Suriya | Biography, Career, Age, Net worth, Movies

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Hitesh Mandot
Date : 26-09-2022
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Suriya is an Indian actor, producer, television presenter, and philanthropist. Six times, Suriya has appeared on the Forbes India Celebrity 100 list.

Suriya’s Biography

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Suriya is an Indian actor, producer, television presenter, and philanthropist. Suriya’s real name is Saravanan Sivakumar. Suriya's birth date is 23 July 1975. Suriya’s birth year is 1975. Suriya’s age is 47 years as of 2022. Suriya’s birthplace is Madras(Chennai). Suriya’s zodiac sign is Leo. Suriya’s mother’s name is Lakshmi. Suriya’s father is Sivakumar. Suriya's height is 5 feet 7 inches.

Suriya is the stage name of Saravanan Sivakumar, an Indian actor, producer, television host, and philanthropist who was born on July 23, 1975. He is one of the best-paid actors in Tamil cinema, where he primarily performs, though he has also appeared in a few Hindi films. Numerous honors were bestowed upon him, including five Vijay Awards, two National Film Awards, four Filmfare Awards South, three Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, two SIIMA Awards, and two Edison Awards. Suriya has appeared on the Forbes India Celebrity 100 list six times, which is based on the revenues of Indian celebrities.

Following his screen debut in Nerukku Ner (1997), Suriya received his breakthrough role in Nandha (2001), and with the thriller Kaakha Kaakha, he achieved his first significant commercial hit (2003). His appearances as a smuggler in Ayan (2009) and an aggressive cop in the Singam trilogy cemented his reputation as an action hero. His work in highly praised movies like Soorarai Pottru (2020) and Jai Bhim (2021), the former of which won him the National Film Award for Best Actor, followed his triumph with the science fiction movies 7aum Arivu (2011) and 24 (2016).

Suriya started the Agaram Foundation in 2008, which provides funding for various charitable endeavors. He made his television presenting debut in 2012 with the Tamil version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? called Neengalum Vellalam Oru Kodi on Star Vijay. Suriya established the production company 2D Entertainment in 2013.

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Suriya's Family and Education

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Suriya’s real name is Saravanan Sivakumar. Suriya's birth date is 23 July 1975. Suriya’s birth year is 1975. Suriya’s age is 47 years as of 2022. Suriya’s birthplace is Madras(Chennai). Suriya’s zodiac sign is Leo. Suriya’s mother’s name is Lakshmi. Suriya’s father is Sivakumar. Suriya's height is 5 feet 7 inches. Karthi, Suriya's younger brother, is also an actor. Suriya is the oldest child of actor Sivakumar. In 2006, he was hitched to Jyothika, a co-star. Actor Sivakumar and his wife Lakshmi welcomed their son Suriya on July 23, 1975, as Saravanan in Madras (now Chennai), Tamil Nadu.

Karthi, a brother, and Brindha, a sister, are Suriya's two younger siblings. Jyothika is the wife of Suriya. The couple wed on September 11, 2006, after dating for a number of years. They have two Children. Suriya's children's names are Diya and Dev.

Suriya graduated with a B.Com from Loyola College in Chennai after attending Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan School and St. Bede's Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School in Chennai.


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Suriya's Affair and Relationship with wife Jyothika

At the tender age of 22, Suriya made his acting debut in the Mani Ratnam-produced movie Nerrukku Ner. With his early films, he did not have success, and he was still working hard to establish himself. Suriya first met Mumbai-born Jyothika Sadanah in 1999 while they were both working on Poovellam Kettupar. At the time, Jyothika and Suriya were both aspiring actors who weren't yet major stars.

Jyothika put a lot of effort into learning the language despite not understanding it in order to establish herself in the Tamil industry. Suriya was surprised by her commitment to her profession and flawless dialogue delivery. Suriya was drawn to Jyothika because of her humility for her coworkers and her devotion to her work.

Jyothika had great success and was well-known. When Jyothika noticed Suriya passing by the sets where she was filming in 2001, she sent her assistant to call him, and that was the beginning of their second encounter. After their second meeting, they struck up a conversation and soon found themselves, close friends. Suriya had already begun inviting Jyothika to his gatherings and introducing her to his close friends by that point.

