Santhanam filmography

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Santhanam at Vallavanukku Pullum Aayudham Thanksgiving Meet

The following is the filmography of Santhanam, an Indian film actor who has predominantly appeared in Tamil films as a comedian. He began his career on television shows including Vijay TV's Lollu Sabha enacting the lead role in spoofs of Tamil films. He was subsequently given a chance by actor Silambarasan in a supporting role in Manmadhan (2004) and then was signed on to appear in films including Sachien (2005) and Polladhavan (2007). He appeared in a one-off leading role in Shankar's production Arai En 305-il Kadavul (2008) and subsequently became a staple feature as a comedian in successful Tamil films during the period, with his market popularity helping stuck films find distributors.[1][2] Santhanam has also had embarked on collaborations with directors including M. Rajesh's comic trilogy of Siva Manasula Sakthi (2009), Boss Engira Bhaskaran (2010) and Oru Kal Oru Kannadi (2012).

Films[edit]

As actor[edit]

Year Film Role Sources Ref.
2002 Pesadha Kannum Pesume Uncredited role[3]
Kadhal Azhivathillai Uncredited role
2003 Alai Uncredited role
2004 Manmadhan Bobby
2005 Sachien Santhanam
Englishkaran
February 14
Oru Kalluriyin Kathai David
Anbe Aaruyire Jackie
2006 Idhaya Thirudan Mahesh
Something Something... Unakkum Enakkum Arivu
Sillunu Oru Kaadhal Rajesh
Vallavan Bala
Rendu Seenu
2007 Veerasamy
Mudhal Kanave Satish
Viyabari Personal Assistant
Kireedam Balasubramaniam
Veerappu
Thottal Poo Malarum
Azhagiya Tamil Magan Murugan
Machakaaran
Polladhavan Satheesh
Billa Krishna
2008 Kaalai
Theekuchi
Vaitheeswaran
Kannum Kannum 25th film
Santosh Subramaniam Srinivasan
Arai Enn 305-il Kadavul Raasu
Kuselan Nagercoil Nagaraj
Jayamkondaan Bhavani
Mahesh, Saranya Matrum Palar
Silambattam Sama
2009 Siva Manasula Sakthi Vivek Vijay Award for Best Comedian[4]
Thoranai Vellaichamy
Maasilamani Pazhani
Vaamanan Chandru
Modhi Vilayadu Kaduku
Malai Malai Vimal Haasan
Kandein Kadhalai Mokkai Raasu
Kandhakottai Velu
Balam
2010 Theeradha Vilaiyattu Pillai Kumar
Guru Sishyan
Maanja Velu Manikkam
Thillalangadi Dr. Putti Paul
Moscowin Kavery Devaraj
Boss Engira Bhaskaran Nallathambi Vijay Award for Best Comedian[5]
Enthiran Siva
Mandhira Punnagai Senthil
Chikku Bukku Vijay
Ayyanaar 50th film
Aattanayagan
Chutti Chathan Scientist Vasu
2011 Siruthai Kaatuppoochi Vijay Award for Best Comedian
Thambikottai Saisa
Singam Puli Buji Babu
Vaanam "Tantana Tan" Seenu
Kandaen Saami
Udhayan Mukundhan
Deiva Thirumagal Vinod
Kalavaadiya Pozhuthugal
Markandeyan Yaanaimudi
Yuvan Yuvathi Sakkarai
Vanthaan Vendraan Delhi
Vellore Maavattam Kumaravel
Velayudham Speed
Osthe Selvam
2012 Vinayakudu Senthil
Muppozhudhum Un Karpanaigal Chandru
Kadhal Pisase Krishna
Oru Kal Oru Kannadi Parthasarathi (Partha) Vijay Award for Best Comedian[6]
Leelai Vicky
Kalakalappu Vettupuli
Ishtam Thiyagu
Saguni Appadurai Rajini
Naan Ee Poottu Govindhan 75th film
Mirattal Chari
Thaandavam Sathyan
Podaa Podi Himself Guest appearance in "Love Pannlama" song[7]
Neethaane En Ponvasantham Prakash
2013 Alex Pandian Kaalayan
Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya Kaalkattu Kaliyaperumal Debut - Lead Role

