Academy invites Suriya to ‘class of 2022’, becomes first Tamil actor to join Oscar committee

South Indian superstar, Suriya is one of the most famous and beloved actors in the Indian film industry and is also among the most bankable celebrities in the country. With his powerful acting performances in films like Soorarai Pottru, Si3, 24, Singam 2, 7aum Arivu and many others, he has already created a massive impact in Indian cinema. Suriya also holds a huge fandom across the country. Suriya’s madness can be gauged by the fact that his fans took to social media when it was revealed that he would be on the Oscar committee.

The news is making the rounds on the internet and the actor is receiving tons of congratulatory messages and praise from his fans on social media. It is truly a magnificent achievement for Suriya and his acting career, as he will be sharing the stage with some of the greatest actors this world has ever seen.

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According to a report in Deadline, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited South Indian superstar Suriya to join the elite group of “Class of 2022”. The actor has become the first Tamil actor to be invited to join the prestigious Oscar committee. This is indeed a great moment for Suriya, who is an exceptionally talented actor and rightly deserves a spot on the Oscar panel. According to the statement on the Academy’s website on June 28, 2022, it was mentioned that the Academy Awards committee will include 15 Academy Award winners and 71 nominees. The statement can be read as follows:

“The Class of 2022 is 44% female, 37% from underrepresented ethnic/racial communities, and 50% from 53 countries and territories outside of the United States.”

Although Suriya was already a mega-star in the Indian film industry, this was his film, Jai Bhim, who had proven the mettle of his acting prowess on the international stage. His film, Jai BhimThe IMDb rating of is higher than the ratings of Hollywood classics like The Godfather and Shawshank Redemption. The success of Jai Bhim had played a major role in introducing Suriya to the international stage, and the result was pretty much the same, as everyone loved her performance in the film. Apart from Suriya, Hindi film actress, Kajol and filmmakers, Rintu Thomas and Reema Kagti will also represent India in the Academy’s Class of 2022.

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On a personal level, Suriya is married to the love of his life and iconic actress, Jyotika Sadanah. The couple first met in 1999 while filming their movie, Poovellam Kettupar. If reports are to be believed, it was Jyotika’s sincerity and dedication to her work that attracted Suriya to her. During the filming of Kaakha Kaakha by 2003, the two had fallen in love with each other. Finally, it was September 11, 2006, when Suriya and Jyotika got married at the Park Sheraton Hotel in Chennai. The couple are the proud parents of two adorable children, Diya and Dev.

Congratulations to Suriya for achieving this huge achievement in his career, you deserve it!

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