The two had fallen in love when Kaakha Kaakha was being filmed. The couple was rumored to have been engaged around the time the movie came out. It is stated that Suriya got engaged to Jyothika in order to buy himself some time to persuade his parents of their connection. The engagement was a low-key affair. The two became the most sought-after stars after their movie, Kaakha Kaakha, smashed all box office records and became a big success. The gorgeous couple would drive their fans crazy with just one glance. Every day that went by, their love just grew deeper.

Suriya and Jyothika culminated their lovely connection into the sacred thread of marriage in the year 2006. On September 10, 2006, the devoted couple's wedding festivities had begun with a Mehendi ceremony. Suriya and Jyothika exchanged vows at the Park Sheraton Hotel in Chennai on September 11, 2006. The who's who of the Tamil film industry, as well as prominent state and federal ministers, attended their wedding, which was a star-studded extravaganza. After getting married, Jyothika gave up performing and relocated from Mumbai to Chennai.

When they received a tiny angel into their life in 2007, the gorgeous couple eagerly embraced parenthood and gave her the name Diya. With the birth of their son Dev in 2010, Suriya and Jyothika had completed their family.


Suriya Other Work


AIDS Awareness

Suriya starred in a short film about AIDS awareness and served as the Tanker Foundation's brand ambassador in 2007. [91] Suriya criticized the draft National Education Policy (NEP) of the union government in 2019, saying that several of its aspects would negatively impact pupils from rural areas. According to him, the goal of the strategy was to impose the three-language formula in Tamil Nadu and admission and qualifying exams on students. BJP and AIADMK leaders opposed his views.


Charitable Trust

On behalf of the Sivakumar Charitable Trust, Suriya and his family have also offered assistance with funding for Sri Lankan Tamil children's education. Additionally, he actively participates in other charitable endeavors including the Save The Tigerscampaign, which promotes the preservation and protection of tigers in India, nd REACH, a charity that uses supervised treatment programs to completely cure TB patients. 

Every year on his birthday, the actor gives back to the community all around Tamil Nadu. Currently, Suriya is appearing in the untitled Bala movie that he also produces. In Kanyakumari, three homes have been constructed for this purpose. Suriya made the choice to offer the homes on the sets to the underprivileged fishermen of Kanyakumari for free rather than demolish them after filming.


Agaram Foundation

Suriya founded the Agaram Foundation in 2006 with the goal of assisting Tamil Nadu's early school dropouts. Suriya disclosed that his father's organization, Sivakumar Educational Trust, which had been running such services on a lesser scale since the 1980s, served as inspiration for him to start the campaign. The foundation produced Herova? Zerova?, a brief commercial video that highlights child labor, poverty, and lack of access to education, in collaboration with Tamil Nadu's Ministry of Education. Vijay, Madhavan, and Jyothika were all featured in the Sivakumar-written and Sivakumar-produced movie. For their further study in a variety of fields in 2010, 159 deserving students were sponsored by Agaram, which has since continued to offer free seats and housing to students.

Agaram Foundation seeks to provide adequate learning opportunities to the rural populace who would not otherwise have access to high-quality education, with the firm belief that an educated mind may not only reduce social problems but also help in the socioeconomic upbringing of society. Through the foundation, he has also created a venue for students to take part in workshops and advance their leadership, goal-setting, teamwork, and communication abilities.

Suriya served as the Pepsi brand ambassador in Tamil Nadu in 2004 alongside R. Madhavan. He was selected in 2006 to promote TVS Motors, Sunfeast Biscuits, and Aircel, the latter of which he continues to support. Since 2010, he has provided his support for Saravana Stores, Bharathi Cements, and Emami Navaratna goods. He secured a new contract with Nescafe, Close-Up, and the Zandu Balm brand in 2011, and he made an appearance in these commercials alongside the actress Malaika Arora. Malabar Gold, a prestigious jewelry company, hired Suriya in 2012. Suriya and his wife Jyothika appeared together in the ads for Aircel and Nescafe. He was recognized in 2013 as the Best Male Endorser in South India at the Edison Awards.

Suriya was referred to as the largest star in modern Tamil cinema by film producer G. Dhananjayan in an interview with the Bangalore Mirror in 2013. He claimed this was mostly due to the fact that Telugu and Malayalam speakers also found him to be popular.


