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

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    Updated On : Oct 17,2017   6:16 am
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Farm sector in Telangana to get 24-hour power supply

    Updated On : Oct 11,2017   5:16 pm
Hyderabad, Oct 11 (IANS) Farmers in Telangana will get 24-hour electricity supply from Rabi crop season next year, officials said on Wednesday. View More..

A vertical climb to glory: Tejas enthralls at Air Force Day

    Updated On : Oct 08,2017   4:52 pm
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I still don't know how to handle stardom: Prabhas (IANS Intervoew)

    Updated On : Oct 08,2017   11:38 am
Hyderabad, Oct 8 (IANS) Prabhas always thought he ws too shy to emote in front of the camera, and had planned a career in the hospitality sector. But not only did he enter showbiz, but attained global fame with the "Baahubali" film franchise. The actor says he still gets conscious at public events -- and is learning the art of handling stardom. View More..

Celebrities wish Naga Chaitanya, Samantha a lifetime of happiness

    Updated On : Oct 07,2017   11:44 am
Chennai, Oct 7 (IANS) Popular southern celebrities Mahesh Babu, Trisha Krishnan and Taapsee Pannu among others on Saturday extended their heartfelt wishes to the newly-weds -- actor Naga Chaitanya and Samantha Ruth Prabhu. View More..

Delhi-based singer tries to popularise Hindi poems through music

    Updated On : Oct 06,2017   5:26 pm
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) Chinmayi Tripathi, a Delhi-based singer-songwriter, has initiated "The Music & Poetry Project" to popularise Hindi poems through music. View More..

Deuba consults lawyers on status of government after new Left alliance

    Updated On : Oct 05,2017   4:50 pm
Kathmandu, Oct 5 (IANS) Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has consulted lawyers on the status of his government after the country's major Left political parties, including CPN (Maoist Centre) which is part of the ruling coalition, announced an electoral alliance. He has also sought counsel on the likelihood of a no-confidence motion being filed against the government. View More..

Pooja Kadian clinches India's elusive gold in Wushu Worlds

    Updated On : Oct 04,2017   10:26 pm
Kazan (Tatarstan), Oct 4 (IANS) Pooja Kadian created history as she bagged India's maiden gold medal at the World Wushu Championships here on Wednesday. View More..

Five killed in Telangana bus accident

    Updated On : Oct 01,2017   10:10 am
Hyderabad, Oct 1 (IANS) Five people were killed and 14 others injured when a bus collided with a stationary truck in Telangana's Suryapet district on Sunday, police said. View More..

'Spyder': Brings the thrill back into the thriller (Review)

    Updated On : Sep 28,2017   9:38 am
Film: "Spyder": Writer-Director: A.R. Murugadoss; Cast: Mahesh Babu, S.J. Surya and Rakul Preet Singh; Rating: **** View More..

India Red dominate day 3 of Duleep Trophy final

    Updated On : Sep 27,2017   9:54 pm
Lucknow, Sep 27 (IANS) India Red dominated the third day's play of the Duleep Trophy final, reaching 187/7 at stumps, with an overall lead of 371 runs against India Blue at the Ekana International Cricket Stadium here on Wednesday. View More..

Javed Akhtar praises 'Ajji'

    Updated On : Sep 27,2017   5:04 pm
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'Mersal' teaser clocks over 20 million views

    Updated On : Sep 27,2017   11:00 am
Chennai, Sep 27 (IANS) The teaser of Tamil superstar Vijay's upcoming film "Mersal", which is gearing for release this Diwali, has clocked over 20 million views in just five days to become the fastest Indian film to achieve this rare feat. View More..

Will cherish working with A.R. Murugadoss: Mahesh Babu

    Updated On : Sep 26,2017   3:02 pm
Chennai, Sep 26 (IANS) Superstar Mahesh Babu, who is gearing up for the release of his Telugu-Tamil spy thriller "Spyder", said he will cherish working with filmmaker A.R. Murugadoss in the movie. View More..

Tons from Shaw, Karthik take India Red to 317/5 in Duleep Trophy final

    Updated On : Sep 25,2017   9:56 pm
Lucknow, Sep 25 (IANS) Opening batsman Prithvi Shaw (154) and captain Dinesh Karthik (111) powered India Red to 317 for five in their first innings against India Blue on the opening day of their Duleep Trophy cricket final here on Monday. View More..

'Spyder' was a very challenging project: Murugadoss

    Updated On : Sep 25,2017   1:34 pm
Chennai, Sep 25 (IANS) Filmmaker A.R. Murugadoss says forthcoming Tamil-Telugu bilingual spy thriller "Spyder", which stars superstar Mahesh Babu in the role of an Intelligence Bureau officer, was a very challenging project. View More..

'Mersal' teaser clocks over 10mn views in 24 hours

    Updated On : Sep 23,2017   10:22 am
Chennai, Sep 23 (IANS) The teaser of Tamil superstar Vijay's upcoming Tamil action-drama "Mersal", which features the actor in a triple role, has clocked over 10 million views in just 24 hours, its makers have announced. View More..

Indo-US joint military exercise met all objectives: Army

    Updated On : Sep 22,2017   9:38 pm
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) The ongoing Indo-US joint military training exercise 'Yudh Abhyas 2017' that started on September 14 has met "all the desired objectives" and it has helped the armies of both countries "to develop the due synergy", the Indian army said on Friday. View More..

India's smallest baby discharged after 132-day neonatal care

    Updated On : Sep 22,2017   9:32 pm
Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) Nirvaan, India's smallest and youngest pre-term baby born after 22 weeks only, who had to remain in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for 132 days, was discharged from a city hospital here on Friday, said hospital authorities. View More..

Mahesh Babu's 'Spyder' passed with U/A certificate

    Updated On : Sep 18,2017   4:16 pm
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