Shakthi Vasudevan

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Shakthi Vasudevan
Born Prashanth Vasudevan
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Years active 1991-present

Shakthi Vasudevan is a Tamil film actor. He is the son of director P. Vasu and began his career in his father's films as a child artist.[1]


Vasudevan was featured as a child artist in his father's successful Chinna Thambi in 1991, portraying the younger version of the character played by Prabhu. He went on to star in Nadigan featuring Sathyaraj.

In 2007, he returned in the lead role in Thottal Poo Malarum again directed by his father P. Vasu; however, the film was unsuccessful at the box-office. Since then he has featured in the romcom Mahesh Saranya Matrum Palar, another unsuccessful film. Vasudevan appeared in a supporting role in Ninaithale Inikkum where his role was appreciated by critics, and the film managed to break even.

He is currently acting in several films including Aattanayagan, Vanjikottai Vaaliban, Etho Seithai Ennai and Kallachiripazhaga.

In his next film, due the end of September 2015, Vasudevan is due to return with a new screen name Sakthivel Vasu in Tharkappu. The film is directed by RP Ravi with music and cinematography by Failzal and Jones Anand respectively. The script is based on real incidents in Tamil Nadu.[2]

Vasudevan plays an important role in the film which is currently in the final stages of production.

Personal life[edit]

Sakthi was born to film director P. Vasu and Shanthi. He also has a sister, Abhirami. His grandfather Peethambaram was a popular make-up artist for M. G. Ramachandran.[3] Sakthi's cousin Gautham and uncle Vimalkumar made their debut as writer and director with the film 7 Naatkal.[4] Sakthi got engaged to Smrithi, a B.Com graduate from Stella Maris College, Chennai. The engagement ceremony was held at a hotel in Chennai on 5 June 2011. The wedding took place on 31 October 2011, in Mayor Ramanathan Hall in Chennai.[5]


Year Film Role Notes
1990 Nadigan Child artist
1991 Chinna Thambi Child artist
1992 Rickshaw Mama Child artist
1992 Senthamizh Paattu Child artist
1992 Idhu Namma Bhoomi Child artist
2007 Thottal Poo Malarum Ravi Thyagarajan
2008 Mahesh, Saranya Matrum Palar Mahesh
2009 Ninaithale Inikkum Shakthi
2010 Aattanayagann Lingam
2011 Ko Himself Special appearance
2011 Yuvan Yuvathi Shakthi Guest appearance
2012 Etho Seithai Ennai Arjun
2016 Tharkappu Shakthivel
2016 Shivalinga Raheem Kannada film
2017 7 Naatkal Filming
2017 Shivalinga Filming
2017 Padam Pesum Delayed


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