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

Shweta Tiwari welcomes son

    Updated On : Dec 02,2016   6:16 pm
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) Actress Shweta Tiwari has given birth to her second child, a boy. View More..

Shiva reference in title of Mahesh Babu's next

    Updated On : Dec 01,2016   5:38 pm
Chennai, Dec 1 (IANS) The makers of superstar Mahesh Babu's next Telugu-Tamil bilingual outing haven't finalised the title yet because it needs to have a Shiva reference, a source said. View More..

Delhi take 67-run lead against Vidarbha in Ranji Trophy

    Updated On : Nov 30,2016   7:08 pm
Chennai, Nov 30 (IANS) Delhi scored 250/8, taking their lead to 67 runs against Vidarbha at the end of the second day of their Ranji Trophy cricket match at the Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering Ground here on Wednesday. View More..

Shutdown call evokes partial response in Telugu states

    Updated On : Nov 28,2016   11:06 am
Hyderabad, Nov 28 (IANS) The nation-wide shutdown called by the Left parties over demonetisation of high value currency notes evoked partial response in Telugu states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh on Monday. View More..

Yuvan and I understand each other on creative level: Selvaraghavan

    Updated On : Nov 23,2016   12:16 pm
Chennai, Nov 23 (IANS) Filmmaker Selvaraghavan has reunited with composer Yuvan Shankar Raja after a decade in upcoming Tamil horror-thriller "Nenjam Marappathillai". Thrilled about their reunion, Selvaraghavan said that they understand each other on a creative level. View More..

Nepal to annul deals with Indian firm

    Updated On : Nov 21,2016   9:46 am
Kathmandu, Nov 21 (IANS) Nepal has decided to terminate all memoranda of understanding (MoU) and decisions reached with an Indian consortium that was preparing to build the Kathmandu-Nijgadh expressway. View More..

Want to be the flag-bearer of content-driven films: Nikhil Siddhartha

    Updated On : Nov 15,2016   2:48 pm
Chennai, Nov 15 (IANS) Actor Nikhil Siddhartha, who awaits the release of forthcoming Telugu thriller "Ekkadiki Pothavu Chinnavada", says he would like to encourage upcoming directors with strong content driven scripts, to work with him. View More..

Fadnavis inaugurates 105-bed neonatal ICU in Mumbai

    Updated On : Nov 14,2016   7:26 pm
Mumbai, Nov 14 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday inaugurated a 105-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) here, calling it a boon for the health care of the newborns. View More..

India-Nepal joint army exercise ends

    Updated On : Nov 13,2016   7:36 pm
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) "Surya Kiran-X", the 10th edition of India-Nepal joint military exercise, culminated in Nepal on Sunday with a 72-hour-long outdoor exercise on counter-terrorism and disaster management, the Defence Ministry said. View More..

Odisha failed to utilise allocated fund: Union minister

    Updated On : Nov 12,2016   10:46 pm
Bhubaneswar, Nov 12 (IANS) Union Minister for Rural Development Ram Kripal Yadav on Saturday criticised the Odisha government for failing to utilise the fund allocated under various centrally-sponsored schemes. View More..

Indian Army Chief arrives in Kathmandu

    Updated On : Nov 11,2016   4:44 pm
Kathmandu, Nov 11 ( IANS) Indian Army Chief General Dalbir Singh arrived in Kathmandu on Friday on a three-day official visit on the invitation of his Nepali counterpart General Rajendra Chhetri. View More..

India Inc. gives thumbs up to Modi's move on black money

    Updated On : Nov 09,2016   7:12 pm
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) As the government cracked down on black money, India's corporate sector wholeheartedly gave its thumbs up to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's initiative to demonetise high value currency notes in the country. View More..

Mariam from 'Nenjam Marappathillai' a dream role for Regina

    Updated On : Nov 07,2016   12:14 pm
Chennai, Nov 7 (IANS) Actress Regina Cassandra, who is returning to Tamil filmdom with Selvaraghavan's upcoming horror-thriller "Nenjam Marappathillai" after a brief hiatus, says the character she essays in the film is no less than her dream role. View More..

New-age fast cricket is anything but cricket: Salil Ankola

    Updated On : Nov 06,2016   4:46 pm
Mumbai, Nov 6 (IANS) Cricketer-turned-actor Salil Ankola, who is playing Suryadev on Colors' upcoming historical period drama "Karamphal Data Shani" said that the new trend of fast cricket is far removed from the basic idea of the game. View More..

Theme music of 'Nenjam Marappathillai' to be released as single

    Updated On : Nov 06,2016   11:42 am
Chennai, Nov 6 (IANS) The theme music of filmmaker Selvaraghavan's upcoming Tamil horror-thriller "Nenjam Marappathillai" will be released as a single, makers announced on Sunday. View More..

Smog hits two Ranji ties in Delhi (Roundup)

    Updated On : Nov 05,2016   8:52 pm
New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) The smog in the national capital not only disrupted traffic and normal life but also affected two Ranji Trophy cricket ties -- Gujarat versus Bengal and Hyderabad versus Tripura -- where the first day's play was called off without a single ball being bowled on Saturday. View More..

I was always sceptical about doing a mythological drama: Salil Ankola

    Updated On : Nov 05,2016   3:12 am
Mumbai, Nov 5 (IANS) Cricketer-turned-actor Salil Ankola, who is playing 'Suryadev', the father of 'Shani' on Colors' new show "Karamphal Data Shani" was very sceptical about playing any mythological character on screen. View More..

Media photographers assaulted outside Bombay House of Tatas

    Updated On : Nov 04,2016   8:02 pm
Mumbai, Nov 4 (IANS) Some private security personnel on Friday assaulted media photographers, who had gathered to cover the arrival of Tata Sons' sacked Chairman Cyrus P. Mistry for a board meeting at Tatas' headquarters, Bombay House. View More..

Indian Hotels independent directors back Cyrus Mistry

    Updated On : Nov 04,2016   6:52 pm
Mumbai, Nov 4 (IANS) Amid chaos and skirmishes between the security guards and the media outside Bombay House here, Indian Hotels held its board meet with Cyrus Mistry in the chair -- the first for a Tata Sons firm after the 49-year-old industrialist was ousted as the group chairman. View More..

Press photographers assaulted outside Tata's Bombay House

    Updated On : Nov 04,2016   6:08 pm
Mumbai, Nov 4 (IANS) Some private security personnel on Friday assaulted media photographers who had gathered there to cover the arrival of Tata Sons sacked chairman Cyrus P. Mistry for a board meeting at Tata headquarters, Bombay House. View More..