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Suriya turns 45: Mohanlal, Riteish Deshmukh to Lakshmi Manchu wish Vaadivasal actor

On his 45th birthday today, Suriya is being showered with a lot of love and blessings by his fans and friends in the film industry.

Written by Arushi Jain , Kriti Sonali | New Delhi | Updated: July 24, 2020 10:51:46 am
suriya, actor suriya, suriya birthday Actor Suriya turns 45 today.

Actor Suriya is among the most bankable stars in the Tamil film industry today. But the actor’s rise to the top of Kollywood was not an easy one. The actor struggled with mediocre films at the beginning of his career, but he delivered some noteworthy performances in films like Nandha, Pithamagan, Kaakha Kaakha and Varanam Aayiram among more. In a career spanning over two decades, he has 37 films to his credit, and is awaiting the release of Soorarai Pottru.

Suriya was born in 1975 as Saravanan Sivakumar and the name ‘Suriya’ was bestowed upon him by Mani Ratnam, the producer of his debut movie Nerukku Ner. The film also starred Vijay. But it was Bala’s 2001 film Nandha, where he played an ex-convict who is trying to find his place in society again, that put Suriya on the map. For his performance in the film, he received the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor.

Though Suriya has more masala entertainers to his credit, the actor makes sure he also experiments once in a while.

Also read | First time’s a charm: Suriya’s repeat collaborations that didn’t work

The actor is married to Jyotika for 14 years now. The couple tied the knot in 2006 after several years of courtship. They have a daughter named Diya and a son named Dev. Talking about his marriage, Suriya had earlier said, “When Jyotika and I decided to marry, most celebrity couples were divorced. My father voiced his concern but I knew we would be together. Even though we got married after 5-6 years of courtship, it took us two years to understand each other.”

Suriya is also involved with a lot of charity work and founded Agaram Foundation to help children who drop out of school early in Tamil Nadu.

On his 45th birthday today, the actor is being showered with a lot of love and blessings by his fans and friends in the film industry.

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15:56 (IST)23 Jul 2020
'I hugely respect his generous heart'

Kasturi Shankar wrote on her Twitter account, "Back in the days I showed movies in US, Vaaranam Aayiram released in snowy november and still raked in a profit for us. More than his movies, I hugely respect his generous heart. #HBDSuriya #Suriya."

15:37 (IST)23 Jul 2020
'My Heartiest Birthday Wishes'

"What can I do beyond my best ? Hope this might be the question you have been raising for your every step & that’s your Success Sir. My Heartiest Birthday Wishes to @Suriya_offl Sir with healthy and happy life in all #HappyBirthdаySuriya," tweeted Arivazhagan.

15:26 (IST)23 Jul 2020
Dabboo Ratnani wished Suriya

Dabboo Ratnani wrote on his Twitter account, "Happy Birthday Suriya @Suriya_offl Have A Super One ! #HappyBirthdаySuriya."

15:10 (IST)23 Jul 2020
'There are few who actually want to make a difference in the society'

Ganesh Kumar Yadav wrote on Twitter, "#HappyBirthdaySuriya, being a film distributor and exhibitor have seen many actors but there are few who actually want to make a difference in the society through their reel and real life and @Suriya_offl is one of them. Love his acting and appreciate his efforts at @agaramvision.

14:54 (IST)23 Jul 2020
Suresh Raina shared birthday wishes too

"Heartfelt Birthday wishes to my brother & an amazing actor @Suriya_offl . Wishing you loads of success & happiness #HappyBirthdaySuriya," cricketer Suresh Raina said via Twitter.

14:33 (IST)23 Jul 2020
'Happie happie bday'

Aishwarya Rajessh posted, "Happie happie bday @Suriya_offl sir ... 😊😊."

14:19 (IST)23 Jul 2020
Suriya's first look poster of Vaadivasal is out

Vaadivasal will mark Suriya's maiden collaboration with Vetrimaaran, who has so far been content working only with Dhanush.

Also read | Suriya’s film with Vetrimaaran titled Vaadivasal

14:00 (IST)23 Jul 2020
'Welcome to Instagram'

Guneet Monga took to Twitter to share, "Happy Birthday @Suriya_offl !! Been such a pleasure and compete joy working with you on #SooraraiPottru. And Welcome to Instagram.'

