PUBLISHED: PUBLISHED: 15:00, Thu, Oct 1, 2020
The Big Bang Theory was a hugely popular sitcom which originally aired on CBS and is now being repeated on E4. The show featured Sheldon Cooper (played by Jim Parsons) and his socially awkward friends as they navigated careers and relationships. Raj actor Kunal Nayyar has revealed what he really thought about the series finale.
Kunal Nayyar is best known for his role as Sheldon's friend Raj Koothrappali in The Big Bang Theory.
He was one of the highest-earning actors in the series, and he has once again stepped into the spotlight following his eerie role in Criminal season two on Netflix.
The Big Bang Theory finale aired in May 2019 and it saw Sheldon and his wife Amy Farrah Fowler (Mayim Bialik) win a Nobel Prize for their theory on super-asymmetry.
All of Sheldon's friends had brought their partners along to the prize-giving ceremony, but Raj was still a single man at the time.
Instead he shocked the audience by bringing along Buffy The Vampire Slayer actress Sarah Michelle Gellar as his date.
Fans loved her cameo in the series, as Raj and his friends had always said how much they loved the vampire series.
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Big Bang Theory: Kunal Nayyar has defended Raj's ending (Image: CBS/Getty)
Big Bang Theory: Raj took Buffy The Vampire Slayer as his date (Image: CBS)
Viewers had mixed opinions about the series finale, with some saying they had hoped Raj would find love before it came to an end.
But actor Nayyer defended the decision to leave his character single, and he told The Metro: "I find it quite poignant that the one character that believes in true love so much was the who didn’t, in the end, find it. It’s beautiful!”
His character had a number of romantic partners throughout the series, but none of them proved to be the right woman for him.
He had been engaged to Anu (Rati Gupta), whom Raj's dad had set him up with as part of an arranged marriage.
Big Bang Theory: Raj actor Kunal Nayyar (Image: Getty)
His other ex-girlfriends include Nell (Beth Behrs) who approached Raj at his planetarium show, and Emily Sweeney (Laura Spencer) a dermatologist he met on a