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.
Surya as Deva In Ayan
Surya played the role of a smuggler in Ayan. His good
physique helped him to give the dynamic appeal to his character.
His energetic performance played the major role in the success of
The movie was directed by KV Anand and produced by M Saravanan
of AVM Productions. Tamanna Bhatia, Sivaji Prabhu and Akashdeep
Saighai were in key roles.
Surya In Aadhavan
Aadhavan is a 2009 Tamil action thriller, directed by
KS Ravikumar and written by Ramesh Khanna. Surya played the role of
a killer but he had three different characters. His negative
character won praises again for him after Ayan.
Nayantara, Saroja Devi, Murali, Anand Babu and others were in
the cast. The film was a massive commercial hit despite getting
Surya, A Top Cop In SIngam
Like the roars of a lion, Surya thrilled the audience in
Singam. In the role of a cop, he entertained his fans with
his punch dialogues and actions sequences.
Singam was directed by Hari and produced by KE Gnanavel
Raja. It also featured Anushka Shetty and Prakash Raj in the
important roles. Now, a sequel to Singam is being
Surya As Surya Reddy In Rakta Charitra
Rakta Charitra was Bollywood launchpad of Surya. Ram
Gopal Varma directorial movie was a real life story of slain dons
of Andhra Pradesh - Patiala Ravi and Surya Narayana Reddy, where
the Ghajini star enacted the character of the
Surya's fears look and deadly eyes impressed the Bollywood
audience but the movie failed to impress Tamil audience. The film
also featured Vivek Oberoi, Priyamani, Shatrughan Sinha, Kota
Srinivasa Rao, Radhika Apte and others in the lead.
Surya's Dual Roles In 7aum Arivu
Surya came up with a brilliant performance in the role of a
circus artist and Bodhi Dharman, a master of martial arts and
medical remedies, in 7aum Arivu. It was one of the most
toughest films of his career, as he sported contrasting
He learnt circus tricks for the role of circus artist for a
couple of months, and for the role of Bodhi, he worked on his
physique to give a perfect shape for the character. At some point,
he portrayed a young saint with eight-packs and the old master with
a paunch at the other.
Surya in the roles of conjoined twins
Surya has done the roles of conjoined or Siamese twins in
Maattrraan, which is releasing tomorrow. The names of the
roles are Vimalan and Akhilan.
Maattrraan is an action-thriller directed by KV Anand,
who directed by Surya in Ayan. The movie also features Kajal
Aggarwal and Sachin Khedekar in the important roles.
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.