Tamil star Saravanan Sivakumar, known by his stage name Suriya, is ringing in his 43rd birthday today. After making his debut in Nerukku Ner (1997), Suriya landed his breakthrough role in Nandha (2001) and then had his first major commercial success with the thriller Kaakha Kaakha (2003). Following award-winning performance as a conman in Pithamagan (2003) and a hunchback in Perazhagan (2004), Suriya played a patient suffering from anterograde amnesia in the 2005 blockbuster Ghajini. He rose to stardom with the dual role of a father and son in Gautham Menon's semi-autobiographical Vaaranam Aayiram (2008).
On the occasion of Suriya’s 43rd birthday, have a look at five films of the megastar that prove his acting prowess.
The 2009 film “Ayan” is one of the best Surya movies of all times. This thriller blockbuster film was directed by K V Anand and starred Prabhu and Tamannah along with Surya. It has Surya play a young man involved in diamond smuggling and piracy of CDs.
The next name to feature on the list of top 5 best Surya movies is the 2005 release “Ghajini”, which was later made in Hindi with Aamir Khan in the lead role and went on to become one of the biggest hits of the year. The psychological thriller was directed by ace director A R Murugadoss, while it had Asin in female lead, in both the versions of the movie.
Another brilliant performance was showcased by this star actor in the 2003 release multi starrer film, “Pithamagan”. Surya was appreciated for his comic timing in this movie, which was directed by Bala.
Next on the list of top 5 best movies of Surya of all time is the 2002 movie “Mounam Pesiyadhe”. The film was the debut venture of director Ameer Sultan and co starred Surya with actress Trisha and newcomers, Mahaa and Nanda.
Singam, Singam 2
“Singam” (2010) and “Singam 2” (2013) are two of the best performances oof actor Surya, besides being big commercial hits. The popularity of the movie was such that it was made in numerous languages including Kannada, Bengali and Hindi, the last one starring top actor, Ajay Devgan.