Happy birthday Suriya: Saravanan Sivakumar popularly known as Suriya is an Indian actor, producer, television show host and is best known or his work in Tamil industry. As the actor turns a year older today lets see his journey from starting his career back in 1997 to now ruling the Tamil industry at the age of 44! 

As the hashtag #HappyBirthdaySuriya trends on twitter, let’s see how Suriya started his acting journey. Born to actor Sivakumar and Lakshmi, Suriya is the elder sibling and has two more brothers-Karthi and Brindha. Before entering the acting industry at the age of 22, he used to work at a garment exports factory for eight months. His first movie Nerrukku Ner was a box office failure and it took a lot of efforts for Suriya to give a hit.

In 2001, he got breakthrough with film Nandha and after that things started falling in place for the star as he gave one hit after another. Beit Kaakha Kaakha, Pithamagan, Aaytha Ezhuthu, and so on. Besides movies, he is known as the king of romance down south for his romantic lovey-dovey ballads. So let’s take a look at his top movies here:

1. NGK

Starring Suriya, Sai Pallavi, Rakul Preet Singh in lead roles, see full movie Tamil here: 

2. Khatarnak Khiladi 2

Watch full movie starring Suriya and Samantha Akkineni here: 

3. Agent 24 

4. Main Hoon Surya Singham 

5. Singam Yamudu 2

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