Saravanan Sivakumar (Suriya) was born to Tamil film actor Sivakumar and Lakshmi Sivakumar. He is the eldest of three children. He has a younger sister named Brindha Sivakumar and a younger brother, Karthi Sivakumar who is an actor too. He married actress Jyotika Sadanah in 2006 and has 2 children Diya and Dev

Intex Logo ropes in superstar Suriya

as the Brand Ambassador
for Tamilnadu
Favourite colour: Blue
Childhood idols: Kamal Haasan and Amir Khan
Favourite food: Dosa
Favourite actress Revathi
Favourite movie alongside Jyothika: Kaakha Kaakha.
Interests: Driving car, watching movies, listening to music & radio.
Talking about the association, Keshav Bansal, Director, Intex Technologies said, "Suriya is an amazingly talented actor and I am glad we are associating with him. Tamil Nadu is an important market for Intex and his cult status in the state augurs well for our brand. His youth appeal and iconic status hold synergies with the brand."

Awards

Suriya has won three Tamil Nadu State Film Awards and three Filmfare Awards South. He was listed 33 in Forbes India's "Celebrity100 List" for the year 2013.

Philanthropy

Suriya established an NGO named "Agaram Foundation" has supported the higher education of more than 1000 deserving economically backward students(first time graduates in their family) who have now got placements and now they hv turned volunteers helping new set of students coming in.

Education

He attended Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan School and St. Bede's Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School in Chennai and graduated from Loyola College with a Bachelor of Commerce degree.

Career

Suriya debuted in 1997 film Nerukku Ner directed by Vasanth and produced by Mani Ratnam, who gave him the name "Suriya". Before his debute he had worked at a garment factory for 6 months. Nerrukku Ner was a block buster movie but all his succeeding films did not do well, his first solo hit was Nandha(2001) for which he won his first Filmfare award for Best Actor.

On this association with intex brand, Suriya said, "Intex is one of those Indian Brands for whom consumer satisfaction is a priority and delivers the maximum to their consumers at appealing prices." Intex Logo
"I strongly believe that Intex is doing very well in the Indian Market and has been catering to the consumers with the best of technology. I feel proud and happy to be associated with an Indian Brand like this which is reaching out to the consumers with outstanding products". Intex Logo
Suriya with Intex
AWARDS

Suriya has won three Tamil Nadu State Film Awards
and three Filmfare Awards South. He was listed 33 in Forbes India's "Celebrity 100 List"
for the year 2013.

FILMOGRAPHY

Nerrukku Ner(1997), Kaadhale Nimmadhi (1998), Sandhippoma (1998), Periyanna (1999), Poovellam Kettuppar (1999),Uyirile Kalanthathu (2000), Friends (2001), Nandha (2001), Unnai Ninaithu (2001), Shree (2002), Mounam Pesiyadhe (2002), Kaakha Kaakha (2003), Pithamagan (2003), Perazhagan (2004), Aaytha Ezhuthu (2004), Maayavi (2005), Ghajini (2005), Aaru (2005), June R (2006), Sillunu Oru Kaadhal (2006), Vel (2007), Vaaranam Aayiram (2008), Ayan (2009), Aadhavan (2009), Singam (2010), Rakta Charitra (2010), 7aum Arivu (2011), Maattrraan (2012), Singam II (2013), Anjaan (2014), Masss (2015), Haiku (2015), 24 (2015), Singam 3 (2016)

TRIVIA

Before being an actor Suriya was employed in a garment's factory where he used to earn Rs 8,000 a month and he had to travel 60 to 70 Kms daily on his bike.

When Suriya was a child he had inferiority complex. He was not good at speaking, studies and sports.

Suriya's Quotes
"To do something different & take up challenge is always important to me"
"My greatest satisfaction comes when my parents say that i have succeed in my work"
"Jyotika like me because am a sober guy."
"I am fasinactied to be myself rather than to be lager than life super hero"