Senthil Kumar

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Senthil Kumar. G
Senthil at Vennila Veedu Audio Release
Born (1978-10-18) 18 October 1978 (age 38)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Other names Mirchi Senthil
Occupation Actor, Radio jockey, Television presenter
Years active 2003 – present
Spouse(s) Sreeja Chandran

Senthil Kumar (Tamil: செந்தில் குமார்) (born 18 October 1978), popularly known as Mirchi Senthil [1][2][3] is an Indian film and television actor, television presenter, radio jockey and voice actor.[4] He began his career as a radio jockey [5] with the radio station Radio Mirchi. He performed in the lead character Saravanan in STAR Vijay's sensational serial Saravannan Meenatchi. Senthil and his co-star Sreeja Chandran had married on 2 July 2014 in a private function in Tirupathi.[6] He made his debut as a film actor in Thavamai Thavamirundhu and has continued acting in lead roles in Sengathu Bhoomiyilae, Kan Pesum Vaarthaigal, Vennila Veedu and more.

Personal life[edit]

Senthil was born in chennai on 18 October 1978 to S. Govindan and Premavathy. He did his schooling in Don Bosco Higher Secondary School, Chennai. He has completed his Bachelors (BCom) at Pachaiyappa's College, Chennai and Masters (Master of Finance and Control)[6] at Madurai Kamaraj University. He had a brief career stint in banking industry before he moved on to the media. He married his co-star of Madurai & Saravanan Meenatchi Tamil serials fame Malayalam-Tamil actress Sreeja Chandran. Senthil confirmed his marriage with Sreeja on his radio show (Neenga Naan Raja Sir on 8 July 2014) His sudden marriage announcement created a buzz amongst their thousands of worldwide fans in joy of their marriage.



Senthil joined Radio Mirchi, Chennai as a Radio Jockey[7] in 2003 and has performed various roles such as Radio producer, EP and Programming Head. Later he moved to Coimbatore to head Coimbatore Radio Mirchi[5] for 4 years. He has hosted many shows like Mirchi Gold, Mirchi Bazaar, Pettai Raap and Love Talkies. Currently, he was presenting a culture based story program Neenga Naan Raja Sir[8] which is a special program on the music Maestro Ilaiyaraaja's music that is aired between 9 PM and 11PM from Monday to Saturday. This is a very popular program and was acknowledged and endorsed by music Maestro Ilaiyaraaja himself. In 2016 may, he finished that show and started a new show called " Sentilin sutta kadhai" (Senthil's stolen stories) , which tell interesting short moral stories from around earth.


Senthil played the lead character in the successful television serial named Madurai [9] in STAR Vijay telecasted from 2007 to 2009. Following the success of this serial, Senthil has played the lead character by the name Saravanan again in another sensational serial Saravannan Meenatchi[10][11][12][13] in STAR Vijay. Senthil rose to fame following his performances in these two serials and is very popular by his character name Saravanan.

Senthil has performed in a micro-serial 777[14] for Polimer TV which was directed by the movie director Manobala.

Apart from the serials, Senthil has hosted a number of shows for STAR Vijay. He has hosted a weekly movie review show Tamil Cinema Indha Vaaram in which he discusses about the movies along with the cast and crew of the movie. Senthil has conducted a game show for women by name Boxing for Polimer TV.


Senthil made his Tamil film debut in the 2005 film Thavamai Thavamirundhu in which he played the elder brother of director Cheran. He was nominated for Filmfare awards for the best supporting actor category. He won his first lead role in Sengathu Bhoomiyilae which had the music score by Ilaiyaraaja. This is followed by Kan Pesum Vaarthaigal,Pappali,Vennaliveedu,Romba nallavan da.


