RAJ SURI – photographer . talent mentor . art director . media producer
Raj Suri is the judge of Australian TV series BOLLYWOOD STAR SBS which was aired nationally in Australia on 2 June 2012.
Sydney based Raj Suri is a professional photographer, 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 documentary work 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 true creative visionary, Raj Suri founded the Miss India Australia missindia.com.au in 2001, with the vision to contribute positively to the 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. Miss India Australia winners, VIMALA RAMAN (2004) and PALLAVI SHARDA (2010), are now well known in the film industry in India. In 2012, Miss India Australia, Pallavi Sharda was appointed as one of the official ambassadors of Australian Festival in India. Since 2011, Raj personally grooms and prepares Australian talent to represent overseas after an extensive audition process in Australia along with his associate office in Bollywood.
Raj is the creative director, principal photographer of MissIndiaMagazine.com – Raj has conceived, styled and photographed fashion shoots around the world for the independent online global magazine which has a growing affluent global audience.
Official director of photography and Judge for “Photogenic” titles at the 2011 World Supermodel & Miss Teen Australia contests in Fiji islands. Raj was one of the judges at the NSW, Australia 2011 finals in Sydney. Raj Suri has been nominated as the National Director of Indian World Supermodel ( launched in 2012 season)
Raj’s other passion is FILMS - founder director of KARIGAR (Australia) - a film and media company based in Sydney. Raj Suri’s involvement in the film scene goes back to 2004 in pre production – he has closely worked with acclaimed independent Bollywood actor SANJAY SURI ( Raj Suri’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 Raj Suri 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 honor for cinema in India.
Raj Suri attended CANNES Film Festival 2012 to pitch film projects – hoping to collaborate worldwide and especially co-productions between Australia and India.
Raj is one of the directors of Bollywood Independent Film company – KAHWA Entertainment, based in Mumbai – which assists in all aspects of film production in India.
Raj Suri is 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.
Director: KARIGAR (Australia) Pty Ltd