Sunkrish Bala

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Sunkrish Bala
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Born Sunkrish Balasubramanian
(1984-05-21) May 21, 1984 (age 34)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Nationality American
Occupation Actor
Years active 2005–present

Sunkrish Bala (Tamil: சுன்க்ரிஷ் பாலசுப்ரமணியன்; born Sunkrish Balasubramanian on May 21, 1984) is an American actor best known for his role as Dr. Caleb Subramanian on The Walking Dead.

Early life[edit]

Bala was born in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India and is of Tamil ancestry.[citation needed] He graduated Bellarmine College Preparatory, San Jose in 2002 and from the school of Theater, Film, & Television at UCLA in 2006.[citation needed]


From 2007-2008, Bala was a series regular on the ABC comedy Notes from the Underbelly portraying the role of Eric.[1] Bala was also a series regular on the MTV series I Just Want My Pants Back in the role of Bobby.[2] The show was cancelled after one season. Bala had recurring roles as Dr. Caleb Subramanian on The Walking Dead[3] and Vikram Singh on Castle.[4][5]


Year Title Role Notes
2005 Cab Driver Driver Short
The Origin of Om Arjun
2006 American Blend Brijesh
2008 Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd Out of Control Upside Down Guy
Desi Karate Kid Jimmy Streets Short
2009 Albino Farm Sanjay
Indian Gangster Amit Short
2010 Starstruck Dr. Sanjay Lad TV movie
Another Harvest Moon Paul
2011 Big Mike Naveen Patel TV movie
2012 The Secret Lives of Wives Clay TV movie
2014 Hollows Grove Roger Rafkin
2014 Meet the Patels Himself
2016 Killing Poe Ashbir Brathwaite [6]
2016 Chee and T Chee [7]
2016 The Thinning Dr. Patel Filming
Year Title Role Notes
2005 CSI: NY Alex 1 episode
Barbershop Bashir Recurring role, 4 episodes:
"Get Your Hand Out of My Womb" (season 1: episode 1)
"Madonna Is a Ho" (season 1: episode 3)
"What's Good for the Cos..." (season 1: episode 5)
"The Politics of Money" (season 1: episode 9)
Criminal Minds Jordan 1 episode
Will & Grace Gerald 1 episode
Grey's Anatomy Steve Murphy 2 episodes:
"Thanks for the Memories" (season 2: episode 9)
"Much Too Much" (season 2: episode 10)
2005, 2007 My Name Is Earl Doctor 2 episodes:
"Teacher Earl" (season 1: episode 5)
"Two Balls, Two Strikes" (season 2: episode 20)
2006 Huff Student #2 1 episode
Vanished Ballistics Tech 1 episode
Damages Completed
2007-08 Notes from the Underbelly Eric Season 1-2 (series regular; 23 episodes)
2009 Body Politic Zeke Unaired Pilot
Bones Buddy Shirazi 1 episode
Lie to Me Arun Ashraf 1 episode
2010 Brothers & Sisters Lewis 1 episode
Day One Jamil 1 episode
2011 Harry's Law Dr. Max Richards 1 episode
2011-12 Awkward Dr. Mishra Recurring role, 4 episodes:
"Pilot" (season 1: episode 1)
"The Scarlet Eye" (season 1: episode 4)
"Fateful" (season 1: episode 12)
"Homewrecker Hamilton" (season 2: episode 9)
I Just Want My Pants Back Bobby Season 1 (series regular; 12 episodes)
2013 Shameless Andy 3 episodes:
"Where There's a Will" (season 3: episode 8)
"Frank the Plumber" (season 3: episode 9)
"Order Room Service" (season 3: episode 11)
Mistresses Hamid 1 episode
Body of Proof Sanjit Singh 1 episode
Austin & Ally Roger Dunlap 1 episode
The Walking Dead Dr. Caleb Subramanian 4 episodes
2014 Modern Family Daryl Episode: "Haley's 21st Birthday"
Switched at Birth Mr. Z Episode: "Girl on the Cliff"
2015-2016 Castle Vikram Singh 9 episodes
Video Games
Year Title Role Notes
2014 Transistor (video game) Royce


  1. ^ Kale, Arun. "Life of a Bala". Archived from the original on 9 October 2016. Retrieved 6 October 2016.
  2. ^ Tsering, Lisa. "Sunkrish Bala Costars in New MTV Comedy". India West. Retrieved 6 October 2016.
  3. ^ "15 Minutes with The Walking Dead's Sunkrish Bala - The Aerogram". The Aerogram. 25 October 2013. Retrieved 6 October 2016.
  4. ^ Petski, Denise (15 July 2015). "Sunkrish Bala Joins ABC's 'Castle'; Anabelle Acosta Recruited For 'Quantico'". Deadline. Retrieved 6 October 2016.
  5. ^ "'Castle': Sunkrish Bala is Beckett's secretive 'ghost from the past'". Zap2It. 22 September 2015. Retrieved 6 October 2016.
  6. ^ "Sunkrish Bala on 'Killing Poe,' Typecasting, and Wanting To Star In 'The Amazing Race' | GALO Magazine". Retrieved 6 October 2016.
  7. ^ "Interview with Sunkrish Bala and Tanuj Chopra for 'CHEE AND T'". LRM Online. Retrieved 6 October 2016.

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