Thirumathi Selvam

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Thirumathi Selvam
Thirumathi Selvam 2007-2013.jpg
Tamilதிருமதி செல்வம்
Written byVe. Ki. Amirtharaj
Screenplay byVe. Ki. Amirtharaj
Si. Ila. Amalraj
Story byS. Kumaran
Directed byS. Kumaran
Deepak Dinkar
Ceylon Manohar
K. R. Vatsala
Theme music composerD. Imman (Title Song)
Kiran (Background Score)
Opening theme"Sooriyanae Chandhiranae"
Shweta Mohan (Vocal)
Yugabharathi (Lyrics)
Country of originIndia
Original language(s)Tamil
No. of seasons6
No. of episodes1,360
Producer(s)Vikatan Televistas
Production location(s)Chennai
CinematographyS T Martz
Running timeapprox. 16 minutes
Production company(s)Vikatan Televistas Pvt Ltd Chennai India
Original networkSun TV
Original release5 November 2007 (2007-11-05) @ 1.30PM – 22 March 2013 (2013-03-22) @ 8.00PM
Preceded byAvargal (2003-2007) @ 1.30PM
Followed byDeivamagal. @ 8.00PM

Thirumathi Selvam is a Tamil drama serial written and directed by S Kumaran and produced by Vikatan Televistas. It was premiered on 5 November 2007 and was aired Monday through Friday afternoon (1.30PM) on Sun TV. It later shifted to prime time on 17 November 2008 (8.00PM). The show started reairing from 5th November 2018 from Monday to Saturday at 8 PM in Vikatan prime time in Vikatan's youtube channel.

The show has Sanjeev and Abitha playing the leading roles with Vadivukkarasi and Soori amongst others forming the supporting cast. The serial had the highest Television Rating Point for Tamil serials. The story revolved around the lead character Selvam and showed how his good qualities, hard work and love for his wife Archana make him reach great heights. And how he lose it all when money, fame and power changed him bad.


The story is about Selvam (Sanjeev) who is a mechanic by profession. He decides not to get married because he works hard and yet struggles for the welfare of his family being the sole bread winner. He gives up his studies to educate his younger brother and sister. However, fate takes a turn when he falls in love with Archana (Abitha) after seeing her at a temple. For his marriage proposal, he is compelled to tell a lie that he is a mechanical engineer. After the marriage, the truth comes to light and Archana begins to hate Selvam for concealing the fact that he isn't educated and is actually a mechanic. She initially refuses to live with him, but eventually understands Selvam's love for her and goodness in his character and decides to reconcile her relationship with him. In the course of time, Selvam is cheated by his step mother Bagyam(Gauthami) to whom he loses his house and the mechanic shed which he owned. With no place to go, the couple are forced to sleep in the platform from where they are rescued by Selvam's friend Siva.

Subsequently, the story moved around how the couple face the challenges in order to live happily and how they stayed together through thick and thin. Nandhinee(Rhindhya) one of Selvam’s friends helps him and Archana in their misery and helps to enhance their living standards. Selvam with his hardwork and moral support of Archana and Nandhinee's guidance grows to the status of Car Dealers Association Chairman. But eventually Nandhinee decides to separate Selvam and Archana to seek revenge on Archana's mother Sivagami(Vadivukkarasi) for doubting her relationship with Selvam and insulting her in front of her neighbours. She succeeds in separating Selvam from Archana by making Selvam go against Archana losing all his good morals which he cherished from his childhood and his love for Archana. At one point of time, Selvam comes to know the true colors of Nandhinee and her intention behind separating Archana from him for which he quarrels with Nandhinee and in the process Nandhinee dies by falling from the terrace. Selvam is accused of the death of Nandhinee and he is given a year imprisonment by the court. The story further dealt whether Selvam & Archana will unite again or not. After his return from prison, Selvam begs for forgiveness to Archana, but Archana with torn heart by being betrayed by Selvam could neither forgive him nor accept his reformation. The story ended giving an anti-climax making Selvam and Archana separated for rest of their life and Selvam losing all his wealth landing in platform worrying for his fate. The story ends with a note stating "Lead, let others to lead, Lead carefully".


