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 : Sep 18,2017   4:16 pm
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    Updated On : Sep 18,2017   3:32 pm
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    Updated On : Sep 14,2017   5:50 pm
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    Updated On : Sep 12,2017   6:30 pm
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'Spyder' will be Mahesh Babu's biggest release in US

    Updated On : Sep 12,2017   10:58 am
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    Updated On : Sep 11,2017   10:46 pm
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Long way to go before I get my due credit in Bollywood: Akhil Sachdeva

    Updated On : Sep 08,2017   2:14 pm
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Investiture ceremony of Central Command in Uttarakhand

    Updated On : Sep 08,2017   11:52 am
Lucknow, Sep 8 (IANS) The investiture ceremony of the Central Command to felicitate award winning officers, gallant soldiers and Veer Naris will be held at Kumaon Regimental Centre (KRC), Ranikhet in Uttarakhand on September 12, a defence spokesperson said on Friday. View More..

This warrior fort converted into a heritage resort must be on your bucket list

    Updated On : Sep 07,2017   12:10 pm
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'Spyder' makers deny reports of footage leak

    Updated On : Sep 06,2017   12:12 pm
Chennai, Sep 6 (IANS) The makers of superstar Mahesh Babu's upcoming Tamil-Telugu bilingual "Spyder", gearing up for grand release this Dussehra, have rubbished reports about the leak of film's footage. View More..

HC allows sanitisation of Sirsa Dera campus, appoints Court Commissioner

    Updated On : Sep 05,2017   7:44 pm
Chandigarh, Sep 5 (IANS) The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday gave its go-ahead to the Haryana government to sanitise Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters near Sirsa town in the state and appointed a Court Commissioner to oversee the process. View More..

Joint India-Nepal army exercise from Sunday

    Updated On : Sep 02,2017   6:12 pm
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Cambodia's Angkor Wat earns nearly $70mn in 2017

    Updated On : Sep 01,2017   3:26 pm
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My son is reason for my existence, says Mahesh Babu

    Updated On : Aug 31,2017   2:52 pm
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51 MPs/MLAs facing crime against women charge: ADR

    Updated On : Aug 30,2017   8:44 pm
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) As many as 51 elected representatives -- three Members of Parliament and 48 Members of Legislative Assemblies (MLAs) -- have been charged with crime against women as per their self-declared affidavits, an ADR analysis said on Wednesday. View More..

Mumbai deluge claims five lives, dozen missing

    Updated On : Aug 30,2017   2:50 pm
Mumbai, Aug 30 (IANS) At least five persons lost their lives in different rain-related incidents during Tuesday's deluge when Mumbai was virtually paralyzed, officials said here on Wednesday. View More..

Magic portion in 'Mersal' will be astonishing: Gogo Requiem

    Updated On : Aug 29,2017   2:18 pm
Chennai, Aug 29 (IANS) Actor Vijay will be seen playing a magician as part of the triple role he plays in upcoming Tamil action-drama "Mersal". The magic portion in the film will be astonishing, says popular magician Gogo Requiem. View More..

Lies, half-truths, secrets -- all from Khattar government! (News Analysis)

    Updated On : Aug 27,2017   2:32 pm
Chandigarh, Aug 27 (IANS) In the past over 100 hours of the Dera Sacha Sauda mayhem, the BJP government in Haryana led by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar relied on lies, half-truths and secrecy to defend itself in the face of the mayhem which left 36 people dead and over 250 injured. View More..

High Court slams Haryana CM for 'political patronage' to Dera chief

    Updated On : Aug 26,2017   2:48 pm
Chandigarh, Aug 26 (IANS) Slamming Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar for "protecting and extending political patronage" to controversial godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Saturday asked the state to register a case against those who instigated the widespread violence by Dera followers after the sect leader was convicted of rape. View More..

Dera sect will have to compensate for violence: High Court

    Updated On : Aug 25,2017   8:42 pm
Chandigarh, Aug 25 (IANS) The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Friday said that Dera Sacha Sauda sect properties could be attached "if it is found that sect followers were responsible" for the large-scale violence unleashed in both states after a court held the Dera chief guilty of rape. View More..