Award Name : National Film Awards
Year of Award : 2014
Award for : Arts
Location : Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
Suraj Venjaramood is a National Award winning Indian film actor and impressionist (mimic) who has starred in over 100 Malayalam films. He mainly plays comedy roles, though he has played some character roles as well. He is a three-time recipient of the Kerala State Film Award for Best Comedy Artist. In 2014, Suraj received the National Film Award for Best Actor for his performance in the Malayalam film Perariyathavar. He was born on 30 June 1976 in Venjarammoodu, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. His father is Vasudevan Nair and he is a retired soldier in the Indian Army. He has one elder brother V. V. Saji who is serving in the Indian army. Suraj Venjaramoodu also wanted to serve in the army after finishing his S. S. L. C. He broke his arm in an accident and so he had to change his mind. Then he joined Attingal Government ITI and did his Mechanical course.
He shifted his attention towards mimicry and the program Jagapoka gave him a break through. This was a comedy program and this was broadcasted in Kairali TV. This marked the beginning of his career as a stand-up comedian and played an important role in the film Jagapoga. He is noted for his mockery of Thiruvananthapuram accent and contributed to the blockbuster Rajamanikyam. He has acted in more than 50 films and played in the lead role in the films Duplicate and Thaskara Lahala. Some of his notable films are Arabikatha, Veruthe Oru Bharya, Gulumal: The Escape, Ivar Vivahitharayal, Sakudumbam Shyamala, Alibai, Annan Thambi, One Way Ticket, Madambi, College Kumaran, Kangaroo, Kanaka Simhasanam, Kurukshetra, Twenty: 20, Mulla, Love in Singapore, Hailesa, Currency, Venal Maram, etc.