Sivakumar

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Sivakumar
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Sivakumar in 2016
Born Palanichamy
(1941-10-27) 27 October 1941 (age 75)[1]
Kasigoundan Puthur, Coimbatore, Madras Presidency, British India[2]
Spouse(s) Lakshmi
Children Suriya
Karthi
Brindha
Relatives Jyothika (daughter-in-law)
Ranjini Chinnaswamy (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 7 films which includes Yarukkum Vetkam Illai, Thirumangalyam, Kavalkaran, Shakti Leelai, 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 is a leading Kollywood actress

Filmography[edit]

Year 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 Jeevanaamsam Sabapathi Tamil Malliyam Rajagopal Jaishankar
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 Kanni Pen Tamil A. Kasilingam Jaishankar, Vanisri, 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
1970 Thirumalai Thenkumari Sekar Tamil A. P. Nagarajan Sirkazhi Govindarajan, Gandhimathi
1971 Kankaatchi Tamil A. P. Nagarajan K. D. Santhanam, Manorama, 'Kutty' Padmini
1971 Thirumagal Ramu Tamil T. R. Raghunath Gemini Ganesan, Padmini, Lakshmi
1971 Annai Velankanni Tamil K. Thangappan Gemini Ganesan, Jayalalithaa, Padmini, K. R. Vijaya, R. Muthuraman, Devika, Srividya
1971 Therottam Tamil V. T. Arasu Gemini Ganesan, Padmini
1971 Moondru Dheivangal Tamil Dada Mirasi Sivaji Ganesan, R. Muthuraman, Nagesh, Chandrakala
1971 Babu Tamil A. C. Tirulokchandar Sivaji Ganesan, Sowcar Janaki, Vennira Aadai Nirmala, Vijayasree
1972 Annai Abirami Tamil G. N. Velumani K. R. Vijaya
1972 Shakthi Leelai Narada Muni Tamil T. R. Ramanna Gemini Ganesan, Jayalalithaa, K. R. Vijaya, B. Saroja Devi
1972 Agathiyar Tholkappiyar Tamil A. P. Nagarajan Seerkazhi Govindarajan, T. R. Mahalingam, A. V. M. Rajan, C. R. Vijayakumari, Lakshmi
1972 Dheivam Subramaniyam Tamil M. A. Thirumugam Gemini Ganesan, K. R. Vijaya, A. V. M. Rajan, Sowcar Janaki, R. Muthuraman
1972 Idhaya Veenai Kirymani Tamil Krishnan–Panju M. G. Ramachandran, Manjula, Lakshmi
1973 Arangetram Thangavelu Tamil K. Balachander Prameela, Kamal Haasan, Jayachitra, Jayasudha
1973 Bharatha Vilas Tamil A. C. Tirulokchandar Sivaji Ganesan, K. R. Vijaya, Devika Guest appearance
1973 Rajaraja Cholan Prince Rajendra Chola I Tamil A. P. Nagarajan Sivaji Ganesan, R. Muthuraman, Lakshmi, C. R. Vijayakumari
1973 Ganga Gowri Mahadevan Tamil B. R. Panthulu Gemini Ganesan, Jayalalithaa, Jayanthi
1973 Ponnukku Thanga Manasu Ramu Tamil Devaraj–Mohan Vijayakumar, Jayachitra, Vidhubala
1973 Sondham Tamil A. C. Tirulokchandar R. Muthuraman, K. R. Vijaya, Prameela
1973 Thirumalai Deivam Lord Vishnu/Srinivasan Tamil A. P. Nagarajan Gemini Ganesan, R. Muthuraman, A. V. M. Rajan, K. B. Sundarambal, Lakshmi, Srividya
1973 Kattila Thottila Sambhasivam Tamil Malliyam Rajagopal Gemini Ganesan, P. Bhanumathi, Kalpana
1973 Pennai Nambungal Tamil B. V. Srinivasan A. V. M. Rajan, Jayanthi, Jayachitra
1973 Karaikkal Ammaiyar Lord Shiva Tamil A. P. Nagarajan K. B. Sundarambal, R. Muthuraman, Lakshmi, Srividya
1973 Sollathaan Ninaikkiren Raghavan Tamil K. Balachander Kamal Haasan, Jayachitra, Srividya, Shubha, Jayasudha
