American actress, Sarayu Rao is a daughter of Velcheru Narayana Rao and Malathi Nidadavolu. In 2010, she had a recurring role as 'Angela' on the Fox sitcom "Sons of Tucson;" the show lasted one season. In 2012, Rao was regularly cast as Dr. Sydney Napur on David E. Kelley's medical drama entitled 'Monday Mornings' (TNT). Rao's other television credit include No Tomorrow (2016), The Real O'Neals (2016), NCIS: Los Angeles (2011, 2012) and The Big Bang Theory (2007).
Early Life and Education of Sarayu Rao
Sarayu Rao was born on March 7, 1975, in Madison, Wisconsin, the US to Velcheru Narayana Rao and Malathi Nidadavolu. Both of her parents were a writer of short stories and articles, in Telugu and English. She was raised in a Telugu-speaking Brahmin family of Andhra origin from India.
Rao attended West High School in Madison. Then she joined the University of Iowa and graduated in Theater Arts. Later, Rao earned her Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting from American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, CA in 2005.
Roa fell in love with acting during her school days when she was 15. She was a chorus member in her high school's production of Pippin which aspires her to be an actress.
Sarayu Rao's Career
Sarayu Rao active in the film industry since 2002. She debuted in acting in the drama film, Leela. She got her first notable role in 2007 film, Lions for Lambs co-starring along with Robert Redford, Tom Cruise, and Meryl Streep.
Rao has guest roles in numerous TV shows including Bones, The Big Bang Theory, Hawthorne, NCIS: Los Angeles, and Two and a Half Men. In 2010, she played the role of Angela on the Fox sitcom Sons of Tucson. She starred in Monday Mornings as Dr. Sydney Napur.
Sarayu Rao's Net Worth
Sarayu Rao earned a good sum of the amount from her acting career. She made approx. $80k-$100k per episode from her appearances in series. Considering her career growth, she might have a net worth of six digit figure.
In 2007, she cast in American drama war film, Lions for Lambs which succeds to hit the box office with collection of $63.2 million against the budget of $35 million. Similarly, her most recent movie Blockers (2018) earned $93.2 million against the budget of $21 million.
Sarayu Rao's Personal Life
Sarayu Rao is happily married to Jonathan Blue, a cameraman. The duo exchanged a vow at an intimate ceremony in the presence of their friends and family members. She often posted her husband and dog pictures on Instagram.
Rao is living a blissful married life with her husband and dog.