  • Sanjeev as Selvam (Protagonist)
  • Abitha as Archana Selvam (Selvam's wife aka Thirumathi Selvam)
  • Soori as Amirtham, Selvam's Assistant
  • Vadivukkarasi as Sivagami Sivaraman
  • Rindhya / Latha Rao / Rindhya as Nandhini
  • Vizhuthugal Santhanam as Sivaraman
  • K. R. Vatsala / Gauthami as Bagyam Poongavanam
  • V C Jeyamani as Poongavanam
  • Peelisivam as Narayanan(Periyavar)
  • Birla Bose as Vinodh
  • Ragavi as Jayanthi Vinod
  • Kavi / Shivani as Kavya Cherian
  • Archana / Kavya arun as Priya Dinakaran
  • Deepak Dinkar as Cherry / Cherian real name;Soorimuthu
  • Tinku / Dev Anand as Vasu
  • Aparna as Rani
  • Swapna as Revathy
  • Vijay Anand as Dheena / Dinakaran
  • Priya as Sinthamani
  • Ceylon Manohar as Rangarajan
  • Satish\Shakthi Saravanan as Chezhiyan
  • Shravan as Dileepan
  • Ramachandran as Rajasekar
  • Vijay as Siva
  • Akila as Mrs.Banu Sekhar
  • Golden Suresh as Madhan Lal Seth
  • Supergood Kannan as Karunai Kumar
  • Sheela as Parvathi (Karunai's Mother)
  • Lenin Anapan as Raj Kumar (Karunai's Father)
  • Venkat as Ranjith
  • Sreedhar as Sekar
  • Baby Harini as Ramya
  • Vineetha as Cheeri's sister

Awards and honours[edit]

Thirumathi Selvam awards and nominations
Awards and nominations
Mylapore Academy Award 1 1
Sun Kudumbam Awards 15 22
Tamil Nadu State Television Awards 10 10
Awards won31
Year Award Category Recipient Role Result
2007 Mylapore Academy Award [1] Best Actress Award Abitha Archana Won
2008 Vivel Chinnathirai Award [2] Best Actress Award (2nd Runner up) Abitha Archana Won
Best Actor Award Sanjeev Selvam Won
Best Director Award S. Kumaran Won
Best Story Director Award S. Kumaran Won
2010 Sun Kudumbam Awards 2010[3] Best Actor Sanjeev Selvam Won
Best Actress Abitha Archana Won
Best Director S. Kumaran Won
Best Serial Thirumathi Selvam Won
Best Dialogue Writer V.K Amirtharaj Won
Best Mother Vadivukkarasi Sivagami Won
Best Mamanar Vizhuthugal Santhanam Sivaraman Won
Best Mamiyar Gowthami Bagyam Won
Best Sister Aparna Rani Won
Best Negative Role Female Ragavi Jeyanthi Nominated
Best Father Jeyamani Poongavanam Won
2012 Sun Kudumbam Awards 2012 Best Actress Abitha Archana Won
Best Mother Gauthami Bagyam Nominated
Best Mamiyar Vadivukkarasi Sivagami Won
Best Serial Thirumathi Selvam Won
Best Jodi Sanjeev & Abitha Selvam & Archana Nominated
Best Mamanar V.C Jeyamani Poongavanam Nominated
Best Director S. Kumaran Won
Best Screenwriter Ve. Ki. Amirtharaj Won
Best Dialogue Writer Amirtharaj Nominated
Best Cinematographer S.T Martz Nominated
Best Editor Nilstin Nominated
2017 Tamil Nadu State Television Awards 2009[4] Best Series (1st) Thirumathi Selvam Won
Best Actor Male Sanjeev (Tamil actor) Selvam Won
Best Character role Female Vadivukkarasi Sivagami Won
Best Negative Role Female Gowthami Bagyam Won
Best Child Actress Harini Ramya Won
Tamil Nadu State Television Awards 2010
Best Character Role Male V.C Jeyamani Poongavanam Won
Best Director Award S. Kumaran Won
Best Cinematographer Award S.T Martz Won
Tamil Nadu State Television Awards 2011
Best Character Role Male Vizhuthugal Santhanam Sivaraman Won
Best Negative Role Male R. Ramachandran Rajasekar Won
Best Background voice for Male Karthik Won


The show was remade in 3 other regional languages - Devatha in Telugu Gemini TV, Nilavilakku in Malayalam Surya TV, Jokali in Kannada Udhaya TV produced by Vikatan Televistas. Also in Hindi as "Pavitra Rishta" by Balaji and aired on Zee TV.[5]

International broadcast[edit]

The Series was released on 5 November 2007 on Sun TV and the Show was also broadcast internationally on Channel's international distribution.


  1. ^ "Chennai / Miscellany : Awards function". The Hindu.
  2. ^ "Vivel Chinnathirai Award 2008".
  3. ^ "பிரமாண்டமான முறையில் நடந்த சன் குடும்பம் விருதுகள் வழங்கும் விழா". Dinakaran. 29 December 2012. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Chinna thirai Television News/Tamilnadu Government Announced TV Awards". 16 July 2017. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  5. ^ Hindi remake of South Indian shows - Times Of India