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Pictures: Get a glimpse of Surya's different avatars

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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.

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 mixed reviews.

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 made.

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 latter.

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 avatars.

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.

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