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Suraj Sharma: Guy Who Got Viral With His Debut Film

Suraj Sharma: Guy Who Got Viral With His Debut Film

Suraj Sharma

Let’s take a look at the story and life of Suraj Sharma, the actor who played Pi in his debut film, Life of Pi and went Viral immediately.

1. Born and brought up in a Malayali family in New Delhi and graduated from St. Stephen’s College (DU), Suraj went on to become a Global Star with his debut movie, Life of Pi (2012).

Suraj Sharma

2. Suraj’s Father is a Software Engineer. His Mother is an Economist, his brother is also an actor and his sister is studying. Suraj’s Family belongs to Kerala.

Only some people know that it was not intended by Suraj Sharma himself, to audition for the film.

Suraj's family

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3. It was a Bonanza for Suraj Sharma! It was his younger brother who didn’t wish to go for the audition alone. He took Suraj along with him. Suraj gave a shot to his Acting.

And, ended up getting the lead role, Piscine Patel.

life of pi actor

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4. Suraj stated in an interview that for his role, he had to read several Novels, watched several movies of the 1960s and 1970s, and had to go through dialect training!.

Suraj also trained with the rats and had them ran all over his body!

5. Suraj went on to star in several Hindi and English movies such as Million Dollar Arm, Umrika, Burn Your Maps and made his mainstream Bollywood debut with Phillauri.

Burn Your Maps

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6. Apart from movies, Suraj also starred in several T.V Shows such as Homeland, God Friended Me, and Little America.

Suraj also has some awards in his ShowCase.

See Also

God Friended Me

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  1. Suraj, from his debut in 2012, has been awarded numerous awards 
  • Las Vegas Film Critics Society, Youth In Film Award
  • MTV Movie Awards, Best Scared-As-Shit Performance Award
  • Saturn Awards, Best Performance By A Younger Actor Award
  • London Indian Film Festival, Pure Heaven Outstanding Young Talent
Suraj Sharma

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8. Suraj also studied film-making at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.

New York University

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“I’m pretty sure I want to end up in the film industry, I don’t know if I want to act or not, but I do want to be part of making magic.” – Suraj Sharma.

Blog Edited By Ritika Gupta

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