Hometown: Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
Age: 47 Years
|Real Name||Saravanan Sivakumar|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 7”
|Weight (approx.)||in Kilograms- 72 kg
in Pounds- 159 lbs
|Body Measurements (approx.)||- Chest: 40 Inches
- Waist: 32 Inches
- Biceps: 13 Inches
|Date of Birth||23 July 1975|
|Age (as of 2022)||47 Years|
|Birthplace||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|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)
|Award||In July 2022, he won the Natioanl Film Award for Best Actor for the Tamil film Soorarai Pottru; he shared the award with Ajay Devgan who won the award for the Hindi film Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior. The Hindu|
|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.
|Food||Curd rice & pickle, Dosa, Thai cuisine|
|Actors||Kamal Hassan and Rajinikanth|
|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
- 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.