Sarayu Rao

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Sarayu Rao
Born (1975-03-07) March 7, 1975 (age 44)
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Other namesSarayu R. Blue
Years active2002–present
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.

Acting career[edit]

Rao's first notable acting role came in 2007 film Lions for Lambs, co-starring with Robert Redford, Tom Cruise, and Meryl Streep.[1] 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.[2] It was cancelled after season 1. In the same year Rao was paired opposite John Cena in the NBC comedy, Blockers.[3]

Personal life[edit]

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.[4] She married Jonathan Blue, the Director of Creative Development at ReKon Productions.[5] Rao attended West High School in Madison.[6] She earned her Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting in 2005 from the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco.[7]



Year Title Role Notes
2002 Leela Mira
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
2018 Blockers Marcie Mannes
2020 To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You Trina Filming[8]


Year Title Role Notes
2005 Bones TV Reporter 1 Episode
2006 Related Nurse #1
2007 Dirt Assistant Pharmacist
Side Order of Life Claire Philips
The Big Bang Theory Lalita Gupta
2008 Unhitched Doreep
Untitled Liz Meriwether Project Rupa
My Best Friend's Girl Delia Television Movie
2009 Life Deepa 1 Episode
Hawthorne Lindsay Bernard
2010 Sons of Tucson Angela 5 Episodes
Outsourced Vimi 2 Episodes
Nathan VS. Nurture Padma Television Movie
2011 Outnumbered Lisa Ruth
Un-Natural Selection Kate Unknown
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
2013 The Bridge Doctor
Monday Mornings Dr. Sydney Napur 10 Episodes
2014 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Dr. Jazuat 1 Episode
Grey's Anatomy Pam
2015 Two and a Half Men Emily
Chasing Life Dr. Lin
2016 Veep Dr. Mirpuri
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


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  4. ^ "Telugu women writers" (TXT). Retrieved 5 October 2018.
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  6. ^ West High Grad Plays Part In Redford's New Film, dated November 9, 2007
  7. ^ "Un-Natural Selection - Meet the Cast". Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  8. ^ 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

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