Sugith Varughese

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Sugith Varughese (born 1958) is an Indian-born Canadian writer, director and actor. Born in Cochin, Kerala, into a Syrian Christian family ("Varughese," also sometimes spelled "Varghese" and "Verghese" and variously pronounced, is Malayalam for "George"), he immigrated to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan as a child when his neurosurgeon father obtained a professional appointment there. His family's native language is Malayalam; having grown up in anglophone western Canada he naturally speaks English with a Canadian accent but from time to time affects an assortment of South Asian accents when playing dramatic roles that call for them. Sugith Varughese was raised in Saskatoon, began university studies at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon with a double major in pre-medicine and drama, and continued on to an undergraduate degree in drama at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and a Master of Fine Arts at York University in Toronto. He went on to write, act in and direct film and television productions in both Canada and the USA. As a director, he has been nominated for and won several Canadian film and television and international film festival awards.
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