Senthil, born as Senthil Kumar on the 18th of October 1978, is a Tamil TV serial actor and a radio jockey. He is also a voice artist having dubbed for many artists. He started out doing his B.Com. from Pachaiyappa’s College, Chennai and Masters of Finance and Control from Kamaraj University, and worked in the banking industry before he decided to switch careers and began radio jockeying at Radio Mirchi. He began his career as a radio jockey for Radio Mirchi, which gave the ‘Mirchi’ in his name.He became a sensation post his role as the protagonist in the blockbuster television Serial on Vijay TV - ‘Saravanan Meenatchi’. He has also starred in a micro-serial, ‘
’ directed by Manobala that aired on Polimer TV. His debut movie was ‘Thavamai Thavamirundhu’ and has gone on to act in films like ‘
’, ‘Kan Pesum Varthaigal’ and ‘Sengathu Bhoomiyilae’.
He fell in love with his co-star
, who played opposite him in Saravanan Meenatchi, and they got married on July 2, 2014, in a private function. He was nominated for the Filmfare award for the Best Supporting Actor for his role as Cheran’s elder brother in the movie ‘Thavamaai Thavamirundhu and has also won the Favourite Male Actor award for his role as Saravanan in Saravanan Meenatchi. He says that the Saravanan he plays in ‘Saravanan Meenatchi’ is related to his character so that he can act naturally.
Apart from being an RJ and an actor, he is also an excellent host on TV shows and also has been a presenter for many shows on Vijay TV. He has several movies on his plate right now up for release in a while notably
and Vennila Veedu that are in production stages. He is quite popular on Radio Mirchi for his late night show ‘Neenga Naan Raaja Sir’ for playing maestro Ilayaraaja’s best hits.
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Mirchi Senthil (born Senthil Kumar) is a Tamil RJ, cine actor, TV show host and serial artist. He rose to fame through his mesmerizing voice and a pleasant way of presenting his programs. He later joined the TV industry and got very famous that he ended up doing some movies as the lead character as well. He is among very few RJs who had successes in the screens.
Senthil is a Commerce graduate from Pachaiyappa’s College and has Masters in Finance and Control. He worked in a bank for a few years before things around him started to popularize.
Senthil joined Radio Mirchi FM in 2003 and has done many programs like ‘Mirchi Gold’, ‘Mirchi Bazaar’, ‘Pettai Rap’ and ‘Love Talkies’. His vivid manner of presenting his programs attracted callers all over Tamil Nadu. He later headed the Coimbatore division of Radio Mirchi as his progress was undeniably real.
Senthil got to act in the Vijay TV serial ‘
’ in 2003. He was called Saravanan in that series that captured people’s hearts all over. Vijay TV was all set to use his for their forthcoming serials. He had then cast as Saravanan again in Tamils’ all-time favorite ‘Saravanan Meenatchi’ alongside Sreeja, who acted with him in the previous series under the same name. This serial was the turning point of both’s lives since Tamil people loved watching their onscreen chemistry just like they do in cinemas.
Vijay TV, meanwhile, gave him chances to host programs as well. He hosted a weekly movie review show ‘Tamil Cinema Indha Vaaram’. He also starred in Manobala’s micro-serial ‘777’ and hosted a woman game show ‘Boxing’ in Polimer TV.
Senthil played Cheran’s brother in ‘Thavamai Thavamirundhu’ and was also nominated for a Filmfare award for best supporting actor for his performance. He bagged his first lead role in the Ilayaraja musical ‘Sengathu Boomiyile’ and subsequently continued to act ‘Kan Pesum Varthaigal’, ‘Pappali’ and ‘Vennila Veedu’ with lead actresses to his side.
Senthil won the Vijay TV award for his exquisite portrayal of Saravanan in ‘Saravanan Meenatchi’ in 2014. He is an ardent fan of Ilayaraja and hosts a show ‘Neenga Naan Raja Sir’ which is endorsed by the maestro himself. He married his co-star Sreeja, with whom he acted for more than five years in 2014 in a sudden ceremony.
DOB: 18th October 1978
Serials acted: Madurai, Saravanan Meenatchi
Movies acted: Thavamai Thavamirunthu, Kan Pesum Varthaigal, Pappali, Vallavanuku Pullum Aayutham, Evano Oruvan, Vennila Veedu