Saravanan Sivakumar, known by his stage name Suriya, is an Indian actor, producer and television presenter best known for his work and dedication in Tamil Cinema. Among his awards include three Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, four Filmfare Awards South, two Edison Awards, a Cinema Express Award, a CineMAA Award and a Vijay Award. Suriya has been included in the Forbes India Celebrity 100 list six times.
Suriya was born as Saravanan on 23 July 1975 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu to Tamil film actor Sivakumar and his wife Lakshmi. He attended Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan School and St. Bede’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School in Chennai and obtained his undergraduate degree B.Com from Loyola College, Chennai. Suriya has two younger siblings, a brother Karthi and a sister Brindha.