Suriya (Tamil: Actor; born 23 July 1975 as Saravanan Sivakumar) is an Indian film actor. He starred in Tamil films, such as Nandha (2001), Kaakha Kaakha (2003),Pithamagan (2003), Perazhagan (2004), Ghajini (2005), Vel (2007), Vaaranam Aayiram (2008), Ayan (2009) and Singam (2010). He made his Bollywood debut in Ram Gopal Varma's Rakht Charitra (2010). As of 2010, he has won three Tamil Nadu State Film Awards and three Filmfare Awards. He established himself as one of the leading contemporary actors in the Tamil film industry.
He became a film distributor after opening Studio Green, which was responsible for producing and distributed a few of his own and his brother Karthi's films. He is the eldest son of actor Sivakumar and married actress Jyothika Sadanah in 2006, after being engaged for several years. In 2008, he began Agaram Foundation, which funds for preventing early childhood drop-outs.
1 Early life
2 Film career
2.1 Early career (1997–2002)
2.2 Breakthrough (2003–07)
2.3 Vaaranam Aayiram and onwards (2008–present)
3 Brand ambassador
5 Personal life
9 External links
Suriya was born to actor Sivakumar and Lakshmi in Chennai. He is the eldest of three children, his younger brother is actor Karthi and he has a younger sister named Brindha Sivakumar. He attended Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan School  and St. Bede's School in Chennai and obtained his under graduate degree BCom from Loyola College, Chennai.