Suriya
Suriya

Celebrity Profile

Name: Suriya
Nick Name: Surya
Occupation: Actor
Gender: Male
Height: 170 cm (5' 7'')
Birth Day: July 23, 1975
Age: 45
Birth Place: Coimbatore, India
Zodiac Sign: Leo

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Height: 170 cm (5' 7'')
Weight: 72 kg
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Black
Blood Type N/A
Tattoo(s) N/A

Family

Wife/Spouse Jyothika (Actress, m.2006-present)
Suriya with his wife Jyothika
Affairs / Girlfriends Jyothika (Actress)
Children Daughter- Diya
Son- Dev
Suriya with his children
ParentsFather- Sivakumar (Actor)
Mother- Lakshmi Sivakumar
Suriya with his parents
Brother- Karthik Sivakumar a.k.a Karthi (Younger, Actor)
Suriya with his brother Karthi
Sister- Brindha Sivakumar
Suriya sister Brindha

Suriya

Suriya, nickname: Surya, was born on July 23, 1975 in Coimbatore, India (45 years old). Suriya is an Actor, zodiac sign: Leo. Find out Suriyanet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.

Trivia

As one of the most successful Tamil actors, he won multiple Tamil Nadu State Film Awards and several Filmfare Awards South.

Net Worth

Net Worth 2020

$25 million (2015)

Salary 2020

Not known

Suriya Salary Detail

In 2004, Suriya along with R. Madhavan was Pepsi's brand ambassador in Tamil Nadu. He was chosen to represent TVS Motors, Sunfeast Biscuits and Aircel in 2006, the latter which he endorses to this date. He has endorsed Saravana Stores, Bharathi Cements and Emami Navaratna products since 2010. In 2011, he had signed a new deal with Nescafe, Close-Up and with Zandu Balm brand as of May 2011, for which he appeared with actress Malaika Arora. In 2012, Suriya was drafted in by Malabar Gold, a leading jewellery group. The commercials for Aircel and Nescafe featured Suriya and his wife Jyothika together. In 2013, he was honored at the Edison Awards as the Best Male Endorser in South India. In 2014, he had one major contract with Complan energy drinks. In 2015, Suriya was named as the brand ambassador for Quikr and Intex Moblies. Based on the earnings of Indian celebrities, Suriya was included in the Forbes India Celebrity 100 list for 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. He was ranked No. 33 in Forbes India Celebrity 100 list for the year 2013, with earnings of ₹485 million (US$6.8 million), and No. 25 in the list for 2017, with earnings of ₹340 million (US$4.8 million).

Before Fame

Born Saravanan Sivakumar, he worked for a textile factory for six months, without anyone suspecting that his parents were movie stars.

Biography Timeline

1975

Suriya was born as Saravanan on 23 July 1975 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu to Tamil film actor Sivakumar and his wife Lakshmi. He attended Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan School and St. Bede's Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School in Chennai, and obtained his under graduate degree B.Com from Loyola College, Chennai. Suriya has two younger siblings, a brother Karthi and a sister Brindha.

1998

This was followed by a series of roles in commercially unsuccessful films in the late 1990s. In 1998, he starts in the romance movie Kaadhale Nimmadhi with whom he plays alongside another hero Murali then in July Sandhippoma. Subsequently, he play with Vijayakanth in the film Periyanna (1999), directed by S. A. Chandrasekhar. He appears twice with the actress Jyothika in Poovellam Kettuppar (1999) and Uyirile Kalanthathu (2000). In 2001, he starred in Siddique's comedy film Friends, also co-starring Vijay.

2003

In 2003, he starred in Gautham Menon's Kaakha Kaakha, a film about the life of a police officer. The film opened to positive reviews with a critic from Rediff.com claiming that "Surya as Anbu Selvan fits the role and this film is certainly a career high for him". The film became Suriya's first biggest blockbuster. His portrayal of a happy-go-lucky village crook with a comic touch in Bala's Pithamagan, along with Vikram, won him Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor – Tamil and the film did well commercially. In 2004, he played dual roles in Perazhagan, as an aggressive boxer and a handicapped phone booth keeper. Suriya's performance won positive reviews from critics with a reviewer describing it as "Surya deserves appreciation for his astounding performance. He is at his best be it humor or action. The actor has scored a hat trick". The film became a successful venture at the box office and Suriya won his first Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil. The same year, he portrayed the role of a student leader in Mani Ratnam's political drama Aaytha Ezhuthu along with Madhavan and Siddarth which received highly critical acclaim.