Suriya's Movies and Career


Suriya’s First Movie Nerrukku Ner (1997)

A thief tries to flee the nation and asks a passport office to make a false one, but he alerts the police after the official admits to his wife that he's been cheating on her; she leaves him and files for divorce.

The 1997 action-thriller movie Nerrukku Ner, was written and directed by Vasanth and produced by Mani Ratnam. In addition to Raghuvaran, Shanthi Krishna, Baby Jennifer, Karan, Vivek, Manivannan, and Prakash Raj playing supporting roles, the movie stars Vijay, Suriya, Simran, Kausalya, and Suriya in his acting debut. The score and cinematography for the movie were handled by Deva and K. V. Anand, respectively.

The movie had a good box office performance.


Pithamagan (2003)

Unidentified woman passes away while giving birth in a cemetery. The cemetery keeper discovers her child, Chithan, and takes care of raising him. Chithan is likely more wild than autistic because he has little human contact while growing up amid corpses. He gives off a growl.

Bala wrote and directed the 2003 Indian Tamil action drama movie Pithamagan, which translates to Son of Ancestors. Vikram, Suriya, Laila, and Sangeetha all appear in the movie. It is based on the short novel Nandhavanathil Oru Aandi by Jayakanthan and features an animalistic man who grew up far from civilization with little human contact.

Pithamagan was made available on October 24, 2003. Vikram received the National Film Award for Best Actor for the movie, which was a huge hit. Due to its popularity, the movie was dubbed into Telugu and released on 2 April 2004 as Siva Putrudu (The Son of Shiva). Additionally, Anatharu, a Kannada remake of the movie.

Pithamagan was dubbed into Telugu and published on April 2, 2004, under the title Siva Putrudu. The movie was recreated as Anatharu in Kannada. Satish Kaushik reportedly purchased the rights to the Hindi version of the movie in October 2011. Later, it was claimed that he had requested Salman Khan to play Vikram again. The initiative, however, never materialized.


Singam (2010)

An influential goon transfers an honorable policeman to Chennai. He intends to return to his town after failing to collect any proof of the goon's wrongdoings; nevertheless, his girlfriend implores him to stay and take revenge.

In 2010, Hari wrote and directed the action movie Singam, which was also produced by K. E. Gnanavel Raja under his Studio Green brand in collaboration with Reliance Big Pictures and released by Sun Pictures. It is his 25th film and features Suriya in the protagonist role, along with Anushka Shetty, Prakash Raj, and Vivek in supporting parts. It is the opening chapter of the Singam series. The movie premiered on May 28, 2010.

The movie was a box office hit and was remade in Bengali as Shotru, Kannada as Kempe Gowda, Hindi as Singham, and Punjabi as Singham. The sequels Singam II  and Si3 came after it.

In the films Vellore Maavattam and Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam, Santhanam and Soori parodied Suriya's persona. Aaha Kalyanam's song The Punch Song features the famous movie phrase Ongi Adicha Ondra Tonne Weight (If I punch you, you'll feel a tonne of weight).


24 (2016)

Scientist Sethuraman creates a time-traveling device, which his evil twin brother wants to possess. Sethuraman's son and his twin brother engage in a brutal conflict to obtain the device.

Vikram Kumar is the writer and director of the 2016 science fiction action movie 24 in the Tamil language. The movie, which is based on the idea of time travel, stars Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Nithya Menen, and actor Suriya in a triple roles.

The movie was a box office hit and had positive reviews, and it took home two prizes at the 64th National Film Awards for Best Cinematography and Best Production Design. The Critics' Choice Award for Best Actor went to Suriya at the 64th Filmfare Awards.

A. R. Rahman wrote the soundtrack album and the film score. The songs' lyrics were composed by Madhan Karky and Vairamuthu. Eros Music issued the soundtrack CD on April 9, 2016.

On May 1, 2016, the game 24: Athreya Run by Creative Monkey Games was made available through the iOS App Store and Google Playstore.


Soorarai Pottru (2020)

Maara, a young man from a far-off village, has ambitions to start his own airplane company. But for his mission to be a success, he needs get over a number of barriers and difficulties.

