The hit CBS sitcom saw Nayyar play the character of astrophysicist Raj Koothrappali for 12 years running, before it aired its final episode last year.
Speaking to Metro, Nayyar said: “I probably don’t miss playing the character that much anymore. You know what I mean?”
“I did so much of it and got it out of my system,” he added. “But I really miss being in front of the audience.”
The actor heaped praise on series creator Chuck Lorre, along with his former cast and crew, stating that they had created a “safe” atmosphere on set that made work a joy.
“It was probably one of the only places in the entire universe where I felt absolutely free to be myself without any kind of outside influence, because it was such a safe place,” he explained.
And he added that while he might not miss playing the part of Raj any longer, he felt differently about the whole on-set experience.
“Every day on that set was being at home,” he said. “It’s not just [that] I miss the actors. I miss all of the crew, I miss all of the writers, I miss it. It was such a happy place, always so happy!”