2004

Suriya signed on to feature in the psychological thriller, Ghajini directed by A. R. Murugadoss in November 2004; he played the role of a businessman who has anterograde amnesia. Ghajini released in late 2005 and became a Blockbuster and was the third highest-grossing film of that year in Tamil. Suriya's role was unanimously praised, with a reviewer from Sify citing that "the film is driven by Suriya's riveting performance". Later he worked in Hari's action film Aaru and the film received a moderate response at the box office. His performance fetched positive reviews with a reviewer citing that "Surya keeps you riveted to the seats with another wholesome effort".

In 2004, Suriya along with R. Madhavan was Pepsi's brand ambassador in Tamil Nadu. He was chosen to represent TVS Motors, Sunfeast Biscuits and Aircel in 2006, the latter which he endorses to this date. He has endorsed Saravana Stores, Bharathi Cements and Emami Navaratna products since 2010. In 2011, he had signed a new deal with Nescafe, Close-Up and with Zandu Balm brand as of May 2011, for which he appeared with actress Malaika Arora. In 2012, Suriya was drafted in by Malabar Gold, a leading jewellery group. The commercials for Aircel and Nescafe featured Suriya and his wife Jyothika together. In 2013, he was honored at the Edison Awards as the Best Male Endorser in South India. In 2014, he had one major contract with Complan energy drinks. In 2015, Suriya was named as the brand ambassador for Quikr and Intex Moblies. Based on the earnings of Indian celebrities, Suriya was included in the Forbes India Celebrity 100 list for 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. He was ranked No. 33 in Forbes India Celebrity 100 list for the year 2013, with earnings of ₹485 million (US$6.8 million), and No. 25 in the list for 2017, with earnings of ₹340 million (US$4.8 million).

2006

Suriya is married to Jyothika. The couple, after being together for several years, got married on 11 September 2006. They have two children.

In 2006, he starred with Jyothika and Bhumika Chawla in N. Krishna's film Sillunu Oru Kaadhal. The film took a strong opening, average reception But his performance was praised, with a reviewer from Sify citing that "Surya pitches in with yet another fantastic performance, be it the responsible husband and father, or the cool dude at college". In 2007, his only release was director Hari's Vel, where he was paired with Asin for the second time after Ghajini. The film, which featured him in dual roles, was commercially successful.

2007

In 2007, Suriya was the brand ambassador of Tanker Foundation and acted in a short film on AIDS awareness. In 2006, Suriya began the Agaram Foundation, working to help children who drop out of school early in Tamil Nadu. Suriya revealed that he was inspired to begin the movement as a result of his father's own organisation, Sivakumar Educational Trust, which had been operating similar benefits on a smaller scale since the 1980s. With the Ministry of Education in Tamil Nadu, he created a short commercial video outlining child poverty, labour and lack of education, titled Herova? Zerova?. The film was written and produced by Sivakumar and also starred Vijay, Madhavan and Jyothika. Agaram sponsored 159 underprevileged students in 2010 for their higher education in various disciplines, and has continued to provide free seats and accommodation for pupils. With the firm belief that the educated mind can not only eliminate social evils but also aid in the socio-economic upbringing of society, Agaram Foundation works towards providing appropriate learning opportunities to the rural populace who do not otherwise have access to quality education. Through the foundation, he has also set up a platform for students to participate in workshops and improve communication skills, teamwork, goal setting and leadership.

