Suriya Wiki, Bio, Age, Height, Wife, Net Worth, Girlfriend, Family
Saravanan Sivakumar, better known by his stage name Suriya, is an Indian film actor, producer, and television presenter primarily associated with the Tamil industry. He is working since 1997 and has given many award-winning performances as well as allure many from the audience.
Suriya was born on July 23, 1975, in Madras, Tamil Nadu, India. He is the son of Tamil film actor, Sivakumar and his wife Lakshmi as Saravanan. He was brought up in Coimbatore and is the eldest among three siblings. His younger brother is actor Karthi Sivakumar and his younger sister is named as Brindha Sivakumar. Suriya attended PSBB School and St. Bede’s School in Chennai and graduated from Loyola College with a Bachelor of Commerce degree. He is 5 feet 5inches tall.
Before his acting career, Suriya worked for a textile factory for six months, without anyone suspecting that his parents were movie stars. He was offered a lead role by Vasanth in the film Aasai (1995) but he rejected it showing no interest in acting at that time. He later debuted in Vasanth’s own 1997 film ‘Nerrukku Ner’, produced by Mani Ratnam when he was only 22 years old. He was given his stage name by Ratnam so that his name would not mix with similar actor names. His upcoming films very unsuccessful and he says that it was because of his lack of confidence and memory power. His major breakthrough was the film ‘Nandha’, through which he received a Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor.
Suriya starred in other films like ‘Kaakha Kaakha’,’ Ghajini’,‘Aaru’ and many more. By 2007, his only release was director Hari’s film called ‘Vel’. Suriya worked on many roles indulging in action, thriller etc. His film ‘Aadhavan’ also achieved commercial success and nominations in the Filmfare awards.
The science fiction thriller ‘7aum Arivu’ was his only release in 2011 in a lead role. He was made the host of the game show ‘Neengalum Vellalam Oru Kodi’ that came on Star Vijay. Besides his filming career, Suriya is the brand ambassador of Tanker Foundation and has acted in a short film on AIDS awareness. He has also helped the education of Sri Lankan Tamil children on behalf of the Sivakumar Charitable Trust. He got married to Jyothika in 2006. The couple has a daughter named Diya and a son named Dev. He still continues to star in films. Suriya has an estimated worth of $25 Million.