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Kunal Nayyar speaking at the 2017 San Diego Comic Con International, for "The Big Bang Theory", at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. Wikimedia

Los Angeles, Oct 1, 2017: British-Indian actor Kunal Nayyar ranks fourth on the Forbes magazines list of World’s Highest-Paid TV Actors 2017, which is led by his “The Big Bang Theory” co-star Jim Parsons.

Nayyar, who plays the role of Rajesh Koothrappali, an astrophysicist originally from New Delhi, India, in “The Big Bang Theory”, minted $25 million between June 1, 2016, and June 1, 2017, reports forbes.com.


Parsons retained the top position with collection of $27.5 million. According to reports, he earned $1 million per episode on the comedy show. The 44-year-old was ranked first in 2016 and 2015 also.

Another “The Big Bang Theory” actor Johnny Galecki occupied the second place with $26.5 million. Actor Simon Helberg raked in $26 million and took the third spot.

“NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service” actor Mark Harmon rounds up the top five with $19 million while “Modern Family” actors Ty Burrell and Eric Stonestreet followed with $13.5 million and 12.5 million, respectively.

Actor Kevin Spacey was ranked eighth in the list with collections worth $12 million. He was joined by “Modern Family” actor Ed O’Neill, who also collected the same amount.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson came at the 10th spot with total income of $11 million. (IANS)


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