Prithviraj Sukumaran (Born 16 October 1982) is an Indian film performing artist, maker, and playback vocalist best known for his work in Malayalam silver screen. He has additionally acted in Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi movies.
The child of performing artists Sukumaran and Mallika, Prithviraj was first spotted by chief Fazil. Fazil’s screen trial of Prithviraj incited chief Ranjith to cast him in Nandanam, Prithviraj’s first film, a 2002 sentimental show film. In a vocation crossing over 10 years, Prithviraj has featured in more than 90 films.Prithviraj co-delivered films under his generation organization, August Cinema situated in Trivandrum, where he finished his association in 2017. He has won two Kerala State Film Awards for Best Actor, one Tamil Nadu State Award, and a National Film Award (as maker)
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. He also participated and won several 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’s elder brother Indrajith Sukumaran and sister-in-law Poornima Indrajith are also film actors.
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