Meet the 5 women responsible for Tamil actor Suriya’s success
It is often said that one would find that a woman is the reason behind the success of a man
In the case of actor Suriya, five women can be attributed to his success story
Lakshmi Shivakumar: The first credit goes to Lakshmi, Suriya's mother, for grooming him and ensuring her son doesn't get carried away by his father, actor Shivakumar's star status.
Laila: He did not make much impact with his debut film Nerrukku Ner in 1998, but found luck in Laila, his co-star, in Nanda which was a critically acclaimed film released in 2001. The same pair brought back the magic in Pithamagan in 2003. Suriya won accolades for his comic role as a conman.
Jyothika: His luck shined after he was paired opposite the Jyothika in Kaakha Kaakha in 2003, the film became a hit and the industry started to take Suriya seriously. Suriya and Jyothika started dating and got married in 2003.
Asin: The biggest success in his career came from film Ghajini in 2008 in which he played a character who suffers from amnesia. The movie which also stars Asin broke box office records. The Asin-factor helped the film be taken up in Bollywood too.
Sudha Kongara: When there are young artists making an impact, a woman director chose Suriya to play the hero for Soorarai Pottru. Despite him being the producer, she made him toil to play a 20-year-old for the action drama.