Praise the brave is the subtitle for the 2020 Tamil-language drama film Soorarai Pottru, which was written and directed by Sudha Kongara and was made by Suriya, Jyothika, and Guneet Monga. The script was co-written by Kongara and Shalini Usha Nair; an additional screenplay was contributed by Aalif Surti and Ganesha; while the dialogue was written by Vijay Kumar and P. Virumandi. Suriya, Aparna Balamurali, and Paresh Rawal are the movie's main actors, and Mohan Babu, Urvashi, and Karunas also play significant supporting roles.

At the 78th Golden Globe Awards, Soorarai Pottru was chosen as one of 10 Indian movies to be shown in the Best Foreign Film category. The movie made an official entry to the 93rd Academy Awards, for Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Original Score, and other categories, according to the film's executive producer, Rajasekar Pandian, on January 26, 2021.

At the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne, it took home two prizes, including Best Actor and Best Film (Suriya).

At the 10th South Indian International Movie Awards, it received nominations in 14 categories and won seven prizes. Soorarai Pottru took home five honors at the 68th National Film Awards: Best Feature Film, Best Actor (Suriya), Best Actress (Aparna), Best Original Screenplay (Kongara and Nair), Best Director, and Best Background Score (Prakash Kumar).


Jai Bhim (2021)

An impoverished tribal lady who is pregnant looks anxiously for her husband, who has gone missing from police custody. In an effort to discover her husband and pursue justice for the couple, a High Court advocate emerges.

Jai Bhim is a 2021 Indian Tamil-language legal drama film that was produced by Jyothika and Suriya under the banner of 2D Entertainment and directed by T. J. Gnanavel. Suriya, Lijomol Jose, and Manikandan are the movie's main actors. Rajisha Vijayan, Prakash Raj, Rao Ramesh, and other actors play supporting roles.

Members of the cinema community, including Kamal Haasan, Siddharth, R. Madhavan, and Sivakarthikeyan, among others, responded enthusiastically to Jai Bhim. In an interview with The Federal, Justice K. Chandru, who was closely involved with the film from story discussions to post-production work, stated that the film is not a mere retelling of Sengini's tragic tale, but is more about throwing light on the larger picture of the victimization of vulnerable communities like the Irula tribe. Tamil Nadu's Chief Minister, M. K. Stalin, appreciated the movie and claimed it kept him up all night thinking about it.

Jai Bhim was the most watched Indian movie on IMDb in 2014. Jai Bhim also rose to the top spot for Indian Google searches in 2021. Additionally, it ranked fourth on a list of movies that received the most tweets in 2021, per a report released by Twitter.


Suriya’s Upcoming Movies



A Tamil drama film by the name of Vanangaan (also known as Vanangan) was directed by Bala and produced by Suriya and Jyothika under the banner of 2D Productions. Suriya, Krithi Shetty, and Mamitha Baiju play the key roles in the film. GV Prakash Kumar wrote the soundtrack for the film, and Balasubramaniam was in charge of the photography.



Party is a Tamil comedy film that Venkat Prabhu wrote and directed. Jai, Mirchi Siva, Sathyaraj, Ramya Krishnan, Nassar, Kayal fame Chandran, Regina Cassandra, Nivetha Pethuraj, and Sanchitha Shetty all have significant roles in the movie Party.

Premji will serve as the movie's music director in the place of Yuvan Shankar Raja, who won't be composing the music for a Venkat Prabhu production.

The cinematography will be handled by Rajesh Yadav, while the editor will be Praveen KL. T Siva is directing the film under the Amma Acreations label.


Suriya 42

Temporarily known as Suriya 42, Siruthai Siva is the director of Suriya's 42nd film. The key roles in the movie star cast are played by Suriya and Disha Patani. K.E. Gnanavelraja is producing the film through Studio Green in collaboration with UV Creations Vamsi-Pramod. Devi Sri Prasad, a.k.a. Rockstar, composed the music.

The film will be released in 3D and in 10 different languages. On September 9, 2022, the movie's motion poster was made public.


Irumbu Kai Mayavi

Lokesh Kanagaraj is the director of the Tamil drama film Irumbu Kai Mayavi. Irumbu Kai Mayavi features Suriya Sivakumar in the cast.


