Suriya’s Birthday Special: Garment Factory Worker Becomes National Award Winner, Actor’s Journey to Stardom

Image source: TWITTER Suriya in a still from the award-winning National Soorarai Pottru

Suriya is a superstar in the southern film industry. Slowly, his work is reaching the international film community as he continues to bask in the love of fans across India. He received the national award for best actor for the film Soorarai Pottru. On his birthday, we follow his journey to stardom and how he continues to rule the hearts of fans with his impressive performances in movies.

Suriya made her own mark

Suriya may have received the national award for Soorarai Potrru today, but there was a time when he had to work really hard to make a name for himself in the film industry. Despite being associated with the company, he had to struggle a lot. Suriya is the son of Tamil actor Shivakumar but he made his mark in the industry on his own.

Suriya worked in the garment industry

Star of today, Suriya worked in a garment factory. Surya received the offer to work in films when she was around 20 years old. In 1995 he was offered the lead role in the film Aasai but Suriya was not interested in the films which is why he turned down the offer. Having no particular interest in the world of cinema, he begins to work in a sheet factory.

During those days, Suriya hid his identity from the people. He never revealed he was the son of actor Shivakumar to his colleagues. For about 8 months he worked in a textile factory and in exchange for working in this factory he received one thousand rupees per month.

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Film debut with the production of Mani Ratnam

In 1997, Suriya was approached for director Vasanth’s film Nerrukku Ner. The producer was Mani Ratnam. Because of Ratnam, Suriya couldn’t turn down the film, and he made his debut in the Southern film industry. After her debut, Suriya realized the importance of movies. Then he worked hard to make a name for himself in Southern films and has since come a long way. In an interview, Suriya said, “In the beginning, I had to face many problems. Due to lack of confidence, fighting and dancing, I had a lot of problems during movie scenes. During this time my mentor Raghuvaran helped me and told me how to stand out from my father’s shadow.”

Story of Suriya’s National Award-Winning Film, Soorarai Pottru

The film Soorarai Pottru is sort of Suriya’s own journey in the film industry. Suriya has now been honored with a national award for this. The movie was released in 2020. People liked this movie a lot. The film tells the story of a young man who makes a life change to realize his dream.

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