As actor[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2005 Thavamai Thavamirundhu Ramanathan Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor – Tamil
2007 Evano Oruvan Madhavan's friend
2007 Chennai 600028 Radio Jockey
2012 Sengathu Bhoomiyilae Chinnasamy
2013 Kan Pesum Vaarthaigal Mahesh
2014 Vallavanukku Pullum Aayudham Raja
2014 Pappali Karthik
2014 Vennila Veedu Karthik
2015 Rombha Nallavan Da Nee Bhaskar

As Radio Jockey[edit]

Show Year Timings Notes
Mirchi Gold 2003 to 2007 9PM to 11PM This show played the songs from old Tamil movies.
Mirchi Bazaar 2005 to 2007 11AM to 2PM This was a ladies special program. Senthil co-hosted this with RJ Deva.
Pettai Raap 2003 to 2006 4PM This program was aired on Sundays.
Neenga Naan Raja Sir 2010 to 2015 9PM to 11PM This show plays the best of Ilayaraja's songs from 80s
Mirchi Sutta Kadhai 2015 Onwards 9PM to 11PM
  • Love Talkies is a unique concept in radio in which stories and characters are created and played along with the Tamil movie songs. Senthil has been a part of many radio movies.

As Television Actor[edit]

Year Serial Role Notes
2007 to 2009 Madurai Seigai Saravanan for STAR Vijay
2011 to 2013 Saravannan Meenatchi Saravanan for STAR Vijay
2010 Kallikaattu Pallikoodam Bala for STAR Vijay
2012 Micro-serial 777 for Polimer
2016 Achcham Thavir Himself for STAR Vijay
2016-Present Mappillai Himself for STAR Vijay

As Television presenter[edit]

  • A song review show Gaanamum Kaatchiyum for the TV channel Pudhu Yugam (Every Sunday @ 9 AM) [15]
  • Tamil Cinema Indha Vaaram for STAR Vijay
  • Kadal Movie Special for STAR Vijay
  • Paradesi Movie Special for STAR Vijay
  • Ajith special for STAR Vijay
  • Dhanush special for STAR Vijay

Awards & Honours[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2005 Filmfare Awards South Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor - Tamil Thavamai Thavamirundhu Nominated
2012 Mylapore Academy Awards Best Actor Saravanan Meenatchi Won
2014 Vijay Television Awards Vijay Television Awards for Favourite Actor Saravanan Meenatchi Won
Vijay Television Awards for Favourite Screen Pair Saravanan Meenatchi Won
2017 Vijay Television Awards Vijay Television Awards for Favourite Screen Pair Mappillai Won
Vijay Television Awards for Favourite Actor Mappillai Nominated


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  2. ^ "Actor Mirchi Senthil | Mirchi Senthil Latest News | Mirchi Senthil Biography | Mirchi Senthil Filmography | Mirchi Senthil Photos | Mirchi Senthil Videos". Retrieved 13 September 2013. 
  3. ^ Malini, Shankaran. "A gifted multi-tasker!". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 13 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "Radio Rage". The Hindu. 25 August 2003. Retrieved 13 September 2013. 
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  6. ^ "Saravanan and Meenakshi married in real life too". Jul 10, 2014. The Times of India. Retrieved 27 July 2014. 
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  8. ^ "Neenga Naan Raja Sir - Program Guide | Chennai Radio Mirchi 98.3 FM". Retrieved 13 September 2013. 
  9. ^ "Thoughts on Madurai – a Star Vijay serial | VM\'s Random Ramblings". 23 March 2008. Retrieved 13 September 2013. 
  10. ^ News, Express (28 August 2012). "Mylapore academy honours veterans". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 13 September 2013. 
  11. ^ "Celebrating a reel wedding...". The Hindu. 15 June 2012. Retrieved 13 September 2013. 
  12. ^ "Star-studded affair". The Hindu. 19 May 2012. Retrieved 13 September 2013. 
  13. ^ "Senthil-Sreeja of Saravanan Meenatchi on big screen". Chakpak. 26 December 2012. Retrieved 13 September 2013. 
  14. ^ "777 - Triple Seven - A New Approach To Serials - Polimer TV". YouTube. Retrieved 13 September 2013. 
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