Birthday: 1944

V.I.S. Jayapalan is a writer of Indian origin. He is also a well-known political commentator and an actor who has acted in Tamil films. Born in Uduvil district of Jaffna in Sri Lanka, he gained a degree in Economics from the University of Jaffna and also was the leader of the student union there. His first anthology was published in 1986. After that he went on to publish 12 anthologies of poetry and short fiction.

Due to the escalation of Sri Lankan civil war, he moved to Oslo, Norway, and also became a Nowegian citizen, but he did not leave his passion for arts and literature. He moved back and forth to Tamil Nadu in South India to continue his work. His acting debut was Vetrimaaran’s film “Aadukalam”, which won a National Film Award.

Jayapalan says that he could easily relate to the character that he played in the movie. After seeing his film, all the top directors of Tamil cinema like Bharathiraja, Mysskin, Sasikumar and Samuthirakani praised his work, which was very encouraging for him. He had been a great admirer of Malayalam, Bengali and Sinhalese movies of the 70s and early 80s and had great respect for the late Aravindan and his style of filmmaking.

His expressions and body language depicted a new kind of villainy; therefore the critics lauded him. He was presented with thorough appreciation, including the special jury award in 2011, and also with nominations for his acting at the renowned Filmfare Awards and also at Vijay Awards.

He did not confine his talent just to India. He was awarded as the best immigrant writer by the Norwegian Writers’ Association and his poetry was translated into English, Norwegian as well as into Sinhala. His poems were translated in English and and published as a book named ‘Wilting Laughter’. It became one of the best-selling books in Canada. He was more inclined towards literature and did not have much interest in acting, but after completing his first film, he enjoyed it. But still, he did not accept all the offers that came to him after the success of his first film. His ideology and motto in life are simple: "Eelam is my political motherland and India is my cultural homeland."

T M Karthik Tamil Actor

T M Karthik

T M Karthik whose full name is T M Karthik Srinivasan is a famous stage performer and actor. From the past years, he has acted over in around 60 productions and is seen around five hundred times on stage. In 2007, he took his first step in the acting industry by doing his debut in ‘Mani Ratnam’s film “Guru”, which was based on the life of famous Indian industrialist ‘Dhirubhai Ambani’, the founder of Reliance Industries. From the very first film, TM Karthik acted alongside actors like ‘Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’ and ‘Abhishek Bachchan’. Not only in Bollywood, but he also bagged roles in many Tollywood movies as well. He had been a part of various Tamil super hits like Kola Kolaya Mundhirika, Madrasapattinam, Deiva Thirumagal, etc. After many side roles in Tamil movies in 2012, he became a part of one of the biggest Tamil blockbusters “Nanban”, which is the remake of the Bollywood blockbuster “3 Idiots”. This movie is based on a novel “Five Point Someone” written by the young writer ‘Chetan Bhagat’. He was seen opposite ‘Ileana D Cruz’ as his price tag fiance. This came as a twist in his life. After setting his foot in Bollywood and Tollywood movies, it was his time to move towards English films, and he did so. In 2012, he became a part of the maximum number of awards winning film “Life Of Pi”. Life of Pi is a novel based film directed by ‘Ang Lee’. The story revolves around Indian boy Pi living in Canada. Karthik appeared in the movie as Pi’s school teacher. Life of Pi emerged as a worldwide success earning over US$609 million. Besides being a talented actor, Karthik is also a part of the corporate world. He is a part of the renowned Chennai-based Evam Entertainment group founded by Karthik Kumar. Blockbusters like Nanban, Life of Pi and many more opened all doors for TM Karthik. He not only displayed his talent in Bollywood film industry but also revealed a bit of his talent in Tollywood as well as Hollywood. Karthik is tall and good-looking. He meets all the requirements of a perfect actor.

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