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Suraj Sharma      

Actor Who Starred in "Life of Pi" and Will Appear in "Homeland"

Suraj Sharma is an Indian actor, who made his debut with the title role in the 2012 film "Life of Pi." Directed by Ang Lee, "Life of Pi" was adapted from the novel of the same name.

Suraj Sharma was born in New Delhi, India, to a software engineer father and an economist mother. He attended Sardar Patel Vidyalaya school, where he was described as a popular student. With no prior acting experiences, he auditioned along with his younger brother, Sriharsh Sharma. He was one of the 3,000 actors to audition for the role of Piscine Molitor Patel (Pi). Sharma went through several rounds of auditions before winning the part. Director Ang Lee has stated that he selected Sharma primarily based on his expressive eyes and innocent appearance. According to him, Sharma had not only the emotion, but also the "look" of Pi. His "medium complexion" and "average build" were deemed perfect for the role.

Since filming "Life of Pi," Sharma returned to studying philosophy at St. Stephen's College, Delhi of Delhi University. He intends to continue working in filmmaking in some capacity. He is currently undertaking a Mass Communication course at New York University. The movie has received critical acclaim and positive reviews for Sharma's performance.


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