|Other names||Sarayu R. Blue|
|Spouse(s)||Jonathan M. Blue|
Sarayu Rao (born March 7, 1975), also known as Sarayu R. Blue, is an American actress. She is perhaps best known for her recurring role as Angela on the Fox sitcom Sons of Tucson, as well as Dr. Sydney Napur on David E. Kelley's Monday Mornings on TNT. She has also guest starred in a number of television series.
Rao's first notable acting role came in 2007 film Lions for Lambs, co-starring with Robert Redford, Tom Cruise, and Meryl Streep. She has had guest roles in numerous TV shows, such as Bones, The Big Bang Theory, HawthoRNe, NCIS: Los Angeles, and Two and a Half Men. In 2010, she had a recurring role as Angela on the Fox sitcom Sons of Tucson; the show lasted one season. In 2012, Sarayu was cast as Dr. Sydney Napur, a series regular on David E. Kelley's medical drama Monday Mornings (TNT). In 2018 the actress became the lead in NBC TV series, I Feel Bad. It was cancelled after season 1. In the same year Rao was paired opposite John Cena in the NBC comedy, Blockers.
Rao was born in Madison, Wisconsin, to a Telugu-speaking Hindu family of Andhra origin from India. Her parents are Velcheru Narayana Rao and Nidadavolu Malathi, who is a writer of short stories and articles, in Telugu and English. She married Jonathan Blue, the Director of Creative Development at ReKon Productions. Rao attended West High School in Madison. She earned her Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting in 2005 from the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco.
|2007||Lions for Lambs||Senator Irving's Receptionist|
|2011||Good News, Oklahoma||Sissy||Short|
|2012||...Or Die||Riz's Wife|
|2013||Dealin' with Idiots||Opposing Team Parent|
|2020||To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You||Trina||Filming|
|2005||Bones||TV Reporter||1 Episode|
|Side Order of Life||Claire Philips|
|The Big Bang Theory||Lalita Gupta|
|Untitled Liz Meriwether Project||Rupa|
|My Best Friend's Girl||Delia||Television Movie|
|2010||Sons of Tucson||Angela||5 Episodes|
|Nathan VS. Nurture||Padma||Television Movie|
|Harry's Law||Tiffany||1 Episode|
|In Plain Sight||Sudha Kumar|
|Franklin and Bash||Abha Jaya|
|2011-14||NCIS: Los Angeles||Dr. Susan DePaul||3 Episodes|
|2012||Fairly Legal||Allison||1 Episode|
|Monday Mornings||Dr. Sydney Napur||10 Episodes|
|2014||Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.||Dr. Jazuat||1 Episode|
|2015||Two and a Half Men||Emily|
|Chasing Life||Dr. Lin|
|Rizzoli & Isles||Iris Najafi|
|The Real O'Neals||Marcia Worthman||3 Episodes|
|2016-17||No Tomorrow||Kareema||13 Episodes|
|2018||Station 19||Audrey||1 Episode|
|2018||Wisdom of the crowd||Quinn||Defence Attorney(1 Episode)|
|2018||I Feel Bad||Emet||series lead|
|2019||The Unicorn||Anna||3 Episodes|
|2020||Medical Police||Sloane McIntyre||7 Episodes|
|2020||Mira, Royal Detective||Palace Tailor(voice-over)||Filming|
- "Telugu women writers" (TXT). Archive.org. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
- West High Grad Plays Part In Redford's New Film, Channel3000.com dated November 9, 2007
- "Un-Natural Selection - Meet the Cast". Un-naturalselection.com. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
- N'Duka, A., & N'Duka, A. (2019, April 04). Holland Taylor, Madeleine Arthur & Sarayu Blue Join 'All The Boys I've Loved Before' Sequel. Retrieved April 6, 2019, from https://deadline.com/2019/04/holland-taylor-madeleine-arthur-sarayu-blue-all-the-boys-ive-loved-before-netflix-sequel-1202588399/