Suriya, one of the most celebrated superstars of Tollywood, made his acting debut in the 1997 film Nerukku Ner, produced by Vasanth. He was born as Saravanan Sivakumar, but Mani Ratnam, a producer, changed his name to Suriya to avoid clashing with the name of an already-established actor of the same name. Before debuting in the entertainment industry, Suriya worked in a garment export factory for eight months. From working in a garment factory to being counted among India’s most famous celebrities, Suriya has come a long way. In 2020, he made headlines after winning the National Award for Best Actor for his film Soorarai Pottru.
Suriya Net Worth
Suriya charges a hefty amount for films. He charges Rs 20-25 crores for a film which makes him one of the highest-paid actors in Tollywood. Suriya also earns money from endorsements. He charges Rs 2 crore for advertising a brand. It is rumored that his annual income is Rs 30 crores. Well, this also explains his huge net worth. According to Forbes magazine, Suriya is the owner of a huge fortune, estimated to be around $25 million (roughly Rs. 186 crores) by 2022.
Suriya Assets and House
Suriya earns his fortune from acting and brand endorsements along with being a producer and TV show host. He has appeared in several TV commercials for brands like Aircel, Pepsi, Close Up Toothpaste, Quikr, Intex, and many more. He lives in a big luxurious house with his wife Jyothika and children.
His massive luxury car fleet jewels some of the most expensive and gorgeous cars. He owns a BMW 7 Series 730Ld which is worth Rs 1.38 crore, a Jaguar XJ L of Rs 1.10 crore, a Mercedes-Benz M-Class which costs Rs 60.91 lakhs, and an Audi Q7 which costs Rs 80 lakhs.
Few things about life of Suriya
Suriya was born on 23 July 1975 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu to actors Sivakumar and Lakshmi. For his early education, he joined the Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan School. He later joined St. Bede Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School in Chennai. He graduated in commerce from Loyola College, Chennai.
Surya is the eldest of all siblings. His younger brother Karthi is also a famous actor in Tollywood and his younger sister Brinda is a singer and voice artist.
Suriya met Jyotika on the set of a film. They worked together on seven films. After dating for several years, the couple tied the knot on September 11, 2006. They are blessed with two children.
Suriya’s Acting Career
In 1995, noted Tamil film director Vasanth offered him the lead role in the film Aasai. He refused to act in the film saying that he was not interested in acting. Later, he made her debut in 1997 with Vasanth’s film Nerukku Ner opposite lead actor Vijay. At that time his age was 22 years. Then, Suriya acted in several flops in the late 1990s. He acted in the romantic film Kaadhale Nimmadhi in 1998. In July of the same year, his second film Sandhippoma was released. In addition, he worked in Periyanna in 1999, and with his now wife Jyothika twice in Poovellam Kettuppar in 1999 and Uyirile Kalanthathu in 2000. His film Friends became a commercial success in 2001.
After struggling for many years due to a lack of memory, confidence, dancing, and fighting skills, his mentor and actor Raghuvaran advised him to carve out his own identity. He had a major breakthrough in 2001 with the film Nanda which earned him the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor. After doing several films, his film Kaakha Kaakha in 2003 received positive reviews. In the same year, his next film Pithamagan won him the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor – Tamil. His co-star in the lead role was Vikram. After doing several films, some of the films like Soorarai Pottru, 24, Kaakha Kaakha, Jai Bheem, Vaaranam Aayiram, 7aum Arivu, and Singham became the most successful films of his career.
Why did Surya change his name?
Suriya debuted in the entertainment industry with the film Nerukku Ner in 1997 co-starring lead actor Vijay. The film was produced by Mani Ratnam. Mani Ratnam changed his name to Suriya from Saravanan Sivakumar, to avoid confusion with an already-established actor with the same name.
How many movies does Suriya have?
Suriya has worked on more than 60 films. He has been known for several superhit movies which include Soorarai Pottru, 24, Kaakha Kaakha, Jai Bhim, Vaaranam Aayiram, 7aum Arivu, Singham, and many more.
What is the Net Worth of Suriya?
In 2022, Suriya’s net worth is $25 million and Rs. 186 crores rupees.
Is that Suriya in Vikram?
Suriya is playing Rolex, who is a villain and appeared in a cameo in Kamal Haasan’s movie Vikram.
Who is the wife of Suriya?
Jyothika is the wife of Suriya. The couple worked together on seven films. After dating for several years, both married on 11 September 2006. After marriage, Jyothika left the entertainment industry despite being at the peak of her career.