Suriya (Actor) Biography, Wiki, Age, Height, Weight, Wife, Family, Lifestyle, & More

Suriya, is an Indian film actor, producer, and television presenter, who is best known for his work in Tamil film Industry

Suriya actor

Suriya Actor Biography

NameSaravanam Sivakumar
Nick NameSuriya
DOB23 July 1975
Age 44
Zodiac SignLeo
Place of BirthChennai, Tamil NAdu
Home TownCoimbatore, Tamil NAdu
schoolPadma Sheshadri Bala Bhavan school and SSC in St.Bede`s Anglo Indian, Chennai
CollegeLoyola College, Chennai
Educational QualificationUnder Graduate degree From Loyola College.
HobbiesLong driving and camping
CasteKongu Vellar

Personal Stats

Marital StatusMarried
AffairsJyothika (actress)
Wife/HusbandJyothika (wife)
BrotherKarthik Sivakumar
SisterBrinda Sivakumar

Body Measurements

Height5 ft 7 inches
Body Measurements40 inches Chest, 32 inches waist, 13 inches biceps
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBrown


Favorite FoodCurd & rice, Pickle and Dosa
Favorite ColorBLack and white
Favorite SingerShreaya Ghoshal
Favorite SportN/A
Favorite DestinationMalaysia
Favorite ActorsKamal Hasan and Rajini kanth 
Favorite ActressTrisha
Favorite MoviesIranian Films
Favorite DirectorsN/A

Social Profiles


Latest News

Suriya’s upcoming Tamil film is Soorarai Pottru. This movie will directly release to the OTT platform Amazon Prime Video on 30 October 2020. The news is announced by Suriya. In a statement released, he said that he took the decision not as an actor but as a producer. The actor urged for support from the film industry and his fans.

In Detail

The original name of Suriya is Saravanan Sivakumar. He is an Indian film actor, producer, and television presenter. Suriya actor is presently working in the Tamil film industry.

He debuted with the film named Nerekku Ner which was released in the year 1997. Suriya got a breakthrough with the film called Nanda(2001) which turned his career into a success. Suriya got Film Fare awards in the South.

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Personal Details

Suriya is born to Sivakumar and Lakshmi Sivakumar in the year 1975 on 23 July in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. His father Sivakumar a Tamil film actor. Suriya completed his under graduation degree B.Com in Loyola college, Chennai.

After that he got married to Jyothika(2006) an Indian film actress, they got two children Diya and Dev. Suriya had one younger brother and sister. His younger brother Karthi, who is also a famous actor in Tamil film industry. Suriya had their own production house named 2D Entertainment.

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Suriya started his career in the year 1997. Suriya before entering in the films he worked 8 months at the garment export factory. Suriya got an offer to act in the film Aasai, but he refused due to the lack of interest in acting.

Later he acted in his debut film Nerukku Ner, which was produced by Maniratnam in 1997 at that time he was 22 years. The stage name Suriya was bestowed to him by ManiRatnam to avoid the clash of Sarvanan. Later that he was used to be called Suriya

Suriya struggled due to the lack of dancing skills, confidence, fighting, and memory power. He had taken the advice from his mentor Raghuvran is a Tamil film actor that to create your own identity instead of taking his father`s. 

He got a major breakthrough in the form of Nanda, which was directed by Bala. For this film, he got Tamil Nadu State Film Award for the best actor as well. In the same year, he appeared in the film Kaakha kaakha which was directed by Goutham Vasudev Menon.

This film released with positive talk. In that year he worked in the film Perazhagam, in this film he played a dual role as an aggressive boxer and a handicapped phone booth keeper. Surya stole the hearts of Tamil Nadu people by his acting. He got a huge response to this film.

Later in the year 2004, he acted in a film Gajini was directed by A.R.Murugadas. In this film he played two roles, this film was the highest-grossing film of that year. His career was suddenly raised through this film. After that, he worked in many films and he continued his success stardom till now.

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Other works

  • Suriya along with R.Madhavan appeared in Pepsi`s brand ambassador in 2004 at Tamil Nadu.
  • Suriya was chosen as representative to TVS Motors, Sunfeast Biscuits and Aircel in 2006.
  • He signed a new deal with Nescafe, closeup and Zandu Balm brands in 2011.
  • In the year 2013, he was honoured at the Edison Awards as the best male endorser in south India.
  • Suriya became the brand ambassador for Quikr and Intex mobiles in the year 2015.
  • In 2007, Suriya became the brand ambassador of Tanker foundation and also acted in AIDS Awareness short film.
  • In 2008, Suriya started a foundation named Agaram Foundation to help the children who are drop out of school in Tamil Nadu.

Surya made many educational trusts like Sivakumar Educational Trust, taking inspiration from his father.

Surya and his family members helped the Srilankan Tamil children from their charitable trust( Siva Kumar Charitable Trust).

Latest Updates

  • Suriya presently working in the film Soorarai Pottru which was directed by Sudha Kongara under their banner.
  • Suriya launched a poster of his wife Jyothika`s next film Pon Magal.
  • The First look of Suriya movie Bandobasth released by director Rajamouli.

Suriya latest movie ‘Soorarai Pottru’ which was released OTT on Amazon Prime Video was a big success. The movie was directed by Sudha Kongara. The movie also features Aparna Balamurali, Mohan Babu, and Paresh Rawal in main roles.

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