Sakthi Vasudevan was born on February 23rd, 1983 at Chennai. He took an interest for cinema from his father- P.Vasu, who is a prominent film director in the Tamil film industry. His debut work was the 1991 drama film titled ‘Chinna Thambi’ which was directed by his own father. He played as the younger self of the popular Tamil actor Prabhu. In the following year (1992), He appeared in three other films as a child actor. His performance in all the films was noticeable.
He took a break from acting since 1992 and appeared on screen again in the year 2007 film ‘
Thottal Poo Malarum’ which was also directed by his father. However, the film failed to gain recognition and was a failure at the box office. His next film ‘Mahesh Saranya Mattrum Palar’ was also a failure even though he had wholeheartedly contributed to his performance in the romantic comedy. But luck favours him in his next film ‘Ninaythale Inikkum’ in which he played a supporting role- ‘
The film was a huge success and he was appreciated for his performance in it. It was after the movie’s success that he changed his name to Shakthi Vasudevan from Prashanth Vasudevan. He was married to Smrithi, a Bcom graduate on October 31, 2011. Since his success in ‘
Ninaithale Inikkum’ Shakti’s career is progressing well with a lot of films in production and post-production works. Shakthi has become a household name in Chennai as he even had the privilege of performing as himself in the 2011 film ‘Ko’.
Shakthi is planning to adopt a new screen name after the release of his upcoming film ‘Thakarppu’ he plays an important role in the film. His screen name, according to sources, would be Sakthivel Vasu. The film is currently in its final stages of production.