Things looking up for star of ‘The Big Bang Theory’

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To say Kunal Nayyar looks up to his wife would be an understatement he barely reaches the beauty queen’s shoulder when she puts on stiletto heels for the red carpet.

But the “Big Bang Theory” star, who measures 5ft 7in (170 centimeters) three inches less than former Miss India Neha Kapur has no reason for “short man syndrome.”

Towering astride the entertainment industry as one of the world’s best paid actors, the 35-year-old British-Indian has become one of the biggest celebrities in Hollywood.

“I feel like the tallest guy in the room,” he tells AFP in an interview to promote his latest project, a starring part in DreamWorks Animation’s “Trolls” alongside Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick.

“Maybe I’m the short guy who got the beautiful woman, I don’t know. I have no qualms about it. She’s not only a beautiful person, she’s also an amazing human being.”

Nayyar has good reason for his easy self-confidence, having seen his salary bloom from $100,000 per episode to a reported $800,000 for his role in “The Big Bang Theory,” known by its dedicated fans as “BBT.”

He is making around $22 million a year, according to Forbes, making him the world’s fourth highest paid television actor, a short distance behind three of his fellow cast members.

There has been much speculation over whether season 10 of BBT will be the last, and while Nayyar says he’s “not ready to say goodbye yet,” he is already looking forward, with plans to star in Bollywood.

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