The smoldering Malayalam actor Prithviraj turns 34 today! The son of late superstar Sukumaran and actress Mallika Sukumaran was born on 16th October, 1982. He completed most of his schooling in Kerala and later moved to Australia to complete his Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology at the University of Tasmania. It was during this time that he was called to shoot for the movie Nandanam opposite Navya Nair by Director Ranjith Balakrishnan. Nandanam, which released in 2002, earned him rave reviews for his performance and there’s been no looking back since. The ease with which he tackles every genre of films is amazing.
It is his striking personality and good looks that earned him a huge fan following. Let’s have a look at what makes Prithviraj the Youth icon of Malayalam film industry:
The Malayalam star, who is known for off-beat performances, dons many hats.
His debut film Nandanam did manage to get him noticed but it was his action-thriller Vasthavam (2006) that made him the youngest actor to bag the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actor at the age of 24. He once again won the State award for best actor in 2012 for Ayalum Njanum Thammil and Celluloid. He went on to act in many critically acclaimed movies like Swapnakoodu (2003), Akale
He has acted in many Tamil movies too. His Tamil debut was a role of a villain in the movie Kana Kandaen in 2005. His other Tamil movies include Parijatham (2006), Moz
He has acted in Bollywood too but has not had the kind of luck he has in Mollywood. His dream debut Aiyyaa opposite Rani Mukherjee may have tanked but it got him noticed in Bollywood.
Prithviraj made his singing debut with the song Kaane Kaane, from his blockbuster film, Puthiya Mugham (2009) and he also sang in his movie Amar Akbar Anthony (2015).
He turned producer with the critically acclaimed movie Urumi (2011). After that, he produced Indian Rupee (2011), Sapthamashree Thaskaraha (2014), Anuraga Karikkin Vellam (2016), and Darvinte Parinamam (2016).
He recently announced that he will be directing a movie titled Lucifer, starring Mohanlal.
Here's wishing this multi-talented artist a very happy birthday and more success ahead!