2008

His next release was a collaboration with Gautham Menon, after the success of Kaakha Kaakha, Suriya began work on Menon's biopic Vaaranam Aayiram in November 2008. Playing dual roles for the third time in his career, Suriya appeared as father and son, with both characters also demanding scenes shot throughout their lives ranging from scenes as a 16-year-old to scenes as a 65-year-old. During the production of the film, Suriya described the project as "unique" and "straight from the heart", describing the physical hardships he endured during the making. He lost weight and prepared a six pack for the film through an eight-month fitness regime without steroids, with the movie being a trend-setter for other leading actors from South India. The film, which also featured Simran, Sameera Reddy and Divya Spandana in prominent roles, became commercially successful at the box office upon release as well as receiving positive reviews from film critics, with Suriya's performance being lauded. A critic from Rediff labelled the film as his "magnum opus", citing that he is "perfect" and that the film for him is a "justified triumph". Similarly, critics cited Suriya's performance as "outstanding" and claimed that the film "works because of his performance", whilst other reviewers claimed the film was an "out and out Suriya show". His portrayals also fetched him several notable awards, including the Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil, a Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor by the jury and also the Vijay Award for Best Actor for 2008. The film also went on to receive a National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil for 2008.

2009

In 2009, Suriya's first release was K. V. Anand's action-thriller Ayan. With Suriya portraying the role of a smuggler, the film also featured Prabhu as his guardian and Tamannaah Bhatia as the lead actress. The film was shot extensively across Tanzania, Namibia, Malaysia and India and featured acrobatic stunts by Suriya, without the use of a stunt double. Upon release, the film won positive reviews citing that the film was a "must watch" and Suriya's performance was yet again acclaimed and he found himself nominated for leading awards and won the Vijay Award for Entertainer of the Year. The film's success saw Suriya emerge as the most profitable leading actor in Tamil films, following a hat trick of large commercial hits, with film journals suggesting that his success was due to "experiments within the commercial format" and he was successful in "avoiding being typecast". Ayan was the highest-grossing Tamil film of 2009.

2010

His next film, K. S. Ravikumar's action entertainer Aadhavan also achieved commercial success, while Suriya's depiction of a hitman was praised. A critic from Sify.com labelled it as an "out and out Suriya show", stating that "the film rides on the magic of the actor, and his zany shenanigans alone makes it worth a watch" and Rediff.com cited that "he sings, dances, and fights with absolute sincerity, but when he looks at you with tears in his eyes in an emotional scene tailor-made for him, the applause hits the roof", concluding that it is "completely his film". In 2010, he had his 25th release with Singam directed by Hari, in which he played the role of a police officer from a small village going to work in the city. The film received to positive reviews with The Hindu newspaper noting that "Suriya shows that be it a performance-oriented role or a formulaic concoction he can deliver", while Sify.com stated "Ultimately it is Suriya who carries the film to the winning post. His passion and the way he brings an ordinary regular larger-than-life hero character alive on screen is lesson for other commercial heroes." The film won Suriya the Vijay Award for Best Entertainer again and saw him nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil again, and subsequently went on to become the second highest-grossing film of the year. He made his Telugu and Hindi debut in the second part of Ram Gopal Varma's political drama Rakta Charitra in 2010. Suriya subsequently went on to appear as himself in three consecutive guest appearances, appearing alongside Trisha and Madhavan in a song in Manmadhan Ambu (2010), before also starring in K. V. Anand's Ko and Bala's Avan Ivan (2011).

2011

His only release in 2011 that featured him in a starring role was A. R. Murugadoss's science fiction thriller 7aum Arivu. Suriya played dual roles with Shruti Haasan in the film, as a circus artist and as the Buddhist monk named Bodhidharma, who lived in the 6th century. The film met with mixed reception, but was a commercial success. His 2012 release was the K. V. Anand directed Maattrraan in which he played the role of conjoined twins, Vimalan and Akhilan. The film received mixed reviews and the film ended up being an average grosser while Suriya's performance is praised along with technical aspects and VFX.

2012

In January 2012, Suriya was named as the official host of the new game show to be presented on STAR Vijay, Neengalum Vellalam Oru Kodi, the Tamil version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, which began airing on 27 February 2012 and ended on 12 July. His next film was Singam II, a sequel to his 2010 film Singam, that released on 5 July 2013 to mixed responses from critics. However, the film received a huge opening and emerged one of the highest grossing Tamil films of all time. Suriya was once again acclaimed for his portrayal of Durai Singam and his performance was hailed as "the film's backbone". Singam II was a box office hit. He had signed on to feature in Gautham Menon's film Dhruva Natchathiram and reportedly waited for six months to start filming. However, in October 2013, he backed out due to lagging of the project and differences with the director.

