Sivakumar (born Palanichamy) is one of the most versatile actors of current Tamil cinema. He has the pride of acting in various characters, both lead and supporting for a period spanning over four decades. A perfect teetotaller and a vegetarian, Sivakumar debuted in 1965 in the SS.Rajedran starrer ‘KaakumKarangal’ by production giants AVM. He now lives in Chennai with his wife and sons ' Suriya Sivakumar' and ' Karthik Sivakumar' who are actors as well.
 
Though being introduced as a supporting actor, Sivakumar was able to grasp the skills of acting quite easily. His dedication to acting is well known from his notable movies like ‘KandanKarunai’ and ‘ThunivaeThozhan’. He has more classic movies to his tally that include ‘RosapooRavikkaikaari’ , and the very famous K.Balachander’s ‘SindhuBhairavi’. He played the role of a carnatic musician who gets tangled between two women. The film went on to win 3 National awards and also made Sivakumar showcase his skills.
 
Sivakumar, who acted only in Tamil in over 200 films, is a recipient of 5 important awards. He won Filmfare awards for the best actor for the movies ‘RosapooRavikkaikari’ and ‘Vandi Chakkaram’ and a lifetime achievement award(2007). He also was the recipient of the Tamil Nadu state awards for the movies ‘AvalAdhuAvanAdhu’ and ‘Agni Sakshi’. He also hold a unique record of acting with at least three generations of actors, right from the era of SivajiGanesan and MGR to Kamal Hassan and Rajnikanth to Ajith and Vijay, which is a rare feat still yet to be achieved by many old actors. He acted in famous TV serials like Chithi and Annamalai alongside RadhikaSarathkumar.
 
Sivakumar now has ventured into public speaking. He is an excellent orator known for his valuable pearls of wisdom. He awes people by his wide spread knowledge and the way he propagates it through stories and excerpts. One of his very famous quips include “Ithuvumkadanthupogum” (meaning ‘This too shall pass’).
 
DOB: 27 October, 1941
 
Movies acted: Over 47 movies as lead role
 
Serials acted: Chithi, Annamalai, EthanaiManithargal.
M.S.Bhaskar Tamil Actor

M.S.Bhaskar

M. S. Bhaskar is an Indian actor, born on Jan 19, 1952, and hailed from Muthupettai, Tiruvavur District, Tamil Nadu, India. He used to be a theater artist and performed as a comedian in Tamil TV series and films. His method of acting is simple and is getting professional by the day. He became famous for playing as Pattabi in the TV serial, Chinna Papa Periya Papa and Selvi; and as Vakkeel Venky in the 2005 Tamil film, Sivakasi; and as Gnanaprakasam in Mozhi. Besides acting, he was also a dubbing artist and a playback singer. He joined the Society for New Drama, a Tamil troupe performing contemporary theatrical plays around Tamil Nadu. He became famous for a role as Accountant Bhaskar in one remarkable play. To increase his income, he worked as an agent for a short time and operates in the Tamil Nadu Mercantile Bank on 1981 to 2006 and retired voluntarily. He then acted in a variety of other troupes such as Nungambakkam Boys Kondatum along with comedian, Santhanam after the society’s dissolution. Before his career in acting, he used to work in a paste company. During this time, Bhaskar started as a dubbing artist. He dubs Telugu films to Tamil and spoke the lines of the comedians. So far, he dubbed for more than 1000 films, and he said the hardest dubbing job he did was for Kamaraj. Until now, he is still a dubbing artist for English Films that was dubbed in Tamil on Sun TV. Her sister, Hemamalini is a dubbing artist as well. In 1992, the dramatic society was ended; he transferred to DD1 and DD2 Teleserials such as Nam Kudumbam and Vizhudugal before he was given the roles in Ganga Yamuna Saraswati on Sun TV and Mayavi Marichan from the same channel. Then, he appeared in the Sun TV’s popular comedy serial, Chinna Papa Periya Papa and the Senior Junior TV series that made a leap in his career. Later on, he was featured on Sun TV’s Tamil soap, Selvi and teleserial, Arasi. In films, Bhaskar was debuted in the year 1987 where he enacted a small role in Thirumathi Oru Vegumathi. Following with various films in 1990’s where he performed small roles only. This includes the 2001 comedy film, Friends, and Tamil film, Thamizhan in 2002. He finished doing supporting roles from the movies Dasavathaaram, Sadhu Miranda, Sivaji: The Boss, Mozhi and Santosh Subramaniam. In 2009, Bhaskar has acted in more than 75 films. Bhaskar acted in films like Makkal En Pakkam, Salem Vishnu, Kottai Maariyamman, Dumm Dumm, Dumm, Kedi, Dharmapuri, Soodhu Kavvum, Sutta Kadhai, All in All Azhagu Raja and a lot more. He also did serials like Nam Kudumbam, Alaigal, Mayavi Marichan and more.

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