RAJ SURI – photographer . branding consultant . film & content producer . actor . youth mentor
Raj Suri

Raj Suri

Raj is the former judge/panelist of Australian TV series BOLLYWOOD STAR SBS  which was  aired nationally in Australia in 2012 – VIEW TRAILER EPISODE 

Sydney based Raj Suri is the founder/director of Karigar Australia. A professional photographer, branding consultant, actor, media/film producer and youth mentor/trainer for over 15 years – shooting celebrities, people, fashion, fine art and real life documentary in Australia and around the globe –  including Mumbai, Dubai, South America, Fiji Islands and South Africa. Raj’s documentary work shows a real, almost effortless sensitivity, yet moving imagery. 

TALENT/FASHION: Raj is the founder of The Global Style – launched the fashion/talent hunt in India in 2015 along with India’s iconic fashion designers as patrons.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 and youth diversity campaigner, Raj Suri founded the Miss India Australia missindia.com.au  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 and finalists (Vimala Raman, Pallavi Sharda, Sharon Johal and others) of Raj Suri Miss India Australia Talent Search are now pursuing a full fledged film careers as lead actors in India. Since 2011, Raj personally trains, grooms and prepares Australian talent to represent overseas after an extensive audition and hands on workshops program in Australia providing talent mentorships and practical workshops. Raj also facilitates for Bollywood for the right talent via his associate office in Mumbai.  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. Raj’s fashion work blends the power of simplicity and edgy in one. Official director of photography and Judge for “Photogenic” titles at the 2011 World Supermodel & Miss Teen Australia contests in Fiji islands. Raj has been on the judging panel of the World Supermodel Australia from the its first year in 2011 and continues to be a patron and on the judging panel till today.  Raj Suri was the original founder of Indian World Supermodel ( launched in 2012 in New Delhi, India). 

Indian Australian Influencer - Raj Suri

Raj Suri – Australian Indian Influencer

FILMS & CONTENT  –  Raj is the director of KARIGAR (Australia) a digital content, film and media production 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 honour for cinema in India. Raj Suri attended CANNES Film Festival 2012 – to collaborate worldwide and especially co-productions between Australia and India.  Early 2014, Raj presented I AM Megha screening at the University of Newcastle as part of Bollywood 101 conference and festival and has helped in screening of another film, UnTold, in the 2015 festival. Raj 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.  Completed acting role in January 2015. The independent Bollywood film  released on 30 June 2017  India. SHAB had its Australian premiere in Australian in 2017 as part of the Indian Film Festival.  

Raj is the co- producer of the Indian film Chauranga. 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. 

Currently, Raj is making 2 Australian documentaries titled “Bihari Lal Australian Wanderer” (in production)  and directing “Finding Time in Monaco”.  And collaborating in the new independent films in Australia and 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. 

CONTACT: Raj Suri 

Director: KARIGAR (Australia) Pty Ltd

E: suri@karigar.com

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