Of the quartet of bumbling geniuses on CBS’s The Big Bang Theory, Dr. Rajesh “Raj” Koothrappali (Kunal Nayyar) is the most romantically unlucky. The relaxation of the characters is married by the end of the series, but unfortunately, Raj remains apart from the significant other.
Although the astrophysicist has romantic encounters throughout the show, many of them are casual encounters that don’t often lead to long-term relationships. After all his friends get married, including Sheldon and Amy (Jim Parsons and Mayim Bialik), Raj becomes frustrated with his loneliness, so in season 12 he asks his father to arrange a marriage for him. This girl turns out to be Anu, a motel concierge in the guise of Rati Gupta. The relationship begins with an engagement, but the two quickly decide to take turns after they admit they are still strangers to each other.
What Happened To Rati Gupta After The Big Bang Theory Ended?
In the season 12 episode “The Maternal Conclusion”, Anu is given an administrative function during a conference in London, and she decides to stay, putting their relationship in jeopardy. Raj, believing her to be the biggest threat to his happiness, goes rogue, traveling to London to propose. Fortunately, Howard (Simon Helberg) manages to talk him out of the plane, pointing out that he and Anu have little in common.
As this episode served as the finale of the two-part series, Ana was never seen on the show again. So what was passed down to the actor who played the rest of Raj’s beauty?
While portraying Anu on The Big Bang Theory, Rati Gupta also starred as Rake on Hulu’s sci-fi anthology Future Man alongside Josh Hutcherson. The 2017-2020 sequence follows a janitor (Hutcherson) who is hired by two time-traveling humans to help save the world.
After The Big Bang Theory ended, Gupta starred in one episode of the banned Netflix series The Incredibles. Starring Toni Collette, the series is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning story The Incredible Rape Story about a teenager named Marie who was once accused of lying about sexual assault.
However, in 2020, Gupta took her skills even further when she co-wrote Heart Baby Eggplant, a YouTube comedy series about three friends who are romantically involved in a time when the internet was at its most ubiquitous. Gupta also stars, writes and produces Government Show, Season 1 of which is now available to watch on YouTube.
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