Suhail Chandhok is an Indian actor and television host. He is a commentator for Star Sports and has hosted sporting events such as Cricket, Hockey, Soccer, and Kabaddi. He is the son of Vicky Chandhok, the multiple Indian rally champion and president of the Federation of Indian Motor Sports Clubs. His older brother Karun Chandhok is one of two Formula 1 drivers from India.
Suhail Chandhok was born on Monday, December 7, 1987 (33 years old; as in 2020) in Chennai. Her zodiac sign is Sagittarius.
Suhail studied at the Sishya School in Chennai and went to the University of Adelaide, Australia, to obtain a double degree in Management and Marketing (Commerce). Born into a family with a sports background, Suhail developed a keen interest in sports from a very young age. He used to play cricket and soccer in his school days. Chandhok always wanted to make a career in sports.
Height (approx.): 5 ′ 9 ″
Hair color: Black
Eye color: Black
Family and caste
Fathers and brothers
Suhail Chandhok’s father, Vicky Chandhok, is a former racing and rally driver and president of the FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship. His mother’s name is Chitra Chandhok. He has an older brother, Karun Chandhok, who is an F1 driver from India.
Relationships and wife
Suhail Chandhok married Trishya Screwvala, daughter of Ronnie Screwvala (businessman and philanthropist), on January 19, 2017 in a private wedding. The wedding was held at the Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai. It was followed by a reception at the Turf Club, Mahalaxmi Racecourse, which was attended by various celebrities and industrialists.
Suhail started his career as a cricketer in 2009 playing in the Indian Premier League of the Royal Challengers Bangalore cricket team. He also played the Twenty20 Champions League in 2009. He played the game for two years and subsequently resigned from the game due to acute knee injuries and multiple surgeries.
Forced to give up his dreams of playing cricket, Suhail, who was equally fascinated with the camera, made a short film by the name of “Johnny Vetrivel.” He uploaded the video to YouTube that attracted a lot of attention.
Her father shared the video link with South Indian actor Ajith Kumar, who suggested her name for a role in the Tamil movie “Arrambam” (2013). Later, he appeared in the movie “Veeram” (2014) as Kumaran.
In 2015, Suhail became a sports presenter and commentator on Star Sports. It has hosted sporting events for many popular games such as Cricket, Soccer, Hockey, and Pro Kabaddi, among others. When it comes to cricket, Chandhok has organized events such as “ICC World Cup 2015”, “ICC T20 WC 2016”, “ICC Champions Trophy 2017” for Star Sports and the “Indian Premier League”. He has also presented some international events, including the “Rio 2016 Olympic Games”, the world “FIA Formula E Series” and the “French Open”.
As well as a sports commentator and host, Suhail is also a public speaker. He has appeared as a public speaker on various platforms including MRF, PUMA, TATA Motors, GQ India, and Premier Futsal. Chandhok has also shared his written opinions on various sports topics in various publications. In 2016, Chandhok ran India’s first Periscope TV chat show, “OnTheBall with Suhail.” The show featured celebrities from across the sports and film industry.
It has endorsed various brands such as “Castrol Activ”, “StudyAdelaide”, “SportsNut App” and “Omologato Watches”.
- He was awarded the University of Adelaide Oxford Cambridge Half-Blue Award for excellence in cricketing (he is the first Indian to obtain this award) in 2007
- Awarded the Australian Alumni Excellence Award for Sports, Art & Culture in 2015
Facts / Trivia
- His hobbies include traveling and watching cricket.
- Suhail is fluent in three languages: English, Hindi, and Tamil.
- Chandhok has a tattoo inked on his right arm.
- He is a certified level 2 cricket coach.
- Suhail follows a non-vegetarian diet.
- Suhail is a fitness enthusiast. Visit the gym daily.
- Suhail likes dogs. He continues to share his photos and videos with dogs on his Instagram account.
- While sharing his experience on playing cricket for the IPL Royal Challengers Bangalore team, Suhail said:
At one point I was a kid growing up idolizing Anil Kumble and at the other moment having him bowling on the nets and as his captain is a surreal feeling. “
- Suhail shared during an interview that he had a poster of Andy Flower (cricketer from Zimbabwe) on his wall instead of Sachin Tendulkar.