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Big Bang Theory's Koothrappali (Kunal Nayyar) to write funny memoir

Kunal Nayyar, who plays astrophysicist Rajesh Koothrappali on "The Big Bang Theory," has signed a contract with Atria Books to write a humorous memoir, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Big Bang Theory's Kunal Nayyar has inked a deal to write a humorous memoir for Atria Books.
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It's a logical move for a guy whose own life is even funnier than the nerd he plays on TV.

"I've cleaned toilets in Portland, been held up for 76 cents in Philadelphia, and my first acting job on TV was playing a terrorist," Nayyar said in a statement about the upcoming book. "Also my father thinks he's James Bond and I once played a Star Wars board game for 36 straight hours."

And just for good measure Nayyar, whose nerdy Big Bang Theory character is constantly heartbroken due to lack of a girlfriend, married Miss India, Neha Kapur.

Before he hit the jackpot, though, Nayyar, now 32, had his share of love-is-strange experiences. One of his girlfriends used to "fake break up" with him on a regular basis, he said. (See video.)

Nayyar was born in London, but he grew up in New Delhi, India. He moved to Portland, Oregon, to get a business degree and went on to pursue a Master of Fine Arts in Acting from Temple University in Philadelphia. He performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company in England and the American Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, according to IMDB.

The memoir is expected to be released in 2015.