|Suraj Sharma Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 7 in|
|Date of Birth||March 21, 1993|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Suraj Sharma is an Indian actor who rose to acclaim with his performance as Pi Patel in his debut in the 2012 adventure drama film Life of Pi. He is also known for playing Aayan Ibrahim in the espionage thriller series Homeland, Rinku Singh in the biographical sports drama film Million Dollar Arm, Hassan in the drama film The Illegal, Rakesh Singh in the comedy-drama series God Friended Me, Kanan Gill in the Hindi fantasy comedy film Phillauri, Ismail in the comedy-drama film Burn Your Maps, and Samar Ghosh in the science fiction black comedy slasher film Happy Death Day 2U.
New Delhi, India
Suraj Sharma studied at Sardar Patel Vidyalaya located in Lodhi Garden in Delhi. Later, he got enrolled at St. Stephen’s College, an affiliated college of the University of Delhi.
Afterward, he got enrolled at New York University‘s Tisch School of the Arts to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
- Father – Gokul Churai (Software Engineer)
- Mother – Shailaja Sharma (Economist)
- Siblings – Sriharsh Sharma (Younger Brother) (Actor), Dhruvatara Sharma (Younger Sister)
5 ft 7 in or 170 cm
68 kg or 150 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
Suraj Sharma is of Malayali Indian descent.
Suraj Sharma Facts
- Co-starring alongside Irrfan Khan, Rafe Spall, Tabu, Adil Hussain, and Gérard Depardieu, Suraj Sharma made his first theatrical film appearance by playing Piscine Molitor “Pi” Patel, age 16/17, in the 2012 adventure drama film, Life of Pi, based on Yann Martel’s 2001 novel of the same name.
- For his performance in Life of Pi, he won the Saturn Award for “Best Performance by a Younger Actor” and MTV Movie Award for “Best Scared-As-Shit Performance” while he was also nominated for BAFTA Rising Star Award, Critics’ Choice Movie Award for “Best Young Actor/Actress”, NAACP Image Award for “Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture”, and Empire Award for “Best Male Newcomer”.
- When Suraj auditioned for the role in Life of Pi, he had no experience in acting. Also, he auditioned along with his brother.
- He brought to life the character of Kanan Gill, Anu’s and Shashi’s husband, in the 2017 Hindi fantasy comedy film Phillauri. His co-stars for the project included Anushka Sharma, Diljit Dosanjh, and Mehreen Kaur Pirzada.
- From 2018 to 2020, Suraj Sharma appeared as Rakesh Singh, a hacker and friend of Miles, in the CBS comedy-drama series God Friended Me.
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