S J Surya

Actor, Director, Screenplay, Story Writer
S J Surya
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Real/Other Names:: Justin Selvaraj Suryaah
Date of Birth:: July 20, 1968(Age-42)
Place of Birth:: Vasudevanallore(Tanjore)

Family and Relations

Father:Samanasu Pandian
Elder Sister:Selvi
Elder Brother:Victor

Mini Biography

Personal Background:
S.J.Suryaah studied BA Sociology at Loyola College, Chennai. He made his directorial debut in Vaali casting Ajith Kumar in the lead role. S.J.Suryaah's rolemodel is director Vasanth.

Film career:
Suryaah's first film Vaali, with Ajith playing the lead in Tamil, was a runaway hit playing for 270 days. It had an adult theme and went off well with the audience.
Suryah followed that with the multi-lingual, Khushiwhich was a huge money-spinner in Tamil and Telugu but did not fare toowell in Hindi. After a hiatus for nearly 2 years, he came up withanother blockbuster, New in which Suryah played the lead roleapart from directing and producing the film. The film's opening isconsidered to be one of the biggest in Tamil cinema in recent years,with over Rs.1.1 crore being collected on the first day at thebox-office. The film's music by his friend and noted composer A. R. Rahmanhad created waves in the audio market. However, the movie was banned bythe Madras High Court in August 2005, a year after it collected hugerevenues in the box office. His fourth venture in Tamil as a directorwas "Anbe Aaruyire" which was initially titled "Best Friend".Though this movie wasn't as big a hit as Vaali,Khushi and New, audienceenjoyed the movie because of its masala.Currently, he is working for telugu film "Puli", with Pawan Kalyan in the lead.

Television controversy:
He was a judge on Vijay TV's hit show Jodi No.1 where the participants are television artistes. He was one of the three judges along with Sangeetha and Sundaram

Favorite actor: Sivaji Ganesan
Favorite actress: Julia Robert
Favorite place: Native place
Role Model: Director Vasanth
Hobbies: Watching movies
Ambition:To set a milestone in cine-Industry
Interesting facts: Suriya is making a debut as a hero in the film ”New” which he expects to be a turning point in his career.This movie is scheduled for next year release