Suriya (Actor) Age, Wiki, Biography, Wife, Height in feer, Net Worth & Many More

Saravanan Sivakumar known as Suriya is an Indian actor, producer, television presenter and philanthropist who is known for working in Tamil cinema. His fans and media named him “Nadippin Nayakan”. He was born on 23rd July 1975 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu to Sivakumar and Lakshmi. His father is also an actor. He has a brother Karthi and a sister Brindha. He did his schooling at Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan School and St. Bede’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, Chennai. He did his graduation with B.Com. from Loyola College, Chennai.

Initially, Suriya worked at a garment export factory.

He made his acting debut in the film, Nerrukku Ner in 1997. 

In 1998, he starred in two films, Kaadhale Nimmadhi and Sandhippoma.

In 1999, he acted in another two films, Periyanna and Poovellam Kettuppar.

Uyirile Kalanthathu is his only release in 2000.

In 2001, he got his first success with the film Nandha. He awarded with Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor. In that year, he also appeared in the film, Friends.

He had three releases in 2002. The films were, Unnai Ninaithu, Shree, and Mounam Pesiyadhe.

In 2003, his film, Kaakha Kaakha became his first biggest blockbuster. He won Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor – Tamil. He also appeared in the film Pithamagan in that year.

In 2004, he starred in two films, Perazhagan and Aayutha Ezhuthu. For his role in Perazhagan, Suriya received several positive reviews and was critically acclaimed. He also won his first Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil. His role in Aaytha Ezhuthu also received high critical acclaim.

2005 was a successful year for Suriya. He got wide recognition for his film Ghajini. His role was highly praised and critically acclaimed. He also appeared in two films, Maayavi and Aaru.

In 2006, he appeared in two films June R and Sillunu Oru Kaadhal. His performance in Sillunu Oru Kaadhal was praised.

In 2007, she had only released, Vel.

In 2008, he had two releases, Kuselan and Vaaranam Aayiram. His performance was highly praised and critically acclaimed in Vaaranam Aayiram. The film also received a National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil. For his acting, Suriya won several awards, including Filmfare Award for Best Actor- Tamil, Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor and Vijay Award for Best Actor. 

Ayan and Aadhavan were his two releases in 2009. Ayan was another successful film. He received several positive reviews from reviewers and the audience. Aadhavan also helped him to receive critical acclaim.

In 2010, he made his Hindi and Teugu debut with Rakta Chartitra 2. In the same year his film Singam, again helped him to receive several positive reviews and was critically acclaimed. After watching Singam, the Indian cricketer and former captain M S Dhoni said, “I’m a great fan of Suriya.” In that year he also appeared in a song as a special appearance in the film Manmadhan Ambu.

In 2011, he had three releases, 7aum Arivu and two special appearances in films, Ko and Avan Ivan.

Maattrraan is his only release of 2012. When the film received mixed reviews, Suriya’s performance is praised and critically acclaimed.

In 2013, he appeared in the film Singam II and a special appearance in the film Chennaiyil Oru Naal.

In 2014, he had two releases, Anjaan and a special appearance in Ninaithathu Yaaro.

In 2015, Suriya starred in two films,Masu Engira Masilamani and Pasanga 2.

In 2016, he has only released, 24. Again Suriya was praised and received several positive reviews for his performance. Suriya won several awards for his performance.

In 2017, he starred in the film Si3.

In 2018, Suriya appeared in the film Thaanaa Serndha Koottam and special appearance in Kadaikutty Singam. 

In 2019, he appeared in two films, NGK and Kaappaan.

Soorarai Pottru is his only release in 2020. The film was only released on the OTT platform Amazon Prime Video. The film became the most-watched regional language film in the history of Amazon Prime in India and became the fourth highest-rated film on IMDb with a rating of 9.2/10.

In 2021, he appeared in the film Jai Bhim. His role and also the film was highly praised and critically acclaimed. Several publications listed the film as “one of the best Tamil and Indian films of 2021”. The film was shortlisted among the 276 films eligible for nomination at the 94th Academy Awards but failed to make the final list of nominations. Jai Bhim is the first Indian film to be featured on the Oscars YouTube channel and became one of the highest-rated films on IMDb with a rating of 9.4/10.

He had two releases in 2022 so far. The films are, Etharkkum Thunindgavan and a cameo appearance in Vikram.

He has several upcoming films, such as Rocketry: The Nambi Effect, Suriya 4 and Untitled Soorarai Pottru remake.

Suriya started his production company 2D Entertainment in 2013. He produced several films under his banner, such as 36 Vayadhinile, 24, Magalir Mattum, Jackpot, Soorarai Pottru, Jai Bhim, Oh My Dog etc.

He also worked as a dubbing artist, narrator and distributor for several films.

He made his television debut as a host with the TV show Neengalum Vellalam Oru Kodi in 2012. He also participated in that show in 2013.

He made his web series debut with Navarasa in 2021.

He sings “Ek Do Theen Char” song from Anjaan, “Maara Theme” song from Soorarai Pottru in 2020 and “Maha Theme” song from Aakaasam Nee Haddhu Ra in 2020.

He appeared in two music videos and two short films.

In 2007, Suriya become the brand ambassador of the Tanker Foundation and acted in a short film on AIDS awareness. Several times, Suriya protested against the government’s policies and laws.

He does several humanitarian works and social works via the Sivakumar Charitable Trust.

In 2008, he began Agaram Foundation, which funds various philanthropic activities. 

He was the brand ambassador of several brands and endorsed several brands.