Suriya’s Career Timeline

YearSuriya's Movies and ShowsSuriya's Character Names And Roles
2022Etharkkum ThunindhavanA. R. Kannabiran
2022Rocketry: The Nambi EffectHimself
2022Oh My DogProducer
2021Jai BhimK. Chandru
2021Raame Aandalum Raavane AandalumProducer
2021Jai BhimProducer
2020Soorarai PottruNedumaaran Rajangam (Maara)
2020Ponmagal VandhalProducer
2020Soorarai PottruProducer
2020Ponmagal VandhalNarrator
2020Soorarai PottruMusic Video
2020Aakaasam Nee Haddhu RaMusic Video
2019NGKNandha Gopalan Kumaran (NGK)
2019Uriyadi 2Producer
2019Sillu KaruppattiDistributor
2018Thaanaa Serndha KoottamNachinarkiniyan
2018Kadaikutty SingamHimself
2018Kadaikutty SingamProducer
2017Si3DCP Duraisingam
2017Magalir MattumProducer
2017The Ghazi AttackNarrator
2017Maatrangal Ondre DhaanMusic Video
201624Athreya, Manikandan and Sethuraman
2016Spirit of ChennaiMusic Video
2015Massu Engira MasilamaniMasilamani (Mass) and Sakthivel (Sakthi)
2015Pasanga 2Thamizh Nadan
201536 VayadhinileProducer
2015Pasanga 2Producer
2014Ninaithathu YaaroHimself
2014AnjaanRaju Bhai (Krishna)
2014AnjaanMusic Video
2013Chennaiyil Oru NaalHimself
2013Singam IIDSP Duraisingam
2013Singam IIDistributor
2012MaattrraanAkhilan and Vimalan
2012Neengalum Vellalam Oru KodiHimself
2011Avan IvanHimself
20117aum ArivuBodhidharma and Aravind
2010Rakta Charitra 2Yeturi Suryanarayana Reddy
2010Manmadan AmbuHimself
2009AyanDevaraj Velusamy (Deva)
2009AadhavanMadhavan Subramaniam (Aadhavan)
2008Vaaranam AayiramKrishnan and Suriya
2008Herova? Zerova?Short Film
2007VelVetrivel and Vasudevan
2007GuruDubbing artist
2006June RRaja
2006Sillunu Oru KaadhalGautham
2005GhajiniSanjay Ramaswamy (Manohar)
2005AaruAarumugam (Aaru)
2005Inaintha KaigalShort Film
2004PerazhaganChinna (Prem Kumar) and Karthik
2004Aayutha EzhuthuMichael Vasanth
2003Kaakha KaakhaACP Anbuselvan IPS
2002Unnai NinaithuSuriya
2002Mounam PesiyadheGautham
2000Uyirile KalanthathuSuriya
1999Poovellam KettupparKrishna
1998Kaadhale NimmadhiChandru
1997Nerrukku NerSuriya


Suriya’s Controversy


Conflict in the law between Suriya and PETA

Celebs opposed the Jallikattu ban, but actor Suriya went head-to-head with PETA, the group that requested the ban. 

The animal rights organization allegedly wrote to Suriya accusing him of leveraging the Jallikattu controversy to advertise his upcoming movie, Singam 3 or Si3, and stating that it was exceedingly repugnant of the actor to do so. Suriya was quite offended by this and actually submitted a legal notice to PETA, giving them seven days to issue a public apology, failing which the actor will proceed to initiate a criminal defamation case for their slanderous remarks. 

Many were shocked by the actor's drastic action, and PETA was compelled to comply.


Jai Bhim Controversy

As one of the most significant sociopolitical Tamil films to have released in 2021, Jai Bhim exposed the structural injustices and cruelties that the people marginalized by caste are subjected to in Tamil Nadu.
The plot is based on an actual event that happened in 1993 and the court dispute that ensued. Rajakannu from the Irular tribe is wrongfully accused of stealing, arrested, and brutally assaulted before he eventually passes away in police custody in the movie Jai Bhim. His wife Sengeni, with the help of Chandru the counsel, embarks on a journey for justice after the police attempt to conceal the truth.
The scene in which actor Prakash Raj's cop character strikes a man for speaking in Hindi sparked the initial controversy. Raj requests that the speaker use Tamil. On social media, some users criticized the scenario for pushing a anti-Hindi agenda. A other group of Twitter users, however, claimed that Prakash Raj's persona smacked the speaker of Hindi despite the latter's knowledge of Tamil since the latter was dodging challenging issues by speaking Hindi.


