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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Surya Sivakumar Biography

Saravanan Sivakumar (Tamil) popularly known as
Surya (Tamil) (born on 23 July 1975), is an Indian
actor in the Tamil film industry. He is the son of Tamil
actor Sivakumar and is married to Jyothika, a popular
Tamil actress. He is well-known for trying out off-beat
roles in different films. Suriya is also the brand
ambassador for large brands like Himani Navratna Oil,
Emami Fair & Handsome, Pepsi, TVS and Sunfeast
Surya studied at PSBB and St. Bede's, Chennai. He
completed his commerce graduation from Loyola
College, Chennai. He was employed in a garment
manufacturing company in Ambattur, Chennai. A
notable point is Vijay, Yuvan Shankar Raja, Karthik
Raja (both Ilayaraaja's sons), Jeevan, Vishnuvardhan
and Surya were all class mates during their studies.
[citation needed]Surya then ventured into the cinefield
to become one of the top reigning stars of the Tamil
film industry.
His father is the Tamil actor Sivakumar. He is the eldest
son in the family with one younger brother actor Karthi
and younger sister Brindha. He married actress Jyothika
on September 11, 2006. They are expecting their first
child to be born in August.
His debut film, Nerrukku Ner (1997) with Vijay was a big
hit but all his succeeding films did not do well. His first
reasonable success was in the movie Poovellam Kettuppar
(1999). His next movie with Vijay, Friends was another
big hit. But he did not get any big breaks and his career
seemed to be stalled until director Bala approached him
for a role in his next venture titled Nandha. This was
one of Surya's best films. The film grossed Rs.50 lakhs at
the box office.
Surya’s next venture was with Vikraman in the movie
Unnai Ninathu and the movie was able to record good
collections. This was followed by Mounam Pesiyadhe
which also did decently well. Surya’s second blockbuster
was Kaaka Kaaka, a movie about the life of a police
officer. The film grossed almost Rs.100 million at the
box office. Also Pithamagan alongside Vikram was a big
hit, Surya was appreciated for being a very different
In the movie Perazhagan, Surya acted in two roles, one as
a boxer and the other as a handicapped but a confident
phone booth keeper. His role as the handicapped was
praised by critics, and he received a Filmfare Award for
Best Actor for his performance. His role in Aayitha
Ezhuthu as a student leader was also favoured by the
critics. His movie Chennaiyil Oru Mazhaikkalam was
dropped due to financial problems.
In 2005, Surya delivered more successful films in the
form of Aaru and Ghajini - afterwards he set up a
production company called Studio Green which
distributed the movie in the Chennai district. Ghajini
was one of the most sensational hits of 2005, with
Surya playing a short term memory loss patient, for
which he even tonsured his head. The film was his third
blockbuster and grossed over Rs.200 million at the box
office. By then, trade began comparing him with long
established actor , Ajith.
Surya's recent release is N. Krishna's Sillunu Oru Kaadhal.
He acted opposite his real-life partner Jyothika in the film.
The movie released on September 8 2006. The movie was
an average grosser.
Up next, Surya has signed up to an untitled
A. R. Murugadoss film and a film with Gautham Menon,
Vaaranam Aayiram directed by Gautham Menon.He is
doing another movie called VEL opposite ASIN since their
onscreen chemistry did work out well in his blockbuster
GAJINI, fans are eager to see VEL hit the theatres soon.
He also dubbed Abhishek Bachchan's role in the Tamil
version of Guru. Surya is also brand ambassador for
various products.