Venkatesh Koothrappali is a cousin of Raj's from India. He appeared in "The Precious Fragmentation" through Raj's laptop, as Raj's attorney. Venkatesh appears to have poor negotiating skills and quickly gave up on something if it doesn't go as planned. Raj referred to him as "being useless", to which he agreed. He also scolded Raj to call his mother. He is portrayed by actor Frank Maharajh.
- Since Venkatesh's surname is Koothrappali, it should be obvious that he is Raj's paternal cousin through his father's brother, since cousins who have the same surname is when their fathers are brothers and they don't change their surnames. This should imply that Raj's father has at least one brother.