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Saravanan Sivakumar popularly known as Surya (born on 23 July 1975), is an Indian actor in the Tamil film industry. He is the son of Tamil actor Sivakumar and is married to Jyothika, a popular Tamil actress. He is well-known for trying out off-beat roles in different films. Suriya is also the brand ambassador for large brands like Himani Navratna Oil, Emami Fair & Handsome, Pepsi, TVS and Sunfeast Biscuits.

Early life

Surya studied at PSBB and St. Bede's, Chennai. He completed his commerce graduation from Loyola College, Chennai. He was employed in a garment manufacturing company in Ambattur, Chennai. A notable point is Vijay, Yuvan Shankar Raja, Karthik Raja (both Ilayaraaja's sons), Jeevan, Vishnuvardhan and Surya were all class mates during their studies.[citation needed]Surya then ventured into the cinefield to become one of the top reigning stars of the Tamil film industry.

Personal life
His father is the Tamil actor Sivakumar. He is the eldest son in the family with one younger brother actor Karthi and younger sister Brindha. He married actress Jyothika on September 11, 2006.


His debut film, Nerrukku Ner (1997) with Vijay was a big hit but all his succeeding films did not do well. His first reasonable success was in the movie Poovellam Kettuppar (1999). His next movie with Vijay, Friends was another big hit. But he did not get any big breaks and his career seemed to be stalled until director Bala approached him for a role in his next venture titled Nandha. This was one of Surya's best films. The film grossed Rs.50 lakhs at the box office.

Surya’s next venture was with Vikraman in the movie Unnai Ninathu and the movie was able to record good collections. This was followed by Mounam Pesiyadhe which also did decently well. Surya’s second blockbuster was Kaaka Kaaka, a movie about the life of a police officer. The film grossed almost Rs.100 million at the box office. Also Pithamagan alongside Vikram was a big hit, Surya was appreciated for being a very different character.

In the movie Perazhagan, Surya acted in two roles, one as a boxer and the other as a handicapped but a confident phone booth keeper. His role as the handicapped was praised by critics, and he received a Filmfare Award for Best Actor for his performance. His role in Aayitha Ezhuthu as a student leader was also favoured by the critics. His movie Chennaiyil Oru Mazhaikkalam was dropped due to financial problems.

In 2005, Surya delivered more successful films in the form of Aaru and Ghajini - afterwards he set up a production company called Studio Green which distributed the movie in the Chennai district. Ghajini was one of the most sensational hits of 2005, with Surya playing a short term memory loss patient, for which he even tonsured his head. The film was his third blockbuster and grossed over Rs.200 million at the box office. By then, trade began comparing him with long established actor , Ajith.

Surya's recent release is N. Krishna's Sillunu Oru Kaadhal. He acted opposite his real-life partner Jyothika in the film. The movie released on September 8 2006. The movie was an average grosser.

Then he did Vaaranam Aayiram directed by Gautham Menon. It was a big musical hit. Sameera Reddy, Ramya and Simran played the female leads.He did another movie called VEL opposite ASIN since their onscreen chemistry did work out well in his blockbuster GHAJINI. He also dubbed Abhishek Bachchan's role in the Tamil version of Guru. His recent Singam with Anushka was a big commercial hit.

And Rakta Charitra under the direction of Ram gopal Varma is geared up for release in which Priyamani is playing the female lead beside Surya.
Up next, Surya has signed up to "7aam Arivu" under the direction of A. R. Murugadoss. Shruti Haasan is playing the female lead. Surya is also brand ambassador for various products.


Year Title Cast

2011 7aam Arivu
--- Shruti Haasan (Filiming)
2011 Avan Ivan
--- Guest appearance (as himself) (Filming)
2010 Manmadhan Anbu
--- Cameo (as himself)
2010 Rakta Charitra 2
--- Priyamani
2010 Rakta Charitra 1 --- Cameo (Vivek Oberoi, Radhika Apte)
2010 Singam
--- Anushka
2009 Aadhavan --- Nayanatara
2009 Ayan --- Tamanna
2008 Kuselan --- Cameo (as himself)
2008 Vaaranam Aayiram --- Ramya, Sameera Reddy, Simran
2007 Guru (Tamil Dub Voice Only) R. Madhavan, Aishwarya Rai, Abhishek Bachchan, Vidya Balan
2006 Vel --- Asin Thottumkal
2006 Sillunu Oru Kaadhal --- Jyothika Saravanan,Bhumika Chawla
2006 June R
--- Jyothika Saravanan
2005 Aaru
--- Trisha Krishnan
2005 Ghajini
--- Asin Thottumkal,Nayantara
2005 Maayavi
--- Jyothika Saravanan
2004 Aayitha Ezhuthu (Yuva in Telugu)
--- Esha Deol, Meera Jasmine, Trisha Krishnan, Madhavan, Siddharth
2004 Perazhagan
--- Jyothika Saravanan
2003 Pithamagan
--- Vikram, Laila, Simran Bagga
2003 Kaaka Kaaka
--- Jyothika Saravanan, Jeevan
2002 Mounam Pesiyadhe
--- Trisha Krishnan, Laila
2002 Shree
--- Shruti
2002 Unnai Ninaithu
--- Sneha, Laila
2001 Nandha
--- Laila
2001 Friends
--- Devayani, Vijay
2000 Uyirile Kalanthathu
--- Jyothika Saravanan
1999 Poovellam Kettuppar
--- Jyothika Saravanan
1999 Periyanna
--- Meena, Vijaykanth
1998 Sandhippoma
--- Preetha
1998 Kaadhale Nimmadhi
--- Kavitha
1997 Nerrukku Ner
--- Simran, Vijay, Kausalya


Filmfare Awards South

Best Supporting Actor - Pithamagan (2003)
Best Actor - Perazhagan (2004)
Best Actor - Vaaranam Aayiram (2008)

Tamil Nadu State Film Awards

Best Actor - Nandha (2002)
Special Award for Best Actor - Ghajini (2005)
Special Award for Best Actor - Vaaranam Aayiram (2008)


Filmfare Award for Best Actor - Nandha (2001)
Filmfare Award for Best Actor - Kaakha Kaakha (2003)
Filmfare Award for Best Actor - Ghajini (2005)
Filmfare Award for Best Actor - Ayan (2009)
South Scope Award for Best Actor in Tamil (2010) - Ayan


* Surya married actress Jyothika on September 11, 2006.
* Both Surya and Jyothika have been in love since 2003 after the super hit film Kaaka Kaaka.
* Surya's best hits include Kaaka Kaaka, Perazhagan, Pithamagan, Ghajini, Aayitha Ezhuthu, Friends and Nerrukku Ner.
* Surya has won the Filmfare Best Actor Award South on 2 occasions.
* His huge hit Ghajini has been remade in hindi starring Aamir Khan and Asin Thottumkal.

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