In response to the controversy, Prakash Raj stated on November 7 that the indignation exposes the agenda of those criticizing it. After viewing a movie like Jai Bhim, they did not witness the suffering of the tribal people, they did not see and feel bad about the injustice, but they simply saw the slap, he said in a statement to News9. They only realized that. This reveals their purpose.

PMK leader Dr. Ambumani Ramadoss posed a number of queries about Jai Bhim in a letter dated November 10th.

In a statement, Ramadoss claimed that a calendar in the home of the policeman who tortures Rajakannu in the movie has the word Agni Kundam, a symbol of the Vanniyars, printed on it.

The PMK leader further said that while most characters in Jai Bhim kept their original identities, the sub-inspector who beat the man from the Irular community to death had his name changed to Gurumoorthy to honor the late PMK leader J Guru. In the actual case, the officer's name was Anthonysamy.

Suriya replied harshly to the PMK leader exactly one day after Anbumani's letter and stated that neither he nor his production company intended to offend any particular person or group.


Jai Bhim's central idea is how, in a case brought by retired Justice Chandru, a judicial battle was launched against the establishment of justice. We have also endeavored to discuss the issues that indigenous people encounter on a daily basis In a statement, he stated.

On November 14, a group of PMK cadres stormed into a theater in the Tamil Nadu district of Mayiladuthurai and forcibly interrupted the showing of Jai Bhim. This action worsened the standoff between the political organization and actor Suriya.

Trends for #WeStandWithSuriya on Twitter
Suriya and the Jai Bhim creators have been receiving a ton of support in the meantime.
On November 17, the actor thanked his followers for their overwhelming support in a tweet.

This affection for Jai Bhim is tremendous, dear everybody. This is something I've never seen before! I am so grateful beyond words for the confidence and assurance you have all shown in us. Sincere appreciation for supporting us, He wrote.


The Jai Bhim issue surrounding Suriya continues to impede the publication of Etharkkum Thunindhavan.

The renowned actor Suriya is currently involved in a similar dispute with several Tamil Nadu lawmakers. His most recent movie, Jai Bhim, which depicts the brutality endured by the oppressed, courted controversy for offending some members of a particular community. 

The PMK political party and the Vanniyar Sangam were against the film. 'Etharkkum Thunindhavan' is currently in difficulty since the PMK has asked theater owners in the Cuddalore region not to show the film. The Theatres Owners Union has received a letter about this from the state secretary of the PMK Student Union, Vijayavarman.

The Letter said, In the name of the PMK and the Vanniyar Sangam, we request that the actor Surya's films not be shown in the Cuddalore district until he officially apologizes to the members of the Vanniyar community for the ongoing depiction of the Vanniyars as violent individuals in his films.


Suriya NEET Controversy

In September 2020, following the suicides of three students, Suriya released a statement regarding the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET). He criticized the judiciary for ordering students to take the exams in person during COVID-19, despite the fact that the court is operated through video conferencing. He also condemned the government for passing policies that increased inequality. 

He referred to NEET as manuneethi and said that the capabilities and abilities of our children should not be evaluated by one test, likening it to a story from the Mahabharata in which Drona wanted Ekalavya's thumb in exchange for training. He urged people to speak out against the NEET, which prevents students from normal families from enrolling in medical courses.


Suriya Temple Controversy

Judge S.M. Balasubramaniam of the Madras High Court requested the chief justice to punish the Suriya for contempt, but six retired justices objected. 

Suriya's wife has previously asked for donations to be made to temples, hospitals, and schools. They were denounced by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and other right-wing organizations despite receiving strong backing from those who want equal access to healthcare and education.


Suriya’s Net worth

suriya net worth

The estimated net worth of Surya, also known as Suriya Sivakumar, is $25 million or 189 crores as of 2022. As an Indian actor, producer, and television host who works in the South Indian film industry, Surya supports himself. Surya charges between Rs. 20 and Rs. 25 crores for each film and makes significant profits from brand marketing and Rs. 2 crores in TV commercials.

