Monday, October 08, 2007

"Heroes" and Sendhil Ramamurthy

The TV series "Heroes" began last year in the USA, I'm not sure whether it has crossed the Atlantic yet. We watched it with an anticipation which grew weaker as the episodes progressed. Maybe, like Danny Glover in Lethal Weapon, we're "too old for this s..t". It's sometimes puzzling trying to connect the different strands of an entangled plot. A plethora of characters whizz across the screen, with little opportunity to recognise them before they're off on some mission or other.

I've come to the conclusion that I only ever fully understand one hundredth part of each episode - the part that commences when the credits start to roll.

This is not to say we don't enjoy the series, it provides opportunity for lively review, along the lines of: "What the heck was that all about, then?" or "Well....which one can fly, and which one is the artist?" "Which blonde is the cheerleader?" We eventually sorted out the latter queries in time for the second series!

My best reason to carry on watching "Heroes" is being able to feast my eyes upon actor Sendhil Ramamurthy who plays Mohinder Suresh. I do enjoy looking at a beautiful male face. It's nothing to do with sexiness or attraction, it's just because I enjoy seeing a beautiful face. Paul Newman, in his younger days, had that spectacular male beauty. He's still looking good in his eighties!

Suresh is a pivotal character in the plot, although so far he has not discovered any superhero skills like the rest of the cast. For me, he doesn't need 'em. He is beautiful. The character of Mohinder Suresh was originally written for a 55-year old, his audition tape and screen test were convincing enough for writers to rewrite the part for Ramamurthy. Perhaps in the original story Suresh was the scientist rather than the scientist's son, as in the present plot. There's a very short YouTube video HERE showing this actor explaining a little about the story.

Sendhil Ramamurthy was born 17 May 1974 in Chicago, Illinois. No birth time available, so this is a 12 noon chart.

Skimpy on-line biographies tell us little, other than that the actor comes from a family of physicians, his parents came originally from India. Sendhil was to have followed a path into medicine himself, but got sidetracked into acting. He has said in interview that he has made a conscious decision never to play stereotypical Indian parts. A very good decision I think!

Natal Sun in late Taurus (ruled by Venus, planet of beauty). Unless Sendhil was born before 5am natal Moon will lie in Aries, along with Venus ruler of his Sun. The earlier birth time would put his Moon in Pisces along with natal Jupiter. It's hard to say which seems more likely.

Mercury, planet of communication in Gemini (it's home sign) is opposed by Neptune (planet of imagination) in Sagittarius - a good aspect for an actor, dynamic energy between communication and imagination.

I think this is a rather nice natal chart: a person who is gentle, intelligent but never staid or boring - and that's based on intuition as much as astrology!

If Sendhil Ramamurthy's career progresses, as I reckon it will, fairly rapidly after "Heroes", I suspect his reputation will be as beautiful as his face - no scandals or upsets, only talent.

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