Suraj Thelakkad Wiki, Height, Age, Girlfriend, Wife, Kids, Family, Biography & More

Suraj Thelakkar is an Indian actor, comedian and mimicry artist, known for his work in the Malayalam film and television industry. He suffers from a physical condition called dwarfism.


Suraj Thelakkad was born on Monday, 4 September 1995 (age 26 years; as in 2021) in Perinthalmanna, Kerala. His zodiac sign is Virgo. He did his primary education at Government LP School, Thelakkad, after which he completed his schooling from GHS Vengur. He graduated in B.Com from St. Mary’s College Puthananghadi. Inspired by his father, who loved mimicry, Sooraj first started mimicking in 5th grade when he was 10 years old. Later he did M.Com. In 2011–12, he participated in the 52nd State School Children’s Festival held in Thrissur for the first time. He got Kerala School State Kalolsawam Mimicry A grade in 2012 and second A grade in 2013.

Newspaper clip of Suraj Thelakkar

Newspaper clip of Suraj Thelakkar

Physical Appearance

Height: 4′ 0″

Weight (Approx): 40 kg

Hair Color: Black

Eye colour: black

Suraj Thelakkar posing for mirror selfie

Suraj Thelakkar posing for mirror selfie


parents and siblings

His father, Alikal Mohanan, is a collection agent at Vanitha Co-operative Bank and his mother, Jyothilakshmi, is a housewife. He has a sister, Swatishree, who also suffers from dwarfism.

Suraj Thelakkar's family

Suraj Thelakkar’s family


Reportedly, she is in a relationship with a media person and she announced it through her Instagram page.



He started his career as an impressionist and mimicry artist. She made her debut in the 2015 Malayalam film Charlie, directed by Martin Prakat. In 2017, she made cameos in Cappuccino, Udaharanam Sujatha and Vimanam. He rose to fame with the lead role of Robot in the film Android Kunjappan Version 5.25 (2019) directed by Rathish Poduval.

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Suraj Thelakkar during the shooting of Android Kunjappan version 5.25

Suraj Thelakkar during the shooting of Android Kunjappan version 5.25

Initially it was believed that the film team had used real robots for the shoot. Suraj hid the fact that he was a robot for at least 45 days. After the real identity of Android Kunjappan was revealed, social media was flooded with posts appreciating Sooraj. Various celebrities like Guinness Pakru congratulated him on their Facebook handles. In an interview, Sooraj revealed that it took him an hour every day to dress up like the android Kunjappan and a special chair was kept on the set to rest in the robot costume. He added,

During the shooting, I was tired because the robot costume was unbearably hot. Within four days I developed cough and cold due to sweating. My co-actor Sooraj told me that it would be better if I shaved my hair. At first I was reluctant, but eventually I decided to adopt the shaved look for Kunjappan.”

Suraj Thelakkad as Android Kunjappan

Suraj Thelakkad as Android Kunjappan

Sooraj also worked in films like Oru Adaar Love (2019), Ambili (2019), Dhamaka (2020) etc.


His breakthrough in television came with Cinema Chirima, a comedy show that aired on Mazhavil Manorama. She began doing television in 2012 as a supporting cast member in Bheem Jewels Comedy Festival Season 1, which aired on Mazhavil Manorama. He starred in the comedy Super Night franchise from 2015 to 2018. As a comedian, he did shows like Comedy Nights with Suraj (2019), Funny Nights with Pearle Mane (2020) and Comedy Stars Season 2 (2014).

Suraj Thelakkar in Comedy Stars Season 2

Suraj Thelakkar in Comedy Stars Season 2

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She entered Bigg Boss (Malayalam Season 4) as a contestant in 2022.

Suraj Thelakkar in Bigg Boss 4

Suraj Thelakkar in Bigg Boss 4

Facts/General Knowledge

  • He is also known as Master Suraj.
  • Suraj loves driving cars and always dreamed of having a driving license; However, he found that his height was hindering him from obtaining a driving license for a four-wheeler. In an interview he said,

    It was my dream to get a four-wheeler license from the Motor Vehicles Department (MVD),”

    He added,

    I like driving cars. However, my height was a hindrance. I explored options and found a solution, the ‘solution’ was a car with a modified seat.

    He received his license from the Perinthalmanna Regional Transport Office on 17 September. Perinthalmanna motor vehicle inspector (MVI) Binoy Varghese clarified that there was a provision to provide licenses to people who are not tall and use ‘adapted vehicles’. In an interview, he revealed that after getting his driving license, he went on a road trip. He said,

    After getting the license, I went on a personal trip to Wayanad. It could not be avoided. I will plan more leisure trips once the Covid threat subsides,”

    Suraj Thelakkar is driving the car

    Suraj Thelakkar is driving the car

  • In an interview, Suraj said,

    When I was in high school, my height was not even 90 cm. It is now 110 cm. Despite my physical limitations, I was given opportunities and received attention because of my small stature.”

  • According to some media reports, doctors said that due to genetic problem, the development of both Sooraj and his sister has stopped. His father and mother were reportedly distant relatives. In an interview he said,

    My sister and I are like this. This is a problem of growth hormone. Father and mother are relatives. Theirs was not a romantic marriage but an arranged marriage. One day my father called me and said that you will not grow up now and move ahead in life through art or some other merit. Friends are taller than us. My father says these things when he sees all this and understands all this.”

  • Suraj built the house according to his height. His previous house, which was owned by his father, fell into disrepair. The new house which is specially built for Sooraj and his sister has cabinets, shelves, switches and chairs according to their height for their convenience. This house has been completed at a cost of Rs 17 lakh.
    Suraj Thelakkar's specially built house

    Suraj Thelakkar’s specially built house

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