Lenin M. Sivam

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Lenin M. Sivam
Born (1974-06-22) 22 June 1974 (age 43)
Jaffna, Sri Lanka
Residence Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Film director, producer, writer
Years active 2006–present
Notable work 1999

Lenin M. Sivam is a Canadian filmmaker. He was born in Jaffna, Sri Lanka and moved to Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 1991. He writes and directs all of his movies. His diverse body of work is respected in Canada.[by whom?] His first short, A Few Good People, won the Best Short Film of the Year Award from the Independent Art Film Society in 2006. After several years of making short films, Sivam first achieved international recognition with his feature film debut 1999 in 2009, which won awards at film festivals internationally. Sivam was named as one of the Toronto's Most Influential Tamils by Tamil Culture[1] and recognized as one of the Ambassadors for Hope by the Charity Ball[2] for Hope in 2012. Sivam is considered[by whom?] to be one of the foremost filmmakers among the Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora.


  • A GUN & A RING (2013)[3]
  • 1999 (2009)[4]
  • The Next Door (2008) – short thriller
  • Strength (Uruthy) (2007)
  • A Few Good People (Iniyavarkal) (2006)


  1. ^ "Toronto's Most Influential Tamils 2012". Tamil Culture. Retrieved 5 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Ambassadors for Hope". Charity Ball for Hope. Retrieved 5 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "IMDB". 
  4. ^ Shankar, Settu (15 February 2010). "Canadian Tamil film 1999 won in Norway festival". OneIndia. Archived from the original on 13 July 2012. Retrieved 29 March 2010. 

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