Sivakumar

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Sivakumar
Sivakumar in 2016.jpg
Sivakumar in 2016
Born Palanichamy
(1941-10-27) 27 October 1941 (age 74)[1]
Kasigoundan Puthur, Coimbatore, Madras Presidency, British India[2]
Spouse(s) Lakshmi
Children Suriya
Karthi
Brindha
Relatives Jyothika (daughter-in-law)
Ranjini (daughter-in-law)
K.E. Gnanavel Raja (nephew)
S. R. Prakashbabu (nephew)
S. R. Prabhu (nephew)

Sivakumar (born 27 October 1941 as Palanichamy[1]) is an Indian film actor and visual artist, who has portrayed a wide range of leading and supporting roles onscreen in Tamil cinema. Sivakumar made his acting debut in by A.C. Trilogchander's Kakkum Karangal (1965).[3] His art works include several portraits of noted celebrities. He is also ambidextrous.[4][5]

Career[edit]

Sivakumar came into the industry in 1965 as a supporting actor. In the late 1960s as a lead hero he has starred in few notable Tamil movies such as Kandan Karunai, Thunivae Thozhan and Uyarndha Manidhan.[6] Between 1965 and 1974 he was pre-dominantly playing supporting roles, in the films with M.G.Ramachandran (2 films), Gemini Ganeshan (7 films), Shivaji Ganeshan (14 films) and R.Muthuraman (11 films) in the main lead roles. He has acted in supporting roles alongside Jayalalitha in 6 films which includes Yarukkum Vetkam Illai, Thirumangalyam, Kavalkaran, Ganga Gowri, Motor Sundram Pillai, Annai Velankanni and was romantically paired opposite her in Kandan Karunai and Shri Krishna Leelai. He started getting offers as the solo lead hero from 1974. Some of his successful films with him in lead role in the 1970s include Gumasthavin Magal, Sollathaan Ninaikkiren, Arangetram, Vellikizhamai Viratham, Panathukkaga, Melnaattu Marumagal, Pattikkaattu Raja, Then Sindhudhe Vaanam, Thangathile Vairam, Bhadrakali, Aattukara Alamelu, Bhuvana Oru Kelvi Kuri, Kadavul Amaitha Medai, Enippadigal. The director duo of Devaraj and Mohan directed Sivakumar in lead role in 9 films - Ponnukku Thanga Manasu, Annakili, Uravadum Nenjam, Kavikkuyil, Sainthadamma Sainthadu, Chittu Kuruvi, Rosaappo Ravikkai Kaari, Poonthalir and Isai Paadum Thendral. In fact Kamal Hasan and Rajnikant have played supporting roles in the films with Sivakumar in the lead role between 1972 and 1982.

From 1973 to the early1990s, Sivakumar was a leading actor in Kollywood, acting in successful movies like Annakili, Rosaappo Ravikkai Kaari, Vandichakkaram and Sindhu Bhairavi.[7][8] He has acted in nearly 200 films till date. He has co-starred with many leading Tamil actors such of three generations, including Sivaji Ganesan, M. G. Ramachandran, Gemini Ganesan, S.S.Rajendran, R. Muthuraman, A. V. M. Rajan, Jaishankar, Ravichandran, Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth, Vijayakanth, Sathyaraj, Sarath Kumar, Prabhu Ganesan, Karthik Muthuraman, Mohan, Arjun Sarja, Ajith, Vijay, Vikram and Surya Sivakumar. He is a two-time winner of Filmfare Awards for his performances in Rosaappo Ravikkai Kaari, and Vandichakkaram . He is a two time recipient of Tamil Nadu State Film Awards for best actor in films Avan Aval Adhu and Agni Sakshi . His roles in Marupakkam and Sindhu Bhairavi showed his versatility as an actor,[9] with the former winning the Golden Lotus Award for Best Feature Film. In the late 1990s, he ventured into television serials, and is well known for his role as Raadhika's husband in the famous TV serial Chithi.

In recent times, he has ventured into public speaking, giving his opinion on various subjects. He has been praised for the fluency and style of his speeches.[5] He has given speeches on Ramayana and Mahabharata, each in 2 hours and 15 mins at Vellalar College for Women, Erode.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Sivakumar is married to Lakshmi and the couple have three children; two sons who are actors, Surya Sivakumar and Karthik Sivakumar, and a daughter Brindha.[11] His elder daughter-in-law, Jyothika was a leading Kollywood actress

Partial filmography[edit]

