When the son gets into his father’s shoes, he’s taken to be an adult. And for Sibiraj, the son of industry veteran Sathyaraj, the shoes were huge enough. Following the legacy of his father Sathyaraj, who is known for his powerful performances as he made a turn from being the protagonist to portraying the antagonist, Sibiraj made his debut in movie titled Student No 1 which hit the theaters in 2003.

The movie, though was supposed to mark a warm welcome for then newbie, went cold on the box office. Post a not-so-happening movie debut, Sibiraj did 4 of his next movies under his father Sathyaraj’s severe guidance. Sathyaraj was backing his son all the way in his next four movies- Jore,Mannin Maindhan, Vetrivel Sakthivel and Kovai Brothers. Somewhere, these movies gave Sibiraj the necessary momentum and confidence he was looking for. After Kovai Brothers, Sibiraj showed up in Nenjil Jil Jil for a guest appearance.

This was followed by a movie titled Lee, where Sibiraj played a football player. Following his increasing imprint on the Silver Screen, Sibiraj did movies Naanayam. This would’ve been a regular ride of a ‘starkid’, but Sibiraj had more up under his sleeves.

Just when people where waiting for his next project, Sibiraj declared that he’ll be taking a break from the movies to attend the New York Film Academy. And after four years, with his film Naigaal Jaaikirathai, he did show his growth as an actor. Jakcson Durai, about to release in 2016 will be a horror flick where Sibiraj plays a cop to a haunted village’s rescue, followed by Pokkiri Raja , co-starring Hansika Motwani.

Shanthanu Bhagyaraj Tamil Actor

Shanthanu Bhagyaraj

Having a filmy background, Shanthanu Bhagyaraj is an actor and belongs to Tamil film industry. Leading his father’s footstep, Shanthanu, started his career in films from 2008. He also was an assistant director in his sister’s film. Even though he is an actor and has a movie background, he completed his studies too and is nowadays experimenting with himself in movies as an actor. Personal Life: Shanthanu Bhagyaraj belongs to the famous actor and director, K. Bhagyaraj. Being a son of an actor and director he tried his hands at acting too and got mixed reviews. Born on 24th August 1986 in South India, he completed his schooling from Sishya School, Chennai. Later he graduated from Loyola College in Chennai in 2007 with a degree in Economics. His family includes K. Bhagyaraj(father), Poornima Bhagyaraj(mother) and Saranya Bhagyaraj(sister). His sister is also a notable actress. Shanthanu married TV anchor Keerthi on 21 August 2015. Keerthi is the daughter of famous choreographer, Jayanthi Vijayakumar and is popular as an anchor on television show 'Maanadu Mayilaadu' and 'Naalaiya Iyakkunar' which is aired on Kalaignar TV. Career: Shanthanu started his career in movies as early as a child, which was directed by his father only. The movie was named as ‘Vettiya Madichu Kattu’ and was released in 1998, and later he entered into film industry with the debut role in 1998 only and had won many awards for his performance. Sakkarakatti, directed by Kala Prabhu was a hit, and he was a part of it. The producer of this film was S. Thanu. The film released with negative reviews in September 2008. But the song taxi taxi became a super hit song in this movie and especially among youths, the song is a chat buster. His debut film in Malayalam was Angel John, in which he acted alongside Mohanlal and the film was also a moderate success. Shanthanu was also an assistant director in his sister, Saranya Bhagyaraj's debut, Parijatham. Awards: In 2008, he received ‘FilmFare Award’ for the Best South Male Debut in ‘Sakkarakatti’. Also in 2008, he got ‘Vijay Award’ for Best Debut Actor in ‘Sakkarakatti’. Not just this but in 2008, he also got ‘ITFA’ Best new actor award in Sakkarakatti’. Upcoming Movies: In 2016, he’s set to be launched in various movies like Vaaimai, Mupparimaanam and also Amali Thumali.

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Sivaji Ganesan

The Honorable Mr. Ganesan was the second son in his family, with two siblings. He married Kamala in 1952, with four children later. His son Prabhu is a popular actor in the Tamil industry. Active during the latter half of the 20th Century, Vettaithidal Chinnaiahpillai “Sivaji” Ganesan was one of the best and most respected actors in the industry. His adaptability and incredible acting skills lead him to the Tamil honorific name “Nadigar Thillagam” meaning “The pride of actors”. He made his way from a small stage actor, in his childhood, to one of the best actors in films. He came into the film hood with such confidence and authority that his era has been named the golden era of Tamil cinemas. An acting career that lasted for over five decades, he has acted in more than 300 films during his life. He acted in the Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi film industries. He is also a much-decorated actor. Being the first Indian to receive the “Best Actor” Award in the International Film Festival, an Afro-Asian Film Festival that took place is Cairo, in 1960, he also received the President's Award for “Best Actor in Tamil” many times. During his visit to the United States, in June 1995, he visited Colombus, Ohio, where the mayor, Greg Lashutka honored him by calling him the honorary citizen of Columbia. He also received four film fare awards and one National Film Awards. But the pinnacle of his acting career was receiving the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, the highest honor for films in India, in the year 1997. He also went on to receive the NTR National Award in 1998. He had a short, unsuccessful political career. He was a Rajya Sabha MP by Indira Gandhi. Although soon after her death, his political career in the Rajya Sabha ended. Suffering from severe heart disease and respiratory infection, Sivaji Ganesan died on 21st July 2001 at 7:45 PM.

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