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Born Sivaselvam
(1978-06-23) 23 June 1978 (age 38)
Pudhukariyapatti, Thanjavur district, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation Poet, lyricist, actor, motivational speaker, social thinker
Nationality Indian

Snehan (Tamil: சினேகன், born Sivaselvam on 23 June 1978)[1] is a Tamil poet, lyricist, actor, and motivational speaker. He debuted in the film Putham Pudhiya Poove, and has written lyrics for more than 2,500 songs. He has won many awards, including the Tamil Nadu Government Award twice.[2] Snehan has also acted in two Tamil films.


Snehan was born in a small village Pudhukariyapatti, near Sengipatti in Thanjavur district, Tamil Nadu, India as the youngest of eight sons into an agricultural family. His family always helps to poor people in their village.[3] During School days, Snehan received his First place Prize for State level Poem Contest from Dr. M.G.R., Former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.

Moving to Chennai, Snehan first worked as a protégé to noted poet and lyricist Vairamuthu for five years. Later, he worked as the Editor of Ilanthendral, a monthly magazine for three years. At a book releasing function then, he was asked by K. Balachander to write songs in films and he got the chance from music director S. A. Rajkumar to write lyrics for the film Putham Puthu Poove. From since, he was written more than 2500 songs for more than 500 films, working with various directors and music composers in the Tamil film industry.

He then turned actor for the film Yogi, for which he has also written all the lyrics, as his friend and writer and lead actor of the film, Ameer Sultan, gave him the opportunity. For the same film, Snehan became a playback singer as well, lending his vocals to a song, composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja, with whom Snehan has often associated.

He then turned as a Hero in the film Uyarthiru 420. And now he is acting in 3 films which are under production.

Now Snehan turned as a Producer and Producing a Tamil feature film Rajaraja Chozhanin Porvaal



As lyricist[edit]

As Actor[edit]

  • Yogi (2009)
  • Uyarthiru 420 (2011)
  • Rajaraja Chozhanin Porvaal (2016)
  • Bhoomiveeran (2016)


  • Avaravar Vaazhkkaiyil Aayiram Aayiram Maatrangal (Pandavar Boomi)
  • Thozha Thozha (Pandavar Boomi)
  • Adatha Aattamellam (Mounam Pesiyathe)
  • Kalyanam thaan kattikittu Odipolama (Saamy)
  • Poi Solla intha manasukku theriyavillai (April Maadhathil)
  • Bommalaattam (Bose)
  • Gnabagam varuthe (Autograph)
  • kilakke paarthen (Autograph)
  • Manasukkulle Dhaagam vanthucha (Autograph)
  • Maname Nalama (Autograph)
  • Ore oru Piravi (Perazhagan)
  • Manmadhane Nee (Manmadhan)
  • Boom Boom (Raam)
  • Aarariraro (Raam)
  • Nizhalinai Nijamum (Raam)
  • Vidikindra pozhuthu (Raam)
  • Ariyadha Vayasu (Paruthiveeran)
  • Ayyayyo (Paruthiveeran)
  • Oororam puliyamaram (Paruthiveeran)
  • Hey Salaa (Aegan)
  • Odum Varaiyil (Aegan)
  • Yaarodu Yaro (Yogi)
  • Appa amma vilayattu (Padikkathavan)
  • Yathe Yathe (Adukalam)
  • Ayyayo Nenju (Adukalam)
  • Maambalamaam Maambalam (Pokkiri)
  • Ready Readya (Mappillai)
  • Deemthanakka Thillaanaa (Villu)
  • Ore oru oorukkulle ore oru appa amma (Thavamai Thavamirunthu)
  • Meendum pallikku pogalam (Pallikkoodam)
  • Ambalaikkum Pombalaikkum (Kazhugu)
  • Pathakathi Kannu pattu (Kazhugu)
  • Vaadaamallikkari (Kozhi Koovuthu)



  • Mudhal Adhyayam
  • Innum Pengal Azhaga Irukkirargal
  • Ippadium Irukkalam
  • Puththagam
  • Avaravar Vazhkaiyil


  • Tamil Nadu Government – Best Lyric Writer – Two Times
  • Best Lyric Writer in Multi Language (Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, kannandam) – One Time
  • Kannadasan Award – Three Times
  • Barathi Award- Two Times
  • Kamban Award- Two Times
  • Kamban Kazhagam Award- One Time
  • M.G.R. Award- Two Times
  • Avvai Award- One Time
  • Aadhiththanaar Silamba Kazhagam Award- One Time
  • Netaji Award- Two Times
  • Abdul Kalam Award- One Time
  • Tamizhayya Kalvi Kazhagam Award- One Time
  • Malaysia Ezhuthaalar Sangam Award- One Time
  • Sesals Tamizh Sangam Award- One Time

Honorary Degrees[edit]

  • Kavicchirtpi
  • Chinnabarathi
  • Kavi Ilavarasu
  • Ezhuchi Kavignar

Out of Cine Field[edit]

  • Founder of Sneham Foundations
  • Honarary Consultant to Vellore Tamizh Sangam


  1. ^ "Lyricist Snehan". Behindwoods. Retrieved 3 September 2009. 
  2. ^
  3. ^ "Snehan – a gift from 'Sami'". Retrieved 3 September 2009. 

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