Tony Jaa Biography; Net Worth, Age, Movies, And Wife

Tatchakorn Yeerum, better known internationally as Tony Jaa and in Thailand as Jaa Phanom, is a Thai martial artist, actor, action choreographer, stuntman, director.

Currently 44 years of age, Tony Jaa was born on 5th February 1976, in Surin, Thailand. He was raised in a rural area in Surin Province to Rin Saipetch and Thongdee Yeerum and is of Kuy descent; a Mon-Khmer ethnic group that inhabits Thailand, Cambodia, and Laos. He is capable of speaking Thai, Northern Khmer, and Kuy.

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Tony Jaa
Tony Jaa                      Image Credit: Gettyimages

He began training for stunts in Muay Thai at the local temple from age 10 and at age 15 he requested to become a protégé of stuntman and action film director Panna Rittikrai. Panna had instructed Jaa to attend Maha Sarakham College of Physical Education in Maha Sarakham Province from which he graduated with a degree.

On 28 May 2010, Jaa became a Buddhist monk at a Buddhist temple in Surin, Thailand.

Tony Jaa Net Worth

Tony Jaa has been in the acting business right from a very young age and that alone will inform anyone that he has made a fortune for himself from the industry. Currently, his net worth is estimated to be $10 million.

Tony Jaa Wife

Tony Jaa officially registered his marriage to longtime girlfriend Piyarat Chotiwattananont on December 29, 2011, and their wedding ceremony was held on 3rd May 2012. The couple together has a daughter and a son.

Tony Jaa and wife
Tony Jaa and wife Piyarat Chotiwattananont                  Image Credit: Pinterest

Tony Jaa Movies

Tony’s films many and we cannot list all but just a few of them in this article. Some of his screen works include; Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior (2003), Tom-Yum-Goong (2005), Ong Bak 2: The Beginning (2008), Furious 7 (2015), and SPL II: A Time for Consequences (2015).

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