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Saravanan Sivakumar (born 23 July 1975), known by his stage name Suriya, is an Indian film actor, producer and television presenter best known for his work in Tamil cinema. Among his awards include three Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, four Filmfare Awards South, two Edison Awards, a CineMAA Award and a Vijay Award. Based on the earnings of Indian celebrities, Suriya was included in the Forbes India Celebrity 100 list for 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. 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), he played a man suffering from anterograde amnesia, in the 2005 blockbuster Ghajini. He rose to stardom with dual roles of a father and son in Gautham Menon's semi-autobiographical Vaaranam Aayiram (2008). His status as an action star was established with roles of a smuggler in Ayan (2009), and an aggressive cop in the Singam trilogy. Ayan was the highest-grossing Tamil film of 2009, and Singam II emerged one of the highest-grossing Tamil films of all time. Suriya also found success with the science fiction films 7aum Arivu (2011) and 24 (2016). Suriya is the eldest child of Tamil film actor Sivakumar and his younger brother Karthi is also an actor. He married co-star Jyothika in 2006. In 2008, he began Agaram Foundation, which funds for various philanthropic activities. The year 2012 marked his debut as a television presenter with the Star Vijay game show Neengalum Vellalam Oru Kodi, the Tamil version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. In 2013, Suriya founded the production house 2D Entertainment.
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