Actor Sendhil Ramamurthy has a familiar face and voice to all avid fans of TV shows like Heroes, Heroes Reborn, Beauty and the Beast, Covert Affairs, and so many others.
He’s set to star in the Ravi PI series currently in development, based on the book Her Nightly Embrace by Adi Tantimedh (out November 1st). He’s also providing the voice of the audiobook, which gives us all an added incentive to start listening to books more often.
Whether he’s chasing bad guys, fighting inner demons, or pursuing science, he always gives us a reason to tune in.
We caught up with Sendhil for a Quick Six Interview, and asked a bit about his new role in Ravi PI:
Who is the gatekeeper/advice-giver when it comes to potential jobs?
I have a close group of actor friends that I consult about scripts and job offers: Jack Coleman, Santiago Cabrera, JJ Feild, & Leonard Roberts
What is an actor’s relationship to their agent? What is yours?
Actors’ relationships with their agents run from speaking to them every day to only emailing when auditions come through. I have a very close relationship with my London agent, Roger Charteris. We talk and email a lot and go out for dinner and drinks when I am in the UK. He’s represented me since I left drama school and he’s a friend. I have a good relationship with my US agent as well, but its business with him which is fine. I actually don’t mind that at all. As long as we can communicate openly and the agent understands and is on board with what I want to achieve, I’m happy.
When was the first time you performed in front of anyone outside of school or family?
Playing Orlando in AS YOU LIKE IT at the Cliveden Outdoor Shakespeare Festival in England. My then girlfriend, now wife, played Rosalind.
How’s your memory? Easy to learn your lines?
I’m very lucky. I learn lines fairly easily unless it is technical nonsense or scientific jargon, real or made up. I was not a lot of fun to be around when I was trying to learn my lines on HEROES. There was a lot of cursing.
Ever been called on to show off a talent you’d listed on your headshot that you actually couldn’t do?
I lied on my resume and said I was an expert horseman when I am really barely average. I got a job that required me to ride a horse very well and rushed to take riding lessons….then the financing for the film fell apart and it never got made. For the record, I AM CURRENTLY AN EXPERT HORSEMAN CAPABLE OF DOING STUNT RIDING, JOUSTING ETC IF NEEDED. HONESTLY.
What’s next for you?
What do you like best about Ravi as a character?
I like that he is not perfect. Far from it. He has massive problems and flaws and is trying to figure them out like anyone else. He makes a lot of mistakes but learns from them.
We’ll be sure to review the audiobook once it’s released, and we’ll be keeping up with word on the show.
Ravi sees gods. They are the spectators of his life, watching as things get interesting, chaotic, and fall apart. He’s been seeing a lot more of them lately, Tweeting each other on their mobile phones about #ourownpersonalholyfool.
Ravi lost his job as a teacher awhile ago, and came to work for Golden Sentinals as a Private Investigator. It’s a fairly exclusive service, and sometimes his cases can get pretty weird. (Click to continue)
Quick Six: Pop Culture Beast lets artists choose from our standard ten questions – and we let them tell us what they’d like you to know.
Also see our Quick Six Interview with Adi Tantimedh!