Silambarasan

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Silambarasan
Silambarasan Rajendar Simbu.jpg
Born Silambarasan Thesingu Rajendar
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Residence Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation Actor, Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Dancer, Playback Singer, Lyricist model
Years active 1984 – Present

Silambarasan Thesingu Rajendar, known as Silambarasan and also called Simbu or S. T. R., is an Indian film actor, director, playback singer and lyricist of the Tamil film industry. He began his career by playing roles as a child artist in films directed by his father T. Rajendar,[1] before essaying his first lead role in Kadhal Azhivathillai (2002), under his father's direction as well and produced by his mother Usha Rajender.

Early and personal life[edit]

Silambarasan was born to director, music composer, singer, actor, screenwriter and politician T R and former actress Usha Rajendar. He has two siblings, brother Kuralarasan and sister Illakiya.

He studied at the Don Bosco Matriculation Higher Secondary School,[2] Shrine Vailankanni Matriculation Higher Secondary School, St.John's International Residential School and Santhome Higher Secondary school, Chennai. He had a great passion for dance right from his school days and used to choreograph dances even back then. He then attended The Ashram School in Chennai and also completed a Diploma Course in Audio Engineering.

Film career[edit]

07 ajith Silambarasan started his career as a child artiste in 1987 and acted of his Father's films, including Thai Thangai Paasam, Oru Vasantha Geetham, En Thangai Kalyani, Enga Veetu Velan, Monisha En Monalisa, Oru Thayin Sabhatham, Samsara Sangeetham, Shanti Enathu Shanti, Pettredutha Pillai, Thiruvalla and Sabash Babu. In Samsara Sangeetham, Silambarasan danced to a song singing "I am a Little Star, Aaaven Naan Super Star".[1]

Silambarasan played his first starring role in Kadhal Azhivathillai (2002) directed by his father. His second film was Dhum (2003) followed by Kuththu (2003), .[3] He followed with Alai, Kovil and Manmadhan which was also written and co-directed by him. His next film was Thotti Jaya.[4]

In 2006, he starred in Saravana, directed by K. S. Ravikumar.[5] He next starred and directed Vallavan (2006).[6]

He had no releases in 2007 and his next film, the Tarun Gopi-directed masala film Kaalai was released in January 2008.[7] Later that year, he appeared in another action-masala film Silambattam.

In 2010, his film Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa released. Directed and written by Gautham Menon, the film became a Tamil cult film.[8] The film changed his media image.[9] Director K. Balachander in an open letter called Silambarasan's performance as his best in his career.[10]

The following year he appeared in two films, the drama film Vaanam and the masala film Osthe.[11] Malathi Rangarajan from The Hindu called it a significant film in his career.[12] Osthe, directed by S. Dharani, released in more than 110 screens overseas in December 2011,[13] in which Silambarasan played a police officer.[14] His only film in 2012 was the long-delayed movie Podaa Podi, released on 13 November 2012 on Diwali.

Other work[edit]

Silambarasan has frequently worked as playback singer in the Tamil film industry. He first sung playback in Sonnal Thaan Kaadhala and has since sung over 40 songs for various composers. He predominantly sings in his own films and has collaborated mostly with his friend and fellow composer Yuvan Shankar Raja. Silambarasan wrote lyrics for several songs from his films. On 27 December 2011, Silambarasan released his a non-film promo single "Love Anthem For World Peace and Love" to promote world peace.[15] The song was composed by Silambarasan himself and the lyrics contain words of 96 global languages.[16]

Silambarasan became a voice actor after dubbing the Tamil dialogues for the protagonist in Slumdog Millionaire.[17]

Silambarasan signed as the brand ambassador of PepsiCo India for their soft drink 7 Up softdrinks in Tamil Nadu.[18]

Awards[edit]

Honors
Nominations

Discography[edit]

Year Album
2011 The Love Anthem

Filmography[edit]

As a child actor[edit]

Year Film Role
1984 Uravai Kaatha Kili
1987 Oru Thayin Sabhatham
1989 Samsara Sangeetham
1990 En Thangai Kalyani
1991 Shanti Enathu Shanti
1992 Enga Veetu Velan
1993 Pettredutha Pillai
1993 Sabash Babu Babu
1994 Oru Vasantha Geetham Simbhu
1995 Thai Thangai Paasam

As actor[edit]

Year Film Role
1999 Monisha En Monalisa
2001 Sonnal Thaan Kaadhala
2002 Kadhal Azhivathillai Simbhu
2003 Dum Sathya
2003 Alai Aathi
2003 Kovil Sakthivel
2004 Kuththu Gurumoorthy
2004 Manmadhan Madhankumar, Madhanraj
2005 Thotti Jaya Jayachandran
2006 Saravana Saravana
2006 Vallavan Vallavan
2008 Kaalai Jeeva
2008 Silambattam Vichu,
Thamizharasan
2010 Goa Madhankumar
2010 Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa Karthik
2010 Ye Maaya Chesave Himself
2011 Vaanam Raja
2011 Osthe Osthe Velan
2012 Podaa Podi Arjun
2013 Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya Himself
2014 Inga Enna Solluthu Raghu
2015 Vaalu Sharp
2015 Idhu Namma Aalu Shiva
2015 Vettai Mannan Sakthivel
2015 Sattendru Maaruthu Vaanilai

As playback singer[edit]

