Suriya is the screen name of Saravanan Sivakumar born on the 23rd of July 1975. The name He was born as the eldest son to Sivakumar and Lakshmi Sivakumar. Suriya’s father Sivakumar is also an actor and has been in the lime light. He has a younger brother Karthik Sivakumar, popularly known by his screen name Karthi is also a famous actor in the Tamil Film Industry. Suriya also has a sister named Brindha Sivakumar. Suriya a.k.a Saravanan Sivakumar got married to famous Tamil actress Jyothika in 2006.
Together the couple has two young kids, a son and a daughter who go by the names Dev and Diya. Although Suriya started his acting career in 1997 appearing in Nerukku Ner, he got his career break through after acting in Nandha which was released in 2001. His acting career has been on a high level constantly after that. Creating blockbuster after blockbuster, he is one of the leading superstars in the Tamil Film Industry. In 2012 he got the opportunity to present the Tamil version of Who wants to be a millionaire.
Suriya Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $26 Million US Dollars
Suriya has an estimated net worth of $26 million US dollars as of 2017. Acting in movies is indeed his main source of income. His average remuneration for acting in a movie is around 22 Crore INR. Quite a huge sum indeed. He also endorses multiple brands being one of the most popular actors in the South Indian Film Industry. He endorses brands like Intex Mobiles, Quikr, Malabar Golds, Complan, Nescafe, TVS Motor, Close Up and Aircel.
He makes around 2 Crore INR per year endorsing these brands. He also owns a production company by the name 2D Entertainment which has been quite successful and has been making great profits. Amazingly he is one of the biggest tax payers in the country as well. While most other people in the country try to avoid paying taxes, Suriya paid more than 8 Crore INR as taxes in 2016 alone!
Suriya owns a grand mansion in the heart of T Nagar, one of the busiest localities in Chennai, Tamil Nadu which he bought in 2009. When it comes to his car collection, like most celebrities his garage too has been graced by the presence of an Audi Q7, a BMW and also quite interestingly, he is a motorbike enthusiast and owns a Ducati Monster 769 ( wow ) .
Suriya Business Model
Besides acting in movies, he has his own production company by the name 2D Entertainment which has succeeded in producing multiple successful movies. He also started a foundation for multiple philanthropic activities and has been named Agaram Foundation. He has invested quite a large sum of money in various other business ventures as well which adds up to be a major part of his earnings.
His 2001 movie Nandha is a good movie and that is the one which gave the actor his lucky break. His police role in Kaakha Kaakha in which he acted with Jyothika who would later become his wife was critically acclaimed and started his rise to stardom. Ghajini, a movie adapted from the English movie Memento was also a massive success. However his 2008 mega blockbuster was the best movie from him till then with an amazing success story all over the world. The movie was one of the most successful in the decade. Over the years he has acted in various movies and still has succeeded in making back to back hits.
His latest movie Singham 3 ( S3 ) hit the theaters this January and is a commercial success. His upcoming movie is Thaana Serndha Kootam which has been directed by Vignesh Shivan and comes from the production company Studio Green. The music of the film is being done by Anirudh Ravichandran. He has also signed 2 more projects after that which include movies from directors Gautham Menon and Selvaraghavan.
Due to fan fights, some people may or may not agree as to whether he is a good actor or not. However, he sure is a man who knows how to make a commercial success and has been doing that on a continuous basis. He is one of those very few people who believes in giving back to the society and is a leading man when it comes helping the needy with great ventures like Agaram Foundation.