Suriya : Net Worth, Height, Weight, Age, Affairs, Wiki, Facts and Figures

Suriya is a popular Indian film actor and producer who has made a name for himself in the Tamil film industry. The Bollywood actor he is known for his versatile acting skills and has won numerous awards and accolades for his work.

In this blog post, we will take a closer look at his life, career, and achievements.


Early Life and Upbringing

Suriya was born on July 23, 1975, in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. He is the eldest son of Tamil film actor Sivakumar and his wife Lakshmi. Suriya attended Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan School and St. Bede’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School in Chennai.

He obtained his undergraduate degree in commerce from Loyola College, Chennai. Suriya has two younger siblings, a brother Karthi and a sister Brindha.

Suriya - Early Life And Upbringing
Suriya – Early Life And Upbringing

Personal Life – Age, Zodiac Sign

Suriya - Personal Life
Suriya – Personal Life
Personal DetailsInformation
Full NameSaravanan Sivakumar
Alternative Names(s) (also known as)Suriya Sivakumar
Date of Birth23 July 1975
Age (as of 2023)48 Years
Zodiac SignCancer
BirthplaceChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
HometownCoimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
Current AddressChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Education QualificationBachelor of Commerce
Hobbies and InterestsLong driving and camping
Languages KnownTamil, English, Hindi
Social Media Profiles link (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
Wikipedia Profile linkSuriya – Wikipedia
IMDb Profile linkSuriya – IMDb
Website linkN/A

Physical Appearance – Height, Weight, Body Measurements

Suriya - Physical Appearance
Suriya – Physical Appearance
Physical StatsInformation
Body TypeAthletic
Body Measurements (Chest – Waist – Hips)40-32-13 inches
Height in feet, inches, cm5’ 7″, 170 cm
Weight in kg, lbs72 kg, 159 lbs
Chest40 inches
Waist32 inches
Biceps13 inches
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlack
HairstyleShort and spiky
Distinctive FeaturesCharming smile and dimples

Family and Relationships – Girlfriend/Wife, Affairs

Suriya is married to actress Jyothika, with whom he has co-starred in seven films. The couple, after dating for several years, got married on September 11, 2006.

They are blessed with two children, a daughter named Diya and a son named Dev.

Suriya - Family And Relationships
Suriya – Family And Relationships
Relationships DetailsInformation
Marital StatusMarried
Spouse – WifeJyothika (Actress)
FatherSivakumar (Actor)
MotherLakshmi Sivakumar
Children Diya (daughter), Dev (son)
Siblings Karthi (brother), Brindha (sister)
Affairs – Girlfriend(s) Jyothika (Actress)
Significant RelationshipsN/A

Rise to Stardom

Suriya made his acting debut in the film ‘Nerukku Ner’ in 1997. His breakthrough role came in 2001 with the film ‘Nandha’. He then had his first major commercial success with the thriller ‘Kaakha Kaakha’ in 2003. His performances in ‘Pithamagan’ (2003) and ‘Perazhagan’ (2004) won him critical acclaim.

His portrayal of a man suffering from anterograde amnesia in the 2005 blockbuster ‘Ghajini’ further cemented his place in the industry.

Suriya - Rise To Stardom
Suriya – Rise To Stardom

Suriya – Debut Film – Nerukku Ner (1997)

Suriya - Debut Film
Suriya – Debut Film
Nerukku Ner Movie Scenes | Vijay and Suriya fight | Raghuvaran and Shanti argue over their daughter

Suriya – Successful Film – Singam 2 (2010)

Suriya - Successful Film
Suriya – Successful Film
Singam 2 - Official Teaser #2 (2013)

Career, Awards, and Achievements

Suriya has won numerous awards and accolades for his work in the film industry. He has won two National Film Awards, six Filmfare Awards South, three Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, and two South Indian International Movie Awards.

He has also been featured six times in the Forbes India Celebrity 100 list. In 2010, he was awarded the Best Welfare Provider award by Vijay TV for his contribution through the Agaram Foundation.

