Surya Biography

Surya BiographySaravanan commonly known as Surya is a successful actor in Tamil film industry. He has performed as a lead actor in over 28 films of various genres.

Surya was born to famous Tamil actor Sivakumar and his wife Lakshmi in Chennai. He is the eldest among his siblings. Surya did his schooling from St. Bede's School in Chennai and completed his B.Com from Loyola College.

He worked for few years in the garment industry before joining films. Surya started film career with NerrukkuNer, (1997) with Vijay a highly acclaimed film. He got success in “Friends” where he again acted with Vijay.

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His film Nandha, directed by Bala rocked at box office and Surya grabbed his first filmfare award for best actor in this film.

Surya worked with Vikraman in the film UnnaiNinathu which was highly successful. This was followed by MounamPesiyadhe which also achieved box office success.

Surya acted as police officer in KaakhaKaakha that was a blockbuster.

In Perazhagan, Surya had double role, one as a boxer and the other a handicapped phone booth keeper. His role as the handicapped was highly applauded by audience and he received the Filmfare Award for Best Actor for his performance.

Surya Image In 2005, Surya gave excellent performance in the super hit movies Aaru and Ghajini. Ghajini was his third hit and earned over Rs.200 million at the box office.

His acting talent was seen in Bollywood film Rakta Charitra directed by Ram Gopal Varma, a two-part political drama.

Surya has been the ambassador for TVS Motor, Aircel and Sunfeast. He has endorsed Saravana Stores, Bharathi Cements and EmamiNavaratna products and Malabar Gold. He had signed fresh deal with Nescafé, Zandu Balm and with Close-Up (toothpaste).

He is also engaged in social work. His Agaram Foundation aids children who are drop out of school. He made a short commercial video on child poverty, labour and lack of education with assistance from Tamil Nadu Education Ministry.

Suriya is also an active memember of "Save The Tigers" campaign and "REACH", a NGO helping TB patients. Surya has established a production company called Studio Green with his cousin K.E.Gnavelraja for producing and distributing a few of his own and his brother Karthi's films.

Surya is married to Jyothika Saravanan who is celebrity in Tamil industry. They have two children, a daughter and a son.



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Patience is key to survival in filmdom: Rahul Kapoor

    Updated On : Jan 17,2018   3:52 pm
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Actor Rahul Kapoor, who featured in television show "Suryaputra Karn" and "Veera", is joining the Bollywood brigade with his first feature film "Vodka Diaries". He says patience is key to survival in showbiz. View More..

Farhan, Vishal Bhardwaj to headline Gaana Bollywood Music Project

    Updated On : Jan 11,2018   4:40 pm
Mumbai, Jan 11 (IANS) Actor-singer and filmmaker Farhan Akhtar and director-composer Vishal Bhardwaj will headline the Delhi edition of Gaana Bollywood Music Project. View More..

Mamata assures adequate arrangements for pilgrims at Gangasagar Mela

    Updated On : Jan 11,2018   4:40 pm
Kolkata, Jan 11 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said her government has made adequate arrangements to ensure security of the pilgrims visiting Sagar Island for the 'Gangasagar Mela'. View More..

Farmers protest in UP, throw potatoes outside CM's residence

    Updated On : Jan 06,2018   3:44 pm
Lucknow, Jan 6 (IANS) The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh faced an embarrassing situation on Saturday as quintals of potatoes were thrown by the farmers in front of the Vidhan Sabha building and outside Chief Minister's residence. View More..

Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan to share stage

    Updated On : Jan 05,2018   2:40 pm
Chennai, Jan 5 (IANS) Megastar Rajinikanth and veteran actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan will be seen together at the Natchathira Vizha 2018 festival in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday. View More..

Idea Cellular approves raising Rs 3,250 crore

    Updated On : Jan 04,2018   4:12 pm
Mumbai, Jan 4 (IANS) Idea Cellular board on Thursday approved raising Rs 3,250 crore through a preference share issue to promoters, the company announced. View More..

Sunidhi Chauhan gives birth to a boy

    Updated On : Jan 02,2018   12:30 am
Mumbai, Jan 2 (IANS) Singer Sunidhi Chauhan gave birth to her first child -- a boy -- in a hospital here on Monday evening. View More..

