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Profile: From a stage artist to an established Tamil star Suriya's journey in cinema

Movies | IBNLive | March 29, 2013, 6:36 pm
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 Better known by his stage name 'Suriya' Tamil actor, Saravanan Sivakumar has a career spanning over 15 years and many hits to his name and fame. A look at some of them.
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Better known by his stage name 'Suriya' Tamil actor, Saravanan Sivakumar has a career spanning over 15 years and many hits to his name and fame. A look at some of them.

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 Born in Chennai, the actor is the eldest of the three children in his family.
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Born in Chennai, the actor is the eldest of the three children in his family.

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 The actor's younger brother Karthi, is also a popular Tamil actor.
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The actor's younger brother Karthi, is also a popular Tamil actor.

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 Suriya has acted in 28 films in various genres as a lead actor till date and after making his debut in the acclaimed production 'Nerukku Ner' in the year 1997, he went on to feature in many successful films.
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Suriya has acted in 28 films in various genres as a lead actor till date and after making his debut in the acclaimed production 'Nerukku Ner' in the year 1997, he went on to feature in many successful films.

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 His major break came in 'Nandha', which was directed by ace film maker Bala in 2001.
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His major break came in 'Nandha', which was directed by ace film maker Bala in 2001.

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 In 2003, he starred in Gautham Menon's 'Kaakha Kaakha', a film about the life of a police officer. He was nominated as the best Tamil actor by the Filmfare Awards.
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In 2003, he starred in Gautham Menon's 'Kaakha Kaakha', a film about the life of a police officer. He was nominated as the best Tamil actor by the Filmfare Awards.

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[caption id="attachment_900606"] Suriya's portrayal of a happy-go-lucky village crook with a comic touch in Bala's 'Pithamagan' won him the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2003. [/caption]

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 In 2005, he played an aggressive boxer in 'Perazhagan' for which the actor was immensely appreciated.
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In 2005, he played an aggressive boxer in 'Perazhagan' for which the actor was immensely appreciated.

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 The noted actor also featured in psychological thriller 'Ghajini' in 2004 and was known for delivering an excellent performance.
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The noted actor also featured in psychological thriller 'Ghajini' in 2004 and was known for delivering an excellent performance.

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 After several years of being engaged, the actor married actress Jyothika on September 11, 2006.
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After several years of being engaged, the actor married actress Jyothika on September 11, 2006.

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 In 2006, he acted with Jyothika and Bhumika Chawla in N Krishna's film 'Sillunu Oru Kaadhal'.
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In 2006, he acted with Jyothika and Bhumika Chawla in N Krishna's film 'Sillunu Oru Kaadhal'.

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 In 2007, his only release was 'Vel', which was a huge commercial hit.
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In 2007, his only release was 'Vel', which was a huge commercial hit.

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 The actor also collaborated with Gautham Menon for the award winning film 'Vaaranam Aayiram'.
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The actor also collaborated with Gautham Menon for the award winning film 'Vaaranam Aayiram'.

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 Also in 2009, Suriya's first release was KV Anand's action-thriller 'Ayan', which went on to become the highest grossing Tamil film of the year.
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Also in 2009, Suriya's first release was KV Anand's action-thriller 'Ayan', which went on to become the highest grossing Tamil film of the year.

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 Suriya's film 'Aadhavan' also achieved commercial success. His depiction of a hitman was praised by the critics.
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Suriya's film 'Aadhavan' also achieved commercial success. His depiction of a hitman was praised by the critics.

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 'Singam' was Suriya's 25th release. He played a fearless police officer in it.
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'Singam' was Suriya's 25th release. He played a fearless police officer in it.

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 The actor will next be seen in 'Singam 2' in the role of Durai Singam.
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The actor will next be seen in 'Singam 2' in the role of Durai Singam.

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 The actor's Tamil flick 'Chennaiyil Oru Naal' is in its post production phase.
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The actor's Tamil flick 'Chennaiyil Oru Naal' is in its post production phase.

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 In January 2012, Suriya was named the official host of 'Neengalum Vellalam Oru Kodi', Tamil version of 'Who wants to be a millionaire?'.
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In January 2012, Suriya was named the official host of 'Neengalum Vellalam Oru Kodi', Tamil version of 'Who wants to be a millionaire?'.

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 Suriya is also the brand ambassador of many famous companies including TVS, Aircel and Sunfeast Biscuits.
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Suriya is also the brand ambassador of many famous companies including TVS, Aircel and Sunfeast Biscuits.

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