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30 November 1975
|Occupation||Actor, Director, Producer, Singer, Distributor|
M. Sasikumar is a Tamil film director, actor and producer. He is best known in the Tamil film industry for his debut film Subramaniapuram (2008). The low-budget film received attention for its original script, direction, screenplay, editing and accurate sets and costumes resurrecting Madurai from the 1980s.
Sasikumar studied business administration in Vellaichamy Nadar College, Madurai. He began working in films through his uncle Kandasaamy when he was 20, who produced Sethu (1999). Sasikumar worked as an assistant director for the film, where he made the acquaintance of Ameer, who was also assisting and went on to make a name for himself. He assisted director Ameer in Mounam Pesiyadhe (2002) and Raam (2005). It was during the initial phases of Ameer's Paruthiveeran (2007) that he began his groundwork for Subramaniapuram and left the production to focus on his film.
He directed, acted and produced the film Subramaniapuram in 2008, his debut directorial venture. Subramaniapuram centers on a set of vagabond youths in Madurai during the 1980s and their lives that gets entangled in politics and crime, eventually leading to tragedy. Subramaniapuram, shot in 85 days, received critical acclaim and became a box-office grosser.
Sasikumar acted in Subramaniapuram as Parama and in Naadodigal (2009) as Karuna, directed by Samuthirakani. He also acted in a Malayalam film,Masters (2012) as Milan Paul alongside Prithviraj.
After the success of Subramaniapuram, Sasikumar produced Pasanga (2009), directed by debutant Pandiraj, and the self-directed Easan (2010). His most recent production ventures include Poraali (2011) and Sundarapandian (2012). His forthcoming movie is Thalaimuraigal directed by Balu Mahendra who acts along with Sasikumar for the 1st time in his career .
|2008||Subramaniapuram||Tamil||Yes||Yes||Yes||Paraman||Filmfare Best Tamil Director Award
Filmfare Award for Best Film – Tamil
Vijay Award for Best Director
Nominated—Vijay Award for Favourite Director
Nominated—Vijay Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated—Vijay Award for Best Debut Actor
|2009||Naadodigal||Tamil||No||Yes||No||Karunakaran Natraj||Nominated—Vijay Award for Favourite Hero|
|2009||Pasanga||Tamil||No||No||Yes||—||National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil|
|2010||Shambo Shiva Shambo||Telugu||No||Yes||No||Special appearance|
|2011||Ko||Tamil||No||Yes||No||Himself||Special appearance in Aga Naga song|
|2011||Poraali||Tamil||No||Yes||Yes||Ilankumaran||Norway Tamil Film Festival Award for Best Actor|
|2013||Kutti Puli||Tamil||No||Yes||No||Kutti Puli|
- "Suvadu Suvadu", in Vamssam with Samuthirakani and Pandiraj
- "Vidhiea Potri", in Poraali with Samuthirakani
- Profile of Actor M. Sasikumar – Tamil Movie Data Base of. Tamilstar.com (1975-11-30). Retrieved on 2013-03-20.
- "Kollywood's Top 25 Directors". Behindwoods.com. Retrieved 2008-11-06.
- Sasi Kumar Interview. Behindwoods.com. Retrieved on 2012-10-14.
- "Vishal, Sasikumar, Richa & VSV win at Norway Film Festival 2012". IndiaGlitz. 30 April 2012. Retrieved 8 May 2012.