Committed to turn around farmers' fortunes: Adityanath

    Updated On : Dec 23,2017   4:24 pm
Lucknow, Dec 23 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday assured the farmers that the state government was committed to a turn around in their fortunes and was initiating many schemes in this direction. View More..

Army chief in Lucknow

    Updated On : Dec 18,2017   5:18 pm
Lucknow, Dec 18 (IANS) Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), General Bipin Rawat on Monday arrived in the state capital here on a day-long visit. View More..

Bekele, Degitu victorious in Kolkata 25K marathon

    Updated On : Dec 17,2017   1:18 pm
Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) Ethiopian long-distance runner and current world record and Olympic record holder Kenenisa Bekele strolled past the finish line in his maiden appearance at the Tata Steel Kolkata 25K marathon on Sunday. View More..

Eight dead, 19 injured in two accidents in MP

    Updated On : Dec 14,2017   5:50 pm
Bhopal, Dec 14 (IANS) Eight persons died and 19 were injured in two separate road accidents since Wednesday night in different parts of Madhya Pradesh, police said on Thursday. View More..

Karnataka rout Mumbai to enter Ranji Trophy semis

    Updated On : Dec 10,2017   5:46 pm
Nagpur, Dec 10 (IANS) Spinner K. Gowtham's six-wicket haul helped Karnataka beat record champions Mumbai by an innings and 20 runs to seal the semi-final spot on the fourth day of the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament here on Sunday. View More..

Shreyas Gopal's ton floors Mumbai in Ranji quarters

    Updated On : Dec 09,2017   7:48 pm
Nagpur, Dec 9 (IANS) Karnataka rode on rising Shreyas Gopal's career-best 150 to leave Mumbai reeling at 120/3 and trail by 277 runs in their second innings of the Ranji Trophy 2017-18 quarter-final clash at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium here on Saturday. View More..

Surya Prakash reappointed as Prasar Bharati Chairman

    Updated On : Dec 01,2017   10:02 pm
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Prasar Bharati Board Chairman A. Suryaprakash was on Friday re-appointed to the post till February 2020. View More..

Suryaprakash re-appointed Prasar Bharati Chairman

    Updated On : Dec 01,2017   6:34 pm
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Prasar Bharati Board Chairman A. Suryaprakash was on Friday re-appointed to the post till February 2020. View More..

Indian short film wins at Vancouver fest

    Updated On : Nov 24,2017   1:44 pm
Mumbai, Nov 24 (IANS) Veteran actor Anupam Kher's short film "Kheer" has bagged the Best International Short Film award at the Vancouver International Film Festival. View More..

'Ajji': Horrifying mirror image of poverty (Review)

    Updated On : Nov 23,2017   3:32 pm
Film: "Ajji"; Director: Devashish Makhija; Cast: Sushma Deshpande, Sharvani Suryavanshi, Sadiya Siddiqui, Manuj Sharma, Sudhir Pandey, Kiran Khoje and Smita Tambe; Rating: **** View More..

AccorHotels see good opportunity in hotel brand conversions in India

    Updated On : Nov 10,2017   4:52 pm
Chennai, Nov 10 (IANS) Global hospitality major AccorHotels is looking at conversions -- taking up management of existing hotels run under different brands -- to expand its presence in India apart from having new properties in its fold, said a senior official here on Friday. View More..

PM must sack senior ministers for conflict of interest: Congress

    Updated On : Nov 04,2017   10:28 pm
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday sought to know from Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he will dismiss some of his senior ministers for allegedly holding the posts of directors in India Foundation, a think-tank run by NSA Ajit Doval's son Shaurya Doval. View More..

Congress demands PM dismiss senior ministers for allegedly holding office-of-profit

    Updated On : Nov 04,2017   5:50 pm
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday sought to know from Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he will dismiss senior cabinet ministers like Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu and two junior ministers Jayant Sinha of Civil Aviation Ministry and M.J. Akbar of External Affairs Ministry for allegedly holding the posts of directors in India Foundation, a think-tank run by NSA Ajit Dovals son Shaurya Doval. View More..