Guru Somasundaram is a growing actor in Tamil cinema. He never intended to become an actor and considers his entry as something great. In 2002 he got introduced to the acting workshop and that’s how he got interested in films.

Guru Somasundaram is born and brought up in Madurai. He had a humble background. He lived in Tanjore district for some time.  He pursued his Dipoma in Mechanical Engineering and later worked in TVS as junior executive. Then he was at crossroads in his career. He was pondering whether to take up histrionics as his profession. Then he associated himself with an acting workshop. Earlier he never had great interest in acting. He went to the acting workshop and eventually he got himself so much involved in the theatre group that he started improvising on his acting skills including his expressions etc.

In the theatre group Guru Somasundaram had to gel with a completely different work culture. He also made new friends. He used to read modern literature. His introduction to literature was through the crime novels of Rajendra Kumar Born on 20 July 1929, Rajendra Kumar is a Bollywoo >> Read More... and Rajesh Kumar Rajesh Kumar is a renowned Indian actor, who rose >> Read More... . After entering acting workshop he got to read books of Sundara Ramaswamy Sundara Ramaswamy is an Indian novelist, author, t >> Read More... etc.

Thiagarajan Kumararaja Thiagarajan Kumararaja is an Indian film and ad di >> Read More... approached Guru Somasandaram for his debut directorial venture Aaranya Kandam. The film was received well critically and got the director Indira Gandhi Award for debut director during 2011. This was felicitated by the National Awards. Guru Somasundaram was also highly appreciated for his performance in the film.

Then Guru Somasundaram did films such as Thoongavanam, Jigarthanda and Kadal as character artist. In Jigarthanda people noticed his character. Then there was a leap from character artist to hero role. The film that made heads turn is the 2016 venture Joker that had Guru playing the lead role as Mannar Mannan. The film, directed by Raju Murugan Raju Murugan was a writer, journalist, and screenw >> Read More... , was appreciated both critically and commercially. Critics gave excellent reviews about Guru Somasundaram’s performance in Joker. Guru Somasundaram had enacted the role of an anguished supporter who handles issues on behalf of his village people.

Guru is grateful to Raju Murugan and the producers S R Prakashbabu and S R Prabhu for offering him this film.

When questioned about whether he will go back to theatre Guru replied that he is open to working in any field. Also, if someone sponsors some good drama and he can travel, then he is very interested to do so. He will work in cinema if he is offered a good script.

Now Guru Somasundaram  is working on the Tamil film Idhu Vedhalam Sollum Kadhai.

Venkatesh Harinathan

Venkatesh Mohana Harinathan is the full name of Venkatesh Harinatan. He was born in Chennai, India. By profession, he is an actor. He started his professional career in acting in the year 2013. Right now, he is working as an actor in Tamil Film and T.V. Industry. All in all, he is a true entertainer as he always keeps entertaining everyone around by his jokes and comic timing. He started his acting career by performing in various stage plays. After getting a little bit of recognition, he started getting offers for T.V. commercials but before that he used to perform with a theater group named “Stray Factory,” present in Chennai. He has done five films in total till now, 4 of them were in Tamil, and only one was in Telugu. He debuted in the Industry by the Tamil movie in the year 2013 named “Irandaam Ulagam” then his next venture in the same year was “Sutta Kadhai” in which he played the role of Sangilimaaran. Then he did quite a significant role in the movie “Moone Monu Varthai” released in the year 2015 and then in the same year, he played the role of ‘Karna’ in the movie “Moodu Mukkallo Cheppalante.” Then in the year 2016, he also worked in the movie “Meendum Oru Kadhal Kadhai.” Now, Harinathan is planning to direct a horror play named “Pillow Man.” He also works as a humorist and YouTuber. While he was working with Mathiavanan Rajendran for the theater group Stray Factory, they realized that the popularity of YouTube is increasing day by day and it would serve as a better platform for promotion hence decided to concentrate on YouTube too. This is the reason why many people know him because of his online character “Step-Step Mani.” It became so popular that Venky started performing it in various public stage shows and soon it became the prominent act, and part of “Enna De Rascala” shows taking place in the city. He never accepts the fact that he is a stand-up comedian as he believes that stand-up comedy requires a lot of time and dedication to think about the character and write a whole script revolving around it. But he says that all his comic acts, may it be live or on YouTube, are just based on improvisation as he just prepares a rough sketch in his mind, and while performing it, all his jokes depend on the type of audience and their reaction and responses.

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