Sivakumar

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Sivakumar
Sivakumar With His Wife (cropped).jpg
Sivakumar in 2011
Born Palanichamy
(1941-10-27) 27 October 1941 (age 72) [1]
Kasigoundan Puthur, Coimbatore, Madras Presidency, British India[2]
Spouse(s) Lakshmi
Children Suriya
Karthi
Brintha
Relatives Jyothika (daughter-in-law)
Ranjini (daughter-in-law)
K.E. Gnanavel Raja (nephew)

Sivakumar (born 27 October 1941[1] is an actor who has portrayed a wide range of leading and supporting roles onscreen. Sivakumar was introduced in the Tamil movie Kaakum Karangal (1965), a film that starred S.S.Rajendran in the lead role, which was produced by AVM Productions.[3] Apart from acting, Sivakumar is known as a painter.[4]

Sivakumar came into the industry in 1965 as a supporting actor. In this capacity he has starred notable films such as Tamil movies such as Kandan Karunai, Thunivae Thozhan and Uyarndha Manidhan.[5] From the mid 1970s to the late 1980s, Sivakumar was a leading actor in Kollywood, acting in successful movies like Annakili, Rosaappo Ravikkai Kaari, Vandichakkaram and Sindhu Bhairavi.[6][7] 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, Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth, Ajith, Vijay and Vikram. He is a three-time winner of Filmfare Awards and a recipient of Tamil Nadu State Film Awards. His roles in Marupakkam and Sindhu Bhairavi showed his versatility as an actor,[8] 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.

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.[9] His elder daughter-in-law, Jyothika was a leading Kollywood actress and his younger daughter-in-law is Ranjini Chinnaswamy.

Notable Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1965 Kaakkum Karangal
1966 Motor Sundaram Pillai
1967 Kandan Karunai
1967 Kaavalkaaran
1968 Thirumal Perumai
1968 Uyarndha Manidhan
1970 Ethiroli
1970 Moondru Deivangal
1971 Therottam
1971 Thirumagal
1972 Idhayaveenai
1973 Sollathaan Ninaikkiren
1973 Arangetram Thangavelu
1973 Ponukku Thanga Manasu
1974 Deergha Sumangali
1974 Gumasthavin Magal
1974 Vellikizhamai Viratham
1975 Melnaattu Marumagal
1975 Engan Pattan Sothu
1975 Pattikkaattu Raja
1976 Annakili
1976 Bhadrakali
1977 Aattukara Alamelu
1977 Kavikkuyil
1977 Bhuvana Oru Kelvi Kuri
1978 Kannan Oru Kai Kuzhandhai
1979 Rosaappo Ravikkai Kaari Winner, Filmfare Best Tamil Actor Award
100th film
1980 Raman Parasuraman
1980 Avan Aval Adhu Winner, Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor
1980 Vandichakkaram Winner, Filmfare Best Tamil Actor Award
1981 Nellikani
1982 Agni Sakshi Winner, Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor
1982 Anandha Ragam
1983 Veetiley Raman Veliyeley Krishnan
1983 Indru Nee Nalai Naan
1984 Pournami Alaigal
1985 Sindhu Bhairavi J. K. Balaganapathi
1985 Meendum Parasakthi
1985 PudhuYugam
1986 Unakkagavey Vaazhkiren
1986 Isai Paadum Thendral
1986 Ini Oru Suthanthiram
1987 Illam
1988 Pasa Paravaigal
1988 Oruvar Vaazhum Aalayam
1988 Poovum Puyalum
1990 Pagalile Pournami
1990 Urudhi Mozhi
1991 Marupakkam
1991 Manitha Jaathi
1991 Pillai Paasam
1991 Sir I Love You
1992 Annan Ennada Thambi Ennada
1992 Onna Irukka Kathukanum Sivaraman
1993 Dasarathan
1993 Ponnumani
1993 Porantha Veeda Puguntha Veeda
1994 Watchman Vadivelu
1995 Pasumpon Kathiresathevar
1995 Deva
1996 Naatu Purapattu
1997 Kadhalukku Mariyadhai Chandrasekhar
1997 Raman Abdullah
1999 Unnai Thedi Adhi Narayanan
1999 Kummi Paattu
1999 Sethu Sethu's brother
1999 Kannupada Poguthaiya
2000 Uyirile Kalanthathu
2000 Ilaiyavan
2001 Poovellam Un Vasam

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.[8]

Filmfare Awards

Tamil Nadu State Film Awards

References[edit]

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