S. Justin Selvaraj (aka) S.J. Surya is an Indian film director, writer, actor, and producer in Kollywood, the Tamil film industry. His screen name is S.J. Surya. He is known for his outspoken attitude and broad outlook.
S.J.Suryaah was born to Pandian and Anandham in Vasudevanallur, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu. He has an elder sister Selvi and an elder brother Victor. He studied BA Sociology at Loyola College, Chennai. He made his directorial debut in Vaali casting Ajith Kumar in the lead role. S.J.Suryaah’s rolemodel is director Vasanth.
Suryaah’s first film Vaali, with Ajith playing the lead in Tamil, was a runaway hit playing for 270 days. It had an adult theme and went off well with the audience.
Suryah followed that with the multi-lingual, Khushi which was a huge money-spinner in Tamil and Telugu but did not fare too well in Hindi. After a hiatus for nearly 2 years, he came up with another blockbuster, New in which Suryah played the lead role apart from directing and producing the film.