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

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..

I become the viewer while directing: Murugadoss

    Updated On : Sep 09,2016   12:22 pm
Chennai, Sep 9 (IANS) Filmmaker A.R. Murugadoss, who enjoys a high success rate among his contemporaries in Indian cinema, says he always thinks from the viewpoint of the audience while helming a project. View More..

Kohli rested; Rohit, Jadeja, Dhawan included for Duleep Trophy final

    Updated On : Sep 07,2016   7:50 pm
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Test skipper Virat Kohli has been rested for the Duleep Trophy final between India Red and India Blue, to be held from September 10 to 14 at the Shahid Vijay Singh Pathik Sports Complex in Greater Noida. View More..

Centre orders 'return' of its official from Delhi assembly post

    Updated On : Sep 05,2016   11:08 pm
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) The central government on Monday seemed to open another front for confrontation with the AAP government in Delhi as the Information and Broadcasting Ministry directed its cadre officer Prasanna Kumar Suryadevara, now working as Delhi Assembly Secretary, to report to his parent organisation of Prasar Bharati immediately. View More..

33 held for gambling through casino

    Updated On : Sep 02,2016   7:06 pm
Gurgaon, Sep 2 (IANS) Thirty-three persons across the Millennium City were arrested for gambling through computer casino and six illegal casinos were seized, police said on Friday. View More..

Duleep Trophy: Rain-marred India Red, India Blue tie ends in draw

    Updated On : Sep 01,2016   9:00 pm
Greater Noida, Sep 1 (IANS) The match between India Red and India Blue was called off after rain played spoilsport on the fourth and final day at the Greater Noida Sports Complex Ground here on Thursday. View More..

Rain stops play on day three of Duleep Trophy

    Updated On : Aug 31,2016   9:08 pm
Greater Noida, Aug 31 (IANS) India Blue reached 285 for five when rain once again forced an early close of play on the third day of the second Duleep Trophy match against India Red at the Greater Noida Sports Complex Ground here on Wednesday. View More..

Government certifies 10 towns as open defecation free

    Updated On : Aug 29,2016   9:50 pm
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Beginning the process of third party verification of Open Defecation Free (ODF) claims by towns under Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban), the government on Monday certified 10 towns as ODF and claimed that at least 974 cities and towns will be Open Defecation free by 2017. View More..

Indonesian man might hold title for world's oldest at 145

    Updated On : Aug 29,2016   4:30 pm
Jakarata, Aug 29 (IANS) An Indonesian man is set to hold the title of world's oldest man at 145 years, authorities here said on Monday. View More..

Nepali team suggests lifting of ban on sending workers to Afghanistan

    Updated On : Aug 28,2016   5:56 pm
Kathmandu, Aug 28 (IANS) A fact-finding team formed by the Nepal government has recommended lifting of the ban on sending workers to war-torn Afghanistan by ensuring that they get adequate security, it was reported on Sunday. View More..

RJ Balaji joins Mahesh Babu's next

    Updated On : Aug 27,2016   11:50 am
Chennai, Aug 27 (IANS) Actor RJ Balaji has reportedly been roped in to play an important role in Mahesh Babu's upcoming yet-untitled Tamil-Telugu bilingual. View More..

Harikrishna boosts seeding, morale of Indian chess team for Olympiad

    Updated On : Aug 26,2016   3:02 pm
Chennai, Aug 26 (IANS) The presence of World No.16 Grandmaster (GM) P. Harikrishna in the Indian chess team at next month's World Chess Olympiad has not only boosted the morale of the younger players in the squad but also improved its seeding. View More..

Janmashtami celebrated with enthusiasm in Delhi

    Updated On : Aug 25,2016   7:42 pm
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Janmashtami, marking the birthday of Lord Krishna, was celebrated with zeal and enthusiasm in the national capital on Thursday with devotees going to temples, which were gaily decorated on the occasion. View More..