Raj Suri is a Sydney based professional photographer, actor, media producer and talent spotter for over 14 years – photographing celebrities, people, fashion, models, bridal, fine art and real life in Australia and around the globe.
Whether he is shooting in Sydney, Mumbai, Dubai, South America, Fiji Islands or South Africa, Raj’s fashion work blends the power of simplicity and edgy in one. His documentarywork shows a real, almost effortless sensitivity, yet moving imagery.
Raj has worked on projects as diverse as international talent grooming, image building workshops, Bollywood talent mentoring, Bollywood film publicity and fashion productions from concept to print.
A creative visionary, he founded the Miss India Australia in 2001, with the vision to contribute positively to the multicultural contemporary Australia and beyond.
Raj’s Miss India Australia (MIA) platform has been the base for Australian talent to the fastest growing entertainment industries in the world – Bollywood& beyond – Australians, as past winners of Raj Suri’s Miss India Australia Talent Search are now pursuing a full fledged film careers as lead actors in India. Since 2011, Raj personally grooms and prepares Australian talent to represent overseas after an extensive audition process in Australia providing talent mentorship programs and practical workshops.
He was also the official director of photography and Judge for “Photogenic” titles at the 2011 World Supermodel & Miss Teen Australia contests in Fiji islands. He has been the judge of the World Supermodel Australia from the first year in 2011 and continues to be a patron and on the judging panel till today.
Raj’s other passion is FILMAKING – founder director of KARIGAR (Australia) – a film and media company based in Sydney. His involvement in the film scene goes back to 2004 in pre production – he has closely worked with acclaimed independent Bollywood actor Sanjay Suri ( RajSuri’s brother) and film director ONIR to bring the award winning feature My Brother Nikhil for screenings to Australia including Sydney and Melbourne.
In 2009, he took a step in independent film production as the only Australian co-producer of Bollywood film I AM MEGHA – one of the four films in the I AM feature film project. I AM Project was OFFICIAL SELECTION AT VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Canadian Premier) Oct.’2010. On 7 March 2012, I AM won the prestigious National Award as the best Hindi film – the highest honour for cinema in India.
Early 2014, Raj presented I AM Megha screening at the University of Newcastle as part of Bollywood101 conference and festival. He also presented I AM Megha in the annual Parramasala Festival in October 2014.
In August 2014, Raj Suri made his debut as an actor in a character role in the feature film SHAB directed by Onir. The independent Bollywood film will be released worldwide in 2015.
Currently, Raj is acting and collaborating in the new independent films including shorts, documentaries and features. Raj is the co- producer of the Indian film Chauranga (in post production). He is one of the directors of Bollywood Independent Film Company – KAHWA Entertainment, based in Mumbai, associated to Karigar (Australia)- which assists in all aspects of film production in India.
He is very passionate about contributing to the modern global identity – his media creative skills and strong global network brings international perspective to creative visual media with a sense of global engagement to connect with the world’s emerging markets