Year Song Film Composer
2002 "Mullaaga Kuththakkodaathu"
"Chukkumala Chukkumala"
Sonnal Thaan Kaadhala T. Rajender
2002 "Baila More" Kadhal Virus A. R. Rahman
2002 "Jothikava"
"Clinton Magalo"
Kadhal Azhivathillai T. Rajender
2002 "Queen Marys" Maaran Deva
2002 "Sight Adippom" April Maadhathil Yuvan Shankar Raja
2002 "Stella Maris"
"Koththamalli"
Samasthanam Deva
2002 "Dil Dil Dil" Red Deva
2003 "Natpe Natpe" Whistle D. Imman
2003 "Kuththadi Kuththadi" Ramachandra Deva
2003 "Kalakkuven" Dum Deva
2003 "Kadhal Panna" Kovil Harris Jayaraj
2004 "Pothu Thaaku" Kuththu Srikanth Deva
2004 "En Aasai Mythiliae"
"Thathai Thathai"
Manmadhan Yuvan Shankar Raja
2006 "Gori Thera"
"Kadhal Keedal"
Saravana Srikanth Deva
2006 "Eppadiyum Oruthankidda" Nee Venunda Chellam Dhina
2006 "Loosu Penne"
"Loosu Penne (Club Mix)"
"Kadhal Vanthirichu"
"Yammaadi Aathaadi"
Vallavan
2007 "Hello Hello I Love You" Veerasamy T Rajender
2008 "Mabbe Masakesindile" Nenu Meeku Telusa...? Achu Rajamani
2008 "Thanni Karuthuruchi" Ennai Theriyuma Achu Rajamani
2008 "Kutti Pisase"
"Vanthutaanda Kaalai"
Kaalai G. V. Prakash Kumar
2008 "Nallamdhana"
"Vechikkava"
Silambattam Yuvan Shankar Raja
2009 "Karuppayee" Aathi Narayana Srikanth Deva
2009 "Mansellam" Kulir 100° Bobo Shashi
2009 "Thallakulam" Renigunta Ganesh Raghavendra
2009 "Mallakottai Kannu " Anthony Yaar? Srikanth Deva
2010 "Kannakkol Thiruda " Nellu SS Kumaran
2010 "Ka Ka Ka" Naanayam James Vasanthan
2010 "Pattu Pattu" Thillalangadi Yuvan Shankar Raja
2010 "Sundara Purusha" Murattu Kaalai Srikanth Deva
2010 "Sama Sama Yama Yama" Drohi V. Selvaganesh
2010 "Oola Vediyae" Thottupaar Srikanth Deva
2011 "Kaattuvazhi" Mambattiyan S. Thaman
2011 "No Money No Honey"
"Evan Di Unna Pethan"
Vaanam Yuvan Shankar Raja
2011 "Pondati" Osthi S. Thaman
2011 "Nathiyile- Fully Loaded"
"Nathiyile Alai Ondru"
Doo Abishek-Lawrence
2012 "Love Panlaama Venaama"
"I am a Kuthu Dancer"
"Appan Mavane"
Podaa Podi Dharan Kumar
2012 "Natpukkillai Ellai" Sridar Rahul Raj
2012 "Vandharai Vazhavaikum" Mathil Mel Poonai Ganesh Raghavendra
2013 "Oru Porambokku" Kedi Billa Killadi Ranga Yuvan Shankar Raja
2013 "Love Endraven Nee" Vaalu Thaman
2013 "Kalaipom" Naan Rajavaga Pogiren GV Prakash
2013 "Jagada Jagada Remix" Backbench Student Sunil Kashyap
2013 "Maaman Machan" Vallinam Thaman
2013 "Diamond Girl" Baadshah Thaman
2013 "Venannu Sonnada" Anbha Azhaga Pradeep
2013 "STRoda paadu" Netru Indru Rehaan
2013 "Bujji pilla" Potugadu Achu
2013 "Kuttipayale" Inga Enna Solluthu Dharan Kumar
2014 "Penne Penne" Marumunai Pradeep
2014 "Enga thaan Porantha"
"Love Endravan"
Vaalu S.Thaman
2014 "Desi Girl" Saahasam S.Thaman

As lyricist[edit]

Year Song(s) Film Composer
2006 Loosu Penne Vallavan Yuvan Shankar Raja
2008 Where is the Party Silambattam Yuvan Shankar Raja
2011 Evan Di Unna Pethan Vaanam Yuvan Shankar Raja
2011 Pondati Osthi S. Thaman
2012 Love Panlaama Venaama
I am a Kuthu Dancer
Podaa Podi Dharan Kumar
2014 Love Endravan
Enga thaan Porantha
Vaalu S. Thaman

As a Director[edit]

Year Title Language
2004 Manmadhan Tamil
2006 Vallavan Tamil

As a Producer[edit]

Year Title Language
2015 Idhu Namma Aalu Tamil

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Silambarasan plays five separate roles in Tamil mythological film : EYECATCHERS - India Today". indiatoday.intoday.in. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  3. ^ Review: Kuthu, IndiaGlitz, 25 April 2004, retrieved 20 September 2011 
  4. ^ Thotti Jaya Review, IndiaGlitz, 9 September 2005, retrieved 20 September 2011 
  5. ^ "Silambarasan". http://www.southdreamz.com. Retrieved 17 December 2011. 
  6. ^ "It's HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Simbu". IndiaGlitz. 3 February 2009. Retrieved 17 December 2011. 
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  11. ^ "VAANAM MOVIE REVIEW". Retrieved 22 December 2011. 
  12. ^ "Stars stomp the sky – Vaanam", The Hindu (Chennai, India), 1 May 2011, retrieved 18 August 2011 
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  17. ^ "'Slumdog Millionaire' now in Tamil", The Times of India, 9 February 2009, retrieved 21 December 2011 
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