S. Ve. Shekher

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S. V. Sekhar
Born Sattanathapuram Venkataraman Sekhar
(1950-12-26) 26 December 1950 (age 66)
Years active 1974–present
Political party Bharatiya Janata Party

Sattanathapuram Venkataraman Shekhar (Tamil: சட்டநாதபுரம் வெங்கடராமன் சேகர் sattanathapuram venkatraman shekar) (born 26 December 1950) is a Tamil playwright and film actor. In 2006, he made an entry into politics by contesting and winning the Legislative Assembly Elections as an All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) candidate from Mylapore. In June 2009 he decided to start his own party after he had issues with AIADMK, and was expelled from the party, due to anti-party activities.[1] In February 2009 he started Brahmins Association under the banner FEBAS which has not received any support from the already existing association THAMBRAAS.[clarification needed]

Personal life[edit]

Shekher was born Sattanathapuram Venkataraman Shekher on 26 December 1950. He completed his diploma in Mechanical Engineering and post diploma in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration.

Shekher is married to Uma(Grand daughter of G. Ramanathan).[who?] The couple have a daughter named Anuradha and a son named Ashwin who debuted in the Tamil movie Vegam.


Shekher's stage career began in 1974 when he acted in his first stage play. He entered Kollywood as a still photographer for the film Mogham. Then, was spotted by director K. Balachander who provided him a role in the film Ninaithale Inikkum and later gave him a full-fledged role in his movie Varumayin Niram Sivappu.[2] After performing movie roles in around 96 Tamil films, Shekher moved into television, appearing in Vanna Kolangal and Nam Kudumbam. Vannakolangal created a sensation as it was re-telecast eight times in Doordarshan.[2]

Shekhar was a member and later a team leader of the popular drama troupe Mylapore Boys, who performed over 50 plays and over 100 drama skits from 1978 to 1988. Shekhar later became the president and the chairman of the troupe (by then renamed Mylapore Nataka Arangam). Most of his later plays and television dramas include characters from his troupe and from his former plays.

Shekhar and his Mylapore Boys provided stiff competition for another popular drama troupe in Madras, The Crazy Troupe, led by Crazy Mohan. They have also worked together, with Crazy Mohan writing two plays for Shekher's troupe, Crazy Thieves in Palavakkam and Oru Sondha Veedu Vaadagai Veedagiradhu, and the cult comedy Katha Nayagan (1988 film) starring Pandiarajan and Shekher.

An expert in broadcast, sound effects and theatrics, he won the Best All India Programme Producer Award for four years in a row from RAPA (Radio & Television Advertisers & Producers Association).[2] As a photographer, his colour transparencies have adorned the covers of popular Tamil magazines. Encouraged by the success of a Singapore drama tour in 1973, he formed his drama troupe, Natakhapriya, which has so far staged 24 plays, with over 6,200 shows.[2] His troupe frequently tours the United States, Europe, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates.

Starting eight full-length plays at one go, from 7:47 A.M. to 1:49 A.M. of the following day, Shekher performed a record of sorts in April 1985. While this is acknowledged an unsurpassed feat of a stage artist in the Limca Book of Records, Shekher credits this to his audience and fellow artists. The Mylapore Academy adjudged him "The Best Comedian" for three years in a row. Wisdom Magazine chose him as the 1990s Best Comedian, the Jaycees honoured him as the Outstanding Youth. Awards galore, the state's prestigious Kalaivanar Award, Iyal Isai Nataka Mandram's Kalai Maamani Award and Best Drama Troupe Award are other awards he has won.

The play Adhirshtakaaran was made into a film, Krishna Krishna, with S Ve Shekher himself in the lead.

Taking his technical provio along with histrionics, he produced recently a television show, S. Ve. Shekher meets S. Ve. Shekher, where he is both the interviewer and interviewee. Some of the shows written by Sabhas and other agencies are Drama Superstar, Comedy King, Sirippalai Chirpi, Nathaka Vasool Chakravarthy, Nagaichuvai Nayagan, Nagaichuvai Thenral, Nagaichuvai Ilavarasan.

S.V. Sekar is one of the best-known comedians as far as Tamil dramas are concerned. He has made substantial contributions in the religious domain,[which?] particularly in temples.

