M.Sasikumar is a versatile cine artist. He juggles between direction, production, and acting. He made his debut in Kollywood as a Director through the original, suburban film Subramaniapuram (2008). The movie was rendered on a small budget and made heads turn because of the new script. Sasikumar graduated from Vellaichamy Nadar College, Madurai, majoring in Business Administration. His uncle A. Kandaswamy, the producer of the film Sethu, made him the Assistant Director for the movie, under the prominent Director Bala.
In the sets of Sethu, he became a friend of Ameer, who was also an Assistant Director. Sasikumar then worked as the Assistant Director under Ameer, in the movies Mounam Pesiyadhe (2005) and Raam (2002). In the year 2008, his debut film Subramaniapuram was released and received rave reviews. The film was taken in the backdrop of Madurai and was about a group of tramps, getting affected because of a political crime. The shooting of the movie was completed in 85 days, and it was a box office hit. The film’s script was released as an English book in the year 2014. Sasikumar has also been a part of a Malayalam project along with Actor Prithviraj. He acted as Milan Paul in the critically acclaimed movie Masters, in the year 2012. He served the role of Karuna, in the 2009 flick Nadodigal, directed by his good friend Samuthirakani.
Sasikumar has been a successful producer, creating offbeat films such as Pasanga by Pandiraj, Eesan under his direction and much more. In the year 2011 and 2012, his company had produced Porali and Sundarapandian respectively. He played the lead in both the films. Sasikumar produced Thalaimuraigal, directed by the legendary Cinematographer and Director Balu Mahendra. The movie went on to receive the National Award from the hands of The Honorable President of India, in the year 2014.
Sasikumar is currently acting in the much-awaited film Tharai Thappattai, directed by Bala, opposite
. Sasikumar does not open up much about his personal life because he feels it would disturb their privacy. He has a son and a daughter.
Mahalingam Sasikumar was born on 28 September 1975 in Madurai. He is a Tamil film actor, producer, and director. He studied at the St Peters School Kodaikanal. He then went on to study business administration in VellaichamyNadar College, Madurai. At the age of 20, he worked with his uncle for the film Sethu. One of his acquaintances, Ameer helped him prosper.
He assisted him in the films like Mounam Pesiyadhe and Raam. It was on the set of Paruthiveeran that he began work for Subramiapuram and left for it. Sasikumar is into the wedlock and has a son and a daughter. He revealed in an interview that he wants his family not to be in the spotlight because it would invade their privacy.
Jumping to his film career, he is best known for the Tamil film Subramiapuram. It was his debut film. The original script, sets, costumes, direction, and screenplay made it a super hit despite being a small budget film. The film was shot in 85 days and centers on a set of vagabond youths in Madurai during the 1980s and their lives that get entangled in politics and crime, eventually leading to tragedy.
In 2003, he portrayed the role of a Nadaswaram player who heads a Karagattam troupe. He underwent rigorous training and grew long hair. His most recent productions include Poraali and Sundarapandian. BaluMahendra acted with Sasikumar for the first time in the latter’s production film Thalaimuraigal. For that he won Indian National Award from Honourable President of India Shri.PranabMuharjee in April 2014.
He has many rewards at his name like the Filmfare Best Tamil Film Award and best director for Subramaniapuram, National Film Award for Pasanga, Norway Tamil Film Festival Award for best actor for Poraali; just to name a few.
A multi-talented man, Sasikumar has had major contributions to the industry.