Indian American actor Ritesh Rajan does a comic turn on ABC series ‘Stitchers’

Rajan plays the role of goofy biotech engineer Linus.

Ritesh Rajan
Ritesh Rajan

By Raif Karerat

WASHINGTON, DC: Basic cable has seen the introduction of a new Indian American actor to its ranks in Ritesh Rajan, who plays the goofy yet charming biotech engineer Linus on the ABC Family series “Stitchers.”

“Everyone’s a brainiac, but he’s a real brainiac. Kind of geeky, but he’s a bioelectrical engineer. He’s the communication technician in the lab. He deals with almost all of the science stuff; making sure everything’s up to shape and running smoothly, but at the same time, her wears his heart on his sleeve. He’s a little bit of a goofball. He thinks he’s a ladies’ man — thinks he’s good at it — not really, though. But he’s got a good confidence level about how he charms the girls; he always does his best,” Rajan told KSite TV, of his character.

In the new show, Caltech graduate student Kirsten (Emma Ishta) can be stitched into the memories of crime victims. Through bleeding edge technology she’s able to visit the deceased’s last moments and figure out how and why they were murdered, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The publication described Rajan’s character as having “the show’s comic relief covered.”

“It’s ABC Family’s first drama procedural, which will be great, and it’s a great opportunity to create a new character and be on a new show and sort of create this world — be in the mythology of it all … and take part in a great experience,” Rajan continued with KSite TV.

Other than “Stitchers,” Rajan has also featured in the “Farcry” video game (2014), low-budget sci-fi thriller “Campus Life” (2013), and M. Night Shyamalan’s cinematic adaptation of “Avatar: The Last Airbender” (2010).

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