Surya, The Actor

Saravanan "Surya" Sivakumar (Tamil: சரவணன் "சூர்யா" சிவகுமார்) (born July 23, 1975 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India) is a Tamil film actor. Son of actor Sivakumar,[1] he starred in several films, such as Nandha, Kaakha Kaakha, Ghajini, Perazhagan, Pithamagan and Vaaranam Aayiram. During his career, he has won three Tamil Nadu State Film Awards and two Filmfare Awards. He became a film distributor after opening Studio Green, which distributed several of his earlier films. He married actress Jyothika in 2006, after being engaged for several years.

Surya Sivakumar

Surya Sivakumar was born to actor Sivakumar and his wife Lakshmi. He is the eldest of three children, his younger brother is actor Karthik Sivakumar and a younger sister named Brindha Sivakumar.

He attended St. Bede's School in Chennai and graduated from Loyola College with a Bachelor of Commerce degree. He worked for a few years in the garment industry before entering into the film industry.

Surya Enters Filmdom

Surya debuted in the 1997 film Nerrukku Ner. Later he starred in Friends and Nandha, for which he received a Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor. Surya's next venture was with Vikraman in the movie Unnai Ninaithu which was followed by Mounam Pesiyadhe. Kaaka Kaaka, a movie about the life of a police officer, grossed almost 100 million at the box office.[citation needed] Pithamagan, in which Surya was played a happy-go-lucky village crook in a comedic role for which he received a Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award. In the movie Perazhagan, Surya acted in two roles, one as a boxer and the other as a handicapped but a confident phone booth keeper for which he received a Filmfare Award for Best Actor. His role in Aayitha Ezhuthu was based on George Reddy, a student leader in Hyderabad during the 80's.

In 2005, Suya appeared in Aaru and Ghajini and set up a production company called Studio Green which distributed the movie in the Chennai district. Surya played a short term memory loss patient in Ghajini. Surya's 2006 release was N. Krishna's Sillunu Oru Kaadhal. He acted opposite his real-life partner Jyothika Saravanan in the film. In 2007, Surya's solitary release was Vel. He later appered in Vaaranam Aayiram, another venture with Gautham Menon, released on November 14, 2008.

Surya's next film is Ayan directed by K. V. Anand, and released on April 3rd. Following Ayan, Surya has been cast in Aadhavan directed by K. S. Ravikumar, followed by Singam directed by Hari. Suryar will also be acting in a film titled Mugamoodi, which is expected to be a superhero film. He is also acting in his debut Hindi movie Rakta Charitthra, which is directed by Ram Gopal Varma.

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