This seventeen year old boy, Suraj Sharma, is from India and is portraying Pi in the movie adapation of Life of Pi. The book description of Pi is barely even there. There's a few sentences, if that, describing his physical features throughout the book, most describing the deterioration of his body over the seven months. A director for this movie doesn't have to turn away an actor that can emotionally portray Pi perfectly due to physical features because Pi wasn't really described in detail. Suraj is exactly the kind of person I pictured for Pi when I read the book. There's not much else to say on the matter.