Apart from acting, he also received several honors. He was honored at the Edison Awards as the Best Male Endorser in South India in 2013. Suriya has been listed in the Forbes India celebrity 100 lists for 2012, 2013(In that year he ranked 33), 2015, 2016, 2017(In that year he ranked 25) and 2018. 

Suriya married actress Jyothika on 11th September 2006. Together they have a daughter, Siya, who was born on 10th August 2007 and a son, who was born on 7th June 2010.

NameSaravanan Sivakumar
Nick NameSurya
ProfessionActor, Producer
Date of Birth23 July 1975
Age47 Years (2022)
Birth PlaceChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
NationalityIndian
HometownCoimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
SchoolThe PSBB Millennium School, Coimbatore
St. Bede’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, Chennai
CollageLoyola College, Chennai
DebutFilm: Nerrukku Ner (1997)
ReligionHinduism
Zodiac SignCancer

Suriya Career

  • Initially, Suriya worked at a garment exports factory.
  • He made his acting debut in the film, Nerrukku Ner in 1997. 
  • In 1998, he starred in two films, Kaadhale Nimmadhi and Sandhippoma.
  • In 1999, he acted in another two films, Periyanna and Poovellam Kettuppar.
  • Uyirile Kalanthathu is his only release in 2000.
  • In 2001, he appeared in the film Nandha and Friends.
  • He had three releases in 2002. The films were, Unnai Ninaithu, Shree, and Mounam Pesiyadhe.
  • In 2003, he appeared in the films Kaakha Kaakha, and Pithamagan in that year.
  • In 2004, he starred in two films, Perazhagan and Aayutha Ezhuthu. 
  • He had three releases in 2005, Ghajini, Maayavi and Aaru.
  • In 2006, he appeared in two films June R and Sillunu Oru Kaadhal. 
  • In 2007, she had only released, Vel.
  • In 2008, he had two releases, Kuselan and Vaaranam Aayiram. 
  • Ayan and Aadhavan were his two releases in 2009. 
  • In 2010, he made his Hindi and Teugu debut with Rakta Chartitra 2. In the same year, he acted in the film, Singam, and appeared in a song as a special appearance in the film Manmadhan Ambu.
  • In 2011, he had three releases, 7aum Arivu and two special appearances in films, Ko and Avan Ivan.
  • Maattrraan is his only release of 2012. 
  • In 2013, he appeared in the film Singam II and a special appearance in the film Chennaiyil Oru Naal.
  • In 2014, he had two releases, Anjaan and a special appearance in Ninaithathu Yaaro.
  • In 2015, Suriya starred in two films,Masu Engira Masilamani and Pasanga 2.
  • In 2016, he has only released, 24. Again 
  • In 2017, he starred in the film Si3.
  • In 2018, Suriya appeared in the film Thaanaa Serndha Koottam and special appearance in Kadaikutty Singam. 
  • In 2019, he appeared in two films, NGK and Kaappaan.
  • Soorarai Pottru is his only release in 2020. 
  • In 2021, he appeared in the film Jai Bhim.
  • He had two releases in 2022 so far. The films are, Etharkkum Thunindgavan and a cameo appearance in Vikram.
  • Suriya started his production company 2D Entertainment in 2013. He produced several films under his banner, such as 36 Vayadhinile, 24, Magalir Mattum, Jackpot, Soorarai Pottru, Jai Bhim, Oh My Dog etc.
  • He also worked as a dubbing artist, narrator and distributor for several films.
  • He made his television debut as a host with the TV show Neengalum Vellalam Oru Kodi in 2012. He also participated in that show in 2013.
  • He made his web series debut with Navarasa in 2021.
  • He sings “Ek Do Theen Char” song from Anjaan, “Maara Theme” song from Soorarai Pottru in 2020 and “Maha Theme” song from Aakaasam Nee Haddhu Ra in 2020.
  • He appeared in two music videos and two short films.

Suriya Family 

Father Name Sivakumar (Actor)
Mother Name Lakshmi Sivakumar
Brother Karthi Sivakumar a.k.a Karthi (Younger, Actor)
Sister Brindha Sivakumar
Wife Jyothika 

Suriya Relationship / Marital Status & Many More 

Marital Status Married
Affairs / Girlfriend Jyothika (Actress)
Wife/ Spouse Jyothika (Actress)
Marriage date 11 September 2006
Marriage Place N/A
ChildrenDaughter- Diya
Son- Dev

Suriya Physical Stats

HeightIn Centimeter – 165 cm
In Meter – 1.65 m
In feet & inches – 5’5
WeightIn Kilogram- 54 Kg
In Pounds – 119lbs
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBrown

Suriya Favourite 

Favorite Actor Kamal Hassan and Rajinikanth
Favorite Actress Trisha
Favorite filmsIranian films
Favorite CuisineSouth Indian Food
Favorite Color Black, White
Favorite Sport Cricket
Favorite Destination India

Suriya Education 

School The PSBB Millennium School, Coimbatore
St. Bede’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, Chennai
Collage Loyola College, Chennai
Educational Qualification Bachelor of Commerce

Suriya Net Worth

Net WorthN/A
SalaryN/A
Income SourceN/A
Car CollectionN/A

Some Unknown facts about Suriya

  • Does Suriya Smoke ? N/A
  • Does Suriya drinks alcohol? N/A
  • Suriya is a famous South Indian actor who mainly works in Tamil films.
  • He comes from a family of actors, Surya is the son of well-known actor Sivakumar, and his wife and brother are also actors in the same industry.
  • Suriya becomes one of the few actors in Indian cinema to win all awards under the Actor Category.
  • He got 1000 rs as his first salary.
  • After his life, he donated his body parts to needy ones.4. His name Suriya was given to him by Director Mani Ratnam.

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