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Prithviraj Sukumaran Poster

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Date of Birth 16 October 1982Trivandrum, Kerala, India
Birth NamePrithviraj Sukumaran
Nicknames Prithvi
Raju
Height 5' 11¼" (1.81 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Prithviraj Sukumaran (born 16 October 1982), credited mononymously as Prithviraj, is an Indian actor, playback singer and producer best known for his work in Malayalam films. He has also acted in a number of Tamil, Telugu and Hindi films.

Prithviraj Sukumaran was born in Thiruvananthapuram to actors Sukumaran and Mallika Sukumaran. His initial schooling was at Shrine Vailankanni Senior Secondary School, T. Nagar, Chennai and St.Joseph's Boys' Hr.Sec.School, Coonoor, since the family was settled at Tamil Nadu that time. Later when the family shifted to Kerala he had his education from The NSS Public School Perunthanni, St.Mary's Residential Central School, Poojappura (which was near his home at Chengallur) where he acted in various plays and skits for the school's Annual Day Celebrations. He completed the rest of his school education at Sainik School Kazhakoottam and Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan, Thiruvananthapuram. Prithviraj, along with his brother Indrajith Sukumaran. He also participated in debates and elocution competitions while in school. Prithviraj won the title of "Mr LA Fest" in the Annual Inter-School arts festival hosted by Loyola School, Thiruvananthapuram in successive years and is the only person to date to win that title twice.

While pursuing his bachelor's degree in Information Technology at the University of Tasmania, Australia, he was called for a shot in the movies by film director Ranjith Balakrishnan to play the lead role in his film Nandanam. It was Fazil, a well known Malayalam film director, who introduced him to Ranjith. After his performance in Nandanam, he decided to take a break from studies to concentrate on his film career.

Prithviraj Sukumaran's elder brother Indrajith Sukumaran and sister-in-law Poornima Indrajith are also film actors.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Wikipedia

Spouse (1)

Supriya Menon (25 April 2011 - present)

Trivia (5)

Son of late actor Sukumaran and actress Mallika Sukumaran, brother of Indrajith Sukumaran, and brother-in-law of actress Poornima Mohan
Did his schooling from Sainik School, Thiruvananthapuram and Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan School, Thiruvananthapuram. He also pursued his Bachelor's degree in Engineering/IT from the University of Tasmania, Australia.
While vacationing in Trivandrum, he was grabbed by director Renjith to act in Nandanam (2002). He was then flooded with other tempting film offers that Prithviraj, then in his second year in Engineering, decided to take a break from studies to concentrate on acting.
Director Fazil persuaded him to act in films; it was Fazil who showed the results of his screen test to Renjith, who directed him in 'Nandanam'.
Was asked to wear a beard in films because directors felt that it would make him look older.

Personal Quotes (3)

In the cinema industry I wasn't all that close to other actors. I had excellent relationships only with the directors of my films. They are like my gurus. Actually, this is the case with many actors too. They are usually closer to their directors than with other stars.
Finally, I am doing something I like. I like the rush of adrenaline, the kick that acting gives me. I want to be an actor till I die.
I'm a director's actor. If I am good in a film, the credit goes to the director.

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