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Surya is a famous Tamil film actor. He
was born to actor Sivakumar and his wife Lakshmi on 23 July 1975. He was born in
Chennai, but brought up in Coimbatore. He is the eldest of three children, his
younger brother is actor Karthik Sivakumar and he has a younger sister named
He graduated from Loyola College with a Bachelor of Commerce degree.
Surya debuted in the 1997 film Nerukku Ner directed by Vasanth and produced by
Mani Ratnam. Later he starred in 2001 remake Friends directed by Siddique and
Nandha by Bala for which he received a Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best
Actor. Surya's next venture was Vikraman's Unnai Ninaithu which was followed by
In 2003 he did Kaaka Kaaka; a movie about the life of a police officer, it
grossed almost Rs. 150 million at the box office. Then he did Pithamagan by Bala
along with Vikram. In this movie Surya played a happy-go-lucky village crook
with a comic touch, for which he received a Filmfare Best Supporting Actor
Award. In 2004 he received a Filmfare Award for Best Actor for playing two roles
in Perazhagan;, one was as a boxer and the other as a handicapped but confident
phone booth keeper. He then did Aayutha Ezhuthu which was based on George Reddy,
a student leader in Hyderabad during the late 60s and early 70s. This film was
directed by Mani Ratnam. In 2005, he appeared in Aaru and then in Ghajini. In
this movie he played a patient suffering from short term memory loss.
He then set up a production company called Studio Green which distributed the
movie in the Chennai district. Surya's 2006 release was N. Krishna's Sillunu Oru
Kaadhal. He acted opposite his wife Jyothika Saravanan in the film. In 2007,
Surya's solitary release was Vel.
In 2008, he appeared in Vaaranam Aayiram, which released on 14 November 2008. He
won a Filmfare Award for Best Actor, a Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best
Actor, a Vijay Award for Best Actor which was presented to him by Kamal Hassan
who acknowledged Surya's versatility as an actor, and a Filmfans Award for Best
Actor and the film received the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in
Tamil for 2008.
Surya's next film Ayan in 2009 was directed by K. V. Anand and released on 3
April 2009. Following Ayan, Surya starred in Aadhavan directed by K. S.
Ravikumar which was released worldwide on 17 October 2009. His 25th film, Singam,
directed by Hari was released in May2010. He will make his Bollywood debut in
Rakta Charitra, which is being directed by Ram Gopal Varma and is scheduled for
a 2010 release.
In 2008, Surya began Agaram Foundation working to help children who drop out of
school early in Tamil Nadu.
He married actress Jyothika Sadanah on 11 September 2006. On August 10 2007, the
couple's daughter Diya was born. He resides in Chennai with his family. He and
his family are expecting their second child later this year.
Filmfare Awards South
Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor - Pithamagan (2003)
Filmfare Award for Best Actor - Perazhagan (2004)
Filmfare Award for Best Actor - Vaaranam Aayiram (2008)
Tamil Nadu State Film Awards
Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor - Nandha (2002)
Tamil Nadu State Film Special Award for Best Actor - Ghajini (2005)
Tamil Nadu State Film Special Award for Best Actor - Vaaranam Aayiram (2008)
Other awards and recognition
Kalaimamani Award (2004)
Dinakaran Best New Face Actor in Nerukku Ner (1997)
ITFA Best Actor Award in Kaakha Kaakha (2003)
Vijay Award for Icon of the Year (2007) 
Vijay Award for Best Actor in Vaaranam Aayiram (2008)
Filmfans Award for Best Actor 2008 for Vaaranam Aayiram 
South Scope Award for Style Icon of the Year 2009 
Amrita Mathrubhumi Award for Best Actor in Tamil - Ayan / Aadhavan (2009) 
( Courtesy: Wikkipedia)