Year No Film Role Language Director Co-stars Notes
1965 Kakkum Karangal Tamil A. C. Tirulokchandar S. S. Rajendran Debut Movie
1966 Saraswati Sabatham Lord Vishnu Tamil A. P. Nagarajan Sivaji Ganesan, Gemini Ganesan
1966 Motor Sundaram Pillai Tamil Balu Sivaji Ganesan, Ravichandran
1966 Thaaye Unakkaga Tamil P. Pullaiah Sivaji Ganesan, S. S. Rajendran, R. Muthuraman
1967 Kandan Karunai Lord Murugan Tamil A.P. Nagarajan Sivaji Ganesan, Gemini Ganesan
1967 Kaavalkaaran Chandran Tamil P. Neelakantan M. G. Ramachandran
1968 Thirumal Perumai Lord Vishnu Tamil A. P. Nagarajan Sivaji Ganesan
1968 Uyarndha Manidhan Sathyamurthy Tamil Krishnan-Panju Sivaji Ganesan
1968 Panama Pasama Tamil K. S. Gopalakrishnan Gemini Ganesan, B. Saroja Devi
1969 Kannipen Tamil A. Kasilingam Jaishankar,Vanishri,Lakshmi
1969 Kaaval Dheivam Tamil K. Vijayan Sivaji Ganesan
1970 Ethiroli Tamil K. Balachander Sivaji Ganesan, S. S. Rajendran
1970 Vilaiyaattu Pillai Tamil A. P. Nagarajan Sivaji Ganesan
1970 Navagraham Tamil K. Balachandar Nagesh, R. Muthuraman, Lakshmi
1971 Moondru Dheivangal Tamil Dada Mirasee Sivaji Ganesan, R. Muthuraman, Nagesh
1971 Annai Velankanni Tamil K. Thangappan Gemini Ganesan, R. Muthuraman, Kamal Haasan
1971 Therottam Tamil V.T. Arasu A.V.M. Rajan,Sripriya
1971 Thirumagal Ramu Tamil A.S.A. Sami Gemini Ganesan,Padmini
1971 Babu Tamil A. C. Trilogchander Sivaji Ganesan, Vennira Aadai Nirmala
1972 Idhaya Veenai Kirymani Tamil Krishnan-Panju M. G. Ramachandran, Lakshmi
1973 Kattila Thottila Sambhasivam Tamil Malliyam Rajagopal Gemini Ganesan
1973 Ganga Gowri Lord Narada Tamil B. R. Panthulu Gemini Ganesan
1973 Sollathaan Ninaikkiren Raghavan Tamil K. Balachander Kamal Haasan
1973 Arangetram Thangavelu Tamil K. Balachander Kamal Haasan, Prameela
1973 Rajaraja Cholan Prince Rajendra Chola I Tamil A. P. Nagarajan Sivaji Ganesan, R. Muthuraman
1973 Ponnukku Thanga Manasu Ramu Tamil P. Madhavan vijayakumarJayachitra
1973 Bharatha Vilas Tamil A. C. Tirulokchandar Sivaji Ganesan, K. R. Vijaya Guest appearance
1974 Dheerga Sumangali Tamil A. C. Tirulokchandar R. Muthuraman, K. R. Vijaya Remade in Kannada as Bhagyavantharu (1974) and in Malayalam as Aayiram Janmangal (1976)
1974 Gumasthavin Magal Tamil A. P. Nagarajan Aarathi, Kamal Haasan
1974 Vellikizhamai Viratham Rajan Tamil R. Thyagarajan Sreekanth,Jayachitra
1974 Engamma Sapatham Tamil S. P. Muthuraman R. Muthuraman
1974 Panathukkaga Ramesh Tamil M.S. Senthil Jayachitra, Kamal Haasan
1975 Melnaattu Marumagal Mohan Tamil A. P. Nagarajan Kamal Haasan
1975 Engan Pattan Sothu Tamil M. Karnan Jaishankar,Rajkokila
1975 Pattikkaattu Raja Tamil K.Shanmugam Jayasudha, Jayachitra, Kamal Haasan
1975 Aan Pillai Singam Tamil S. P. Muthuraman R. Muthuraman, Sripriya, Sujatha
1975 Then Sindhudhe Vaanam Tamil R. A. Sankaran Kamal Haasan
1975 Thangathile Vairam Tamil K. Sornam Sripriya, Jayasudha, Kamal Haasan
1976 Annakili Thyagarajan Tamil Devaraj Mohan Sujatha, Phataphat Jayalaxmi
1976 Bhadrakali Tamil A. C. Tirulokchandar Major Sundarrajan, Rani Chandra
1976 Gruhapravesam Tamil D. Yoganand Sivaji Ganesan, K. R. Vijaya
1976 Uravadum Nenjam Tamil Devaraj Mohan Chandrakala Dubbed and released in Malayalam as Aaru Manikkoor
1977 Aattukara Alamelu Tamil R. Thyagarajan Sripriya, Jaiganesh
1977 Kavikkuyil Tamil Devaraj Mohan Sridevi, Rajinikanth
1977 Bhuvana Oru Kelvi Kuri Nagarajan Tamil SP. Muthuraman Sumithra, Rajinikanth Remade in Malayalam as Munnettam
