Mohinder Suresh
Mohinder Suresh
Portrayed By Sendhil Ramamurthy
Gender Male
Date of Birth ??/??/1973
Age 34
Zodiac Sign ???
Aliases Dr. Suresh
Place of Birth Madras, India
Current Location New York City, NY, USA
Occupation Geneticist / Company Agent
Known Relatives Chandra (father; deceased), Mother (Unnamed, alive), Shanti (sister; deceased), Molly Walker (Ward)
Significant Other Mira Shenoy (former)
Known Abilities Blinding you with science ; Getting into trouble and kidnapped right when people are seeking out his assistance. It's a talent, a rare gift it is.
First Appearance Genesis

Son of renowned and controversial geneticist, Chandra Suresh, Mohinder has taken up his father's work. He's based out of NYC now and an agent of the Company.


Born to renowned geneticist, Chandra Suresh, Mohinder grew up in Madras, India. For most of his life, he never knew that he had an older sister named Shanti and that she had died before he was born. Mohinder followed in his father's footsteps by pursuing a career in genetics. Living in his father's shadow and defending his name was difficult. When Chandra published his book, 'Activating Evolution,' it prompted a lot of ridicule within their circles and criticism. Father and son became estranged when Chandra moved to New York City to continue his research. His father chose to work as a cab driver while trying to locate people of extraordinary abilities.. for that was the focus of Chandra's work.

Mohinder was teaching at Chennai University when he found out that his father had been murdered. He went to his father's apartment to look for clues and found it in disarray.. and someone inside. After escaping, he was prompted to go to New York City. He moved into his father's apartment and got a job driving a taxi. Mohinder resumed the research his father started. As the NYC apartment was in very much the same state as the one in India, he had to reorganize his father's work. In the process of doing so, he met and befriended Eden, just as his father had. (Unbeknownst at the time, Eden was a plant for the Company.)

When Mohinder received his father's ashes, he returned them to India. While there, he had to make a tough decision. Forget the wild goose chase, stay in his home country and live a respectable existence.. or go back to New York and continue Chandra's work. He chose to continue solving his father's algorithm following a dream in which he learned of his sister, Shanti's, existence. He also learned that Sylar was responsible for his father's murder.

Upon his return to America, he resumed his quest, aided by Sylar, who was masquerading as Zane Taylor. One of the next evolved humans to contact on Mohinder's list. Together, they found Dale Smither, and during this visit to her, Mohinder figured out Zane was really Sylar. Foolishly, Mohinder drugged Sylar with curare and attempted to exact revenge for his father's murder. Sylar quickly gained the upper hand and attacked Mohinder, torturing him. It was Peter's arrival that saved Mohinder. In the ensuing fight, Sylar was knocked out and Peter was seemingly killed. While Sylar was unconscious, Mohinder destroyed the list and took Peter's body to Angela Petrelli.

Mohinder made contact with Thompson at the Company and was introduced to Molly Walker. It seems she had contracted a virus, the same one that killed Shanti. He discovered that his blood was the cure for it. While treating Molly, Mohinder learned of her power and saved her from Matt and Noah Bennet. Together, they escape from the Company, meeting up with D.L., Niki and Micah. He was among the witnesses to the explosion in Kirby Plaza.

In the time following the explosion, Mohinder traveled to Cairo and gave a lecture about evolved humans. Bob, a Company representative, entered the lecture and listened in. He approached Mohinder afterwards, asking for an autograph and offered him a job with the Company. The offer was refused, yet Bob still insisted. Although quite reluctant, Mohinder finally accepted the offer. In this time period, along with Matt Parkman, Mohinder became a legal guardian to Molly Walker.


  • October-November 2006: The events of Season One.
  • February 28th, 2007 - Sylar confronts him and Molly at the apartment, forcing them to the lab. / At the lab, Hiro and Noah teleport in. Shots are fired, Hiro is killed, Noah takes Molly to safety. / Later, Noah, Mohinder and Molly regroup at the lab with A Plan.
  • February 28th - March 2nd, 2007 - Supervises a blood transfusion between Claire and Hiro, resurrecting the latter and keeping watch on their vitals.
  • March 3rd, 2007 - Checks in with Claudine, one of the newest patients in custody. / Mara comes to the lab to discuss her abilities. / Later, is approached by Drake while Molly's in tow at the Museum of Natural Science.
  • March 4th, 2007 - Runs Mara through a test of her abilities. / Comes to Mara's aid outside the lab against Sylar, shooting him in the arm. / Comforts Molly after a nightmare.
  • March 5th, 2007 - Oversees testing with Claudine.
  • March 6th, 2007 - Has a confrontation with Mara. / That evening, attends a meeting held by Hiro about rescuing Peter Petrelli.
  • March 7th, 2007 - Jane and Elena show up at his apartment to confront him about the Company. Plans are foiled by Molly in her bunny apron.
  • March 8th, 2007 - Informs Rainer of the plan to rescue people held at Kirby Plaza. / Tries to get the location of the paintings out of Jane. / Later, returns Mara's phone message, gets her voice mail, only to have Sylar call him back on her phone. He races to the station as Sylar has gotten his hands on Mara once more.
  • March 9th, 2007 - At Dr. Aldric's behest, has a scientific discussion over lunch with Cass. / Is unknowingly part of a sting operation to take Eliana into custody.
  • March 10th, 2007 - While the fruits of his betrayal bear fruit, Sylar is released from jail. Panic ensues.
  • March 12th, 2007 - Cass is suspicious of Mohinder and questions him about Hiro's disappearance.
  • March 13th, 2007 - Peter and Elle are found at the Suresh apartment, seeking Molly's help.
  • March 14th, 2007 - Successfully tests a drug that prevents Mara from fainting when using her ability.
  • March 16th, 2007 - Claudine brings Maya and her brother to speak with him at the hospital.
  • March 19th, 2007 - Finally meets with Samantha to answer her questions.
  • March 23rd, 2007 - Is approached by Hiro for the ability suppressing drug.
  • March 24th, 2007 - Has a meeting with Bob about Hiro's visit. Later that evening, he is kidnapped along with Molly by Kellie and Sylar.
  • March 26th, 2007 - Forced into working on a cure for Sylar.


  • "My father spent his life chasing after this insanity. Now I'm wasting mine trying to prove he was sane."
  • "You can have added leverage with me.. as for Sylar.. I am sure I know what he wants, and it's not here. He can have it, when you're through with Molly and she's let go.. Without being harmed."
  • "I wish I could promise you that Molly. I really do. I don't think he can be held for long, but as long as he's powerless, he'll remain behind bars. But for tonight at least, you can put him out of your mind and sleep peacefully."
  • "Maybe someday you won't have to hide who you are. The people who go around, using their abilities.. they don't care what others think. They're no different from the villains in your comic books. Because they have an ability, they're better. They hold it over the heads of those who don't. They use their abilities to threaten, to frighten. Having an ability is a responsibility."


  • Mohinder - Sanskrit, meaning: the Great God Indra, God of the sky, mostly given to boys
  • Shanti - Sanskrit, meaning: the tranquil one, mostly given to girls
  • Suresh - Sanskrit, meaning: the ruler of the gods, mostly given to boys
  • Chandra - Sanskrit, meaning: eminent, moon or illustrious
  • Is just a little morally grey. What? You're surprised?
  • Can get a little reckless at times.
  • Is known to be fatalistic when stressed and frustrated when research hits a snag.
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