1974 Thirumangalyam Tamil A. Vincent R. Muthuraman, Jayalalithaa, Lakshmi
1974 Maanikka Thottil Tamil P. Madhavan Gemini Ganesan, K. R. Vijaya, Shubha Guest Appearance
1974 Sisupalan Tamil K. K. Sampath Kumar R. S. Manohar, Vennira Aadai Nirmala, Srividya Guest Appearance
1974 Tiger Thaathachari Tamil V. T. Arasu Major Sundarrajan, P. Bhanumathi, Sukumari, P. R. Varalakshmi
1974 Kanmani Raja Tamil Devaraj–Mohan Lakshmi
1974 Vellikizhamai Viratham Nagarajan Tamil R. Thyagarajan Jayachitra, Jayasudha
1974 Dheerga Sumangali Tamil A. C. Tirulokchandar K. R. Vijaya, R. Muthuraman Remade in Kannada as Bhagyavantharu (1974) and in Malayalam as Aayiram Janmangal (1976)
1974 Engamma Sapatham Tamil S. P. Muthuraman R. Muthuraman, Jayachitra, Vidhubala
1974 Onne Onnu Kanne Kannu Tamil Ra. Sankaran Jayachitra
1974 Gumasthavin Magal Tamil A. P. Nagarajan Aarathi, Kamal Haasan
1974 Paadha Poojai Tamil A. Bhimsingh Jayachitra, Jaya
1974 Thaai Pasam Tamil H. S. Venu Prameela
1974 Panathukkaga Ramesh Tamil M. S. Senthil Jayachitra, Kamal Haasan, Sripriya
1975 Enga Pattan Sothu Tamil M. Karnan Jaishankar, Rajakokila, A. Sakunthala
1975 Puthu Vellam Tamil K. Vijayan 'Kumari' Manjula, Savitri
1975 Then Sindhudhe Vaanam Tamil R. A. Sankaran Kamal Haasan, Jayachitra, Rani Chandra
1975 Melnaattu Marumagal Mohan Tamil A. P. Nagarajan Kamal Haasan, Laurance Pourtale, Jayasudha
1975 Thangathile Vairam Tamil K. Sornam Kamal Haasan, Jayachitra, Sripriya
1975 Pattikkaattu Raja Raja Tamil K. Shanmugam Kamal Haasan, Jayachitra, Sripriya
1975 Uravu Solla Oruvan Tamil Devaraj–Mohan R. Muthuraman, Sujatha, Padmapriya Guest Appearance
1975 Aan Pillai Singam Tamil S. P. Muthuraman R. Muthuraman, Sujatha, Sripriya, Vijayakumar
1975 Ippadiyum Oru Penn Tamil P. Bhanumathi P. Bhanumathi, 'Kumari' Padmini, Devika
1976 Ungalil Oruthi Tamil Devaraj–Mohan Sujatha
1976 Gruhapravesam Tamil D. Yoganand Sivaji Ganesan, K. R. Vijaya, Jayasudha
1976 Annakili Thyagarajan Tamil Devaraj–Mohan Sujatha, Fatafat Jayalaxmi
1976 Madhana Maaligai Tamil K. Vijayan Alka
1976 Santhathi Tamil Kaushikan
1976 Uravadum Nenjam Tamil Devaraj–Mohan Chandrakala Dubbed and released in Malayalam as Aaru Manikkoor
1976 Bhadrakali Tamil A. C. Tirulokchandar Rani Chandra, Bhavani
1977 Etharkkum Thuninthavan Tamil M. Karnan Fatafat Jayalaxmi
1977 Sonnathai Seiven Tamil Krishnan–Panju Sujatha
1977 Pennai Solli Kutramillai Tamil S. P. Muthuraman Fatafat Jayalaxmi, Y. Vijaya
1977 Perumaikkuriyaval Tamil Ra. Sankaran Padmapriya, Fatafat Jayalaxmi
1977 Kavikkuyil Tamil Devaraj–Mohan Sridevi, Rajinikanth
1977 Sorgam Naragam Tamil R. Thyagarajan Fatafat Jayalaxmi, Vijayakumar, Padmapriya
1977 Thunai Iruppal Meenakshi Tamil Valampuri Somanathan Vijayakumar, Sujatha
1977 Bhuvana Oru Kelvi Kuri Nagarajan Tamil SP. Muthuraman Sumithra, Rajinikanth Remade in Malayalam as Munnettam
1977 Sri Krishna Leela Lord Krishnan Tamil A. P. Nagarajan Jayalalithaa, Srividya
1977 Aattukara Alamelu Tamil R. Thyagarajan Sripriya
1977 Durga Devi Tamil Ra. Sankaran Srividya
1977 Sainthadamma Sainthadu Tamil Devaraj–Mohan Sridevi
1978 Radhai Ketra Kannan Tamil R. Krishnamurthy Srividya
