10 October 1966
|Years active||1991–1998 (Leading Actor) |
2001–present (Supporting Actor)
Saravanan is an Indian film actor who has appeared in Tamil language films. He was the leading the actor from 1991 to 1998.
Family and early life
Saravanan was born into a Tamil family in Salem and was the second of five children. His father was an Inspector of police and his mother was a staff nurse. Saravanan obtained Bachelor of Arts in Tamil Literature from the Government Arts College of Salem. He is a poet and has written many kavithai-small poems. He then moved to Chennai and completed a course in acting at the Adyar Film Institute.He got Married to SuryaShanthi in 1996 and they have a son.
Saravanan played a series of lead role in films in the 1990s, but his career came to a halt in the latter end of the decade. He also directed a film called Thaayumaanavan.
He went on to make a comeback in Ameer Sultan's Paruthiveeran playing the paternal uncle of the character portrayed by Karthi, winning critical acclaim and the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor – Tamil. He also received a Vijay Award for Best Supporting Actor nomination for his performance in the film. The success of Paruthiveeran subsequently triggered more offers for the actor including the opportunity to be a part of Sanjay Ram's biopic, Veeramum Eeramum, based on the real life of Venkatesa Pannaiyar.
|1993||Parvathi Ennai Paradi||Tamil||Siva|
|1994||Veettai Paru Naattai Paru||Tamil|
|1994||Thaai Manasu||Tamil||Chinna Marudhu|
|2007||Paruthiveeran||Tamil||Chevvaazhai||Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor – Tamil|
Nominated, Vijay Award for Best Supporting Actor
|2007||Veeramum Eeramum||Tamil||Shankar Ayya|
|2009||Azhagar Malai||Tamil||Special appearance|
|2011||Thambi Vettothi Sundaram||Tamil||Salai|
|2016||Meenakshi Kadhalan Ilangovan||Tamil||A. Saamy|
|2016||Enakku Innoru Per Irukku||Tamil||"Naina" Doss|
|2018||Kadaikutty Singam||Tamil||Thamarai Manala Sendayar|
|2018||Kolamavu Kokila||Tamil||Inspector Guru|
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