Prithviraj : Biography
Prithviraj, son of the famous Malayalam actor the late Sukumaran and actress Mallika, is being touted as the next big thing in Malayalam cinema after Mohanlal and Mammootty.
Prithviraj did his schooling from Sainik School, Thiruvananthapuram and Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan School, Thiruvananthapuram. He pursued his Bachelor's degree in Engineering/IT from the University of Tasmania, Australia.
While vacationing in Thiruvananthapuram, he was grabbed by director Renjith to act in Nandanam (2002). It was director Fazil who persuaded Prithviraj to act, and who showed the results of the screen test to Renjith. He was then flooded with other tempting film offers that Prithviraj, then in his second year in Engineering, decided to take a break from studies to concentrate on acting.
Prithviraj : Career
The talented new commer Prithviraj, who was considered the new hope
of Malayalam cinema a couple of years ago but is still
struggling to find his bearings at the box office. Among the
current crop of new faces in Malayalam cinema, Prithviraj is the
most bankable star these days. Even before his first film was
released, this 22-year-old boy was a marked person. It takes
time for the Malayalam audience to accept a hero as a cop. But
Prithviraj seems to have made the transition very fast and
successfully. The film 'Sathyam' and
his role in the film have been greatly appreciated by everybody.