Arguably one of the most bankable names in Kollywood, Suriya's meteoric rise to K'town royalty has much to do with his aspiration, as it has to do with his humility.
His greatest contribution to the good of society stems from his aspiration.
"We need to earn enough to be able to give back," he says, speaking excitedly about his Agharam foundation that hones students for schooling and life itself.
"My father comes from a village called Kasigoundan Puthur near Coimbatore. We would not have been here today if not for education. My dad's relative helped him financially and his teacher was the guiding light. Education transforms life and it did change ours. Today, my family, our team at Agharam and myself believe in the miracles of education," he says.
The unassuming nature of this hunk is offset by his muscle-charged physique that has women of all ages swooning, but his biggest charm lies in the fact that he is a dedicated married man.
"Jyothika completes me. Her smile is all that I look forward to after a hard day at work or when I'm low. Women do so much for us. I had my career, my home and I am in a city that is home to me. But for her, she relocated from Mumbai, gave up her career and loves being a homemaker. She is our happiness hotline no matter where we are," says the proud husband.
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