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Shishir Kurup

First seen
Last seen
Appeared in
3 episodes (see below)
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Biographical Information
Date of birth
November 2, 1961 (1961-11-02) (age 55)
Date of death
Place of birth
Bombay, India
Place of death
External Links
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Shishir Kurup, born November 2, 1961 in Bombay, India, is an Indian-born American actor who plays the role of Guru Sanbir Dutta on the HBO original series True Blood. Making his debut on the episode "Fire in the Hole", in the series' seventh season, Shishir plays the role of the proprietor of an ashram called the Institute for the Unchained Spirit in Los Angeles, California. A lover of Sarah Newlin, Shishir plays a recurring role through the same season, meets an untimely demise in the Season 7 episode "Karma", and appears once more, in one of Sarah's hallucinations on the subsequent episode, "May Be the Last Time", in the series' seventh, and final, season.




  • City of Angels (1997)
  • Coneheads (1993)


  • True Blood (2014)
  • NCIS (2014)
  • Bones (2010)
  • Lost (2007)
  • Heroes (2006)
  • Six Feet Under (2001)


Season seven appearances
"Jesus Gonna Be Here" "I Found You" "Fire in the Hole" "Death is Not the End"
"Lost Cause" "Karma" "May Be the Last Time" "Almost home"
"Love is to Die" "Thank you"

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