S. P. B. Charan

Other names of S. P. B. Charan: Sripathi Panditharadhyula Balasubrahmanyam Charan

S.P Balasubrahmanyam Charan was born in Chennai, India. He completed his graduation from the USA and later completed a degree in film and television. He is the son of singer S.P Balasubrahmanyam. Charan’s first marriage ended in a divorce, and he married Aparna in 2012. Charan was recently seen contributing to Chennai flood relief works.

Career:

S.P.B is a well-known actor, singer, and producer of Tamil cinema. His first album as a playback singer was ‘Deepangal Pesum’ in 1997. He started with television industry where he first acted in the serial ‘Oonjal’ aired on Vijay TV in the Tamil language. It was followed by ‘ Annamalai’ in Tamil and ‘Akka Chellellu’ in Telugu, both aired on Sun TV. In 2002, he started ‘Capital Film Works’. His debut movie was ‘Hudugigagi’ which was a Kannada film released in 2003. Under his production company, his first movie was ‘Unnai Charanadainthen’. He played the role of ‘Nandha’. Charan’s father gave the music for the film. The movie received positive reviews from critics as well as the audience, and it was honored with ‘Tamil Nadu State Film Award’ for the best story writer and a special prize. He acted in the Telugu movie ‘Naalo’in 2004 and Tamil movie ‘Nyabagam Varuthe’in 2007. In 2005, he produced ‘Mazhai’ under the direction of Rajkumar. It turned out to be an appealing film. In 2007, he produced ‘Chennai 600028’ based on street cricket. Apart from numerous nominations it received ‘Vijay Award’ for best crew and best find of the year. It was remade in Kannada. In the following year, he enacted in ‘Saroja’ as Jagapathi Babu and made a guest appearance in ‘Darohi’. He produced ‘konjam Puravum’in 2009. He also sang ‘Kadalaoram Oru Ooru’’ for the movie. The entire shooting was done in a small village ‘Muttam’. He acted in ‘ Vanavarayan Vallavarayan’ in 2014. In the same year, he worked for television serial ‘Nenjathai Killaadhe’ as Murali. It is aired on Zee Tamil channel. He also produced ‘Thiruden Police’ an action comedy film. He also made a guest appearance in it.

Songs:

Charan is as blessed as his father when it comes to singing. Some of his famous songs are ‘Aaja Meri Soniye’, ‘Adidaa Nayaandiyaa’, ‘Chik Chik Chinna’, ‘Devaloga Rani’, ‘ Happy New Year’, ‘Hey vaada’, ‘Oh Shanthi’, ‘Nee Naan’, ‘Please sir’. Further ‘Pa Paba Pa’, ‘Felomina ni Ethan’ and ‘Ketta News’, were his recent contribution. He has also sung for ‘Balasaibaba’ events and other events such as OLX audio launch.

Upcoming Projects:

He is currently producing Moone Moonu Varthai. Two of his upcoming films are ‘ Rukkumani Vandi Varudhu’ and ‘ Vizhithiru’.

S. Jayalakshmi Tamil Actress

S. Jayalakshmi

S. Jayalakshmi was a South Indian actress and singer in the Tamil movie industry. She had started working as an actor in 1934 and has been acting till 1948. She had played roles in about a handful of movies with her career blooming with the film “Seetha Kalyanam” in 1934. She had played the lead roles in many movies in the 1930s and 1940s. However, she got famous for the movie “Sivakavi” which hit the theatres in the year 1943. Sundaram Jayalakshmi was born on July 24, 1920, in the then Madras into a family of lawyer V. Sundaram Iyer and his wife, Smt Parvathi. She was also the sister of the famous late S. Rajam and late S. Balachander. S. Jayalakshmi and her strikingly handsome brother Rajam were taught music by the popular Papanasam Sivan who was then virtually unknown. Sundaram Iyer became Papanasam Sivan’s friend, guide and patron. Her career started when Marathi film director V. Shantaram (Shantaram Bapu), one of the greatest filmmakers of India had wanted to make a Tamil movie and placed an advertisement in the Madras-based magazine “Sight and Sound” magazine in the year 1933. Owing to the loss of his Hindi film “Sairandhi” which was India’s first film in color, he wanted to use the props and sets to make a Tamil movie. Soon the owners of the magazine, G.K. Seshagiri who financially backed them boarded a train Kolhapur from Madras on way to Miraj. Sundaram Iyer took his children Rajam, Jayalakshmi and the youngest son S. Balachandar and also the members of the amateur drama company. Papanasam Sivan accompanied them as a music composer who was then unaware that he was on his way to fame. Sundaram Iyer’s children S. Jayalakshmi and her brother S. Rajam auditioned to act in the movie. The sister and brother duo got selected for the roles of heroine Seetha and hero Rama for the film Seetha Kalyanam. Thus her debut movie got into a controversy for having a brother and sister to play the roles of husband and wife. Her father too acted in the same project as Dasaratha. Later, for the movie “Sivakavi,” Jayalakshmi who played the heroine was escorted by her father and brother Rajam to Coimbatore. Her brother played the role of Lord Muruga, and her father played the role of “Patasala” guru in that movie. She was married by that time to K. Swaminathan, and they had three children. Her granddaughter is actor Jayashree who played the female lead in movies “Thendraley Ennai Thodu” and “Thirumathi Oru Vegumathy.” Jayalakshmi passed away at the age of 86 in the year 2007 at her residence in Besant Nagar, Chennai due to natural causes at 6 am on July 21. Her cremation took place in the Besant Nagar crematorium.

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