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Indian American to star in NBC series

india Updated: Aug 18, 2006 20:04 IST

Indian American actor Sendhil Ramamurthy will feature in a starring role in American TV channel NBC's much-hyped upcoming series Heroes.

Ramamurthy will play the role of Mohinder Suresh, an Indian geneticist turned New York taxi driver, who, following his father's disappearance, discovers a secret theory - there are people in this world who have super powers.

Ramamurthy's role actually will reflect the overall theme of the new series, which, NBC says, will chronicle the lives of ordinary people who wake up with incredible abilities.

Among others, the series will feature characters like a lowly paid office worker in Japan who can teleport at will, a struggling artist in New York who can paint the future and a discontented beat cop in Los Angeles who can hear the thought of others.

The series will premiere on September 25 and will run Mondays.

Born in Chicago to Indian parents both of whom are physicians, Ramamurthy has earlier appeared in TV shows like Casualty, Guiding Light, Ultimate Force and Grey's Anatomy.

He is married to actress Olga Sosnovska, star of the soap opera All My Children, and is the father of one daughter.