Shanmuga Sundaram, is a sought after actor till date. He was born in Chennai in a family who is into business. His entry into the film industry was purely an accident.
When he was studying in college, he had accompanied one of his friends who is also an actor. In that particular shooting, one of the junior artists did not perform well. At that time, the director told Shanmuga Sundaram to try acting that role if he is interested. To the surprise of many, he had done that role with efficiency, which earned him appreciation spontaneously.  He also worked in Tamil theatre and then moving on to serials, he worked with a style that showed moderation rather than melodrama, something that was not very common among artists of his generation.
His voice is so unique that it is being imitated by all the mimicry artists in almost all functions, where mimicry is performed. Shanmuga Sundaram had the privilege of working with the legends like M.G.R and Sivaji Ganesan. He was one of the close friends of Kavignar Kannadasan.
Shanmuga Sunadaram’s role in the 1989 Tamil film, Karagattakaran was one of the movies, where his acting was well appreciated. His character in the serial like Annamalai, Selvi and its sequel, Arasi are some of his work with Raadhika Sarathkumar. He has worked with the renowned Indian filmmaker, Venkat Prabhu, son of Gangai Amaren who is a close relative of Shanmuga Sundaram. Because of his dedication in acting and his appearance as a man next door, Shanmuga Sundaram is a well known actor among the serial fans and has become a familiar face for all of them.
Kavithalaya Krishnan Tamil Actor

Kavithalaya Krishnan

T. Krishnan is a renowned actor who is popularly known as Kavithalaya Krishnan, due to his affiliation with Kavithalayaa Productions, owned by Tamil producer-director K. Balachandar who has produced many successful Tamil films and television serials. Krishnan is well-known for his superb acting in numerous supporting roles in TV serials and films here.He was studying at the College of Engineering of Guindy, where he became friends with a classmate Mohan Rangachari, who later came to be known as Crazy Mohan – a famous Tamil comedy actor cum writer of plays and scripts. Mohan inspired his friend to start acting in the plays written by him, to be staged for Arts Society of Engineering College and both of them won several awards in college for their talents. But this was not the first chance that Krishnan won award for acting, because earlier he won prizes in school dramas when he was a student of St. Bede’s Anglo Indian School of Santhome. Though none of his family was ever in acting, he enthusiastically started a theatre group with Crazy Mohan, which was named Crazy Creations. His film career started when director K. Balachandar chose their play ‘Marriage Made in Salon’ to make a film named ‘Poikaal Kudirai', where he casted Krishnan in the same role which he played in the drama. From then onwards, he acted in 80 films and 60 Television serials till now, not counting more than 1000 stage shows where he was similarly applauded by the audience. His other popular films are ‘Sindhu Vairavi’, ‘Vaakumoolam’, `Avvai Shanmugi',`Natpukkaga' and `Manadhil Urudhi Vendum'. His own most favorite TV serials where he worked successfully are `Kai Alavu Manasu', `Marma Desam', `Inai Kodugal' and `Aridharam Poosiya Uravugal'.  His recent serial ‘Selvi’ is also a super hit among the common people. Apart from Balachandar, he also worked with other prominent directors like Mani Ratnam, S.P. Muthuraman, Suresh Krishna and Vasanth. His brilliant performance in acting earned him the prestigious Kalaimamani Award in 2005, given by Tamil Nadu Government. He also received Mylapore Fine Arts Academy Award 9 times till now!

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