In 2015 S. Ve. Shekar got appointed as one of the members of Central Board of Film Certification.[3]


Number Drama Notes
1 Avan Oru Thani Maram
2 Kannamoochi
3 Thirumbi Vandha Manaivi
4 Crazy Thieves in Palavakkam
5 1123213
6 One More Excorcist
7 Mahabharathathil Mangaathaa [1]
8 Sathal Illayel Kaadhal
9 Kaadhula Poo
10 Kaattula Mazhai
11 1000 Udhai Vaangiya Aboorva Sigamni
12 Vaal Paiyan
13 Ellame Thamashthan
14 Ellarum Vaanga
15 Athirshtakkaaran
16 Yaamirukka Bhayam Yean?
17 Periya Thambi
18 Chinna Maapley Periya Maapley/Honeymoon in Hyderabad
19 Eppavum Nee Raja
20 Thathu Pillai
21 Alwaah
22 Periyappa
23 Kuzhandhaisaamy
24 Mega Vasool
25 Jodi Porutham
26 Idhu Ambalainga Samacharam
27 Inimay Nangathan
28 Sirippu Ungal Choice
29 Taxi Taxi
30 Vannak Kolangal
31 Modhi Vilaiyadu Paapa


Year Film Role Notes
1979 Ninaithale Inikkum Guest appearance
1980 Varumayin Niram Sivappu Thambu
1980 Dhinamthorum Deepavali
1981 Sumai
1981 Kudumbam Oru Kadambam Paramasivam
1982 Manal Kayiru Kittumani
1982 Simla Special Babu
1982 Payanangal Mudivathillai
1982 Gopurangal Saivathillai Stanley
1982 Adhisayappiravigal
1983 Dowry Kalyanam Manggupathi
1983 Uruvangal Maralam
1984 Raja Veettu Kannukkutty
1985 Poove Poochooda Vaa David
1985 Chidambara Rahasiyam Chidambaram
1986 Mr. Bharath Ashok
1986 Piranthaen Valarnthaen
1986 Lakshmi Vandhachu
1986 Kodai Mazhai
1986 Sarvam Sakthimayam Raju
1987 Thirumathi Oru Vegumathi
1987 Enga Veettu Ramayanam
1988 Kathanayagan
1988 Sahadevan Mahadevan Mahadevan
1988 Veedu Manaivi Makkal
1989 Thangamani Rangamani Thangamani
1989 Thangamana Purushan
1989 Manandhal Mahadevan
1990 Avathellam Pennalae
1990 Vedikkai En Vadikkai Saarangabaani
1991 Veetla Eli Veliyila Puli
1991 Pondatti Pondattithan Rajagopal
1994 Pondattiye Deivam Pattabi
1998 Jeans Vellaiappan
1998 Kalyana Galatta
1998 Guru Paarvai Guest appearance
1999 Thirupathi Ezhumalai Venkatesa Ezhumalai
2000 Kandha Kadamba Kathir Vela Kadamba
2001 Krishna Krishna Krishna Also director
2001 Sigamani Ramamani
2001 Rishi
2003 Kadhal Dot Com
2004 Arasatchi
2005 Jithan
2006 Vallavan
2007 Vegam
2009 Enga Raasi Nalla Raasi
2014 Ninaivil Nindraval
2016 Manal Kayiru 2 Kittumani


S. V. Shekar is an ex-member of the Tamil Nadu legislative assembly. He was elected by the Mylapore constituency. He was elected as an Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam candidate in the 2006 election. He had a turbulent relationship with the party leader, J. Jayalalitha. In February 2008, he rebuked the party leadership for not inviting him to a general council meeting. His commendation of M. K. Stalin, deputy chief minister of Tamil Nadu from Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam party evoked strong protests from AIADMK party members. He was expelled from AIADMK on 30 July 2009.[4] Later,he joined Bharatiya Janata Party on 8 October 2013 and he is an active member of BJP right now.[5]


  1. ^ "அதிமுகவுடன் இனி எந்த தொடர்பும் இல்லை-எஸ்.வி.சேகர்". thatstamil.com. Retrieved 19 June 2009.  (atimukavuţaņ iņi ěnta tǒţarpum illai-ěs.vi.cēkar)
  2. ^ a b c d T. Saravanan (15 May 2013). "Jest for fun". The Hindu. Retrieved 22 May 2013. 
  3. ^ http://www.kollyinsider.com/2015/01/s-ve-shekher-in-new-9-member-team-of.html
  4. ^ "AIADMK expels two of its MLAs". The Hindu. 30 July 2009. 
  5. ^ "S Ve Shekher expresses his anger towards Tamilnadu Election". Manam. 

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