Covert Affairs actor Sendhil Ramamurthy hopped on the Dunkin Donuts Studio On The Run to talk about: never wanting to be an actor, being pre-med and his parents remind him of it every day, playing an intern on the pilot to Grey's Anatomy, his first acting role, season finale of Covert Affairs. With a 20-second clock, we put him under pressure to answer a few fun questions.
The second season of the international spy drama, Covert Affairs concludes with a monumental season finale on Tuesday, December 6 at 10pm. Annie Walker (Piper Perabo) finally gives herself a break from the agency and takes a vacation with her sister Danielle (Anne Dudek).
While in Stockholm, Annie is asked to courier a package to a gala for the CIA, but what was to be a routine exchange takes a deadly turn when Danielle is mistaken for Annie at the event. Both their lives are in jeopardy and Annie turns to the one person always there for her to get them both home safely Auggie (Christopher Gorham).
Meanwhile, back in Washington Joan (Kari Matchett) finds out that Arthur (Peter Gallagher) has been seeing someone from his past and Jai (Sendhil Ramamurthy) holds the key to Arthur's future in the agency in his hands.
The stakes are high and so much hangs in the balance could the dynamic of the agency change forever? Can Annie finally repair the damage in her relationship with Danielle? Is Jai going to turn his back on Arthur once and for all? And finally, what does the future hold for Annie and Auggie?
Ramamurthy is best known for his portrayal of Dr. Mohinder Suresh, the genetics professor whose research into those with extraordinary abilities alters his life forever on NBC's "Heroes." More recently, Ramamurthy starred as former President Hosni Mubarak in "Egypt's Facebook Revolution," a Funny or Die short by Christopher Farah.
On film, Ramamurthy stars as an American who attempts to start a non-profit enterprise in Mumbai in the Indian release "Shor In The City," a high energy, gritty crime-drama told from three different points of view. Written, directed and produced by U.S.-based Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK, "Shor In The City" is an Alt Entertainment production. Other film credits include Gurinder Chada's "It's A Wonderful Afterlife," which premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, a cameo in Broken Lizard's "The Slammin' Salmon" and "Blind Dating" with Chris Pine.
On London's West End stages, 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 a pre-med major at Tufts University in Boston before taking drama as an elective. His interest in acting led him to London, where he attended the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art . Ramamurthy was born in Chicago and raised in San Antonio, Texas.
Studio On The Run: 'Covert Affairs' Actor Sendhil Ramamurthy
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