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Prithviraj Sukumaran is an Indian film actor, producer and playback singer. He began a prolific career at age 19, acting extensively in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Hindi cinema. The National Award he won was as Producer of the Best Film, Indian Rupee in 2011. Career: Commonly known just as Prithviraj, his first film was Ranjith’s Malayalam feature, Nandanam. The movie wound up being Prithviraj’s third release, in 2002. His screen debut was in Nakshathrakkannulla Rajkumaran Avonundoru Rajkumari. In 2006, Prithviraj acted in a pair of films by director, M Padkumar, first Vargam and then Vashtam. The latter fetched him his first Kerala State Award for Best Actor, making him the youngest recipient yet. Prithviraj also made him Tamil cinema debut the previous year, with Kana Kandaen. He followed it up with a part in the hit Tamil feature, Parijatham, the next year. Over the next few years, he would appear in several noteworthy Tamil flicks - the last being Mani Ratnam’s Raavanan in 2010. In 2010, Prithviraj also forayed into Telugu cinema, acting in Police Police. Several of Prithviraj’s Malayalam films were also dubbed into Telugu. Prithviraj joined forces with renowned cinematographer, Santosh Sivan, and entrepreneur, Shaji Natesan, to establish a production company, August Cinema. The consortium released its first feature film, Urmi, a multi-lingual historical epic, in 2011. The film was greeted with much appreciation and fanfare. Prithviraj’s eventual Bollywood debut came in UTV Motion Pictures’ Aiyya in 2012, which underwhelmed even though Prithviraj was nominated for Zee Cine Award. His next Hindi film venture, Atul Sabharwal’s Aurangzeb in 2013, did much better. As a playback singer, Prithviraj first took to the mic to sing Kaane Kaane from Puthiya Mukham in 2009. He has sung for songs in several Malayalam films ever since. Personal Life: Prithviraj is the son of actors Sukumaran Nair and Mallika Sukumaran, and younger brother of actor, Indrajith Sukumaran. He was born in Trivandrum in 1982. When he was called by Ranjith to feature in Nandanam in 2001, he was an undergrad at University Of Tasmania. Prithviraj is married to BBC reporter, Supriya Menon.