None expected, indeed the actor himself. Saravanan Sivakumar completing his graduation at Loyola College never knew that he would make it so bigger in tinsel town.
Actor Name: Surya
Original Name: Saravanan Sivakumar
Date of Birth: 23rd July, 1975
Native Place: Coimbatore
Family Members: Actor Sivakumar, Younger Brother Karthi (Paruthiveeran fame Karthi), Younger Sister Brinda (Married), Mother (Name Unknown), Jyothika (Wife), Diya (Daughter)
Schooling: PSBB Coimbatore, St. Bede’s Chennai
College: Loyola College, Chennai
Graduation: B. Com (Completed)
Career: Earlier Merchandizing Manager at Garment Factory, Now an Actor
Favorite Food: Curd Rice, Dosa
Favorite Hobby: Long Drive in Car with good music, hunting for new places and camping overnight.
Awards: Kalaimamani Award (2005), Filmfare Best Award (2003 and 2004)
Turning Point: Nanda, Pithamaghan
Though Saravanan had a sound knowledge about film due to his father’s presence, he had no plans to step into film industry. As his close friends say, ‘We were completely astonished to hear that Saravanan is going to make his debut in Tamil film industry’. First, he joined a garments factory as a merchandizing manager. For everyone’s surprise, his first month salary was Rs. 1000/- and he gifted his mom with a saree.
Directors Mani Rathnam and Vasanth had just met him at an occasion and called forth a photo shoot, which he took up casually. Well, a particular snapshot was about him putting his around Simran that he felt shy. Then as he made his debut with ‘Nerukku Ner’, he happened to be the uprising star.