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Saravanan Sivakumar, known by his stage name Suriya, is an Indian Film Actor, producer and a television presenter. He is well known for his work in Tamil film industry. Check out below for Suriya Wiki, Biography, Age, Wife, Movies, Images and More.

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Early Life and Career

Suriya was born as Saravanan on 23 July 1975 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. He is the eldest son of veteran actor Sivakumar and his wife Lakshmi. He has a younger brother named Karthi, who is also an actor. He attended Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan School and St. Bede’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School inChennai. Suriya completed his undergraduate degree in Bachelor of Commerce from Loyola College, Chennai.

He made his acting debut in the movie Nerukku Ner (1997). Suriya landed his breakthrough role in the movie Nandha (2001) and then had his first major commercial success with the thriller movie Kaakha Kaakha (2003), directed by Gautham Vasudev Menon. Following award-winning performances of the conman in Pithamagan (2003) and a Hunchback in Perazhagan (2004), Suriya has performed in the 2005 Blockbuster Ghajini. Then he did the dual roles in Gautham Menon’s semi-autobiographical movie Vaaranam Aayiram (2008). His status as the action star was established with the roles of a smuggler in Ayan (2009), and the aggressive cop in the Singam trilogy (Singam, Singam II, and Singam III). Suriya has also found the success of science fiction films like 7aum Arivu (2011), and 24 (2016). In 2017 he has won three Tamil Nadu State Film Awards and four Filmfare Awards South.

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In 2008, he began Agaram Foundation, which funds various philanthropic activities. Suriya is married to actress Jyothika on 11 September 2006. They have two children, a daughter Diya (born 10 August 2007) and a son Dev (born 7 June 2010). The year 2012 marked his debut as the television presenter with the star Vijay game show Neengalum Vellalam Oru Kodi, the Tamil version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? In 2013, Suriya founded the production house 2D Entertainment.

On July 2019, Suriya criticised the draft National Education Policy (NEP) saying that it focused ‘much on entrance exams but not on quality and equal education to all the students.’

He was speaking at the 40th-anniversary function of Agaram Foundation, an educational trust which gives cash awards to board exam toppers from government schools. Later, he has issued clear statement on the new National Educational Policy.

Suriya Biography

Real NameSaravanan Sivakumar
ProfessionIndian Film Actor, Producer and Television Presenter,
Date of Birth23 July 1975
Zodiac signCancer
Father NameSivakumar
Mother NameLakshmi Sivakumar
Educational QualificationBachelor of Commerce
SchoolSt. Bede’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, Chennai
CollegeLoyola College, Chennai
HobbiesLong Driving, Singing and Listening Music
HometownCoimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
Wife NameJyothika
Current CityChennai, Tamil Nadu, India



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Movies List

Nerrukku Ner1997SuriyaVasanth 
Kaadhale Nimmadhi1998ChandruIndiran 
Sandhippoma1998VishwaT. Indrakumar 
Periyanna1999SuriyaS. A. Chandrasekhar 
Poovellam Kettuppar1999KrishnaVasanth 
Uyirile Kalanthathu2000SuriyaK. R. Jaya 
Unnai Ninaithu2002SuriyaVikraman 
Mounam Pesiyadhe2002GauthamAmeer 
Kaakha Kaakha2003AnbuselvanGautham MenonNominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil
Pithamagan2003SakthiBalaFilmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor – Tamil
Perazhagan2004Chinna, KarthikSasi ShankerFilmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil
Aaytha Ezhuthu2004Michael VasanthMani Ratnam 
Ghajini2005Sanjay Ramasamy (Manohar)AR MurugadossNominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil
June R2006RajaRevathy S. VarmhaSpecial appearance
Sillunu Oru Kaadhal2006GauthamKrishna 
Vel2007Vasudevan, VetrivelHari 
Kuselan2008HimselfP. VasuSpecial appearance in the song “Cinema Cinema”
Vaaranam Aayiram2008Krishnan, Suriya KrishnGautham MenonFilmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil
Ayan2009Devaraj VelusamyK. V. AnandNominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil
Aadhavan2009Madhavan Subramaniam (Aadhavan, Murugan)K. S. Ravikumar 
Singam2010DuraisingamHariNominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil
Rakta Charitra 22010Surya Narayana ReddyRam Gopal VarmaHindi-Telugu bilingual film.
Manmadan Ambu2010HimselfK. S. RavikumarSpecial appearance in the song “Oyyale”
Ko2011HimselfK. V. AnandSpecial appearance in the song “Aga Naga”
Avan Ivan2011HimselfBalaSpecial appearance
7aum Arivu2011Aravind, BodhidharmaAR MurugadossNominated-Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil
Maattrraan2012Akhilan, VimalanK. V. AnandNominated-Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil
Chennaiyil Oru Naal2013HimselfShaheed KadherSpecial appearance
Singam II2013DuraisingamHariNominated-Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil
Ninaithathu Yaaro2014HimselfVikramanSpecial appearance in the song “Kairegai”
Anjaan2014Raju Bhai (Krishna)N. Lingusamy 
Massu Engira Masilamani2015Masilamani, SakthiVenkat Prabhu 
Pasanga 22015Thamizh NadanPandirajExtended cameo appearance
242016Athreya, Manikandan, SethuramanVikram KumarFilmfare Critics Award for Best Actor – South
Thaanaa Serndha Koottam2018IniyanVignesh Shivan 
Kadaikutty Singam2018HimselfPandirajSpecial appearance
NGK2019Nandha Gopala KumaranSelvaraghavan 
Kaappaan2019SubashK. V. AnandPost-production
Soorarai Pottru 2020G. R. GopinathSudha KongaraFilming