1978 Maariyamman Thiruvizha Tamil N. Venkatesh Sujatha
1978 Kaipidithaval Tamil A. Bhimsingh Sujatha
1978 Chittu Kuruvi Tamil Devaraj–Mohan Sumithra, Meera
1978 Kannamoochi Tamil R. Pattabiraman Latha, Sumithra
1978 Kannan Oru Kai Kuzhandhai Tamil N. Venkatesh Sumithra, Sowcar Janaki
1978 Machanai Paatheengala Tamil V. C. Guhanathan Sumithra, Sridevi
1978 Athaivida Ragasiyam Tamil Kiruba Shankar Fatafat Jayalaxmi
1979 Ennadi Meenakshi Tamil K. Narayanan Sripriya
1979 Kadavul Amaitha Medai Tamil S. P. Muthuraman Sumithra
1979 Rosaappo Ravikkai Kaari Sempattai Tamil Devaraj–Mohan Deepa Winner - Filmfare Best Tamil Actor Award
100th film
1979 Yarukku Yar Kaaval Tamil Malliyam Rajagopal Sripriya
1979 Poonthalir Tamil Devaraj–Mohan Sujatha
1979 Devathai Tamil P. N. Menon Jayanthi, Lavanya
1979 Muthal Iravu Tamil A. Jagannathan Sumithra
1979 Enippadigal Manickam Tamil P. Madhavan Shoba
1980 Oru Velladu Vengaiyagiradhu Tamil Devaraj–Mohan Saritha
1980 Kuruvikoodu Tamil P. Madhavan Saritha
1980 Kadhal Kiligal Tamil A. C. Tirulokchandar Rathi
1980 Avan Aval Adhu Tamil V. Srinivasan Lakshmi, Sripriya
1980 Samandhipoo Tamil K. S. Mathangan Shoba
1980 Vandichakkaram Tamil K. Vijayan Saritha, Silk Smitha Winner - Filmfare Best Tamil Actor Award
1980 Raman Parasuraman Tamil M. S. Gopinath Latha, Rathi Dual Role
1980 Thunive Thozhan Tamil R. Sundaram Sivachandran, Sathyakala, Archana
1981 Kodeeswaran Magal Tamil A. Kodandarami Reddy Rajyalakshmi, Thengai Srinivasan, Sowcar Janaki, V. K. Ramasamy, Manorama
1981 Aani Ver Tamil K. Vijayan Saritha
1981 Nellikani Tamil Kalaignanam Sivachandran, Sumithra, Swapna
1981 Nerupile Pootha Malar Tamil Kaushik Poornima Bhagyaraj
1981 Andru Muthal Indru Varai Tamil R. Sundaram Roopa, Jayamala
1982 Anandha Ragam Tamil Bharani Radha, Aruna
1982 Ayiram Muthangal Tamil S. Devarajan Radha, Silk Smitha
1982 Thunaivi Tamil Valampuri Somanathan Sujatha, Sudhakar, Roopa
1982 Theerpugal Thiruththapadalam Tamil M. Bhaskar Ambika, Sathyakala
1982 Thaai Mookaambikai Tamil K. Shankar K. R. Vijaya, Jaishankar, Sujatha, Saritha, Karthik, Poornima Jayaram
1982 Nijangal Tamil K. S. Sethumadhavan Menaka
1982 Agni Sakshi Tamil K. Balachander Saritha Winner, Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor
1982 Nambinal Nambungal Tamil K. S. Gopinath Saritha
1983 Urangatha Ninaivugal Tamil R. Bhaskaran Raadhika, Menaka
1983 Saattai Illatha Pambaram Tamil N. Murugesh Saritha
1983 Thambathigal Tamil N. S. Rajendran Jaishankar, Poornima Jayaram
1983 Veetula Raman Veliyila Krishnan Tamil Manivannan Raadhika, Suhasini
1983 Shasti Viratham Tamil R. Thyagarajan Poornima Jayaram
1983 Indru Nee Nalai Naan Tamil Major Sundarrajan Jaishankar, Lakshmi, Sulakshana
1983 Thandikkappatta Nyayangal Tamil M. Bhaskar Lakshmi, Rohini
1983 Thangaikkor Geetham Tamil T. Rajendar Saritha, T. Rajendar, Nalini, Anand Babu
1984 Kuva Kuva Vaathugal Tamil Manivannan Sulakshana, Pandiyan, Ilavarasi
1984 Amma Irukka Tamil Major Sundarrajan Jaishankar, Sulakshana
1984 Naan Paadum Paadal Tamil R. Sundarrajan Mohan, Ambika, Pandiyan, Ilavarasi
1984 Nilavu Suduvathillai Tamil K. Rangaraj Raadhika