Suriya rose to fame thanks to his parts in a number of the Tamil cinema industry's 52 most popular and successful blockbusters. His annual income is $2 million as of 2022, according to a number of reports. His acting career, professional employment, promotions, brand collaborations, ads, etc., are the main sources of his income.


Suriya’s Awards & Nominations

suriya awards

  •  Dinakaran Awards 1998 - Dinakaran Best New Face Actor for Nerrukku Ner - Won
  • Tamil Nadu State Film Awards 2001 - Best Actor for Nandha - Won
  • Filmfare Awards South 2002 - Best Actor – Tamil for Nandha - Nominated
  • Filmfare Awards South 2003 - Best Actor – Tamil for Mounam Pesiyadhe - Nominated
  • Filmfare Awards South 2004 - Best Supporting Actor – Tamil for Pithamagan - Won
  • Filmfare Awards South 2004 - Best Actor – Tamil for Kaakha Kaakha - Nominated
  • Tamil Nadu State Film Awards 2005 - Special Prize for Ghajini - Won
  • Filmfare Awards South 2005 - Best Actor – Tamil for Perazhagan - Won
  • Filmfare Awards South 2006 - Best Actor – Tamil for Ghajini - Nominated
  • Tamil Nadu State Film Awards 2008 - Special Prize for Vaaranam Aayiram - Won
  • Vijay Awards 2008 - Icon of the Year for  - Won


  • South Scope Awards 2008 - Style Icon of the Year for Ghajini - Won
  • Filmfare Awards South 2009 - Best Actor – Tamil for Vaaranam Aayiram - Won
  • Vijay Awards 2009 - Best Actor for Vaaranam Aayiram - Won
  • South Scope Awards 2009 - South Scope Award for Most Stylish Actor for Vaaranam Aayiram - Nominated
  • Filmfare Awards 2009 - Best Actor for Vaaranam Aayiram - Won
  • Filmfare Awards South 2010 - Best Actor – Tamil for Ayan - Nominated
  • Vijay Awards 2010 - Entertainer of the Year for Ayan, Aadhavan - Won
  • Vijay Awards 2010 - Best Welfare Provider for Agaram Foundation (Not a Film) - Won
  • South Scope Awards 2010 - South Scope Award for Best Actor for Ayan - Nominated
  • Amrita Mathrubhumi Award 2010 - Best Actor - Tamil for Aadhavan, Ayan - Won
  • Meera Isaiaruvi Tamil Music Award 2010 - Best Performance in a Song ("Damakku Damakku") for Aadhavan - Won
  • Filmfare Awards South 2011 - Best Actor – Tamil for Singam - Nominated
  • Vijay Awards 2011 - Best Actor for Ratha Sarithiram - Nominated
  • Vijay Awards 2011 - Entertainer of the Year for Singam - Won
  • Vijay Awards 2011 - Favourite Hero for Singam - Nominated
  • AXN Action Awards 2011 - Best Action Actor in a Negative Role for Rakta Charitra 2 - Nominated
  • Filmfare Awards South 2012 - Best Actor – Tamil for 7aum Arivu - Nominated
  • South Indian International Movie Awards 2012 - Best Actor – Tamil for 7aum Arivu - Nominated
  • Vijay Awards 2012 - Favourite Hero for 7aum Arivu - Nominated
  • Vijay Awards 2012 - Best Actor for 7aum Arivu - Nominated


  • Filmfare Awards South 2013 - Best Actor – Tamil for Maattrraan - Nominated
  • South Indian International Movie Awards 2013 - Best Actor – Tamil for Maattrraan - Nominated
  • Vijay Awards 2013 - Best Actor for Maattrraan - Nominated
  • Vijay Awards 2013 - Favourite Hero for Maattrraan - Nominated
  • Filmfare Awards South 2014 - Best Actor – Tamil for Singam 2 - Nominated
  • South Indian International Movie Awards 2014 - Best Actor – Tamil for Singam II - Nominated
  • Vijay Awards 2014 - Favourite Hero for Singam II - Nominated
  • Vijay Awards 2015 - Favourite Hero for Anjaan - Nominated
  • Behindwoods Gold Medal Awards 2016 - Behindwoods Best Debut Producer (2D Entertainment) for 36 Vayathinile - Won
  • Filmfare Awards South 2017 - Best Actor – Tamil for 24 - Nominated
  • Filmfare Awards South 2017 - Best Actor (Critics) – Tamil for 24 - Won
  • South Indian International Movie Awards 2017 - Best Actor – Tamil for 24 - Nominated
  • Zee Cine Awards – Telugu 2017 - South Sensation of the Year for 24 - Won
  • Kollywood Cinemaaa Awards 2017 - Best Villain for 24 - Won
  • FilmiBeat Awards 2017 - Best Villain in Tamil for 24 - Won
  • Vijay Awards 2018 - Favourite Hero for Singam 3 - Nominated
  • National Film Awards 2020 - Best Actor for Soorarai Pottru - Won
  • National Film Awards 2020 - Best Feature Film for Soorarai Pottru - Won


