Sanjay Suri was born and grew up in Kashmir. He became a successful model after moving to New Delhi in 1990.
He made his Bollywood debut in 1999 with a supporting role in "Pyaar Mein Kabhi Kabhi" starring Rinke Khanna and Dino Morea.
His subsequent performances in "Filhaal", "Dil Vil Pyar Vyar" and "Pinjar" were appreciated, but his big break came in 2003 with "Jhankar Beats".
Suri won critical acclaim for his performances as a homosexual AIDS victim in "My Brother Nikhil" and a Muslim affected by the Gujarat riots in Nandita Das's "Firaaq".
In 2008, Suri co-produced and starred in "Sorry Bhai", directed by Onir.
His other films include "Tera Jadoo Chal Gaya", "Plan", "Shadi Ka Laddoo" and "Bas Ek Pal".
Suri's wife Ambika gave birth to their first baby in 2007.