1984 Unnai Naan Santhithaen Tamil K. Rangaraj Sujatha, Suresh, Revathi
1985 Pudhu Yugam Tamil S. A. Chandrasekhar K. R. Vijaya, Vijayakanth, Viji
1985 Pournami Alaigal Tamil M. Bhaskar Ambika, Revathi
1985 Sugamana Raagangal Tamil R. Sundarrajan Saritha, Jeevitha
1985 Karpoora Deepam Tamil A. Jagannathan Sujatha, Ambika
1985 Prema Paasam Tamil K. Vijayan Revathi
1985 Sindhu Bhairavi J. K. Balaganapathy Tamil K. Balachander Suhasini, Sulakshana
1985 Meendum Parasakthi Tamil A. Jagannathan Nalini
1986 Jeevanathi Tamil Sanjay-Bhaskar Ilavarasi
1986 Kanmaniye Pesu Tamil Rajasekhar Lakshmi, Ambika
1986 Kanna Thorakkanum Saami Tamil R. Govindraj Jeevitha
1986 Yaaro Ezhuthiya Kavithai Tamil C. V. Sridhar Jayashree
1986 Isai Paadum Thendral Tamil S. Devarajan Ambika
1986 Manithanin Marupakkam Tamil K. Rangaraj Radha, Jayashree
1986 Unakkaagave Vaazhgiren Tamil K. Rangaraj Nadhiya, Suresh, Menaka
1986 Panneer Nadhigal Tamil M. Bhaskar Amala, Jeevitha, Jayashree
1987 Ini Oru Sudhanthiram Tamil Manivannan Nalini, Pandiyan, Rekha, Raja, Jeevitha
1987 Chinna Kuyil Paaduthu Raja Tamil P. Madhavan Ambika, Ilavarasi, Jeevitha
1988 Poovum Puyalum Tamil S. A. Chandrasekhar Charan Raj, Raadhika, Madhuri
1988 Oruvar Vaazhum Aalayam Siva Gurunathan Tamil Shanmugapriyan Prabhu, Rahman, Raadhu
1988 Paasa Paravaigal Dr. Sukumar Tamil V. M. C. Haneefa Mohan, Lakshmi, Raadhika
1988 Illam Mayilsamy Goundar Tamil I. V. Sasi Amala
1988 Paadatha Thenikkal Tamil V. M. C. Haneefa Raadhika, Baby Sujitha
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 Ravi Tamil
1994 Siragadikka Aasai Shiva Tamil
1994 Watchman Vadivelu Tamil
1994 Mettupatti Mirasu Pazhanisamy (Mettupatti Mirasu), Siva Tamil
1995 Pasumpon Kathiresathevar Tamil
1995 Deva Tamil
1995 Dear Son Maruthu Viswanathan 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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  2. ^ "Tamil Cinema news - Tamil Movies - Cinema seithigal". Retrieved 27 November 2016. 
  3. ^ "Tamil Cinema news - Tamil Movies - Cinema seithigal". Retrieved 27 November 2016. 
  4. ^ "Tamil Cinema news - Tamil Movies - Cinema seithigal". Retrieved 27 November 2016. 
  5. ^ a b Rangarajan, Malathi (8 April 2011). "Saying it with sincerity". Retrieved 27 November 2016 – via The Hindu. 
  6. ^ "Tamil Cinema news - Tamil Movies - Cinema seithigal". Retrieved 27 November 2016. 
  7. ^ "Sivakumar Educational Trust honours examination toppers". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 14 June 2009. Retrieved 21 January 2010. 
  8. ^ Ashok Kumar, S. R. (15 April 2003). "A chip off the old block?". The Hindu. Retrieved 21 January 2010. 
  9. ^ a b "Bringing out the 'artist' in him". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 16 February 2003. 
  10. ^ "Actor Sivakumar finishes narrating Mahabharatham in just 2 hours and 15 minutes.". 27 October 2015. Retrieved 27 November 2016. 
  11. ^ "Tamil Cinema news - Tamil Movies - Cinema seithigal". Retrieved 27 November 2016. 
  12. ^ "Actor Sivakumar talks on books". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 31 August 2008. Retrieved 21 January 2010. 

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