Prithviraj Sukumaran

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Prithviraj Sukumaran
Prithviraj Sukumaran

 

Prithviraj Sukumaran (born 16 October 1982) 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 in Tamil Nadu at 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 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, Kazhakootam and Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan, Thiruvananthapuram.

In 2001, 19-year-old Prithviraj underwent a screen-test by director Fazil for one of his projects at that time. Even though that project never materialised, Fazil recommended him to director Ranjith, who was planning his second directorial venture, Nandanam. Ranjith instructed Prithviraj to grow a beard to look mature. Nandanam released in 2002. Though Nandanam is his debut film, it released after Nakshathrakkannulla Rajakumaran Avanundoru Rajakumari.

In 2005, Prithviraj Sukumaran debuted in Tamil through Kana Kandaen. In 2006, Prithviraj co-starred with actor Bhagyaraj's daughter Saranya Bhagyaraj in Parijatham. It has been acclaimed as a hit and gave the actor a turning point in his Tamil film career. In 2007, Prithviraj co-starred in Mozhi. He also starred in Satham Podathey and Kannamoochi Yenada in the same year. In 2008, Prithviraj starred in Vellithirai, the Tamil remake of Udayananu Tharam.

Prithviraj married BBC India reporter Supriya Menon on 25 April 2011, in a private ceremony held at Palakkad. They have a daughter named Alankrita, born in 2014. Prithviraj's family resides at Kochi, Kerala. In 2012, Prithviraj Sukumaran started a production company named August Cinema with cinematographer turned director Santosh Sivan and businessman Shaji Nadesan. In 2015, actor Arya joined the production company.

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