When we met Kunal Nayyar last summer for our exclusive interview, we couldn’t help but fall in love with Nayyar’s charm and humor.
It was instantly clear to us that the Indian British actor was nothing like his character on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory. After all, his character Raj Koothrappali is most known for his social awkwardness and Nayyar is clearly comfortable in the spotlight.
As it turns out, Nayyar wasn’t always this way. He recently appeared on Conan and revealed that all the cultural differences between India and America made him rather awkward when he first came to the U.S. as an 18 year old.
Nayyar describes getting in trouble for misusing the term “white trash” and how he embarrassed himself by incorrectly asking a girl to “do a dance” with him.
Watch the interview below and see Nayyar go into the specifics of grinding in the club the American way.