Bollywood stars endorse Sharjah twins' pencil sketches

Bollywood stars endorse Sharjah twins pencil sketches
Sunith and Sujith Sasidharan with some of their artworks

Abu Dhabi - Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan was so impressed by his portrait made by the Sunith and Sujith that he tweeted it to his 26.7 million followers and thanked them in public


Anjana Sankar

Published: Mon 7 Aug 2017, 11:19 PM

Last updated: Wed 9 Aug 2017, 8:54 AM

Indian twins Sunith and Sujith Sasidharan from Sharjah have becoming Instagram stars through their pencil sketches of celebrities.
Their account 'Desi2wins' currently has over 10,400 followers including noted names from the Indian entertainment industry. Their posts get routinely picked up and reposted by celebrities like Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor, Neha Kakkar and Tiger Shroff.
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan was so impressed by his portrait made by the twin brothers that he tweeted it to his 26.7 million followers.
Two weeks ago, when King Khan was in Dubai to promote his latest movie, Jab Harry Met Sejal, the duo gifted the star a family portrait featuring his wife Gauri Khan, and three children, Aryan Khan, Suhana Khan and AbRam.
"That was a dream come true. It was a great honour when Shah Rukh Khan accepted our gift, and even called out our names and thanked us when he was in Dubai recently at Vox Cinemas," said Sunith.
The twins, 28, who have been working in the UAE since the last three-and-a-half years, said drawing has always been their passion.
"We used to draw a lot when we were in school. After coming to the UAE, I started to sketch again. It was my first time in 25 years to live away from Sunith, and I thought drawing would help me cope with loneliness," said Sujith.
And the first pencil sketch he made of Kapil Sharma, who hosts television comedy show Comedy Nights with Kapil, grabbed eyeballs. Sharma's team reposted the sketch on his official page, and raked up more than 300,000 hits.
"Then I got inspired and did a pencil sketch of singer Neha Kakkar, and she reposted it. When Sunith joined me in Sharjah after a few weeks, we decided to launch ourselves on Instagram as 'Desi2wins'," said Sujith.
Sunith said both of them got "sucked into" the engineering profession because of the pressure to take up professional courses. "But our heart was always into music, dancing and drawing. Now we want to do more sketches, and use Instagram as a platform to showcase our talent," said Sunith.

More news from