Tony Jaa is a Thai martial artist, actor, action choreographer, stuntman, director and Buddhist monk. His films include Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior, Tom-Yum-Goong (also called Warrior King or The Protector), Ong Bak 2: The Beginning, Furious 7 and Sha po lang 2 (also called SPL II: A Time for Consequences or Kill Zone 2).

Birth Name

Phanom Yeerum


Tony Jaa, Jaa Phanom


Actor, Martial Artist, Action Choreographer, Martial Arts Choreographer, Stunt Man, Director



Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Tony Jaa was born on  5, 1976, in Surin Province, Thailand.


He’s currently 43 years old.

Sun Sign







After completing high school graduation, Tony graduated with a bachelor’s degree from University of Mahamarakam (The Institute of Physical Education Mahasarakham) in Thailand.

Family Details

  • Father – Thongdee Yeerum (Muay Thai Boxer)
  • Mother – Rin Saipetch
  • Siblings – Taweesak Yeerum (Brother), Waew Yeerum (Sister), Hatthaya Yeerum (Sister)

Marital Status


Girlfriend / Spouse

Tony Jaa has dated –

  • Piyarat Chotiwattananont (2011-Present) – Tony Jaa officially registered his marriage to longtime girlfriend Piyarat Chotiwattananont on 29 December 2011. The wedding ceremony was held on 3 May 2012. Tony and his wife are blessed with two daughters named as Hathaipawee Yeerum and Narinray Yeerum. They are living happily together along with their children.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 5 feet 6 inches
  • In centimeters – 168 cm
  • In meters – 1.68 m m


  • In Kilograms – 62 kg
  • In Pounds – 134 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 36-14-31
  • Chest – 36 inches
  • Arms / Biceps – 14 inches
  • Waist – 31 inches

Body Build


Eye Color


Hair Color




Professional Statistics

Famous For

Being cast in the leading role in the action movie trilogy, Ong Bak.

Film Debut

In 1994, Tony made his first movie where he played a supporting role was Spirited Killer.

Television Debut

In 1998, Tony had his first television appearance in Red Eagle.

Awards & Nominations

Year Awards Category Work Outcome
2003 Star Entertainment Awards Actor in Leading Role of the Year Ong-Bak Won
2004 Suphannahong National Film Awards Best Actor Nominated
2005 Honorary Award Tom-Yum-Goong Won
2006 Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Breakthrough Performance Ong-Bak Nominated
2008 Top Awards Motion Picture of the Year Ong Bak 2 Won
2009 Nine Entertain Awards Won
Chalermthai Awards Nominated
Suphannahong National Film Awards Best Actor Nominated
2010 Top Awards Actor in Leading Role of the Year Ong Bak 3 Nominated
2011 Deauville Asian Film Festival Best Actor Nominated

Tony Jaa Favorites

  • Favorite Role Models – Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Jet Li

Tony Jaa Net worth

Tony Jaa has a net worth of about $10 million dollars as of 2019.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Tony Jaa

  • He has a black belt in Wushu and Taekwondo.
  • Tony Jaa began his career as a stuntman at the age of fifteen.
  • The films of Jackie Chan were his greatest childhood inspiration.
  • Jaa has two pet elephants.
  • He can speak Thai, as well as Northern Khmer and Kuy.
  • He owns the record for the biggest Muay Thai training session with 1,000 people in attendance (Hong Kong, July 2005).
  • In May 28, 2010, Jaa became a Buddhist monk at a Buddhist temple in Surin, Thailand.
  • In 2013, Jaa teamed up with Dolph Lundgren in the Thai western comedy A Man Will Rise.


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