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Suriya: South Indian actor, Biography & More

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July 23, 1975

Suriya Sivakumar is a South Indian actor who has appeared in Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi films. He has since appeared in over 40 films in a variety of genres.

He is married to actress Jyothika and the couple has two children. He is the brother of actor Karthi and the son of veteran actor Sivakumar.

His most recent release is the 2017 film Singam 3, which is the third installment in the popular Singam franchise. The film was a box office hit, grossing over 1 billion rupees (US$15 million).

Early life and background

Suriya was born on 23 July 1975 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India as the third child of actor Sivakumar and his wife Lakshmi. He has two elder siblings, Brinda and Karthi. His paternal uncle is actor Ravichandran and his maternal aunt is actress Radha. After completing his schooling at Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan, he graduated with a B.Com degree from Loyola College, Chennai. He married co-star Jyothika on 11 September 2006 after being in a relationship for several years. The couple has two children together: Diya (born 10 August 2007) and Dev (born 21 June 2010).

Suriya made his acting debut in 1997 with Nerrukku Ner, directed by Vasanth and produced by Mani Ratnam. The film won him the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut. He then starred in Mani Ratnam's Alaipayuthey, which earned him another Filmfare Award for Best Actor.

Acting career

Suriya in the action movie
Suriya in the action movie

Suriya is a popular South Indian actor who has appeared in many Tamil language films. He made his acting debut in the film Nerrukku Ner (1997), and has since starred in over 40 films.

He is best known for his roles in the films Kaakha Kaakha (2003) and Ghajini (2005). He has also received critical acclaim for his performances in the dramas Pithamagan (2003) and Vaaranam Aayiram (2008). In addition to his work in Tamil cinema, He has also appeared in a number of Telugu and Hindi language films.

Suriya's first breakout role came in the 2003 action film Ghajini. He has since starred in many successful films including Sillunu Oru Kaadhal (2006), Vaaranam Aayiram (2008), Singam (2010), and 24 (2016). He is considered one of the leading actors in South Indian cinema.

Suriya in the movie
Surya in the movie

Awards and recognition

Suriya is a South Indian actor who has received many awards and recognition for his work in movies. He has won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor twice, as well as the Tamil Nadu State Film Award and the Vijay Award for Best Actor. He has also been nominated for several other awards, including the National Film Award and the International Indian Film Academy Award. In addition to his work in movies, he has also been active in philanthropy and social causes. He has donated money to various charities and organizations, including the Cancer Society of India and Amnesty International.

Personal life

Suriya is married to actress Jyothika and they have two children, Diya and Dev. His younger brother Karthi is also an actor. His cousin, Tamil actor Sivakumar's son, Vijay, is a popular actor in the Tamil film industry.

He graduated with a Bachelor in Commerce from Loyola College, Chennai. He worked as an accountant before becoming an actor.


Suriya has become one of the most popular South Indian actors in recent years. His films have been commercially successful and he has won several awards. He is also known for his charitable work and his commitment to social causes. In conclusion, He is a talented and successful actor who is also deeply committed to helping others.


Full NameSaravanan Sivakumar
Date of BirthJuly 23, 1975
Age Years
BirthplaceChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Home TownChennai
Educational QualificationBachelor of Commerce
SchoolThe PSBB Millennium School, Coimbatore St. Bede’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, Chennai
College/ UniversityLoyola College, Chennai
Zodiac SignCancer ♋
Physical Stats
Height5 feet 7 inches (1.70 m)
Weight72 kg (159 lbs)
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBrown
ColorBlack, White
FoodCurd rice & pickle, Dosa, Thai cuisine
ActorKamal Hassan and Rajinikanth
HobbiesLong driving and camping
Family & Relationship
Marital StatusMarried
MotherLakshmi Sivakumar
Spouse (Wife/ Husband)Jyothika (Actress, m.2006-present)
Brother(s)Karthik Sivakumar a.k.a Karthi
Sister(s)Brindha Sivakumar
Net Worth$25 million
Famous forSouth Indian actor
DebutNerrukku Ner (1997)
Awards/ HonoursAwards
National Film Awards
Tamil Nadu State Film Awards
Kalaimamani Awards
CineMAAN Awards
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Movie List

Suriya 42
[ 2023 (Upcoming) ]
[ 2022 (Upcoming) ]
Etharkkum Thunindhavan
[ 2022 ]
[ 2022 ]
Rocketry: The Nambi Effect
[ 2022 ]
Jai Bhim
[ 2021 ]
Soorarai Pottru
[ 2020 ]
[ 2019 ]
[ 2019 ]
Thaanaa Serndha Koottam
[ 2018 ]
Kadaikutty Singam
[ 2018 ]
[ 2017 ]
[ 2016 ]
Massu Engira Masilamani
[ 2015 ]
Pasanga 2
[ 2015 ]
Ninaithathu Yaaro
[ 2014 ]
[ 2014 ]
Chennaiyil Oru Naal
[ 2013 ]
Singam II
[ 2013 ]
[ 2012 ]
[ 2011 ]
Avan Ivan
[ 2011 ]
7aum Arivu
[ 2011 ]
Rakta Charitra 2
[ 2010 ]
Manmadan Ambu
[ 2010 ]
[ 2010 ]
[ 2009 ]
[ 2009 ]
[ 2008 ]
Vaaranam Aayiram
[ 2008 ]
[ 2007 ]
June R
[ 2006 ]
Sillunu Oru Kaadhal
[ 2006 ]
[ 2005 ]
[ 2005 ]
[ 2005 ]
[ 2004 ]
Aayutha Ezhuthu
[ 2004 ]
Kaakha Kaakha
[ 2003 ]
[ 2003 ]
Unnai Ninaithu
[ 2002 ]
[ 2002 ]
Mounam Pesiyadhe
[ 2002 ]
[ 2001 ]
[ 2001 ]
Uyirile Kalanthathu
[ 2000 ]
[ 1999 ]
Poovellam Kettuppar
[ 1999 ]
Kaadhale Nimmadhi
[ 1998 ]
[ 1998 ]
Nerrukku Ner
[ 1997 ]

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