Kunal Nayyar of 'The Big Bang Theory' wed former Miss India in lavish ceremony
Kunal Nayyar, one of the stars of the CBS show "The Big Bang Theory," married former Miss India Neha Kapur in December and opened up about the lavish occasion.
The week-long wedding festivities were held in New Delhi, India. The couple invited 1,000 guests to witness their vows, traditional garland ritual and henna tattoos.
The 30-year-old actor told People magazine that he met Kapur, 28, in New Delhi three years ago and said of his bride, "She unlocked something in me that I had never felt before."
Nayyar and Kapur exchanged handmade garlands before the traditional Indian ceremony. There was also a ritual where the actor held a cut with a white lotus. He told the magazine, "I dipped the flower in purified water and then threw it into the fire."
"All of the women get henna and all the men drink Bloody Marys," Nayyar said of the Mehndi ritual which followed the ceremony. "The men feed the women, because they have to wait for the henna to dry."
Kunal Nayyar, who is known for his role as Raj Koothrappali on the hit CBS comedy series, has also appeared in the 2004 movie "S.C.I.E.N.C.E." and voiced Gupta in "Ice Age: Continental Drift."
The actor is one of the only married cast members of "The Big Bang Theory," which depicts the quirky lives of young, nerdy physicists. Simon Helberg, who plays Howard Wolowitz, is expecting his first child with wife Jocelyn Towne.
It was announced last week that Kaley Cuoco, who portrays Penny on the series, had ended her engagement to Josh "Lazie" Resnik.
Mayim Bialik, formerly of the show "Blossom," plays the recurring role of Amy Farrah Fowler and has been married since 2003. She and her husband, Michael Stone, have two sons. Bialik joked to OnTheRedCarpet.com in December, at a party to celebrate the 100th episode of "The Big Bang Theory" that she makes her husband call her "Dr. Bialik," referring to the PhD in neuroscience she earned from UCLA.
"The Big Bang Theory" was nominated for a 2012 Screen Actors Guild award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. In January 2011, it was announced that the show would be renewed for at least three more seasons and will run until at least 2014.