Prithviraj Sukumaran is an Indian film actor, producer, and playback singer best known for his work in Malayalam cinema. He has also acted in Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi films. The son of actors Sukumaran and Mallika, Prithviraj was first spotted by director Fazil. Fazil's screen test of Prithviraj prompted director Ranjith to cast him in Nandanam, Prithviraj's first film, a 2002 romantic drama film. In a career spanning over a decade, Prithviraj has starred in over 90 films. Prithviraj produces films under his production company, August Cinema. He has won two Kerala State Film Awards for Best Actor and a National Film Award (as producer).