Sibi Sathyaraj

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Sibi Sathyaraj
Born Chennai, India
Other names Sibiraj
Occupation Actor
Years active 2003 - present
Spouse(s) Revathi (m.2008-present)

Sibi Sathyaraj (also credited as Sibiraj) is an Indian actor working in the Tamil film industry. He is the son of Tamil film actor Sathyaraj.

Early life and education[edit]

Sibi did his schooling in Sherwood Hall Senior Secondary School and Don Bosco Matriculation Higher Secondary School and went to Loyola College [1] where he completed a degree in commerce.

Film career[edit]

Sibi started his acting career with the 2003 film Student Number 1, which was a box office failure.[2] In his next four films, Jore, Mannin Maindhan, Vetrivel Sakthivel and Kovai Brothers, he acted with his father, Sathyaraj, who also produced Sibi's following project, Lee, directed by Prabhu Solomon, where he played the role of a football player.[3] In his early years, several films he was announced to be part of, such as Perumal Swamy,[2] Pattasu and Mamu,[1] were shelved midway.

Subsequently, Sibi took a break from acting and his next release Naanayam released three years after Lee. The film directed by Shakti Soundar Rajan saw Sibi playing his first negative role.[4] Although his performance was well received, the film did not fare well.[5] Following Naanayam he went on another sabbatical, during which he pursued an acting workshop at the New York Film Academy (NYFA) in Los Angeles for three months,[6] before returning in 2014 with Naaigal Jaakirathai, again directed by Shakti Soundar Rajan.[7] The film, which Sibi reportedly accepted after having listening to more than 200 scripts,[8] featured him alongside a Belgian Shepherd dog as the protagonist.[9] His next titles were Pokkiri Raja, Jackson Durai, Kattappavae Kaanom, Sathya and an untitled film to be directed by Vinod.[10][11]

Personal life[edit]

On 14 September 2008, Sibi got married to Revathi, an engineer who works for an IT company in Chennai.[12] The two had been in a relationship for ten years before getting married.[13]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2003 Student Number 1
2004 Jore Sakthi
2005 Mannin Maindhan Kathir
Vetrivel Sakthivel Sakthivel
2006 Kovai Brothers Vasanth
Nenjil Himself Special appearance
2007 Lee Lee
2010 Naanayam Fareed
2014 Naaigal Jaakirathai Karthik
2016 Pokkiri Raja "Cooling Glass" Guna
Jackson Durai Sathya
2017 Kattappavae Kaanom Pandian
Sathya Sathya Filming
Ranga Ranga Filming

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Actor Sibiraj: confident". The Hindu. 11 March 2006
  2. ^ a b "Sibiraj is all set to make it big!". Sify. 7 November 2004
  3. ^ "`Lee` starts rolling!". Sify. 26 August 2006
  4. ^ "Cinema Plus / Columns : New innings". The Hindu. The Hindu. 13 November 2009. Retrieved 24 October 2010. 
  5. ^ Sudhir Srinivasan (30 August 2014). "Will pedigree show?". The Hindu.
  6. ^ Rinku Gupta (15 October 2014) "Sibiraj's First Role as Cop". The New Indian Express.
  7. ^ V Lakshmi (23 July 2013) "Sibiraj’s hunt for a dog is on". The Times of India.
  8. ^ "Sibiraj is back with a growl!". Sify. 16 July 2013
  9. ^ "Working with dog in `Naaigal...` has made me a better actor: Sibiraj". Sify. 15 October 2014
  10. ^ "Sibiraj-Nikhila Vimal film takes off". Top 10 Cinema. 2017-04-08. Retrieved 2017-04-09. 
  11. ^ "Review: Kattapava Kaanom has real good moments few and far between". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2017-04-09. 
  12. ^ "Who is Sibiraj tyying the knot with? Behindwoods.com. 12 July 2008
  13. ^ "Wedding bells for Sibiraj". Sify. 17 July 2008

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