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.

Surya Latest News

AdhaFULL: TV show on societal issues launched

    Updated On : Oct 18,2016   9:46 pm
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) "AdhaFULL" -- a new TV show aimed at questioning various societal issues such as under-age marriage, gender stereotyping, girl education and gender-based violence, was launched here on Tuesday. View More..

Tension in UP town after murderous attack on two youths

    Updated On : Oct 18,2016   4:00 pm
Lucknow, Oct 18 (IANS) Tension prevailed in Pratapgarh in Uttar Pradesh after a murderous attack on two youths early Tuesday, police said. View More..

Odisha mourns deaths in hospital fire

    Updated On : Oct 18,2016   2:26 pm
Bhubaneswar, Oct 18 (IANS) A pall of gloom hung over the Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital in the Odisha capital on Tuesday, a day after a major blaze in the hospital's dialysis ICU wing led to 20 deaths. View More..

'India can be next USSR in producing chess Grandmasters'

    Updated On : Oct 17,2016   12:28 pm
Chennai, Oct 17 (IANS) A slight tweaking of the national chess championship rules, increasing the prize money, engaging foreign coaches, corporate sponsorships and glamourising the game could transform the Indian chess scenario, experts say. View More..

Hefty pay hike, stocks for Infosys managers, executives

    Updated On : Oct 14,2016   9:52 pm
Bengaluru, Oct 14 (IANS) Software major Infosys on Friday announced a hefty compensation and stock options to its key managers and high-performing executives in recognition of their contribution to the company's robust growth. View More..

Telangana map redrawn adding 21 new districts

    Updated On : Oct 11,2016   12:06 pm
Siddipet (Telangana), Oct 11 (IANS) Nearly two-and-half years after it came into existence as India's 29th state, Telangana's map was redrawn on Tuesday with the creation of 21 new districts. View More..

21 new districts in Telangana to be launched on Tuesday

    Updated On : Oct 10,2016   9:16 pm
Hyderabad, Oct 10 (IANS) Telangana will see birth of 21 new districts on Tuesday, taking the total number of districts in India's youngest state to 31. View More..

India's first obesity clinic for adolescents opens in Mumbai

    Updated On : Oct 09,2016   10:34 pm
Mumbai, Oct 9 (IANS) The country's first obesity clinic, dedicated to treating rising cases among adolescents, was inaugurated here on Sunday. View More..

India's first obesity clinic for adolescents opens in Mumbai

    Updated On : Oct 09,2016   6:22 pm
Mumbai, Oct 9 (IANS) Amruta Fadnavis, Deputy Vice President of Axis Bank and wife of Maharastra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, on Sunday inaugurated the country's first obesity clinic, dedicated to treating rising cases among adolescents. View More..

Tejas stands out at IAF Day parade

    Updated On : Oct 08,2016   6:06 pm
Hindon Air Force Station, Oct 8 (IANS) India's indigenous Tejas fighter stole the show, leaving spectators enthralled with its manoeuvers at the 84th Air Force Day parade on Saturday. View More..

Prabhas's wax statue to be installed at Madame Tussauds Bangkok

    Updated On : Oct 01,2016   7:00 pm
New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) "Baahubali" star Prabhas will be immortalised with a wax figure to be installed at Madame Tussauds' attraction in Bangkok in March 2017. According to S.S. Rajamouli, director of the magnum opus, he is the first south Indian actor to be honoured with a wax statue. View More..

Delhi HC asks CFL manufacturers to comply with e-waste rules

    Updated On : Sep 28,2016   9:04 pm
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) Declining a plea by manufacturers of compact fluorescent lamps/lights (CFL) for the postponement of enforcement of e-waste management rules, the Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed such companies to comply with the same. View More..

Gurgaon Police Commissioner assures implementation of RSA

    Updated On : Sep 21,2016   8:12 pm
Gurgaon, Sep 21 (IANS) Gurgaon Police Commissioner Sandeep Khirwar on Wednesday assured an NGO delegation of the effective implementation of the Haryana Right to Service Act (RSA) in his department. View More..

Mahesh Babu's star power is enormous: Santosh Sivan

    Updated On : Sep 21,2016   2:36 pm
Chennai, Sep 21 (IANS) Cinematographer-filmmaker Santosh Sivan, who is busy working on A.R. Murugadoss's yet-untitled Tamil-Telugu bilingual, says the excitement Mahesh Babu's presence brings to a set is beyond belief. View More..

Pawar, Yadav's tons propel Mumbai to 107-run lead over New Zealand

    Updated On : Sep 17,2016   6:18 pm
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) New Zealand bowlers were put to a stern test as Ranji Trophy Champions Mumbai reached 431/5 to gain a comfortable 107-run lead on the second day of the three-day practice game here on Saturday. View More..

Nayanthara not part of Mahesh Babu's next film

    Updated On : Sep 16,2016   11:22 am
Chennai, Sep 16 (IANS) Filmmaker A.R. Murugadoss has clarified that Rakul Preet Singh is the sole heroine of his upcoming yet-untitled Telugu-Tamil bilingual directorial with superstar Mahesh Babu. View More..

Mahesh Babu plays intelligence officer in his next

    Updated On : Sep 12,2016   12:50 pm
Chennai, Sep 12 (IANS) Superstar Mahesh Babu, who is currently busy shooting for A.R Murugadoss directed yet-untitled Tamil-Telugu bilingual project, will be seen playing an intelligence officer in the film. View More..

BJD to step up protest against Polavaram project

    Updated On : Sep 11,2016   4:04 pm
Bhubaneswar, Sep 11 (IANS) The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in Odisha on Sunday announced i would step up opposition to the multi-purpose Polavaram irrigation project in Andhra Pradesh. View More..

Haven't finalized my next project: Murugadoss

    Updated On : Sep 10,2016   2:54 pm
Chennai, Sep 10 (IANS) Filmmaker A.R. Murugadoss, who is currently busy filming a yet-untitled Tamil-Telugu bilingual project featuring superstar Mahesh Babu, says he hasn't yet finalized his next project. View More..

India Red to face India Blue in Duleep trophy final

    Updated On : Sep 09,2016   7:08 pm
Greater Noida, Sep 9 (IANS) The spotlight will be on India team cricketers Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Shikhar Dhawan, Stuart Binny and Amit Mishra as India Red take on India Blue in the Duleep Trophy final at the Shahid Vijay Singh Pathik Sports Complex here from Saturday. View More..