2013

In a 2013 interview with the Bangalore Mirror, film producer G. Dhananjayan called Suriya as the "biggest star" in contemporary Tamil cinema and claimed it was mainly because his popularity extended to Telugu speaking audience as well.

2014

His next film Anjaan directed by N. Lingusamy was released on 15 August 2014 to mixed reviews. His next release was Venkat Prabhu's film Massu Engira Masilamani (Masss) which released to mixed reviews but critics were all in praise for Suriya's performance.

2016

His next release was 24 directed by Vikram Kumar which was released on 6 May 2016. The film is based on the concept of time-travel, the film stars actor Suriya in triple roles, with actresses Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Nithya Menen in leading roles. The film received mixed reviews.The Hindu, critic Baradwaj Rangan called 24 an "intelligent, joyous mix of sci-fi and masala-myth." Sreedhar Pillai in his review for Firstpost mentioned, 24 is a classy commercial entertainer, which has its moments. Malini Mannath of The New Indian Express wrote, "Attractively packaged, 24 is refreshing, novel and worth a watch. M. Suganth of The Times of India, assigned 4 out of 5 stars, stating: "It is not often that we see a big star choosing to take a risk with a script that is not simplistic or formulaic, especially when his last few films have underperformed at the box office, but here Suriya pulls it off admirably. IndiaGlitz.com rated the film 3.3 out of 5 and called it as "A beautiful and brilliant show of Time". Suriya won filmfare awards for critics choice best actor and become one of few actors of Indian Cinema to win in all awards under Actor Category. Also, the movie collected est.₹1 billion (US$14 million) in 18 days. And the director of the movie has confirmed that there will be a Sequel, planned as 24 Decoded.

2017

His next film S3 was released on 9 February 2017 and emerged another ₹1 billion grosser. His only release in 2018 was Thaana Serndha Kootam directed by Vignesh Shivan and produced by Studio Green with music done by Anirudh Ravichander with Keerthi Suresh as the female lead. The first of his two releases in 2019, Selvaraghavan's NGK, released on 31 May 2019. The second, K. V. Anand's Kaappaan marked the third time he collaborated with the director. Although the film received mixed reviews from critics, it ended up being a commercial success and yet another ₹1 billion grosser for the actor. His next film, Soorarai Pottru was based on the life of Air Deccan founder Captain G. R. Gopinath. It was produced by Suriya's 2D Entertainment and co-produced by Guneet Monga of Sikhya Entertainment.

Family Life

Suriya was the oldest of three children of the renowned Tamil actor Sivakumar. Suriya married Jyothika in 2006. The couple has a daughter named Diya and a son named Dev.

🎂 Upcoming Birthday

Currently, Suriya is 46 years, 0 months and 4 days old. Suriya will celebrate 47th birthday on a Saturday 23rd of July 2022. Below we countdown to Suriya upcoming birthday.

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45th birthday - Thursday, July 23, 2020

Suriya makes Instagram debut on his 45th birthday: Happy to be here

Suriya is celebrating his 45th birthday today. To mark the day, he made his Instagram debut at 12 am.

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44th birthday - Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Happy Birthday Suriya starts trending on social media as fans go crazy

As south superstar Suriya celebrates his birthday, fans go crazy on social media

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43rd birthday - Monday, July 23, 2018

Happy birthday Suriya: The actor, the star and everything in between

Happy birthday Suriya: On Suriya’s 43rd birthday, we walk down memory lane to revisit the actor's best performance and also juxtapose the star he is today with the actor he was before.

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42nd birthday - Sunday, July 23, 2017

Birthday wishes pour in for Suriya - Times of India

Celebrities took to the micro-blogging page to wish the Thaana Serndha Koottam

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41st birthday - Saturday, July 23, 2016

Suriya's special birthday celebration with fans - Tamil News - IndiaGlitz.com

Actor Suriya met his fans after a gap of two years on the occasion of his 41st Birthday at a private wedding hall in Chennai.

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40th birthday - Thursday, July 23, 2015

Suriya turns a year older; cuts his 40th birthday cake with wife Jyothika

Suriya turns a year older; cuts his 40th birthday cake with wife Jyothika

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39th birthday - Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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38th birthday - Tuesday, July 23, 2013

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35th birthday - Friday, July 23, 2010

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