Born: Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
Saravanan Sivakumar professionally known as Suriya made his debut as a lead actor in the film Nerukku Ner (1997). It was not until 2001 he got his first major hit with the movie Nandha which gave him stardom. There was no turning back after that and Suriya at present is considered a very bankable star. He has had a good career studded with a lot of awards to his credit. His maiden award was the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor for Nandha which has since been followed by many more. The iconic films in Suriyas career so far are Nerukku Ner (1997), Nandha (2001), Kaakha Kaakha (2003), Pithamagan (2003), Perazhagan (2004), Ghajini (2005), Vaaranam Aayiram (2008), Ayan (2009), Ayan (2009), 7aum Arivu (2011) and 24 (2016) to name a few. Suriya son of actor Sivakumar and Lakshmi was born on 23 July 1975 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He completed his schooling at Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan School and St. Bedes Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School in Chennai. He then pursued his bachelors degree in Commerce from Loyola College, Chennai. Based on the earnings of Indian celebrities, Suriya has been included in the Forbes India Celebrity 100 list six times.
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