M. Sasikumar

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M. Sasikumar
Born Mahalingam Sasi Kumar
(1975-09-28) 28 September 1975 (age 39)[1][2]
Other names Sasi
Occupation Actor, director, producer, distributor
Years active 1999–present
Height 5 ft 8 in

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.[3]

Early life[edit]

Sasikumar studied at St. Peters School Kodaikanal and then went onto study 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 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.[4]


He directed, acted and produced the film Subramaniapuram in 2008, his debut directorial venture. Subramaniapuram centres 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 Production movie is Thalaimuraigal directed by Balu Mahendra who acts along with Sasikumar for the 1st time in his career and won Indian National Award from Honourable president of India Shri.Pranab Muharjee in April 2014 .


Year Film Language Credited as Notes
Director Actor Producer Role
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 Easan Tamil Yes No Yes
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[5]
2012 Masters Malayalam No Yes No Milan Paul
2012 Sundarapandian Tamil No Yes Yes Sundarapandian
2013 Kutti Puli Tamil No Yes No Kutti Puli
2013 Thalaimuraigal Tamil No Yes Yes Acted as a [Adithya] Doctor Guest appearance
2014 Nimirndhu Nil Tamil No Yes No Voice over as a public Guest appearance
2014 Brahman Tamil No Yes No Siva
2014 Tharai Thappattai Tamil No Yes No Filming

As singer[edit]

  • "Suvadu Suvadu", in Vamssam
  • "Vidhiea Potri", in Poraali


  1. ^ Profile of Actor M. Sasikumar – Tamil Movie Data Base of. Tamilstar.com (30 November 1975). Retrieved on 20 March 2013.
  2. ^ http://tamilfilmdirectorsassociation.com/profile.php?sno=1781
  3. ^ "Kollywood's Top 25 Directors". Behindwoods.com. Retrieved 6 November 2008. 
  4. ^ Sasi Kumar Interview. Behindwoods.com. Retrieved on 14 October 2012.
  5. ^ "Vishal, Sasikumar, Richa & VSV win at Norway Film Festival 2012". IndiaGlitz. 30 April 2012. Retrieved 8 May 2012. 

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