Famous actor-director Sarunyu dies at 59
One of Thailand’s best-known film personalities, actor-director Sarunyu “Tua” Wongkrajang, died of liver cancer at Chulalongkorn Hospital on Wednesday (June 10) at the age of 59.
Born on October 17, 1960 as Narunyu Wongkrajang in Samut Songkram province, he graduated in architecture from Chulalongkorn University but chose to follow his dreams in acting and later directing. He started by playing supporting roles in the TV comedy series "Petchakart Kuam Kriad", for Channel 9.
Sarunyu starred in over 100 movies, TV and stage dramas, but the peak of his career was during the 80s and 90s, with several hit TV drama series.
In the later days of his acting career, he switched to producing and directing for the company “Samun Karn Lakhon”. His many TV works included "Hua Jai Theun", "Roi Rak Raeng Khaen", "Suparbburoot Look Phuchai" and his last release in 2016, "Lung Kha Daeng The Musical".
Sarunyu was married to Hattaya ‘Ple’ Ketsung, actress and radio-show hostess, and has twin daughters.