13:45 (IST)23 Jul 2020
'Wish you a great year with success'

Shibasish Sarkar tweeted, "Many many happy returns of the day @Suriya_offl...wish you a great year with success, peace and happiness !!"

13:33 (IST)23 Jul 2020
'A very happy birthday sir'

"@Suriya_offl wish you a very happy birthday sir," read actor Vijay Antony's tweet.

13:17 (IST)23 Jul 2020
'May GOD gives u everything'

Manobala shared on Twitter, "Best wishes my dear @Suriya_offl May GOD gives u everything n life.."

13:07 (IST)23 Jul 2020
Manjima Mohan wishes Suriya

Manjima Mohan shared on Twitter, "Happy bday @Suriya_offl sir. Have a great year ahead 🙂."

12:55 (IST)23 Jul 2020
Ajaz Khan wishes Suriya with a throwback picture
12:45 (IST)23 Jul 2020
'May Almighty keep showering His choicest blessings on you'

Composer D. Imman tweeted, "Hearty birthday wishes to @Suriya_offl sir! May Almighty keep showering His choicest blessings on you in years to come! Peace be with you and your family!"

12:37 (IST)23 Jul 2020
Mohanlal wishes Suriya

Malayalam superstar Mohanlal's wish for Suriya read, "Happy Birthday Dear @Suriya_offl #HappyBirthdaySuriya."

12:25 (IST)23 Jul 2020
'Have a great year'

Actor Sathish posted on his Twitter account, "Happy birthday to one of my fav @Suriya_offl sir. Have a great year 🤗🤗🤗 #HappyBirthdаySuriya #Vaadivasal."

12:06 (IST)23 Jul 2020
'May you always be the superstar of the masses'

Bollywood actor Riteish Deshmukh took to Twitter and shared, "Happy Birthday my friend @Suriya_offl- May god bless you with load of happiness, love & great health. May you always be the superstar of the masses & entertain us forever. Loads of love."

11:56 (IST)23 Jul 2020
Manoj Manchu wishes Suriya

Manchu Manoj tweeted, 'Wishing the super cool person, one of the finest actors on India @Suriya_offl anna A Very Happy Birthday🎂 Your pure talent and kind heart made you what you are today ❤️🤗 Stay blessed always 😇 #HappyBirthdаySuriya'

11:37 (IST)23 Jul 2020
Lakshmi Manchu wishes actor Suriya

Lakshmi Manchu wished Suriya on Twitter and wrote, "@Suriya_offl happiest of birthdays dear! You are one awesome human being. Have a beautiful day." 

11:26 (IST)23 Jul 2020
'Wishing a great success to Soorarai Pottru'

"Happy birthday brother @Suriya_offl. Best wishes to have a wonderful year ahead & wishing a great success to #SooraraiPottru #HappyBirthdaySuriya," filmmaker Nammalvar Lingusamy wrote on Twitter. 

Apart from being a top-notch actor, Surya also owns a production company 2D Entertainment. His latest production venture Ponmagal Vandhal, starring his wife, actor Jyotika in the lead role, satisfied him as “an audience and a producer”.

“Every actor has films that they have invested a large part of themselves in. This is one such film for Jyotika, and it excited her to be working with five veteran actors in a single film. Initially, to see a young director bringing us such an intense script was extremely commendable. Fredrick has written the character and the script in such a way that it feels relevant, even during the testing times of this pandemic,” Suriya said in a statement after the preview show of Ponmagal Vandhal.

The actor recently also announced his next project titled Aruvaa. He is teaming up with longtime collaborator Hari for his 39th film. They have earlier worked together on films like Velu, Aaru, Singam, Singam II and Si3. The movie is set to go on floors in April and will be released on Diwali this year. Aruvaa also marks music composer D Imman’s first project with Suriya and Hari.

Suriya is also awaiting the release of Soorarai Pottru, helmed by Sudha Kongara. Said to be based on the life of Air Deccan founder Captain GR Gopinath, the film also features Aparna Balamurali, Jackie Shroff, Karunas, Paresh Rawal and Mohan Babu in pivotal roles.