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Sanjeev (Tamil actor)

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Sanjeev after winning Big FM Tamil Entertainment Awards for The Most Entertaining Actor of Television for Thirumathi Selvam - 2011
Born Sanjeev
Occupation Tamil Television Actor, Film Actor & Television host
Years active 1989 – present
Spouse(s) Preethi Srinivasan (m. 2009)

Sanjeev is a film actor and leading Tamil television actor. He is known for his role as Selvam in Superhit Tamil drama serial on Sun TV titled Thirumathi Selvam (2007-2013) in which he starred opposite Abitha. He has also appeared as Vijay's friend in a number of movies.

Personal life[edit]

Sanjeev is a close friend of Kollywood actor Vijay. Both of them studied visual communications at Loyola. He is the nephew of late actress Manjula Vijayakumar. His other friends in the industry are Deepak Dinkar and Shreekumar. Sanjeev married leading television actress Preethi Srinivasan in 2009.


Sanjeev started his career doing supporting roles playing Vijay's friend in most of the movies. He entered the television industry with the serial Metti Oli in which he played a negative role in 2002. After doing a number of negative and supporting characters, he got his break with Thirumathi Selvam (2007-2013) in which he played the Main lead for the first time. He starred with Abitha in the show and it was directed by S Kumaran and produced by Vikatan Televistas. He is known to Tamil families as Selvam, the character he portrayed in the series. The show was very popular and led to his popularity among the Tamil audience, and his performance in the show was well appreciated and well received. Awards he has received include a Tamil Nadu State Award for Best Television Actor in 2009 and Sun Kudumbam Award for Best Actor 2010 for his performance in Thirumathi Selvam.


Television series Year Channel Role
Nambikkai 2001-2003 Sun TV Sanjay (Supporting Role)
Metti Oli 2002-2005 Sun TV Ilango (Negative Role)
Annamalai 2002-2005 Sun TV Vinayagam "Vinay" (Negative Role)
Tharkappu Kalai Theeratha 2003-2007 Sun TV Negative Role
Anandham 2003-2009 Sun TV Arjun (Supporting Role)
Ahalya 2004-2006 Sun TV Siddharth (Supporting Role/Negative Role)
Manaivi 2004-2006 Sun TV Negative Role
Veppilaikkari 2005-2007 Sun TV Muthu Raghupathy "Raghupathy" (Lead Role)
Saradha 2006-2008 Raj TV Suriya (Negative Role)
Penn 2006 Sun TV Solaiyappan "Solai" (Negative Role)
Thirumathi Selvam 2007-2013 Sun TV Selvam (Lead Role)
Rekha IPS 2008-2010 Kalaignar TV Prasanna (Supporting Role)
Manikoondu 2008 Sun TV Siva (Lead Role)
Kalasam 2008-2009 Sun TV Suriya (Supporting Role)
Sivasakthi 2008-2009 Sun TV Negative Role
Vilakku Vacha Nerathula 2009-2011 Kalaignar TV Prathap (Lead Role)
Idhayam 2009-2012 Sun TV Valmiki (Lead Role)
Aval 2011-2013 STAR Vijay Mahesh (Lead Role)
Thulasi 2011-2013 Zee Thamizh Prasanna (Lead Role)
Karai May 2014 Sun TV Raghavan (Lead Role)
Yaradi Nee Mohini To be aired from 24th April 2017 Zee Thamizh Mutharasan "Muthu" (Lead Role)
Zee Super Talents 2017 Zee Thamizh Host

Sanjeev is the host of the Dance reality show Maanada Mayilada on Kalaignar TV, directed by Kala Master from 2007 onwards.


Year Title Language role Description
1989 Ponmana Selvan Tamil Goundamani's son (credited as Master Sanjay)
1995 Chandralekha Tamil Uncredited role as Vijay's friend
1998 Nilaave Vaa Tamil Baasha Supporting role as Vijay's friend
1999 Pooparika Varugirom Tamil Vasanth Supporting Role
1999 Iraniyan Tamil Supporting Role
2001 Badri Tamil Supporting Role as Vijay's friend
2002 En Mana Vaanil Tamil Supporting Role starring Jayasurya & Kavya Madhavan
2003 Puthiya Geethai Tamil Lawrence Supporting Role as Vijay's friend
2005 Selvam Tamil Senthil Supporting Role
2006 Nenjirukkum Varai Tamil Sanjeev Supporting Role
2009 Palaivana Solai Tamil Ramana Lead Role
Dubbing artist
Year Title Actor Description
2011 Uyarthiru 420 Snehan

Awards & honours[edit]

Year Award Category Status Role
2008 Vivel Chinnathirai Award[1] Best Actor Male Winner Thirumathi Selvam
2009 Tamil Nadu State Award for Television Best Actor Male Winner Thirumathi Selvam
2010 Sun Kudumbam Awards[2] Best Actor Male Winner Thirumathi Selvam
2011 Big FM Tamil Entertainment Awards for Television[3] Most Entertaining Actor Male Winner Thirumathi Selvam


  1. ^ The Editor. "Winners List of VIVEL CHINNA THIRAI AWARDS 2008". South Indian Cinema Magazine. 
  2. ^ Sun Kudumbam Awards 2010
  3. ^ Big FM Tamil Entertainment Awards