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

TCS hired over 12,500 US employees over five years: Study

    Updated On : Jun 23,2017   5:54 pm
New Delhi/New York, June 23 (IANS) Global IT services, consulting and business solutions organisation Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) was among the top two job creators, recruiting more than 12,500 US employees from 2012-2016, a recent study by The Cambridge Group said. View More..

Regional poets lead Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar

    Updated On : Jun 23,2017   2:20 pm
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Regional language poets dominated the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar 2017 with sixteen books of poetry along with five short stories, two biographies and one essay that won the award. View More..

Vijay's next film is titled 'Mersal'

    Updated On : Jun 21,2017   6:58 pm
Chennai, June 21 (IANS) The makers of actor Vijay's next Tamil outing on Wednesday unveiled the film's title and first look on the eve of the actor's birthday. View More..

Modi in Lucknow to lead third International Yoga Day celebrations

    Updated On : Jun 20,2017   6:44 pm
New Delhi/Lucknow, June 20 (IANS) The stage has been all set for grand celebrations of the third edition of International Yoga Day on Wednesday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath slated to lead thousands of yoga enthusiasts here. View More..

3rd International Yoga Day: Modi, Yogi to perform in Lucknow

    Updated On : Jun 20,2017   11:46 am
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The stage is all set for India to hold the third edition of International Yoga Day on Wednesday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath performing Yoga along with 51,000 participants in Lucknow. View More..

Himachal students set record for practicing yoga

    Updated On : Jun 18,2017   3:04 pm
Rampur (Himachal Pradesh), June 18 (IANS) Eleven students of Himachal Pradesh have made records by practicing yoga 'asanas' for long duration to enter the Golden Book of World Records, an official claimed on Sunday. View More..

Odisha can't develop till BJD in power: Chouhan

    Updated On : Jun 17,2017   10:56 pm
Bhubaneswar, June 17 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Saturday said prosperity or development is not possible in Odisha as long as Biju Janata Dal (BJD) is in power. View More..

Don't lose peoples' trust: Army Chief to forces

    Updated On : Jun 17,2017   4:14 pm
Hyderabad, June 17 (IANS) Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Saturday asked the armed forces to maintain high standards of integrity and not to lose the trust of people of the country. View More..

Second teaser of 'Spyder' out on Mahesh Babu's birthday

    Updated On : Jun 16,2017   1:44 pm
Chennai, June 16 (IANS) The second teaser of Mahesh Babu starrer Telugu action-thriller "Spyder" will be unveiled on August 9, to coincide with the actor's birthday, a source said. View More..

'Phullu': Heartwarming film about that time of the month (Review)

    Updated On : Jun 16,2017   1:32 pm
Film: "Phullu"; Director: Abhishek Saxena; Cast: Sharib Ali Hashmi, Jyotii Sethi, Nutan Surya, Inaamulhaq; Rating: ***1/2 View More..

'Phullu': Performances outshine its weak plot (IANS Review, Rating: **)

    Updated On : Jun 15,2017   5:34 pm
Film: "Phullu"; Director: Abhishek Saxena; Cast: Sharib Ali Hashmi, Jyotii Sethi, Nutan Surya, Inaamulhaq; Rating: ** View More..

Phullu is not preachy at all, says Pitobash Tripathy

    Updated On : Jun 15,2017   3:32 pm
Mumbai, June 15 (IANS) "Begum Jaan" fame actor Pitobash Tripathy, who was present for the special screening of "Phullu", says that the film talks about a very important topic yet doesn't seem preachy at all. View More..

Allu Arjun's new film 'Naa Peru Surya' launched

    Updated On : Jun 14,2017   12:10 pm
Hyderabad, June 14 (IANS) Actor Allu Arjun's new Telugu film "Naa Peru Surya" -- with the tagline "Naa Illu India" -- was launched here on Wednesday. View More..

Sufficient wild prey doesn't prevent livestock attacks, says snow leopard expert

    Updated On : Jun 11,2017   11:32 am
Shimla, June 11 (IANS) Sufficient prey in in the wild doesn't mean fewer attacks on livestock and a decline in man-animal conflicts, says a scientist who has been working on the highly elusive snow leopard in the Himalayas for nearly a decade. View More..

Six directors of perfume firm booked for bank fraud, premises raided

    Updated On : Jun 10,2017   6:26 pm
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Raids were conducted on premises on six directors of city-based perfume company, Surya Vinayak Industries Ltd, here on Saturday after the CBI filed a fresh case against them for cheating the Development Bank of Singapore of Rs 122.49 crore between 2007 and 2012, an official said. View More..

Six directors of perfume firm booked in Rs 122.49 crore fraud

    Updated On : Jun 10,2017   5:08 pm
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) The CBI has registered a fresh case against six directors of a Delhi-based perfume making company, Surya Vinayak Industries Limited, for cheating the Development Bank of Singapore of Rs 122.49 crore between 2007 and 2012, an official said on Saturday. View More..

Trinidad & Tobago to host activities to mark International Yoga Day

    Updated On : Jun 08,2017   5:06 pm
Port-of-Spain (IANS) The Indian High Commission in Trinidad and Tobago has announced 12-days of activities to mark International Yoga Day on June 21. View More..

IIT-Bombay beats Japanese institution to win competition in US

    Updated On : Jun 07,2017   10:44 pm
Mumbai, June 7 (IANS) An IIT-Bombay team beat a Japanese institution to win the 25th Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition held this week in the US, an official said here on Wednesday. View More..

Divya Dutta supports film promoting talk around sanitary pads

    Updated On : Jun 05,2017   4:04 pm
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) Actress Divya Dutta has given full support to the forthcoming movie "Phullu", which attempts to create awareness around sanitary napkins for women. View More..

Despite 'withdrawal' call, farmers strike continues in Maharashtra

    Updated On : Jun 03,2017   8:08 pm
Mumbai, June 3 IANS) In a major embarrassment for Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, hours after the Kisan Kranti on Saturday announced its decision to "withdraw" the two-day-old statewide strike, leaders of various associations rejected its call and continued their agitation. View More..