Sponsor announcement: Meet Indian film star Suriya!

Meet one of South India's most accomplished and popular actors, Surya!. The 36 year old actor is the winner of three Filmfare awards and is considered among the leading contemporary actors in the Tamil film industry. The star of films like "Ayan" and "Singan" is married to Indian actress Jyothika and have had two children together.

In 2008, Suriya founded the Agaram Foundation, which works to give underprivileged children the chance to get a quality education. In 2010, Suriya, through his foundation, helped over 150 students receive higher education lessons. Suriya believes a proper education is the key to ending poverty in rural areas of India. Whether on the big screen or in his hometown, Suriya is an inspiration and role model for millions.

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