Other crew positions

Guru2007Dubbing artistHindi film
Anjaan2014Playback singerCo-sang the song “Ek Do Theen Char” with Andrea Jeremiah
36 Vayadhinile2015Producer 
Pasanga 22015Producer 
The Ghazi Attack2017NarratorHindi-Telugu bilingual film
Magalir Mattum2017Producer 

Awards and Nominations

Check out below for the awards won by actor Suriya,

Tamil Nadu State Film Awards

  • 2001 – Won, Best Actor For Nandha
  • 2005 – Won, Special Award for Best Actor For Ghajini
  • 2008 – Won, Special Award for Best Actor For Vaaranam Aayiram

South Indian International Movie Awards

  • 2011 – Nominated, Best Actor For 7aum Arivu
  • 2012 – Nominated, Best Actor For Maattrraan
  • 2013 – Nominated, Best Actor For Singam 2
  • 2016 – Nominated, Best Actor For 24

Edison Awards

  • 2015 – Nominated, Mass Hero For Massu Engira Masilamani
  • 2016 – Won, Best Protagonist of the Year For 24
  • 2016 – Won, Best Antagonist of the Year For 24
  • 2016 – Won, Best Villain of the Year For 24

Filmfare Awards South

2003Best Supporting ActorPithamaganWon
2003Best ActorKaakha KaakhaNominated
2004Best ActorPerazhaganWon
2005Best ActorGhajiniNominated
2008Best ActorVaaranam AayiramWon
2009Best ActorAyanNominated
2010Best ActorSingamNominated
2011Best Actor7aum ArivuNominated
2012Best ActorMaattrraanNominated
2013Best ActorSingam 2Nominated
2016Best Actor24Nominated
2016Critics Best Actor24Won

Vijay Awards

2007Favourite HeroVelNominated
2007Icon of the YearSpecial AwardWon
2008Favourite HeroVaaranam AayiramNominated
2008Best ActorVaaranam AayiramWon
2009Icon of the YearSpecial Award for Agaram Foundation[3]Won
2009Entertrainer of the yearAyan and AadhavanWon
2009Favorite HeroAadhavanNominated
2010Favorite HeroSingamNominated
2010Best ActorRakta CharitraNominated
2011Best Actor7am arrivuNominated
2012Best ActorMaattrraanNominated
2010Entertainer of the YearSingamWon
2011Favourite Hero7am arrivuNominated
2012Favourite HeroMaattrraanNominated
2013Favourite HeroSingam 2Nominated
2014Favourite HeroAnjaanNominated

ITFA Best Actor Award

  • 2003 – Won, Best Actor For Kaakha Kaakha

Zee Cine Awards

  • 2016 – Won, South Sensation of the Year For 24

Behindwoods Gold Medal Awards

  • Behindwoods People’s Choice Actor Female For 36 Vayathinile (Jyothika)
  • Behindwoods Best Debut Producer – Along with Jyothika (2D Entertainment) For 36 Vayathinile

Other awards and recognition

  • Dinakaran Best New Face Actor in Nerukku Ner (1997)
  • Nandi Award for Best Supporting Actor for Sindhooram(1997)
  • He was bestowed with Kalaimamani Award for Best Actor in the year 2004
  • Filmfare Award for Best Actor 2008 for Vaaranam Aayiram
  • Won Best Actor Award at Filmfans Award for Vaaranam Aayiram (2008)
  • South Scope Award for Style Icon of the Year (2009)
  • Amrita Mathrubhumi Award for Best Actor in Tamil – Ayan / Aadhavan (2009)
  • Meera Isaiaruvi Tamil Music Award for Best Performance in a Song (2009) – Aadhavan (Damakku Damakku)
  • Won BIG FM Most Entertaining Actor of the Year for Singam (2010)
  • CineMAA Awards Best Actor for Mattraan (2012)
  • FilmiBeat BEST OF TAMIL VILLAIN 2016 for 24
  • Kollywood Cinemaaa Awards 2016 – Best Villain for 24 (2016)


  • South Scope Award for Most Stylish Actor – Vaaranam Aayiram (2008)
  • South Scope Award for Best Actor – Ayan (2009)
  • Star Screen Award for Most Promising Newcomer – Male – Rakta Charitra (2010)
  • Stardust Award for Superstar of Tomorrow – Male – Rakht Charitra (2010)
  • AXN Award for Best Action Actor in a Negative role – Rakta Charitra (2010)

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