Suriya (Actor) Biography, Height, Weight, Age, Wife & More

Saravanan Sivakumar, known by his stage name Suriya, is an Indian actor, producer and television presenter best known for his work in Tamil cinema. Among his awards include three Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, four Filmfare Awards South, two Edison Awards, a Cinema Express Award, a CineMAA Award and a Vijay Award.

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Real Name: Saravanan Sivakumar
Age: 45 Years
Birth Place: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Suriya Biography
Suriya Biography
Suriya Biography
Real Name Saravanan Sivakumar
Nickname Surya
Profession Actor, Producer
Physical Stats & More
Height centimeters- 170 cm
meters- 1.70 m
Feet Inches- 5’ 7”
Weight in Kilograms- 72 kg
in Pounds- 159 lbs
Body Measurements – Chest: 40 Inches
– Waist: 32 Inches
– Biceps: 13 Inches
Eye Colour Brown
Hair Colour Black
Personal Life
Date of Birth 23 July 1975
Age (as in 2020) 45 Years
Birth Place Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Cancer
Nationality Indian
Hometown Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
School The PSBB Millennium School, Coimbatore
St. Bede’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, Chennai
College Loyola College, Chennai
Educational Qualifications Bachelor of Commerce
Debut Film: Nerrukku Ner (1997)
Family Father– Sivakumar (Actor)
Mother– Lakshmi Sivakumar

Brother– Karthik Sivakumar a.k.a Karthi (Younger, Actor)

Sister– Brindha Sivakumar


Religion Hinduism
Hobbies Long driving and camping
Controversies • 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.

attacking a boy
• 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.

Favorite Things
Favorite Food Curd rice & pickle, Dosa, Thai cuisine
Favorite Actors Kamal Hassan and Rajinikanth
Favorite Actress Trisha
Favorite Film Iranian films
Favorite Colour Black, White
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital Status Married
Affairs/Girlfriends Jyothika (Actress)
Wife/Spouse Jyothika (Actress, m.2006-present)


Marriage Date 11 September 2006
Children Daughter– Diya
Son– Dev


Money Factor
Salary 25-50 crores/film(INR)
Net Worth $25 million
Suriya Biography
Suriya Biography

Some Lesser Known Facts About Suriya Biography

  • Does Suriya smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Suriya drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • Surya belongs to a filmy background as his father, brother and wife are all actors.
  • Director Mani Ratnam gave him the name Suriya, to avoid any confusion of names with the actor, Saravanan.
  • 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.
  • He started his career as a merchandising manager in a garment factory and worked there for 3 years.
  • His first salary was 1000 (INR), from which he gifted his mother a saree.
  • 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.
Suriya in Nandha
Suriya in Nandha
  • Ajay Devgan‘s Singham film was the Hindi remake of his 2010 Tamil hit film Singam.
Suriya in Singham
Suriya in Singham
  • He along with his wife Jyothika is the founder of Agaram Foundation which helps out school dropout children to rehabilitate.
  • Actress and politician Nagma is the half-sister of his wife Jyothika.
Suriya with Nagma
Suriya with Nagma
  • His dream is to direct a film and loves to spend time in recording, story discussions, and editing to groom himself.
  • He has donated his body parts after his life.

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