Suriya (Tamil: சூர்யா; born 23 July 1975 as Saravanan Sivakumar) is an Indian film actor, producer, philanthropist and television presenter. He has acted in several Tamil films, including the commercially successful films Nandha (2001), Kaakha Kaakha (2003), Pithamagan (2003), Perazhagan (2004), Ghajini (2005), Vel (2007) , Vaaranam Aayiram (2008), Ayan (2009), Singam (2010) and 7aum Arivu (2011). As of 2010, he has won three Tamil Nadu State Film Awards and three Filmfare Awards, establishing himself as one of the leading contemporary actors in the Tamil film industry. He became a film distributor after opening Studio Green, which was responsible for producing and distributed a few of his own and his brother Karthi's films. He is the eldest son of actor Sivakumar and married actress Jyothika in 2006, after being engaged for several years. In 2008,
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