Suriya (Actor) Biography, Age, Wiki, Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Family & More


Biography / Wiki

The Versatile and Talented Star of South Film Industry, Saravanan Sivakumar aka Suriya is an Indian film actor, producer, and television presenter who predominantly works in the Tamil and Telugu film Industry. He gave many award-winning performances and also encouraged by the audience and critics for his dedicated roles in movies.

He works in the film industry since 1997 and takes the south film industry to the next level from his acting skills. Through his marvelous acting skills, he won Four Film Fare Awards South And Three Tamil Film Fare Awards.

Height / Weight / Age

Born on 23 July 1975, this famous Tamil actor has turned 45 years old in the year 2020. He is tall with a height of 170 in centimeters and 5’7” in feet & inches. He possesses a fit and healthy personality with a weight of 72 in kilograms and 159 lbs in pounds.

He seems more handsome with his brown eyes and black hair. His body measures 40 inches chest, 32 inches waist and biceps size is 13inches approximately

Net Worth

According to the sources, the estimated net worth of Suriya is $25 Million.

Education / Family

Suriya was born and raised up in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India and belongs to a Hindu Family. He was born to his father Sivakumar who is an Actor and his mother Lakshmi Sivakumar. He grew up with two siblings one brother Karthik Sivakumar a.k.a Karthi and one sister Brindha Sivakumar.

He completed his schooling from The PSBB Millennium School, Coimbatore, and St. Bede’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, Chennai, and further enrolled in Loyola College, Chennai to pursue his graduation.


Saravanan Sivakumar

Nickname Suriya, Surya
Birth Place Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Date Of Birth 23 July 1975
Age 48 Years
Height In centimeters – 170cm

In feet inches – 5’7”

Weight in Kilograms- 72 kg

in Pounds- 159 lbs

Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black
Profession Actor and Producer
Sexual Orientation Straight
School The PSBB Millennium School, Coimbatore

St. Bede’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, Chennai

College Loyola College, Chennai
Religion Hinduism
Nationality Indian
Home Town Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
Debut Film: Nerrukku Ner (1997)
Fathers Name Sivakumar (Actor)
Mothers Name Lakshmi Sivakumar


Suriya with his parents
Suriya with his parents

Brothers Karthik Sivakumar a.k.a Karthi (Younger, Actor)

Suriya with his brother
Suriya with his brother

Sister Brindha Sivakumar

Brindha Sivakumar
Brindha Sivakumar

Career / Fashion And Style

Before he started his acting career he worked in the textile industry for six months. His parents were movie stars, he offered a role in the film Aasai (1995) but he denied doing this role by showing no interest in acting at that time. Later in 1997, at the age of 22, he debuted in the film ‘Nerrukku Ner’ which was produced by Mani Ratnam.

Due to a lack of confidence and memory power, his upcoming films did not become successful on the silver screen. He got his breakthrough with the film ‘Nandha’ for which he awarded as a Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor.

After that, he worked in many films including ‘Kaakha Kaakha’,’ Ghajini’,‘Aaru’ Perazhagan, Singam, Singam II, S3, Ayan, 7aum Arivu, Maattrraan, 24, and many more. He is the only south Indian actor to make three sequel films as an aggressive cop in Singham 1, 2, 3 in the year 2018.

In 2007 his only release was ‘Vel’. After that, he starts work on roles indulging in action, thriller, etc. For the film ‘Aadhavan’ he got a nomination in the Filmfare awards and this film achieved huge commercial success.

Further, in 2011 he appeared in a science fiction ‘7aum Arivu’ which was his only release this year. Apart from acting, he is the brand ambassador of the Tanker Foundation and also shot short films on awareness of AIDS.

Girlfriends, Affairs, Wife, and More

He tied the marriage knot with South Indian Actress Jyothika and the couple blessed with two children Diya and Dev.

Girlfriend Jyothika (Actress)
Marital Status Married
Wife Jyothika (Actress, m.2006 – present)

Suriya with his wife
Suriya with his wife

Children Diya and Dev


Suriya with his kids
Suriya with his kids

Favorite Things

Here we are providing you the list of his favorite things.

Favorite Actors Rajnikanth and Kamal Hassan
Favorite Actress Trisha
Favorite Musical Instrument Not Known
Favorite Film (s) Iranian Films
Favorite Food Curd rice & pickle, Dosa, Thai cuisine
Favorite Destinations Not Known
Favorite Color(s) Black and White


Some Interesting Facts About Suriya

  • He is the owner of the Sivakumar Charitable Trust.
  • He helped Sri Lankan Tamil Children in education through his trust.
  • He is the brand ambassador of the Tanker Foundation.
  • He got 1000Rs as his first salary.
  • After his life, he donated his body parts to needy ones.
  • The name Suriya was given to him by Director Mani Ratnam.
  • He charges around 20-25 crores per film.