|Real Name||Saravanan Sivakumar|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height||in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 7”
|Weight||in Kilograms- 72 kg
in Pounds- 159 lbs
|Body Measurements||- Chest: 40 Inches
- Waist: 32 Inches
- Biceps: 13 Inches
|Date of Birth||23 July 1975|
|Age (as in 2017)||42 Years|
|Birth Place||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Cancer|
|Hometown||Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India|
|School||The PSBB Millennium School, Coimbatore
St. Bede's Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, Chennai
|College||Loyola College, Chennai|
|Educational Qualifications||Bachelor of Commerce
|Debut||Film: Nerrukku Ner (1997)
|Family||Father- Sivakumar (Actor)
Mother- Lakshmi Sivakumar
Brother- Karthik Sivakumar a.k.a Karthi (Younger, Actor)
Sister- Brindha Sivakumar
|Hobbies||Long driving and camping|
|Controversies||• In May 2016, a complaint was filed against him as he was accused of attacking a boy (Prem Kumar) who was having a noisy argument with a woman on the road.
• On 23 May 2017, a non-bailable arrest warrant was issued against 8 Tamil film actors, including Suriya, Sathyaraj, R Sarathkumar and Sripriya, for not appearing before the court in connection with a defamation case filed by a freelance journalist.
|Favourite Food||Curd rice & pickle, Dosa, Thai cuisine|
|Favourite Actors||Kamal Hassan and Rajinikanth|
|Favourite Film||Iranian films|
|Favourite Colour||Black, White|
|Girls, Affairs and More|
|Wife/Spouse||Jyothika (Actress, m.2006-present)
|Marriage Date||11 September 2006|
|Net Worth||$25 million|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Suriya
- Does Suriya smoke?: Not Known
- Does Suriya drink alcohol?: Not Known
- Surya belongs to a filmy background as his father, brother and wife are all actors.
- Director Mani Ratnam gave him the name Suriya, to avoid any confusion of names with the actor, Saravanan.
- When he passed his 10th standard, he got an offer from a director, but he wasn’t confident about his looks and height, and instead went on to complete his graduation in Commerce.
- He started his career as a merchandizing manager in a garment factory and worked there for 3 years.
- His first salary was 1000 (INR), from which he gifted his mother a saree.
- His role as Nandha in the film Nandha was the breakthrough role in his acting career which earned him a Film Award for the Best Actor.
- Ajay Devgan‘s Singham film was the Hindi remake of his 2010 Tamil hit film Singam.
- He along with his wife Jyothika is the founder of Agaram Foundation which helps out school drop out children to rehabilitate.
- His dream is to direct a film and loves to spend time in recording, story discussions and editing to groom himself.
- He has donated his body parts after his life.
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