14 April 1985
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
|Residence||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Occupation||Actor, filmmaker, model|
|Years active||2014 to present|
|Family||V. Vijayakumar (Father), Subhada Vijayakumar (Mother), Sujai Nair (Brother)|
|Awards||Kerala State Film Award for Best Actor, 2014|
Sudev Nair (born 14 April 1985) is an Indian film actor known for his performance in the Malayalam film My Life Partner, for which he was awarded the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actor in 2015. His other works include the Hindi film Gulaab Gang (2014) and the Malayalam film Anarkali (2015). He also played a notable role in the movie Karinkunnam 6'S. He also played the title character in the movie Ezra, along with Prithviraj Sukumaran.
Sudev, was born and brought up in Mumbai, India, with his early schooling completed at Sulochanadevi Singhania High School, Thane. He completed his 11th and 12th at V.G Vaze College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Mulund. He graduated with a BTech degree in Computer Science from Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur in 2007. Sudev also holds a post graduation in Acting from Film and Television Institute of India, Pune.
Trained in break dancing and parkour, Sudev has also learnt Kathakali from Kerala Kalamandalam on a scholarship from SPIC MACAY during his course at the Pune Film Institute. He is also trained in combat arts such as Boxing, Karate, Judo and Kalari Payattu. He is a Bronze Medal holder in High Jump at the Under 16 National Games in the year 2001.
Despite being placed in the routine campus placements after Engineering, his passion for cinema drove him towards his Post graduation at the Pune Film Institute. The inception of his film-making career began with various short films in various genres, which participated in competitions and festivals at National and International levels. His short ad for Mountain Dew soft drink was shortlisted to the finals at the MOFILM Barcelona Ad Film Fest in 2010.
His acting career began with the Bollywood Film Gulaab Gang (2014), directed by Soumik Sen. Set with a plot on the struggle of Indian Women, Gulaab Gang had an ensemble star cast including Madhuri Dixit and Juhi Chawla. The movie was praised by critics garnering positive response for the acting performances. Sudev then went on to star in debutant M. B. Padmakumar's My Life Partner, which dealt with the emotional relationship between two men. The movie became a controversy and faced issues with its release. Sudev played the role of Kiran along with Ameer Niyaz, for which he went on to win the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actor 2014. It was for the first time that a Best Actor award was given for a film that hadn't received a proper release.
Sudev will be soon seen in his third film Anarkali (2015), which is a Malayalam film directed by script writer Sachy. This film marks the directorial debut of Sachy with Prithviraj Sukumaran and Biju Menon playing the lead roles. The movie was extensively shot in Lakshadweep Islands, where the actor took an opportunity to learn scuba diving. He is now a certified open water scuba diver. He is part of the ten episode web series Not Fit, where he is playing the role of a struggling actor and quintessential fool. It is a mockumentary sitcom written and directed by Sudev himself. It is created by Pocket Aces who for a limited time, gave the license of the series to the digital media company, TVF (The Viral Fever) and has garnered exceptional reviews for extremely smart content, a first even for the Indian Web space. It has already been revived for a second season for 2016.
Awards and Recognizations
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|2014||Million Dollar Arm||News Anchor||English|
|2014||Gulaab Gang||Arjun Shankar||Soumik Sen||Hindi|||
|My Life Partner||Kiran||M.B.Padmakumar||Malayalam|||
|2016||Karinkunnam 6'S||Ekru||Deepu Karunakaran|
|2016||Campus Diary||Nikhil||Jeevan Das|||
|2017||Ezra||Abraham Ezra||Jay KK|
|2018||Angarajyathe Jimmanmar||William||Praveen Narayanan|
|2018||Kayamkulam Kochunni||TBA||Roshan Andrews||Post-production|
|2018||Abrahaminte Santhathikal||Beo. Simon||Shaji Padoor||Filming|
- "The Best Actor, Sudev". OneIndia.com.
- "Sudev Nair, The Best actor".
- "Sudev 'All Fit' for malayalam".
- "Sudev, a trained dancer".
- "I was surprised:Sudev Nair". Deccan Chronicle.
- "MOFILM Barcelona Ad Film Fest announced!".
- "Gulab Gang, the old story of good vs evil".
- "Following his heart". The Hindu. 20 August 2015.
- "Prithviraj and Bijumenon pairs under script writer Sachy".
- "Gulaab Gang". Bollywood Hungama.
- "My Life Partner (2014)". Now Running.
- "Sudev Nair to play a student leader". timesofindia.indiatimes.com.