Saravanan is a Tamil actor. He was born in Salem, Tamil Nadu. He was the second of six children. His father was in the police, and his mother was a staff nurse in a hospital. He did his BA in Tamil Literature from Government Arts College of Salem. Later he moved his base to Chennai to do a course in acting at the Adyar Film Institute. His first film was Vaidegi Vandachu. Directed by Radha Bharti and his co-actor was Archana. He was the lead actor in many films during the 1990s, such as Pondatti Rajyam(1992), Abhirami(1992), Suriyan Chandiran(1993), Thaai Manasu(1994), Thambi Durai(1997), and much more. He has done a total of 33 movies. He also directed a film titled Thaayumaanavan.
The film was an emotional drama in which Saravanan acted himself. The movie seemed to do fairly well in theatres. After that, his career took a dip. He came back to movies after a break of four years by acting in Paruthiveeran (2007) in the role of Sithappu for which he bagged the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor- Tamil and the Vijay Award for Best Supporting Actor. He went on to do many other Tamil films after that and one Malayalam film as well – Orange. He is currently working on three projects – Potter,
Enakku Innoru Per Irukku.
Saravanan is an Indian film actor who has predominantly worked in Tamil Films. Saravanan was born on 10th October 1966 in Salem. He has done many movies as a lead artist from 1991 to 1998. He is the second of the five kids. His father worked in police and his mother was a staff nurse. He had a keen interest in writing since his childhood and wrote many Kavitha's. He completed his Bachelor of Arts in Tamil Literature at Government Arts College, Salem. He is a poet and has written various poems.
He has completed a course in acting at Adyar Film Institute. In 1996, he got married to Surya Shanthi, and has one son. He started his career in 1990s after playing a role in a TV series, but due to some issues his career stopped for over a decade. His movies didn’t go so well in theatres. In 1992, he played a lead role in the movie Pondatti Rajyam, a Tamil film directed by K.S. Ravikumar.
Later in 1994, he played a lead role in Suriyan Chandiran, directed by K.S. Ravikumar. From 1991 to 1998, he played many lead roles. Some of his movies are Abhirami (1992), Maamiyar Veedu (1993), Petteredutha Pillai (1993), Nallathe Nadakkum (1993), Akkarai Cheemayile (1993), Sevatha Ponnu (1994), Thaai Manasu (1995), Vishwanath (1996), Thambi Durai (1997), and many others. After that he made a comeback with “Paruthiveeran” in 2007, directed by Ameer Sultan. In this movie, he played the role of main character's paternal uncle.
He won an award for his role too. After this great success he was offered with many other roles. He also played a role in Veeramum Eeramum, a Tamil movie, directed by
Sanjay Ram. In 2007, he was awarded Filmfare award for Best Supporting Role in the movie Paruthiveeran. He was also nominated for Vijay award for Best Supporting Actor, for the movie Paruthiveeran. In 2011, he worked in “Thambi Vettothi Sundaram,” directed by V.C. Vadivudaiyan. In 2012, Saravanan worked in Orange, a Malayalam movie directed by Biju Varkey. In 2016, he worked in many movies such as “Meenakshi Kadhalan Ilangovan,” “Sowkarpettai,” “Enakku Innoru Per Irukku,” He played the role of supporting artists in all these movies. Later in 2017, he worked in “Pandigai,” a Tamil action thriller movie directed by Feroz. This movie was Feroz’s debut movie and was really appreciated by the audience.
In 2018, Saravanan was seen in Kadaikutty Sangam with “
Karthik Sivakumar, directed by “
Pandiraj.” In the same year, he played a cop in Kolamavu Kokila directed by Nelson, which has “
Nayanthara” in the lead role. Popular Vijay TV comedian,
Aranthangi Nisha played Saravanan’s wife in this flick. In 2019, Saravanan was seen in “
100,” a cop thriller film with “
Hansika Motwani, directed by
Sam Anton. He played Atharva’s dad in this film. Saravanan is one among the important film celebrities, to take part in the Bigg Boss Tamil Season 3, hosted by
Kamal Haasan. The 100-day show was aired on Vijay TV from 24th June 2019.