Rajesh Ramayan Koothrappali | Big Bang Theory Wiki
Dr. Rajesh Ramayan Koothrappalioder also called ” Raj”, is an astrophysicist and friend of Sheldon Cooper, Howard Wolowitz and Leonard Hofstadter.
Raj suffers from selective mutism. Therefore he cannot talk to women, with the exception of family members (mother, sister). He communicates in the presence of women by gestures or whispers Howardzu (even if Howard often tells the wrong things), who then speaks for him. Sometimes he also whispers to the others, but Sheldon doesn’t like the wet breath in his neck. Only under the influence of alcohol or a remedy can Raj speak to women. Drunk, however, Raj usually behaves completely obnoxious; in this way he gives away an important job at the university. Moreover, it can happen that he drinks non-alcoholic beverages in the belief that he is drinking alcohol. Then he also talks to people in this way (placebo effect) until he notices that there is no alcohol. If he wants to talk to a person without the influence of alcohol or the remedy, his voice is very high, but he can only do this with enormous willpower. However, if he talks to a large crowd where women go into hiding, he needs neither alcohol nor the remedy. But after the emotional chaos he has lived through with Lucy, he can talk to women without being under the influence of alcohol. He has a close friendship with Howard. The friendship is mostly (especially with his parents) understood as if they were a couple. Leonard’s mother also assumes that the two are a couple. Since she is a psychologist, this means that the two of them do indeed show some of the characteristics of a couple. Whenever Howard goes out to pick up women, Raj comes along and confirms Howard’s stories about wild sex afterwards, once they’ve been turned down.
Raj gets dumped by his girlfriend Lucy at the end of season 6. Raj is very sad and falls into a deep depression. When he is comforted by Penny, Raj talks to her. On Penny’s remark that only alcohol speaks out of him, he replies that he hasn’t drunk for 2 days. They both realize that Raj can now talk to women without alcohol or medical products. At the end of the episode Raj is seen talking to Penny, Amy and Bernadette. Again Penny asks if he would like to drink something, but Raj just says that he prefers to stay with water.
Raj comes from the Indian capital New Delhi. His family is very rich, so he had a nice life in India. Rajesh’s parents refute the prejudices against Indians by treating his sister Priyawie like a princess and admonishing Raj that he takes good care of her and makes sure that she is happy when she visits him in America. Rajesh often claims that he grew up in poor circumstances, although his parents have a villa and seven servants (including 2 children).
He often communicates with his parents in India via Skype, and they regularly ask him when he is going to get married and have children. They are afraid that he and Howard are too close friends, although he always tries to make it clear that he and Howard are not a couple. Raj and his parents rarely see eye to eye. (see also: Raj’s family)
Raj is getting to know the other Penny. As she tries out her cocktail-mixing skills on the four nerds, they notice that Raj can talk to women under the influence of alcohol. He can thus go on a date with a woman forced upon him by his parents, but Sheldon steals his thunder. During the course of the show, he doesn’t play a significant role, he seems to be overlooked by many and is thus ditched more often than not. He tries to treat his problem with the women with alcohol or medication, but neither of them works out well. Even though Raj is more popular with women than his three friends, he doesn’t succeed in finding a woman. He also mentions once that even if he did find a girlfriend, he would only be the type of guy who had a girlfriend after Sheldon. This is probably very humiliating for him, even though it amuses his friends. Meanwhile, he also falls in love with Bernadette Rostenkowski, who later marries Howard.
* Ironically, Raj can’t eat Indian food
* He hates it when Sheldon educates him about his Indian culture
* It is noticeable that even with a small amount of alcohol he acts like a very drunk person
* He is sometimes forgotten when the others leave the apartment and go to bed.
* He always tells his “heartwarming” story about a poor boy from New Delhi, although in Wirklic