Suriya celebratd his birthday today (July 23). After getting blessings of his parents and wishes of his family members, he met his fans at a marriage hall on the outskirts of Chennai. Around 10,000 fans met Suriya after a gap of two years and he urged them to take up social service activities.
During the interaction, the actor spoke about his future projects, both in cinema and social service. While he is busy shooting for S3 (third part of Singam), he is also involved in a host of social service activities, it is to be noted.
After making his debut in Nerukku Ner (1997), Suriya landed his breakthrough role in Nandha (2001) and then had his first major commercial success with the thriller Kaakha Kaakha (2003). Following award-winning performances of a conman in Pithamagan (2003) and a hunchback in Perazhagan (2004), Suriya played a patient suffering from anterograde amnesia in the 2005 blockbuster Ghajini.
He rose to stardom after portraying dual roles of a father and son in Gautham Vasudev Menon’s semi-autobiographical Vaaranam Aayiram (2008). His status as an action star was cemented with roles of a smuggler in Ayan (2009) and an aggressive cop in the Singam trilogy (Singam, Singam II and S3). Suriya has also played against type and found success with science fiction films like 7aum Arivu (2011) and 24 (2016).
As of 2010, he has won three Tamil Nadu State Film Awards and three Filmfare Awards South. In 2013, Suriya founded the production house 2D Entertainment.
He is the eldest son of Tamil film actor Sivakumar and his younger brother Karthi is also an actor. Suriya married co-star Jyothika in 2006, after being engaged for several years. In 2008, he began Agaram Foundation, which funds for various philanthropic activities.