Suriya (Actor) Height, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Hometown: Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
Wife: Jyothika
Age: 47 Years


Real NameSaravanan Sivakumar
ProfessionActor, Producer
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
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth23 July 1975
Age (as of 2022)47 Years
BirthplaceChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Zodiac 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)
AwardIn 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. [1]The Hindu
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.
FoodCurd rice & pickle, Dosa, Thai cuisine
ActorsKamal Hassan and Rajinikanth
FilmIranian films
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

  • Surya belongs to a filmy background as his father, brother and wife are all actors.
  • In an interview, Suriya’s brother revealed that their father, Sivakumar, did not want them to become actors initially as he believed that they must prioritise their studies. [2]The Indian Express
  • 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 signed up for organ donation.
  • In an interview, Jyothika talked about her married life and mentioned how she and Suriya met on the set of a film and fell in love while working together on various projects. She added that it was Suriya’s respect towards women which attracted her. Jyothika said that she married a month after Suriya proposed to her for marriage as she was satisfied with her success in her career and wanted to give time to her personal life. [3]Hindustan Times