S. Ve. Shekher
S. Ve. Shekar
|Member of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly|
|Preceded by||K. N. Lakshmanan|
|Succeeded by||R. Rajalakshmi|
Sattanathapuram Venkataraman Sekhar
26 December 1950
|Political party||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|AIADMK, Indian National Congress|
Sattanathapuram Venkataraman Shekhar (Tamil: சட்டநாதபுரம் வெங்கடராமன் சேகர்) (born 26 December 1950) better known as 'S. Ve. Shekhar' 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. He was expelled from AIADMK on 30 July 2009. He later joined the Indian National Congress. Later he joined the BJP. 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]
Shekher was born in Iyer family to Sattanathapuram Venkataraman 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) - Renowned Tamil film Music director during 50's. 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. 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.
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). 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. 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.
|1||Avan Oru Thani Maram|
|3||Thirumbi Vandha Manaivi|
|4||Crazy Thieves in Palavakkam|
|6||One More Excorcist|
|8||Sathal Illayel Kaadhal|
|11||1000 Udhai Vaangiya Aboorva Sigamni|
|16||Yaamirukka Bhayam Yean?|
|18||Chinna Maapley Periya Maapley/Honeymoon in Hyderabad|
|19||Eppavum Nee Raja|
|26||Idhu Ambalainga Samacharam|
|28||Sirippu Ungal Choice|
|31||Modhi Vilaiyadu Paapa|
|32||Chinna Mappilai Periya Mappilai|
|33||Yeppavum Nee Raja|
|1979||Ninaithale Inikkum||Radio operator||Guest appearance|
|1980||Varumayin Niram Sivappu||Thambu|
|1981||Kudumbam Oru Kadambam||Paramasivam|
|1984||Raja Veettu Kannukkutty|
|1985||Poove Poochooda Vaa||David|
|1987||Thirumathi Oru Vegumathi|
|1987||Enga Veettu Ramayanam|
|1988||Sahadevan Mahadevan||Mahadevan||25th film|
|1988||Veedu Manaivi Makkal|
|1990||Vedikkai En Vadikkai||Saarangabaani|
|1991||Veetla Eli Veliyila Puli|
|1998||Guru Paarvai||Guest appearance|
|1999||Thirupathi Ezhumalai Venkatesa||Ezhumalai|
|2000||Kandha Kadamba Kathir Vela||Kadamba|
|2001||Krishna Krishna||Krishna||Also director|
|2004||Kadhal Dot Com|
|2006||Vallavan||Suchitra and Bala's father|
|2007||Vegam||also story and screenplay|
|2009||Enga Raasi Nalla Raasi|
|2016||Manal Kayiru 2||Kittumani||50th film, also story and screenplay|
- "AIADMK expels two of its MLAs". The Hindu. 30 July 2009.
- "Actor-politician S Ve Shekher joins Congress". The Hindu. 6 February 2011. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
- "S Ve Shekher: Playing politics his own way". The Times of India. 10 February 2011. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
- "CARTEL LEADING TN BJP, ALLEGES SENIOR LEADER". Kumar Chellappan. The Pioneer. 5 May 2016. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
- T. Saravanan (15 May 2013). "Jest for fun". The Hindu. Retrieved 22 May 2013.