Beware of this person for when you meet him, he might get you chained up or make you fly or even make you disappear. Sebasti Arul Christopher Vasanth is a widely noted magician, conjurer, and illusionist. Vasanth was born and brought up in Coimbatore, in Tamil Nadu. After finishing his schooling, he completed his graduation in Coimbatore. Later he joined the CMS Arts and Science College, located in Coimbatore to complete his Masters in Philosophy. He then became a lecturer for a few years in the same college. The urge he had to pursue magic made him quit his job and become a full-time magician. He had been practicing various magic tricks from a very young age. After facing an equal dose of appreciation and rejection, he finally got his big break through the entertainment show on Doordarshan Channel called ‘Maya Maya.’ This show was very interactive and so far has the reputation of being the only magic show that has been telecast for over 156 weeks without any repetitive magic tricks. He then performed on the television show ‘G Boom Vikram’ which aired on Star Vijay. This show was not just a mere magic show, but it also had many humour quotients. Another surprise element on this television show was that it had Kollywood super hero ‘Chiyaan’ Vikram participating in it. The concept behind it is that Vikram tries to do tricks to impress his fans but eventually he fails, and SAC comes to his rescue. What followed next was truly magical! After achieving fame in his motherland, Vasanth scaled heights by presenting a show on BBC with the renowned comedian Paul Merton. The show titled ‘God Busters’ took Vasanth to an International platform.
He then made a comeback for his fans in Tamil Nadu through the show, ‘Logic Illa Magic’ that was telecast on Kalaignar Channel. The show was an enormous hit and went on to complete 105 episodes. He is also a well-known face in North India due to two television appearances. Vasanth had directed and also judged the reality show ‘India’s Magic Star’ which was broadcasted on Star One. The credit for developing the idea for this show also goes to Vasanth. He shared the stage with the star
, whom he has idolized in his growing years. Another show in which SAC took to the director’s seat was the amusing ‘
Comedy Circus Ka Jadoo
’ which aired on Sony Television. In this production all the participants were comedians, and they had to perform magic tricks. Vasanth also guided the performers on this show, which ran for twenty-six weeks. This illusionist was given the title ‘Master Magician’ by the Star One Television, for his expertise in magic. In 2012, he did a promotional event for the launch of an Audi car during which this amazing spell caster made a brand new car appear out of thin air. In 2015 in an enthralling event for namma team, Chennai Super Kings SAC did tricks on Dhoni, Ashwin, Bravo and
. He hypnotized Dhoni but found it to be a very difficult task as the Captain Cool has such strong mental strength. However,
was easily tricked and also thoroughly enjoyed it. This Tamil Payan is indeed the best magician!