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Sarayu Rao

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Sarayu Rao is an American actress best known for her starring role as attending cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Sydney Napur, a compulsive multi-tasker married to the job who speaks quickly and takes absolutely no prisoners, in the medical drama television series Monday Mornings.

Rao, a native of Madison, Wisconsin began acting in high school, performing in musicals including Pippin, Bye Bye Birdie and Oklahoma.

She continued to perform in college, getting her BA in Theater Arts from the University of Iowa, while minoring in Spanish. She then went on to earn her MFA from The American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco.

Rao has performed at regional theatres throughout the country including playing Varya in The Cherry Orchard at Yale Repertory Theatre, Belle in ACT's A Christmas Carol and Livia in The Tamer Tamed at Shakespeare Santa Cruz.

Since arriving in Los Angeles, she has accumulated many TV credits, including recurring roles on the FOX series Sons of Tucson, NBC's Outsourced and CBS' NCIS: LA.

Rao's guest-star credits include In Plain Sight, Fairly Legal, Franklin & Bash, Harry's Law, Hawthorne, Life and The Big Bang Theory. Additionally, she was in the feature film Lions for Lambs, directed by Robert Redford.



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