Prithviraj Sukumaran, the promising actor says that the 14-years-experience in the movie industry have changed him both as a person and an actor. Prithviraj was talking in a recent interview given to a popular magazine.
The actor points out that he was just 18 when he entered the films. Prithviraj recalls that he was totally passionless and hardly knew anything about the field. He initially felt that film sets were boring.
According to Prithviraj, it was actress Revathi who noticed his restlessness for the first time. The duo later had a long conversation and it was Revathi who motivated Prithvi, saying that he was born to act.
Prithviraj, who is back into the success track with a series of critically and commercially successful films, feels that he is more matured as an actor now.
He entered films when he was just 18 and now he is 32. His 14-years-old career were filled with ups and downs. Prithviraj remarks that acting is a profession which needs travelling and interaction with new people every single day.
All such factors have added more positives to his personality. Prithviraj believes that the experience becomes more relevant when you continue in one particular field for such a long time.
The actor has completed the filming for his upcoming movies Amar Akbar Anthony, directed by Nadhirshah and Anarkali, directed by Sachi. Prithviraj starrer romantic drama Ennu Ninte Moideen will hit the theatres for Eid.
Check out the slides to know the major milestones in Prithviraj's 14 years long acting career...
Prithviraj made his acting debut with the Ranjith directed movie Nandanam. The actor was initially reluctant to pursue an acting career and just considered it as a vacation time pass.
Tamil Movie Debut
The actor made his Tamil movie debut with popular cinematographer KV Anand's directorial debut Kana Kanden, which also had Sreekanth and Gopika in the lead roles. Interestingly, Prithvi essayed the antagonist in the movie.
Kerala State Film Award For Best Actor
Prithviraj won his first Kerala State Film Award for Best Actor, for his performance in the movie Vaasthavam, directed by Padmakumar. His performance as Balachandran Adiga was well praised by the audience and critics.
Mani Ratnam's Raavanan
Prithviraj essayed a pivotal role in Mani Ratnam's critically acclaimed movie Raavanan. The movie, which had Vikram and Aishwarya Rai in the lead role, became a great turning point in his career.
First National Award
Prithviraj won his first ever National Film Award, for his movie Indian Rupee, as a producer. The movie, directed by Ranjith had won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Malayalam.
The actor made his Bollywood debut with Sachin Kundalkar's Aiyyaa, in which he essayed the male lead opposite Rani Mukherji. He later played a pivotal role in Arjun Kapoor starrer movie Aurangzeb.
Second Kerala State Award For Best Actor
He won his second Kerala State Award for Best Actor, for his performance as JC Daniel, the Father of Malayalam Cinema, in Kamal directed Celluloid. His performance in the movie was also considered for the National Award.