Suriya - Career, Awards, And Achievements
Suriya – Career, Awards, And Achievements
Career DetailsInformation
Profession(s)Actor, Producer
Debut FilmNerrukku Ner (1997)
Notable Roles Nandha, Ghajini, Singam, Vaaranam Aayiram, Soorarai Pottery
Recent Films – New Movies Soorara Pottru, Jai Bhim
Upcoming Films Vaadivasal, Navarasa, Etharkum Thuninthavan
Popular Television Series Neengalum Vellalam Oru Kodi
Awards and Achievements National Film Award for Best Actor, six Filmfare Awards South, three Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, two South Indian International Movie Awards
Endorsements/Brand Collaborations Aircel, Nescafe, Sunfeast, Emami, TVS Motors, Pepsi, Malabar Gold, Close-Up, Quikr, Intex, Snickers, Complan
Philanthropy/Charity Work Agaram Foundation, Save The Children India, REACH, Sankara Nethralaya
Professional Associations South Indian Film Artistes’ Association, Nadigar Sangam, 2D Entertainment
Training and EducationLoyola College, Chennai
Production Company2D Entertainment
Box Office Success – Hit Movies Kaakha Kaakha, Ghajini, Ayan, Singam, 24, Soorarai Pottery
Critical Acclaim Movies Nandha, Pithamagan, Perazhagan, Vaaranam Aayiram, Soorarai Pottery, Jai Bhim

Assets and Finances – Net Worth

Suriya - Assets And Finances
Suriya – Assets And Finances
Financial ProfileInformation
Net Worth in Rs. and DollarsRs. 186 crore, $25 million
Per Movie Charges in Rs. and DollarsRs. 25-50 crore, $3.4-6.8 million
Per Endorsement Charges in Rs. and DollarsRs. 2-3 crore, $0.27-0.41 million
Sponsorship Deals Aircel, Nescafe, Sunfeast, Emami, TVS Motors, Pepsi, Malabar Gold, Close-Up, Quikr, Intex, Snickers, Complan
Business Ventures 2D Entertainment, Agaram Foundation
Investments Real estate, stocks, mutual funds
Real Estate Holdings Bungalow in Chennai, farmhouse in Coimbatore
Luxury Items/Properties Owned Rolex watch, diamond ring, paintings
Cars Collection Audi Q7, Audi A6, BMW 7 Series, Mercedes Benz E-Class

Favorite Things, Likes and Dislikes

Suriya - Favorite Things, Likes And Dislikes
Suriya – Favorite Things, Likes And Dislikes
Favorite ThingsInformation
Favorite ActorKamal Hassan and Rajinikanth
Favorite ActressTrisha
Favorite FilmIranian films
Favorite Music BandsN/A
Favorite SportCricket
Favorite BooksN/A
Favorite ColorBlack, White
Favorite FoodCurd rice & pickle, Dosa, Thai cuisine
Things s/he likeSpending time with family, traveling, reading
Things s/he dislikeSmoking, drinking, gossiping

Top 5 Best Films – Suriya

Film NameYear of ReleaseCharacter Played
Ghajini2005Sanjay Ramaswamy
Vaaranam Aayiram2008Krishnan
Soorarai Pottru2020Nedumaaran Rajangam

Controversies – Suriya

  • A controversy arose over Suriya’s film ‘Jai Bhim’ as it contained scenes that were allegedly derogatory to a certain community.
  • A complaint was filed against him in May 2016, accusing him of attacking a boy who was having a noisy argument with a woman on the road.
  • In May 2017, a non-bailable arrest warrant was issued against Suriya and other Tamil film actors for not appearing before the court in connection with a defamation case filed by a freelance journalist.
  • A section of people criticized a scene in ‘Jai Bhim’ for propagating an ‘anti-Hindi’ agenda.
  • The Vanniyar Sangam issued a legal notice to Suriya, seeking an unconditional apology and demanding the removal of scenes which allegedly showed the Vanniyar community in Tamil Nadu in poor light.
Suriya- Controversies
Suriya – Controversies

Interesting Facts – Suriya

  • Suriya’s birth name is Saravanan Sivakumar.
  • Before his career in films, Suriya worked at a garment exports factory for eight months.
  • He was given the stage name Suriya to avoid a clash with another established actor named Saravanan.
  • Suriya has also tried his hands at film production and playback singing.
  • He has named his production house 2D Entertainment, after the first initials of his kids Diya and Dev.
  • Suriya’s first salary was 1000 INR, from which he gifted his mother a saree.
Suriya - Interesting Facts
Suriya – Interesting Facts

Suriya’s journey in the Indian cinema is a testament to his talent, hard work, and dedication. His contribution to the industry and society at large is commendable. He continues to inspire millions with his performances and philanthropic activities.

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