Surya's USP is not just his style or panache, it's his fresh avatars in every film that get thumbs up from his fans and critics. His ability to pick roles and to do justice to it shows his passion for perfection.
A brief profile...
The actor was born to veteran Sivakumar and Lakshmi on July 23, 1975. Being a kid from a filmi family, Surya choose to stay away from glitz and glamour until he completed his studies. It is only after the completion of his studies, he turned his face towards acting.
Surya made his debut in the movie, Nerrukku Ner, which also featured Vijay, directed by Vasanth and produced by Mani Ratnam. He received mixed reviews for his performance in the movie. But he waited for more years to get his first major break through in the form of Nandha, which won him the Best Actor award from the state government.
Between 2003 and 2007, Surya delivered several hits like Kaakha Kaakha, Pithamagan, Perazhagan, Aaytha Ezhuthu, Ghajini, Aaru and Sillunu Oru Kaadhal. It also won him a lot of accolades and registered his name in the list of A-list stars.
By then, critics have declared that his experiments within the commercial format and his ability to avoid being typecast have played larger role in his success.