Birthday Today : Saravanan Sivakumar


Saravanan Sivakumar Aka Suriya, the legendary actor has a mad following in the southern states. He is also famously known by his on-screen name Suriya. Suriya is an Indian actor, producer, and TV presenter within the Tamil industry. The actor who is well-known for doing versatile roles has been a part of many commercial as well as critically mega-hit movies.

Saravanan Sivakumar turns 45 today! Hence let us all deep dive into his life journey and celebrate the actor for his accomplishments.



Saravanan Sivakumar turns 45 today! Surya was born on 23 July,1975. He was born to Tamil film actor Siva Kumar and his wife Lakshm. Suriya has two younger siblings, brother Karthi (actor) and sister Brindha.

Suriya studied in Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan School and St. Bede’s Anglo Indian School in Chennai. Further, he did his undergraduate degree in B.Com from Loyola College, Chennai.

Personal Life

Personal life

The actor has been hitched with Jyothika. The duo got married on 11 September, 2006 after dating for couple of years. Furthermore, the couple has two kids together, a daughter named Diya (born 10 August 2007) and a son named Dev (born 7 June 2010).


Saravanan Sivakumar turns 45 today! Folks, just look at what he is today!!!


The sensational actor created his acting debut in 1997 with Nerruku Ner aboard Vijay.

Although the movie made by Mani Ratnam was an accomplishment, however, Suriya failed to get any attention for his role within the film. Furthermore, his next few films within the late 1990`s also failed.

His initial super hit film in 2001 was Friends co-starring Vijay. Over succeeding 2 years, the actor had the entire spotlight on him in a slew of smashing hit movies. during these couple of years, he did super-duper hits like  Mounam Pesiyadhe, Kaakha Kaakha, Perazhagan and  Aaytha Ezhuthu.

In his initial and solely massive hit in 2005, he carried out the role of a person who suffered from short-term memory loss in Ghajini by A.R . Murugadoss, that additionally featured Asin.
His next unleash within the same year, Aaru could not do wonders at the box office.

The actor once more collaborated with Gautham Menon on Menon`s biopic, Vaaranam Aayiram in Nov 2008. The picture conjointly highlights Divya Spandana, Sameera Reddy and Simran Bagga in distinguished roles was a mega-hit critically as well as at the box office.

His 2010 unharness Singam directed by Hari and featuring Anushka Shetty was a success as well. The same year conjointly marked Suriya`s debut in Bollywood as he featured in Ram Gopal Varma`s political-drama, Rakta Charitra.

In the later year, the actor appeared in his only release that is 7aum Arivu, directed by A.R. Murugadoss, presenting Shruti Haasan as the leading lady for the same. Although the film went on to become a hit commercially, however, it got mixed reception critically.

His TV Debut!

In 2012, the actor created his TV debut as he hosted Neengalum Vellalam Oru Kodi, the Tamil version of who desires to Be a Millionaire?. His next motion picture Singham II, that was the sequel to the 2010 motion picture of a similar name came out in 2013. Further, the film went on to become one among the best grossing Tamil movies of all time.


In his initial release of 2015, Suriya headed the cast within the Tamil-language supernatural comedy Masu Engira Masilamani, that additionally featured Nayantara, Samuthirakani, Premgi Amaren and Pranitha Subhash in vital roles. The film got principally positive reviews.
Later within the year, he did an extended cameo within the children`s film Pasanga 2: Haiku; that is the sequel to the 2009 film with constant title. It lays its focus on a very insignificant issue of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) amongst the kids within the town. The film prima kid actors Nishesh and Vaishnavi and Amala Paul and Karthik Kumar was declared a blockbuster. Since the film amassed lots of love and success at the box office in Tamil, it later got it’s Telugu version as well; Memu.
In 2017, the actor iterated his role as Duraisingam in SI III. It was the third installment within the Singam film series. The film co-starred Anushka Shetty and Shruti Haasan and went on to gross over two hundred crores in the Indian market. It was despite of the fact that the film received average reviews.
His different releases of the year comprises of Thaanaa Serndha Koottam, an action-thriller directed by Vignesh Shivan.
His 2019 releases incorporates NGK and Jackpot.

Net worth

One of the foremost standard and promising actors of K-Town, Suriya has a calculable Internet value of US$26 million as of 2019.

He takes a mean of Rs 22 crore per film. Although he mainly earns from films, However, he has additionally supported and endorsed varied brands amongst the South Indian actors.

His brand endorsements

His brand endorsements

He has appeared in advertisements for varied national and international brands like Pepsi, Complan, Malabar, Saravana stores etc.

Furthermore, he pockets Rs 4-5 crores annually from these endorsements. In addition, Suriya has his own production company referred to as 2D Entertainment, that is best notable for manufacturing quality films and has an undefeated raking in variant USD.

To add to that, he has an amazing collection of high end and luxurious cars. Take a look!

  • Toyota Fortuner: priced at INR 42 lakhs.
  • Jaguar XF: priced at INR 80 lakhs.
  • Audi A7: priced at INR 85 lakhs.
  • Mercedes-Benz ML class: priced at INR 85 lakhs
  • Audi Q7: priced at INR 1 crore

Some of his must watch Films

  • Kuselan
  • Hero va zero va
  • Sandhipppoma
  • Sindhooram
  • Avanivan
  • 36
  • Ghazini
  • Guru
  • Singam
  • Yamudu
  • Periyanna
  • Mayavi
  • Pithamangan
  • Neruthuner
  • Vel
  • Nandha
  • Aravan
  • Aaru
  • Maattrann
  • Mass engiramasallamani
  • Singam2
  • Brothers
  • Ayan
  • Anjaan
  • S 3

And the list goes on and on!

Awards and accolades

  • Film Fare for Best supporting actor in 2004
  • Vijay award Icon of the year 2008
  • Nandi award for best Supporting Actor for Sindhooram in 1997
  • Vijay award for best entertainer 2010, 2011
  • Vijay award for best actor 2009

Few Interesting facts

  1. He comes from a well reputed filmy background.
  2. Interestingly, he bagged an offer from a director after he passed his 10th, however, uncertain on his looks and capabilities, he further went on to complete his graduation.
  3. His career kick started with him handling the position of a merchandising manager in a garment factory. Suriya worked there for good three years.
  4. He earned his first salary of INR 1000. He gifted his mother a beautiful saree from that money.
  5. Suriya and Jyothika conjointly founded an NGO named Agaram Foundation; wherein they support school dropout children and help them rehabilitate.
  6. Further, he has decided on donating his organs after his death.
  7. He loves to spend his time judiciously; recording, editing as well grooming and up-scaling his skills as he aspires to direct a film on his own.
  8. In 2016 he was accused of attacking a boy for arguing with a woman on the road. Further, a complaint was also lodged against him for the same.
  9. He was also involved in a defamation case filed by a freelance journalist in 2017. On top of that, a non-bailable arrest warrant had also been issued against 8 actors from the Tamil film industry, which had him included. And it was because all of them decided not to show up in the court.


Saravanan Sivakumar turns 45 today! The actor has carved a niche for himself in the industry and has come a really long way through his hard work, passion and persistence. Also, we are definitely in awe of him and wish him a very happy birthday together with loads of smiles and roles in the upcoming years.

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