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Birthday: 23 July, 1975
Age: 45 years

Suriya is an Indian film actor, producer, Tv presenter who predominantly works in Tamil film industry. Suriya’s real name is Saravanan Sivakumar. He is the eldest child of Tamil film actor Sivakumar and his younger brother Karthi is also an actor. Suriya made his big-screen debut in 1997′ Nerrukku Ner Tamil movie.

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Early Life and Careers:

Suriya was born on 23 July 1975 to a Tamil speaking family in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. As of 2021, Suriya’s age is 45 years. He is the eldest son of Sivakumar (Actor) and Lakshmi Sivakumar. His younger brother Karthik Sivakumar a.k.a Karthi is also an actor in Tamil film industry. He has one sister and her name is Brindha Sivakumar. He did his schooling at The PSBB Millennium School, Coimbatore and St. Bede’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, Chennai. Later he joined Loyola College, Chennai where he completed his Bachelor of Commerce degree.

Before his career in films, Surya worked at a garment exports factory for eight months. To avoid nepotism, he did not reveal himself to his boss as Sivakumar’s son, but his boss ultimately learnt the truth himself. He was initially offered the lead role by Vasanth in his film Aasai (1995), but he rejected the offer citing a lack of interest in an acting career. He later debuted in Vasanth’s own 1997 film Nerrukku Ner, produced by Mani Ratnam when he was 22 years of age. The stage name Suriya was bestowed to him by Ratnam to avoid a clash of names with established actor Saravanan. The name Suriya was frequently used for characters in Ratnam’s films. He then acted more than 45 Tamil films. He also produced several Tamil movies under his home banner, ‘2D Entertainment.’

Personal Life:

When it comes to his personal life, Suriya got married to actress Jyothika. The couple, after being together for several years, got married on 11 September 2006. They have two children. Their daughter name is Diya Savikumar who was born on 10 August 2007, and their son name is Dev Savikumar who was born on 7 June 2010.

Personal Info:

Real Name Saravanan Sivakumar
Stage Name Suriya
Profession(s) Actor, Producer, Television Presenter
Birthday 23 July 1975
Age 45 years
Father Name Sivakumar
Mother Name Lakshmi Sivakumar
Siblings Brother: Karthik Sivakumar a.k.a Karthi (Younger, Actor)
Sister: Brindha Sivakumar
Birthplace Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Hometown Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
Current City Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
School The PSBB Millennium School, Coimbatore
St. Bede’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, Chennai
College Loyola College, Chennai
Eduction Bachelor of Commerce
Debut film Film: Nerrukku Ner (1997)
Zodiac sign Cancer
Food Habit Non-Vegetarian
Marital status Married
Spouse name Jyothika (Actress, m.2006-present)
Children Diya Suriya
Dev Suriya
Hobbies & Interest Travelling, Watching movies, reading, writing
Religion Hindu
Nationality Indian
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Lesser Known Facts / Rumors/ Controversies

  1. Suriya belongs to a filmy background as his father, brother and wife are all actors.
  2. Director Mani Ratnam gave him the name Suriya, to avoid any confusion of names with the actor, Saravanan.
  3. When he passed his 10th standard, he got an offer from a director, but he wasn’t confident about his looks and height, and instead went on to complete his graduation in Commerce.
  4. He started his career as a merchandising manager in a garment factory and worked there for 3 years.
  5. His first salary was 1000 (INR), from which he gifted his mother a saree.
  6. His role as Nandha in the film Nandha was the breakthrough role in his acting career which earned him a Film Award for the Best Actor.
  7. He along with his wife Jyothika is the founder of Agaram Foundation which helps out school drop-out children to rehabilitate.
  8. His dream is to direct a film and loves to spend time in recording, story discussions and editing to groom himself.
  9. Controversy: In May 2016, a complaint was filed against him as he was accused of attacking a boy (Prem Kumar) who was having a noisy argument with a woman on the road.
  10. Controversy: On 23 May 2017, a non-bailable arrest warrant was issued against 8 Tamil film actors, including Suriya, Sathyaraj, R Sarathkumar and Sripriya, for not appearing before the court in connection with a defamation case filed by a freelance journalist.

Additional information

  1. Does Suriya know cooking? – No.
  2. Does Suriya smoke? – Not known.
  3. Does Suriya drinks alcohol? – Not known.
  4. Does Suriya go to the gym? – Yes.
  5. Who is Suriya’s girlfriend ( Suriya’s lover)? – Not known.
  6. Who is Suriya’s wife? – Jyotika.
  7. Suriya’s shoe size is 8.5.
  8. Suriya’s height is 5’7″
  9. Suriya’ mother tongue is Tamil.
  10. Suriya’ father name is Sivakumar.
  11. Suriya’ mother name is Lakshmi Sivakumar.
  12. Suriya’ birthday date is 23 July 1975.
  13. As of 2021, Suriya’ age is 45 years
  14. Suriya’ hometown is Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.


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