Saiju Kurup is an actor who has won the hearts of the audience by playing many characters in various films. Saiju Kurup, who came to cinema through Mayukham, is also active in Tamil.
Saiju tells the story of his father who asked him to change his name when he felt his name was not serious. Saiju shared an interesting experience in an interview with Behind the Woods.
Saiju Govinda Kurup is fine, as your name is also there. Other than that Saiju is a short name. Name like a shoe. Saiju is a name that can't even be abbreviated as a pet name. It would not have mattered if he had said Dawood or Amitabh. I told him with surname as well. My father said no. It was not further promoted;” said Saiju.
But Saiju had earlier said that his name in the Tamil film industry is Anirudh. Saiju decided to adopt the name Anirudh as it was difficult for Tamils to pronounce the name Saiju Kurup. Saiju said the name was based on numerology but was not particularly beneficial.
Saiju also added his love towards the Tamil industry. “There, I could do different characters at this age itself. I don’t want to just do the lead role. One or two lead roles a year. Comedy is hard to do. I’m not at all interested in the role of the anti-protagonist going beyond a certain limit;” Saiju Kurup added.