S. J. Suryah Age, Family, Movies, Wife, Achievements, Bio, Wiki, Facts

S. J. Suryah is an Indian Film Actor, Television Actor, Screenwriter, Narrator, Film Director, Film Producer, Singer, Songwriter, Lyricist, Playback Singer, Musician, Composer, Music Producer, and Music Director. He was born on 20-07-1968 in Vasudevanallur, Tenkasi in the state of Tamil Nadu, India as Selvaraj Justin Samanasu Pandian. He works predominantly in Tamil cinema. Let’s continue reading to know everything like career, achievements, family, bio, wiki, and lesser-known facts about S. J. Suryah.

S. J. Suryah
S. J. Suryah, Image Source: Facebook @SJSuryahOfficial

Quick Info

NameS. J. Suryah
Other NamesSelvaraj Justin Samanasu Pandian, Selvaraj Justin Pandian, S. Justin Pandian, Suryah, SJ Suryah, SJ Surya, S. J. Surya
ProfessionFilm Actor, Television Actor, Screenwriter, Narrator, Film Director, Film Producer, Singer, Songwriter, Lyricist, Playback Singer, Musician, Composer, Music Producer, and Music Director
Birthday20-07-1968 (Saturday)
Birth PlaceVasudevanallur, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India
Age55 Years Old (as of 13-09-2023)
CasteJalia Kaibarta (SC)
Tamil Film (as a lyricist) – Settapa Mathi for film Sundara Purushan (1996)
Tamil Film (as a director) – Vaali (1999)
Tamil Film (as a screenwriter) – Vaali (1999)
Tamil Film (as a playback singer) – Vaali (1999)
Tamil Film (as an actor) – New (2004)
Tamil Film (as a narrator) – 144 (2015)
Tamil Film (as a composer) – Isai (2015)
Tamil Web Series (as an actor) – Vadhandhi: The Fable of Velonie (2022)
(Other Languages)
Telugu Film (as a director) – Kushi (2001)
Hindi Film (as a director) – Khushi (2003)
Marathi Film (as a composer) – Ishq Wala Love (2014)
Odia Film (as an actor) – God Father-True Story of a Man (2016)
Telugu Film (as an actor) – Spyder (2017)
Best Known forKushi (2000)
New (2004)
Monster (2017)
Mersal (2017)
Spyder (2017)
Bommai (2023)
Mark Antony (2023)
– Among Others
Vadhandhi – The Fable of Velonie | Official Trailer | Prime Video India


He did his schooling at The Indian High School in Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu. Then, he attended Loyola College in Chennai and received a graduate degree of Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Sociology.

SchoolThe Indian High School, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu
CollegeLoyola College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
QualificationBachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Sociology

Physical Appearance

Heightin Feet Inches- 5’ 10”
in centimeters: 178 cm
in meters: 1.78 m
Weight72 Kgs (158 lbs)
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack


  • S. J. Suryah is an Indian actor, filmmaker, singer & musician who works in Tamil cinema.
  • He is one of the multi-talented stars of the Tamil cinema.
  • Before entering the showbiz industry, he worked in hotels as a steward/cashier.
  • He made his directorial debut through the Tamil film “Vaali” in 1999. The story of the film was also written by Suryah, and also made his singing debut with this film with the song “Vaanil Kaayuthae”.
  • Before making his directorial debut, he acted in small roles in Tamil movies and then became the assistant director.
  • In 2000, he directed his 2nd Tamil film titled “Kushi“, which became the blockbuster of the year and received numerous awards. Later, the film was remade in Telugu and Hindi and again directed by S. J. Suryah in both languages.
  • In 2004, he made his acting debut as a lead actor in a dual role in the Tamil film “New” opposite Simran. The film was also written, produced & directed by him.
  • He also a guest appearance in the Telugu film “Nanni” in 2004, and “Puli” in 2010.
  • In 2014, he made his debut as a composer in the Marathi film “Ishq Wala Love“.
  • In 2016, he made his Odia film debut in “God Father-True Story of a Man” as Abdul Kedar opposite Siddhanta Mahapatra and Anu Choudhury.
  • In 2017, he played a negative role in the Tamil/Telugu film “Spyder“, for which he received the Best Villain award by Vijay Award.
  • In 2022, he made his OTT film debut as a lead actor in the Tamil web series “Vadhandhi: The Fable of Velonie” as SI Vivek opposite Smruthi Venkat, Sanjana Krishnamoorthy, Kumaran Thangarajan, Nassar, Laila, and others.
  • In 2023, he played a dual role in the Tamil film “Mark Antony” as Jackie Pandian & Madhan Pandian, It was his 3rd film to play a dual role after the Tamil film “New”, and “Viyabari”.
S. J. Suryah's guest appearance in the Tamil film Kushi
S. J. Suryah’s guest appearance in the Tamil film Kushi, Image Source: Facebook @SJSuryahOfficial

S. J. Suryah’s Family

FatherSammanasu Pandian
Affair/GirlfriendNot Known
Marital StatusUnmarried

He was born into a Hindu family in Vasudevanallur to his mother Anandham and his father Sammanasu Pandian. He has two older siblings including a sister named Selvi, and a brother named Victor. He is never married.


He is single and not dating anyone.

Personal Info

Home TownVasudevanallur, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India
ResidenceChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
HobbiesWriting, Reading, Travelling

Favorite Things

Favorite ColourWhite, Black, Blue
Favorite FoodNon-veg Food
Favorite PlaceCalifornia
Favorite SportsCricket
Favorite PlayerMS Dhoni
Favorite Film DirectorVasanth
Sir Anthony Hopkins
Favorite ActorM. G. Ramachandran (MGR)
Sivaji Ganesan
Amitabh Bachchan
Jack Nicholson
Marlon Brando
Favorite ActressSaroja Devi
Julia Roberts
Favorite SingerLata Mangeshkar
S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
Favorite MusicianA. R. Rahman

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