Suhail landed in the midst of the movie world by a wonderful stroke of fate. Recovering from another knee surgery in 2012, thus ending his cricket career, his passion for acting was reignited with his series of short films on YouTube. As destiny would have it, his versatility and potential under the alias of Johnny Vetrivel, caught the eye of star South Indian actor, Ajith Kumar. What followed was a pivotal debut role in the Tamil blockbuster hit, Veeram, which released in January 2014 and was touted the first Kollywood Blockbuster of the year.

In 2014, Suhail was signed by one of Asia's biggest sports networks, Star Sports, uniting his love for sport and the camera. He has quickly established himself as one of India's leading Sports Presenters, having worked on events such as the 2015 Cricket World Cup, the Hero Indian Super League Football and the FIA Formula E Series. Chandhok has equally enjoyed his time behind the mic as the lead commentator on the sensational Pro Kabaddi League and the Hero Hockey India League.