Also producer[8]

Settai Nagaraj (Nadupakka Nakki)
Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru Mokia Vijay Award for Best Comedian[6]
Thillu Mullu American Mappilai Guest appearance[9]
Singam 2 Susai
Pattathu Yaanai Poongavanam (Gouravam)
Thalaivaa Logu
Ainthu Ainthu Ainthu Gopal
Ya Ya Rajkiran (Sehwag)
Raja Rani Sarathy
Vanakkam Chennai Narayanan
All in All Azhagu Raja Kalyanam/Kaaliannan
Endrendrum Punnagai Baby
2014 Veeram Bail Perumal
Salalah Mobiles Azhagarsamy Malayalam film
Inga Enna Solluthu Ezhumugam
Idhu Kathirvelan Kadhal Mayilvaganam
Bramman Nandhu
Thalaivan Kannan
Vallavanukku Pullum Aayudham Sakthi Lead Role

Also producer[10]

Vanavarayan Vallavarayan Anjali's suitor Guest appearance[11]
Aranmanai Paalsaamy
Lingaa Lingaa's sidekick 100th film
2015 I Babu
Aambala Rajasekhar
JK Enum Nanbanin Vaazhkai Thothathri
Nannbenda Sivakozhundhu
Inimey Ippadithaan Seenu Lead Role

Also producer[12]

Vaalu Tyre
Vasuvum Saravananum Onna Padichavanga Vasu
2016 Vaaliba Raja Raja
Idhu Namma Aalu Sherlock Holmes Guest appearance
Dhilluku Dhuddu Kumar Lead Role
Tamilselvanum Thaniyar Anjalum Nasar
Nambiar Nambiar
2017 Enakku Vaaitha Adimaigal Santhanam Guest appearance
Sakka Podu Podu Raja Santa Lead Role
2018 Server Sundaram K. Sundaram Delayed
Oodi Oodi Uzhaikanum Filming
Mannavan Vanthanadi Delayed
Dhillukku Dhuddu 2 filming

Discography[edit]

As singer[edit]

Year Film Song Composer Source
2013 Thalaivaa "Vanganna Vanakkanganna" G. V. Prakash Kumar
2014 Nambiar "Aara Amara" Vijay Antony [13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Santhanam the most wanted!". The Times of India. 23 May 2011.
  2. ^ K. R. Manigandan (14 April 2012). "Comedy is serious business". The Hindu. Retrieved 15 November 2013.
  3. ^ S Engira Santhanam. Say Yes. – Telugu Movie News. Indiaglitz.com (1 June 2011). Retrieved on 4 November 2013.
  4. ^ K. Lakshmi (2010-05-30). "'Pasanga' steals show at Vijay awards". The Hindu. Retrieved 2013-05-22.
  5. ^ Ramchander (2011-06-27). "5th Vijay Awards winners list". Oneindia. Retrieved 2013-05-22.
  6. ^ a b "Dhanush, Samantha win top honours at Vijay Awards". The Times Of India. IANS. 2013-05-13. Retrieved 2013-05-22.
  7. ^ http://www.behindwoods.com/features/visitors-1/nov-12-03/podaa-podi-simbu-19-11-12.html
  8. ^ http://www.sify.com/movies/santhanam-turns-producer-news-tamil-mhlkoUaeabbsi.html
  9. ^ http://behindwoods.com/tamil-movies-cinema-news-10/santhanam-in-kamal-haasans-role-thillu-mullu-2-thillu-mullu-25-05-13.html
  10. ^ Suganth, M (17 June 2013) Santhanam in 'Vallavanukku Pullum Aayudham' – The Times of India. Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved on 4 November 2013.
  11. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/features/cinema/cinema-reviews/vanavarayan-vallavarayan-movie-review/article6405155.ece
  12. ^ http://www.sify.com/movies/santhanam-to-release-inimmey-ippadithaan-on-his-own-news-tamil-pgckxWajfgccf.html
  13. ^ Santhanam turns singer, records song in 15 mins! – Times Of India. Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com (4 October 2013). Retrieved on 4 November 2013.