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


Real NameSaravanan Sivakumar
ProfessionActor, Producer
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 7”
Weightin Kilograms- 72 kg
in Pounds- 159 lbs
Body Measurements- Chest: 40 Inches
- Waist: 32 Inches
- Biceps: 13 Inches
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth23 July 1975
Age (as in 2017)42 Years
Birth PlaceChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signCancer
HometownCoimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
SchoolThe PSBB Millennium School, Coimbatore
St. Bede's Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, Chennai
CollegeLoyola College, Chennai
Educational QualificationsBachelor of Commerce
DebutFilm: Nerrukku Ner (1997)
FamilyFather- Sivakumar (Actor)
Mother- Lakshmi Sivakumar
Suriya with his parents
Brother- Karthik Sivakumar a.k.a Karthi (Younger, Actor)
Suriya with his brother Karthi
Sister- Brindha Sivakumar
Suriya sister Brindha
HobbiesLong 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.
Suriya and Prem Kumar slap controversy
• 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 Things
Favourite FoodCurd rice & pickle, Dosa, Thai cuisine
Favourite ActorsKamal Hassan and Rajinikanth
Favourite ActressTrisha
Favourite FilmIranian films
Favourite ColourBlack, White
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsJyothika (Actress)
Wife/SpouseJyothika (Actress, m.2006-present)
Suriya with his wife Jyothika
Marriage Date11 September 2006
ChildrenDaughter- Diya
Son- Dev
Suriya with his children
Money Factor
Salary25-50 crores/film(INR)
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. Suriya as Singam
  • He along with his wife Jyothika is the founder of Agaram Foundation which helps out school drop out children to rehabilitate.
  • Actress and politician Nagma is the half-sister of his wife Jyothika. Jyothika and Nagma
  • 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.