Suriya is an Indian film actor, producer and television presenter, best known for his work in Tamil cinema. In 2009, his status as an action star was established with roles of a smuggler in Ayan and an aggressive cop in the Singam trilogy. Suriya has also found success with science fiction films like 7aum Arivu and 24. In 2017, he has won three Tamil Nadu State Film Awards and four Filmfare Awards South.

Birth Name

Saravanan Sivakumar


Suriya, Saro


Actor, Producer, Television Presenter



Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Suriya was born on the 23rd of July 1975, in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.


He’s currently 44 years old.

Sun Sign



Asian (Indian)




Suriya attended the Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan School in Coimbatore and then went to the St. Bede’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School in Chennai. After completing his schooling, he joined Loyola College in Chennai where he graduated with a B.Com degree.

Family Details

  • Father – Sivakumar (Actor)

  • Mother – Lakshmi
  • Siblings – Karthik Sivakumar (Younger Brother) (Actor), Brindha Sivakumar (Younger Sister)

Marital Status



Girlfriend / Spouse

Suriya has dated –

  • Jyothika Saravanan (2001-Present) – Suriya began dating Jyothika in 1999 with whom he worked in many films. They got married on September 11, 2006 in Chennai. They have two children together, a daughter named Diya (born 10 August 2007) and a son named Dev (born 7 June 2010).

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 5 feet 5 inches
  • In centimeters – 165 cm
  • In meters – 1.65 m


  • In Kilograms – 72 kg
  • In Pounds – 159 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 40-13-32
  • Chest – 40 in or 102 cm
  • Arms / Biceps – 13 in or 33 cm
  • Waist – 32 in or 81.5 cm

Body Build


Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color


Shoe Size

His shoe size is 9.5 (US).



Professional Statistics

Famous For

Suriya is best known for his work in Tamil cinema. In 2009, his status as an action star was established with roles of a smuggler in Ayan. In 2011, Suriya has also found success with science fiction films like 7aum Arivu. He has won three Tamil Nadu State Film Awards and four Filmfare Awards South.

Film Debut

In 1997, Suriya made his film debut in the Tamil action film, Nerrukku Ner alongside Vijay which was directed by Vasanth.

Television Debut

In 2012, he became the host of reality game show, Neengalum Vellalam Oru Kodi that aired on Vijay television.

Brand Endorsements

Suriya has appeared in commercials for various brands such as, Aircel, Pepsi, Nescafe Sunrise, Saravana Stores, Quickr Cars, Aqua Ace, Complan & Malabar.

Suriya Favorites

  • Favorite Actor – Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth
  • Favorite Actress – Trisha, Jyothika
  • Favorite Destination – London, Los Angeles
  • Favorite Hobbies – Long Driving, Camping
  • Favorite Color – White, Black
  • Favorite Food – Curd Rice and Pickle, Dosa, Thai Cuisine

Suriya Net worth

Suriya has an estimated net worth of $25 million dollars as of 2020.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Suriya

  • Suriya worked as a merchandising manager in a garment factory for 3 years before stepping into cinema.
  • His biggest dream is to direct a film on his own, for which he has been learning film making, editing, re-recording and etc.
  • He had to change his stage name from Saravanan to Surya as a result of a name clash with an already established actor.
  • Suriya inherited his passion from his father Sivakumar who is also an actor and visual artist.
  • In 1997, Surya starred in his film titled Nerrukku Ner.
  • In 1998, Suriya starts in the romance movie Kaadhale Nimmadhi with whom he plays alongside another hero Murali then in July Sandhippoma.
  • In 2001, he starred in Siddique’s comedy film Friends, also co-starring Vijay.
  • In 2003, he starred in Gautham Menon’s Kaakha Kaakha a film about the life of a police officer.
  • In 2004, Suriya along with R. Madhavan was Pepsi’s brand ambassador in Tamil Nadu.
  • In 2006, he starred with Jyothika and Bhumika Chawla in N. Krishna’s film Sillunu Oru Kaadhal.
  • In 2007, Suriya was the brand ambassador of Tanker Foundation and acted in a short film on AIDS awareness.
  • In 2008, Suriya began the Agaram Foundation working to help children who drop out of school early in Tamil Nadu.
  • In 2012, he made his debut as a TV presenter on Star Vijay’s Neengalum Vellalam Oru Kodi.
  • In 2013, Suriya ranked #33 on the list of top 100 celebrities by Forbes magazine.
  • In 2013, he started the film production and distribution company 2D Entertainment.
  • In 2013, Suriya was presented with the Edison Award for Best Male Endorser in South India.
  • In 2017, Suriya has won three Tamil Nadu State Film Awards and four Filmfare Awards South.


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