1977 Sainthadamma Sainthadu Tamil Devaraj Mohan Sridevi, Jayamalini
1977 Thunaieruppal Meenakshi Tamil Valampuri Somanathan Vijayakumar, Sujatha
1978 Kannan Oru Kai Kuzhandhai Tamil
1978 Chittu Kuruvi Tamil Devaraj Mohan Sumithra, Sreekanth
1979 Rosaappo Ravikkai Kaari Sempattai Tamil Devaraj Mohan Dheepa Winner, Filmfare Best Tamil Actor Award
100th film
1979 Kadavul Amaitha Medai Tamil S. P. Muthuraman Sumithra Winner, Filmfare Best Tamil Actor Award
100th film
1979 Enippadigal Tamil Shobha
1979 Poonthalir Tamil Devaraj Mohan Sujatha
1980 Raman Parasuraman Tamil Dual Role
1980 Avan Aval Adhu Tamil Muktha Srinivasan Lakshmi, Sripriya Winner, Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor
1980 Vandichakkaram Tamil Winner, Filmfare Best Tamil Actor Award
1981 Aaniver Tamil
1981 Nellikani Tamil
1982 Agni Sakshi Tamil K. Balachander Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth Winner, Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor
1982 Ayiram Muthangal Tamil Annakkili S.Devarajan Radha
1982 Thaai Mookaambikai Tamil
1982 Anandha Ragam Tamil Bharani Radha
1982 Theerpugal Thiruththapadalam Tamil
1983 Veetula Raman Veliyila Krishnan Tamil
1983 Saattai Illatha Pambaram Tamil
1983 Thambathigal Tamil
1983 Indru Nee Nalai Naan Tamil Major Sundarrajan Jaishankar, Lakshmi, Sulakshana
1983 Thangaikkor Geetham Tamil
1983 Urangatha Ninaivugal Tamil
1984 Nilavu Suduvathillai Tamil
1984 Naan Paadum Paadal Tamil
1984 Kuva Kuva Vaathugal Tamil Manivannan Sulakshana, Mohan
1984 Pournami Alaigal Tamil
1984 Unnai Naan Santhithen Tamil
1985 Sindhu Bhairavi J. K. Balaganapathi Tamil K. Balachander
1985 Meendum Parasakthi Tamil A. Jagannathan Nalini
1985 Pudhu Yugam Tamil
1985 Sugamana Raagangal Tamil
1985 Karpoora Deepam Tamil A. Jagannathan Sujatha, Ambika
1986 Unakkaagave Vaazhgiren Tamil
1986 Isai Paadum Thendral Tamil S.Devaraj Ambika
1986 Kanna Thorakkanum Saami Tamil R.Govindraj Jeevitha
1986 Yaaro Ezhuthiya Kavithai Tamil
1986 Ini Oru Suthanthiram Tamil
1986 Manithanin Marupakkam Tamil K. Rangaraj Radha, Jayashree
1987 Illam Mayilsamy Goundar Tamil I. V. Sasi Amala
1988 Pasa Paravaigal Dr. Sukumar Tamil
1988 Paadatha Thenikkal Tamil
1988 Oruvar Vaazhum Aalayam Tamil
1988 Poovum Puyalum Tamil
1990 Pagalile Pournami Tamil
1990 Urudhi Mozhi Tamil
1991 Marupakkam Vembu Iyer Tamil
1991 Manitha Jaathi Tamil
1991 Pillai Paasam Tamil
1991 Sir...I Love You Tamil
1992 Annan Ennada Thambi Ennada Tamil
1992 Onna Irukka Kathukanum Sivaraman Tamil
1993 Dasarathan Tamil
1993 Ponnumani Tamil
1993 Porantha Veeda Puguntha Veeda Tamil
1994 Siragadikka Aasai Shiva Tamil
1994 Watchman Vadivelu Tamil
1995 Pasumpon Kathiresathevar Tamil
1995 Deva Tamil
1996 Nattupura Pattu Palanisamy Tamil
1997 Kadhalukku Mariyadhai Chandrasekar Tamil
1997 Raman Abdullah Tamil
1999 Unnai Thedi Adhi Narayanan Tamil
1999 Kummi Paattu Tamil
1999 Sethu Sethu's Brother Tamil
1999 Kannupada Poguthaiya Tamil
1999 Malabar Police Nagarajan Tamil
2000 Uyirile Kalanthathu Tamil
2000 Ilaiyavan Tamil
2001 Poovellam Un Vasam Tamil

Television[edit]

  • Ethanai Manidhargal (1997)
  • Chithi (1999)
  • Annamalai (2001)

Awards[edit]

Sivakumar is a three-time recipient of Filmfare Awards and a two-time winner of Tamil Nadu State Film Awards.[9]

Filmfare Awards

Tamil Nadu State Film Awards

References[edit]

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