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

First 'Armed Forces Veteran's Day' observed

    Updated On : Jan 14,2017   6:16 pm
Lucknow, Jan 14 (IANS) Ahead of its Army Day, celebrating the accession of the first Indian army chief, the Indian Army observed the first 'Armed Forces Veteran's Day' here on Saturday. View More..

Parthiv guides Gujarat to maiden Ranji Trophy title

    Updated On : Jan 14,2017   4:56 pm
Indore, Jan 14 (IANS) Gujarat clinched their maiden Ranji Trophy title as they rode on captain Parthiv Patel's stupendous 143 to beat record champions Mumbai by five wickets on the final day at the Holkar Stadium here on Saturday. View More..

Gujarat 47-0, need 265 runs to clinch maiden Ranji title

    Updated On : Jan 13,2017   7:32 pm
Indore, Jan 13 (IANS) Doughty challengers Gujarat -- aiming for their maiden title -- were on Friday set a 312-run winning target by record champions Mumbai in the 83rd Ranji Trophy cricket final here. View More..

Iyer's 82 drives Mumbai to 208-3 in Ranji final second inning

    Updated On : Jan 12,2017   8:02 pm
Indore, Jan 12 (IANS) Shreyas Iyer's 82 helped defending champions Mumbai fight back as they reached 208 for three in their second innings after allowing Gujarat to take a 100-run first-innings lead on the third day of the Ranji Trophy cricket final here on Thursday. View More..

Parthiv, Juneja take Gujarat to 291-6 in Ranji final

    Updated On : Jan 11,2017   6:40 pm
Indore, Jan 11 (IANS) Captain Parthiv Patel's 90 lifted Gujarat to 291 for six in their first innings as they took a crucial 63-run lead over defending champions Mumbai on the second day of the Ranji Trophy cricket final here on Wednesday. View More..

Filing of nomination papers begins for Odisha panchayat polls

    Updated On : Jan 11,2017   4:44 pm
Bhubaneswar, Jan 11 (IANS) The process of filing nomination papers for the ensuing panchayat elections in Odisha began on Wednesday while the major political parties were in the process of finalising their candidates. View More..

Gujarat bowl out Mumbai for 228 on Day 1 of Ranji final

    Updated On : Jan 10,2017   6:48 pm
Indore, Jan 10 (IANS) Gujarat bowled out defending champions Mumbai for 228 on the opening day of the Ranji Trophy final here on Tuesday. The doughty challengers were on two for no loss at close of play at the Holkar Cricket Stadium. View More..

Mumbai eye 42nd Ranji Trophy title against Gujarat (Preview)

    Updated On : Jan 09,2017   3:16 pm
Indore, Jan 9 (IANS) Defending champions Mumbai are eyeing their record-stretching 42nd Ranji Trophy title when they face Gujarat in the summit clash at the Holkar Cricket Stadium here on Tuesday. View More..

HC seeks governments response on Delhi Speaker's plea

    Updated On : Jan 06,2017   9:08 pm
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday issued notice to the central and city government on a plea of Delhi Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel challenging the then Lt Governor's order repatriating a bureaucrat. View More..

Shaw's debut ton takes Mumbai to Ranji Trophy final

    Updated On : Jan 05,2017   4:46 pm
Rajkot, Jan 5 (IANS) Riding on debutant Prithvi Shaw's brilliant century, defending champions Mumbai cruised into the final of the 2016-17 Ranji Trophy after defeating Tamil Nadu by six wickets in the semi-final here on Thursday. View More..

Mumbai take 101 run lead vs Tamil Nadu in Ranji Trophy semi-final

    Updated On : Jan 03,2017   5:40 pm
Rajkot, Jan 3 (IANS) Defending champions Mumbai took a pivotal 101-run first innings lead, after managing 406 on the third day of the Ranji Trophy semi-final against Tamil Nadu at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Tuesday. View More..

Mumbai 171/4 against Tamil Nadu in Ranji Trophy semi-final

    Updated On : Jan 02,2017   6:28 pm
Rajkot, Jan 2 (IANS) Defending champions Mumbai reached 171/4, still trailing by 134 runs, on the second day of the Ranji Trophy semi-final against Tamil Nadu at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Monday. View More..

Kaif runs into twitter controversy

    Updated On : Jan 01,2017   4:12 pm
New Delhi, Jan 1 (IANS) Mohammad Kaif has become the latest cricketer to be at the centre of a controversy after posting pictures of himself performing 'surya namaskar' on social media. View More..

Mumbai take on Tamil Nadu in high octane Ranji semi-final (Preview)

    Updated On : Dec 31,2016   4:36 pm
Rajkot, Dec 31 (IANS) Defending champions Mumbai's quest for their 42nd Ranji Trophy title will go through a stern test when they take on Tamil Nadu in the semi-final, starting at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Sunday. View More..

Mahesh Babu to ring in New Year in Zurich

    Updated On : Dec 29,2016   12:24 pm
Chennai, Dec 29 (IANS) Superstar Mahesh Babu, who has taken a break from the shoot of his next yet-untitled Tamil-Telugu outing, is currently holidaying with his wife Namrata Shirodkar and children. View More..

Ranji quarters: Gohel's double ton swells Gujarat's lead vs Odisha

    Updated On : Dec 26,2016   6:24 pm
Jaipur, Dec 26 (IANS) Riding on opener Samit Gohel's unbeaten 261, Gujarat ended the penultimate day of their Ranji Trophy cricket quarter-final tie against Odisha at 514/8, to take a mammoth 578-run lead at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium here on Monday. View More..

'Visaaranai', 'Kammatipaadam': 10 southern films that wowed in 2016

    Updated On : Dec 26,2016   4:26 pm
Chennai, Dec 26 (IANS) Out of the 600-odd films released in four southern languages -- Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam -- there were some which may not have earned a robust box-office number but still managed to elicit positive response from the audience and critics alike. View More..

Ranji Trophy: Gohel ton boosts Gujarat

    Updated On : Dec 25,2016   7:18 pm
Jaipur, Dec 25 (IANS) Samit Gohel hit an unbeaten century as Gujarat posted 246/3 in their second innings to take the uperhand against Odisha on the third day of their Ranji Trophy quarter-final clash here on Sunday. View More..

Bumrah's four wickets reduce Odisha to 184/8 in Ranji quarters

    Updated On : Dec 24,2016   7:10 pm
Jaipur, Dec 24 (IANS) Odisha staged a comeback of sorts to find themselves at a respectable 184/8 at stumps on the second day of their Ranji Trophy cricket quarter-final tie against Gujarat here on Saturday. View More..

Tamil Nadu hammer Karnataka by 7 wickets to enter Ranji Trophy semis

    Updated On : Dec 24,2016   7:08 pm
Visakhapatnam, Dec 24 (IANS) Tamil Nadu outplayed Karnataka by seven wickets on the second day of their Ranji Trophy cricket quarter-final match here on Saturday. View More..