Original Name: Saravanan Profession: Tamil cine Artiste Date of Birth: 23,July,1975 Mother Tongue: Tamil Native: Coimbatore Born and brought up: Chennai Schooling: PSBB College: Loyola,Chennai Education: B.Com Father: SivaKumar (Actor) Siblings: Younger brother and younger sister Brindha Phone no: 0091-44-4340899 Describes himself as: I do not like to hurt anyone's feelings. I like to help everyone. Turning Point: Nandha Favourite music director: Ilayaraja Favourite food: Dosa, curd rice, Prawn Favourite artistes: Kamal Hasan and Revathy Best friend in cine industry: Vikram Favourite co-artistes: Laila and Jyothika Debut: Naerukku Naer in 1997 Before cinema: Executive in a garment factory Other interests: learning stunts, dance, working out at the Gym and playing the flute. Favourite Pastime: Driving int he car with music on and camping overnight Hobbies: watching movies, reading, driving Other facts: Surya and Vijay studies together in Loyola
Surya, Jyotika for a social cause
Surya and his actor-wife Jyothika recently starred in a one-minute film on autism for an organisation called We CAN. The film, directed by Jayendra Panchapakesan was screened in all the theatres in Tamil Nadu by Real Image Media Technologies between January 21 to 27 as it is remembered as Autism Awareness week. Autism is a pervasive developmental disorder characterised by impaired communication or to put it simply, detachment from reality. Research proves that one in every 500 people may be autistic or have autistic features but little is known about it. Started in 2001 by a group of parents, We CAN was founded on the belief that an autistic child can be taught anything if it is taught in the way he learns. It is currently the only resource centre in Tamil Nadu focusing exclusively on autism but people from other states like Orissa and Chhattisgarh have also come to We CAN for counselling and intervention.
While Surya is well known for his commitment to social causes, he is now being lent able support by Jyothika. Meanwhile Surya's brother Karthi made his acting debut with the Tamil film Paruthiveeran which was released on February 25.
Surya shares his little secrets with Sify
What is your idea of perfect happiness? I'm very happy when I am working on a film.
What is your favourite journey/holiday? A long drive to some village or wild life sanctuary. Walk on the fields and meet friendly people.
What do you lie about? Being punctual. I am always late by 10 minutes in life.
What is your greatest regret? Nothing as of now.
What is your current state of mind? Happy. But anxious about my projects.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? Wish I was a little more punctual.
If you change one thing about your family, what would it be? Nothing. I want it to be the same.
What is the trait you hate in others? Hypocrisy and jealousy
What do you dislike most about your appearance? I thought I was perfect.
Don't want to pick flaws in God's workWhich living person do you admire most? Kamal Hassan
What would you like to be born as in your next life? I want a peaceful existence like a dog in a millionaire's house (smiles)
What do you consider the most overrated virtue? Modesty
Your ideal woman? Or, your dream date? She should be optimistic, friendly, talkative (as I am not) and humorous.
Your best friend in the industry Jo (Jyothika) and Bala sir.
In one line, how would you describe yourself? Boring person
Where do you see yourself five years down the line? Married. Have a beautiful family and, remain to be passionate about movies and my roles.
If you were marooned on a deserted island, who would you like as your companion? That ideal woman whom I said earlier.
What do you do first thing in the morning? Have a bottle of water.
And the last things before you go to bed? Switch off the television.
What is your mantra in life? Hard work always pays