Sendhil Ramamurthy

Active - 2002 - 2014  |   Born - May 17, 1974 in Chicago, Illinois, United States  |   Genres - Comedy, Comedy Drama, Fantasy

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Perhaps best known to Heroes viewers as genetics professor Mohinder Suresh, who begins to believe that normal people are being instilled with extraordinary powers while continuing his murdered father's work, actor Sendhil Ramamurthy got his breakthrough on the small-screen with a role on the U.K. war drama Ultimate Force, and went on to appear in such stateside shows as Grey's Anatomy and Numb3rs. Despite his success on television, it was on the stage that the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art graduate got his start, with roles in the Royal Shakespeare Company's West End production of A Servant to Two Masters and the Soho Repertory Theater production of Tom Stoppard's Indian Ink helping to establish Ramamurthy as a formidable stage presence.

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  • Raised in San Antonio, TX.
  • Studied history and pre-med in college, but started acting in his junior year after taking a drama class as an elective.
  • Acted with the Royal Shakespeare Company in London.
  • Auditioned for the part of genetics professor Mohinder Suresh on the TV series Heroes even though the part was for an older man; the role was changed after his audition.
  • Is an avid tennis fan.