  • Norway Tamil Film Festival Awards 2020 - NTFF 2020 Kalaichigaram Award for Actor, Film producer (2D Entertainment), Agaram Foundation - Won
  • South Indian International Movie Awards 2021 - Best Actor – Tamil for Soorarai Pottru - Won
  • South Indian International Movie Awards 2021 - Best Film – Tamil for Soorarai Pottru - Won
  • Cinema At Its Best Awards 2021 - Best Actor for Soorarai Pottru - Won
  • Cinema At Its Best Awards 2021 - Best Feature Film for Soorarai Pottru - Nominated
  • Oxygen Play Awards 2021 - Regional Movie FTW (Producer) for Soorarai Pottru - Won
  • Oxygen Play Awards 2021 - Hit It Out of the Park (Male) for Soorarai Pottru - Nominated
  • Blacksheep Digital Awards 2021 - Best Film of the Year (Producer) for Soorarai Pottru - Won
  • Hit List OTT Awards 2021 - Best Film of the Year (Producer) for Soorarai Pottru - Won
  • Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2021 - Best Actor for Soorarai Pottru - Won
  • Critics Choice Film Awards 2021 - Best Film for Soorarai Pottru - Nominated
  • Norway Tamil Film Festival Awards 2021 - Best Film for Jai Bhim - Won
  • Congressional Global Community Oscars 2021 - MEATF Congressional Medal of Excellence for Jai Bhim - Won
  • Cinema At Its Best Awards 2021 - Best Feature Film for Jai Bhim - Won
  • Noida International Film Festival 2022 2021 - Best Feature Film for Jai Bhim - Won


Suriya’s Interesting Facts and Trivia.

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  • Surya spent eight months working at a factory that exports clothing before beginning his career in movies. He didn't tell his supervisor he was Sivakumar's son out of concern for nepotism, but in the end, his boss discovered the truth for himself.

  • He spent his formative years working for a clothing export company before making his big-screen debut with Vasanth's Nerrukku Ner.

  • The actor has dabbled in playback singing and film production in addition to acting. The first initials of his children, Diya and Dev, inspired him to name his production company 2D Entertainment.

  • Ratnam gave him the stage name Suriya in order to prevent a name conflict with veteran actor Saravanan. Characters in Ratnam's movies usually went by the name Suriya.

  • Suriya acknowledged that he suffered in his early career owing to a lack of confidence, memory capacity, fighting, or dancing skills, but one of his teachers, actor Raghuvaran, counseled him to forge his own identity rather than remain in his father's shadow.

  • His breakthrough performance as an actor occurred in the Bala-directed film Nandha. He won a Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of an ex-convict who is very devoted to his mother.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Suriya is an Indian actor, producer, television presenter, and philanthropist.
Suriya wife is Jyothika.
Suriya’s daughter’s name is Diya.
Suriya's net worth in Indian rupees is 189 Crores in 2022.
Suriya’s best movies are Jai Bhim and Soorarai Pottru.
Suriya's Father’s name is Sivakumar
Suriya’s birthdate is 23 July 1975.
Suriya’s Instagram is @actorsuriya
Suriya's upcoming movies Vanangaan, Party, and Suriya 42.
Suriya’s son’s name is Dev
Suriya's age is 47 years as of 2022.
Suriya’s First Movie Nerrukku Ner (1997)
Suriya's famous songs are Munbe Vaa and Naani Koni.
Yes. Suriya has a total net worth of 189 crores rupees.
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