-drama series “Suspicion”. He is now working on the film “The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry”, set for release in late 2022. To speak further of his accomplishments, Kunal is an acclaimed voice actor, lending his voice to characters such as Gupta in the animated film “Ice Age: Continental Drift” in 2012, then Vijay Patel/ Veejee in the animated series “Sanjay and Craig” (2013-2016), and Dr. Pakij in the animated series “Fantasy Hospital” (2016).


Most recently, he voiced Naveen in the animated shorts “Mira, Royal Detective” (2020-2021). Although his on-screen career took off, Kunal remained true to the theater, and in 2015 and ‘16 he appeared as Kalyan in the play “The Spoils”, first at the New Group at The Pershing Square Signature Center, New York, USA, then at Trafalgar Studios, London, England. According to sources, Kunal Nayyar’s net worth has been estimated at $45 million, as of early 2022, earned through his successful career as an actor.

Olivia Wilson

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