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Suriya (Actor) Biography, Age, Height, Wife, Children, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : July 23, 2019

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Short Biography

Suriya was born on 23-07-1975 in Chennai in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. He is an Indian Film Actor, Film Producer, Television Presenter, Playback Singer, Voice Artist & Film Distributor who is known for his work in Bollywood & Tamil cinema.

Other Name: Saravanan Sivakumar, Suriya Sivakumar
Other Professions: Film Producer Television Presenter Playback Singer Voice Artist Film Distributor
Appearance: Tamil Bollywood

Suriya Complete Bio & Career

Suriya’s actual name is Saravanan Sivakumar. He completed his school level education from PSBB School and St. Bede's School, Chennai. He obtained his B.Com degree from the famous Loyola College, Chennai. Prior to entering the film industry, he was employed at a garment exports company for around 8 months.
Suriya made his cinematic debut with Mani Ratnam produced film, Nerrukku Ner in the year 1997. It was Mani Ratnam who gave him the screen name Suriya to avoid confusion with an already established actor in the industry, Saravanan. After his debut film, his next few films were flops. He finally delivered hit in Siddique’s film Friends in 2001. The very same year, he gave one of his finest performances in Bala’s action drama movie titled Nandha. He won his Tamil Nadu State Film Award under the category of Best Actor for his performance in the film. He then gave back to back hit in films like Unnai Ninaithu and Mounam Pesiyadhe. He by now became an established actor in the Tamil film industry.
He won his first Filmfare Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance in Pithamagan in 2004. He followed it with Filmfare Best Actor Award for his film Perazhagan in which he played a dual role. He then starred in one of the most iconic films of Tamil film industry, Ghajini in 2005. The film was well received and was also made in Hindi by the same title. He since now has delivered numerous hits and is among the most sought after actors in Tamil film industry. His film Singham was also remade in Hindi. He recently appeared in the third installment of the franchise film Singham and it grossed over 100 crores at the box-office making him one of the most bankable stars in the industry. His recent releases include Thaanaa Serndha Koottam, and NGK. His upcmong films include Kaappaan and Soorarai Pottru.

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Suriya Family, Relatives and Other Relations

Suriya was born to Lakshmi and Sivakumar (Actor). He has a younger sister named Brindha Sivakumar and a younger brother named Karthi Sivakumar who is also an actor. He married actress Jyothika on 11-09-2006 and together the couple is blessed with a son named Dev and a daughter named Divya.

Life's Important Dates Of Suriya

Body Measurements

Chest Size 42
Biceps Size 14
Waist Size 32
Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Brown
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
School The PSBB Millennium School, Coimbatore
St. Bede's Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, Chennai
College Loyola College, Chennai
Qualification Bachelor of Commerce
Hobbies Travelling, Listening Music
Marital Status Married
Debut Film: Nerrukku Ner (1997)
Best Movies Kaakha Kaakha (2003), Perazhagan (2004), Ghajini (2005), Singam (2010), and 24 (2016) among various others
Salary 25-50 crores/film(INR)
Net Worth $25 million


Car Collections Range Rover and Audi Q5


Favorite Color Black, Red
Favorite Actress Jyothika Saravanan
Favorite Actor Rajinikanth
Favorite Place Dubai

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Suriya

  • He has appeared in commercials of popular brands such as Pepsi, Sunfeast Biscuits, Aircel, and TVS Motors among others.
  • In 2013, he was honored at the Edison Awards as the Best Male Endorser in South India.
  • He is one of the highest-paid actors in the South Indian film industry.
  • Unlike various other South Indian actors, he has focused only on quality work rather than working in quantity.
  • In a career spanning nearly 25 years, he has worked in nearly 50 Tamil films.
  • In addition to acting, he has also tried his hands in singing and has sung the song "Cha Cha Charey" for the Marathi film Party in the year 2018.

Suriya Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

48 years, 2months, 4 days old age Suriya will turn 49 on 23 July, 2024. Only 9 months, 25 days, 1 hours,31 minutes has left for his next birthday.

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Suriya has celebrated the total number of 48 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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