Sendhil Ramamurthy stars in NBC's Emmy Award-nominated ensemble drama series "Heroes" as Dr. Mohinder Suresh, a genetics professor from India driven to confirm and champion his father's theory that there are people with extraordinary abilities living among us. Suresh's father died at the hands of one of these special people and he has adopted another, Molly (Adair Tishler). "Heroes" follows the lives of ordinary people who discover they possess extraordinary abilities.
This series marks Ramamurthy's first major television role, following small parts in film and television.
Ramamurthy was a pre-med major at Tufts University before taking drama as an elective. His interest in acting led him to London, where he attended the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art whose alumni include Eva Green, Matthew Goode, Angela Lansbury and Terrence Stamp.
In London's West End, Ramamurthy starred in the Royal Shakespeare Company production of "A Servant to Two Masters," directed by Tim Supple. He also starred in the New York premiere of Tom Stoppard's "Indian Ink" at the Soho Repertory Theatre and "East Is East," directed by Scott Elliott, at the Manhattan Theatre Club.
Ramamurthy was born in Chicago and raised in San Antonio, Texas. His birthday is May 17.
Everything was going great for Mohinder, a genetics professor from India, until his father, Dr. Chandra Suresh went AWOL to study evolved humans. When Chandra is murdered, Mohinder travels to Manhattan, to live in his father's apartment and take his old job as taxi driver, determined to unravel the mysteries of his father's work, while looking for his killer. After falling in love with Maya, Mohinder is able to synthesize a formula using her blood that allows the injection of synthetic abilities. Mohinder injects himself, gaining super strength, but there's a downside. Growing oozy scales, Mohinder transforms into a sort of monster, and starts imprisoning his victims, including Maya, in sticky cocoons. Luckily, Mohinder creates another formula which cures his condition, and allows him to team up with the other Heroes to take down Building 26. Refusing Angela's invitation to join a new company, Mohinder takes off to pursue his own redemption, whereabouts currently unknown.
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