Sivaji (Telugu actor)

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Sivaji
Born
Sivaji Sontineni

June 30[1]
OccupationActor, Dubbing artist, Producer
Years active1997–present

Sivaji is Telugu actor, best known for his comedy timing Produced a film Taj Mahal after 19 years of his career. He won Nandi Award for Best Male Dubbing Artist for the movie Dil (voice for Nitin). He made his Tamil debut in the 2001 bilingual film, Kadhal Sugamanathu, and that film remains Sivaji's first and only Tamil film till date.[2][3]

Biography[edit]

Sivaji started his film career by doing small roles in notable films such as Kushi and Indra. Unlike his contemporaries he did not have a godfather, a producer father, an actor father. As noted earlier he won Nandi award for dubbing for the film Dil. Sivaji's first success as a solo hero came with the film Missamma. These roles provided him immense scope to translate his dreams into reality. It was a fantastic start and at the end of the day most of his films did very well at the box office, and he realized that if anyone is committed and confident about himself “anything is possible”. The success of his films brought ‘Admirers’ and motivated him to experiment newer roles in the Film Industry.His biggest accomplishment as an entertainment professional came when he received the prestigious Nandi Award,

Politics[edit]

Ever since the movement for keeping the state united in Andhra Pradesh, Sivaji became vocal about the political issues. Despite being a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) he started his fast unto death on granting a special status to Andhra Pradesh, which was a promise made by the erstwhile congress government at the time of bifurcation of the state.[4][5] Initially he was against TDP and has been very vocal against its leader and Ex CM of Andhra Pradesh Nara Chandrababu Naidu but due to the Federal Government not taking any decisive steps for granting Andhra Pradesh Special Status. He started to support TDP and its leader Nara Chandrababu Naidu as he has been fighting for Special Status for AP.

Filmography[edit]

As Actor[6]
Film Name Year Language Role(s)
Master 1997 Telugu Sivaji
Sri Sita Ramula Kalyanam Chootamu Raarandi 1998 Telugu Sivaji
Premante Idera 1998 Telugu Sivaji
Kiran 1998 Telugu
Bachelors 2000 Telugu Balu
Yuvaraju 2000 Telugu
Loyola College 2000 Telugu
Priyamaina Neeku /Kadhal Sugamanathu 2001 Telugu-Tamil Bilingual film Raghu
Kushi 2001 Telugu Babu
Chiranjeevulu 2001 Telugu Chanti
Siva Rama Raju 2002 Telugu Raju
Priyanesthama 2002 Telugu Kiran
Manasunte Chalu 2002 Telugu Vikrant
Sandade Sandadi 2002 Telugu Kamesh
Adrustam 2002 Telugu Pawan
Indra 2002 Telugu Giri / Veera Manohar Reddy
Sriramachandrulu 2003 Telugu Chandra
Ottesi Cheputhunna 2003 Telugu Dilip
Missamma 2003 Telugu Nanda Gopal
Aadanthe Ado Type 2003 Telugu Krishna
Mr & Mrs Sailaja Krishnamurthy 2004 Telugu Krishnamurthy
Konchem Touchlo Vunte Cheputanu 2004 Telugu Kalidasu
Ammayi Bagundi 2004 Telugu Siva
Swarabhishekam 2004 Telugu
Mr.Errababu 2005 Telugu Erra Babu
Adirindayya Chandram 2005 Telugu Chandram
Raraju 2006 Telugu Surya
Tata Birla Madyalo Lila 2006 Telugu Tata
Sathyabhama 2007 Telugu Krishna Kumar
State Rowdy 2007 Telugu Babu
Bhajantrilu 2007 Telugu
Tulasi 2007 Telugu Vasu's brother
Sathyameva Jayathe 2007 Telugu
Aadivaram Adavallaku Selavu Kavali 2007 Telugu
Mantra 2007 Telugu Hero
Aalayam 2008 Telugu
Jalsa 2008 Telugu Raghu
Brahmanandam Drama Company 2008 Telugu Vasu
Kuberulu 2008 Telugu Siva Prasad
Maa Ayana Chanti Pilladu 2008 Telugu Bullabbayyi
Pellikani Prasad 2008 Telugu Prasad
Kousalya Supraja Rama 2008 Telugu Ravi
Naa Girl Friend Baaga Rich 2009 Telugu Sanjay
18, 20 Love Story 2009 Telugu Bullanna
Diary 2009 Telugu Vamsi
Indumathi 2009 Telugu Psychopath
Masth 2009 Telugu Siva
Taj Mahal 2010 Telugu Ajay / Kumar
Brahmalokam To Yamalokam Via Bhulokam 2010 Telugu Seenu
Aakasa Ramanna 2010 Telugu Jai
Emaindi Nalo 2011 Telugu Murali
Lokame Kothaga 2011 Telugu Rahul
Mugguru 2011 Telugu
Ayyare 2012 Telugu Venkatesam
Em Babu Laddu Kavala 2012 Telugu
Gola Gola 2012 Telugu
Namaste Namaha 2013 Telugu
Pavitra 2013 Telugu Siva
Kalavara Maye Madilo 2013 Telugu
Kamalatho Naa Prayanam 2014 Telugu Suryanarayana
Chusinodiki Chusinantha 2014 Telugu
Boochamma Boochodu 2014 Telugu Karthik
Dorakadu 2015 Telugu
Seesaa 2016 Telugu
Gangstars (Web series) 2018 Telugu, Amazon Video C. I. Anjaneyalu
As Dubbing artist
Film Name Year Actor Notes
Dil 2003 Nithin Won - Nandi Award for Best Male Dubbing Artist
Ullasamga Utsahamga 2008 Yasho Sagar
Pizza 2012 Vijay Sethupathi For Telugu Version

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sivaji birthday 2007 function photo gallery – Telugu cinema actor". Idlebrain.com. 30 June 2007. Retrieved 31 October 2017.
  2. ^ Nandi Awards Nandi Awards – 2003. Chithr.com. Retrieved on 2011-09-28.
  3. ^ Telugu Cinema Etc – Nandi award winners list 2003. Idlebrain.com (2004-09-29). Retrieved on 2011-09-28.
  4. ^ "Fasting Telugu actor, Sivaji shifted to hospital". The Indian Express. 6 May 2015. Retrieved 31 October 2017.
  5. ^ May 6, 2015 17:58 IST (6 May 2015). "Telugu Actor Sivaji Shifted to Hospital After Health Deteriorates Following Hunger Strike [VIDEO]". Ibtimes.co.in. Retrieved 31 October 2017.
  6. ^ "Sivaji Filmography".

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