Surya is an Alumni of Vancouver Film School. He has over 17 years of experience in animation, visual effects and game development. In his long career, Surya worked as the Character Animator for Anji that won the National Award for Best Visual Effects, the Team Lead for developing game art assets and documentaries for the History channel and the Technical Director of visual effects for several projects, including a Canadian short film that was screened at Cannes in 2007.
His passion for games led him to find Backstage Pass Institute of Gaming & Technology in 2010. Ever since Backstage Pass has come to be known as the best technical college for learning game design & development, he had set up an incubation centre for Backstage Pass students to promote indie game companies.