Sairam is a noted TV actor who began his career through TV serials that were aired on Sun TV. He marked his debut with the TV serial ‘ Adugiran Kannan’ that was directed by Badri and aired on Sun TV between 2003-2005. He then got to appear in a small role in another TV serial ‘AnuPallavi‘ that was telecasted on Sun TV. ‘Chellamey’ was a mega TV serial that was premiered on Sun TV in 2009. It has Radhika Sarathkumar in a lead role, and the serial was written by Ponkumaran and directed by Sulaiman K Babu.

In this serial, Sairam played the role of Yuvashree’s husband. Radhika Sarathkumar was the creative head of the series which is produced by her own production company Radaan Mediaworks. Besides Radhika, the serial also had noted film artistes such as Radha Ravi and Delhi Ganesh. This mega serial was a runaway hit that continued for more than 40 months -run (September 2009- January 2013). The serial was dubbed in Telugu and was titled as " Chittemma" and was aired on Gemini TV.

In 2014, Sairam got a chance to appear in another mega-hit Tamil serial ‘Paava Mannipu’ which was aired on Zee Tamizh network which went on air from February onwards. It had Santoshi, Nithya, Sairam in the main cast and the serial revolved around the property held by a businessman who goes missing. The daughter’s role was played by Santoshi; she takes up the courage to find out who is the real heir to the property.

The story of the serial was based on some old Indian movies and kept the audiences reaction alive with its plot. Again in 2014, the actor appeared in a fantasy serial ‘ Vikramadithyan’ that was aired on Sun TV. It is the same old story of King Vikaramadithya and Vedhaal, the ghost. The serial had the yesteryear actress K R Vijaya, Devika, and Vadivukarasi. Actor Vijay Adhiraj also had a main role in the serial. The serial was directed by veteran actress Sripriya.

Abhishek Shankar Tamil Actor

Abhishek Shankar

He is a well-known Indian actor and director who have left his mark in the film industry. He has worked in various Tamil language films and TV serials. His birth place is Chembur, Mumbai. He got his first break in the year 1995. He made his debut as an actor in the film ‘Mogamul’. He made his way in the Tamil Film Industry by a chance meeting with director GnanaRajasekar and producer Janakiram. He took off from the theatre in Mumbai to Chennai for his first movie. Mogamul was a landmark in his career. It gave him shot to work with the best in the industry. He worked and cooperated well with Lenin, Krishnamurthy and Ilaiyaraaja. He worked as a lead along with Archana Joglekar and Nedumud Venu. The film won high critical acclaim. The film even pocketed the Indira Gandhi Award for Best First Film of a Director. However, the excitement of the success of his first film was short lived as his career did not stir in the direction he thought it would. He acted in some other films but was unable to sustain a career with it. So, he switched to the small screen in 1998. With Ekta Kapoor offering him a role in her serial Kudumbkam on Sun TV, his career took a turn. He played a comic role of Rajesh in this serial. He also assisted Ekta in making Tamil TV Serials. He became a household name due to Tamil TV Serial ‘Kolangal’. ‘Bhaskar’, the character played by Abhishek was loathed by people for his obnoxious behaviour towards his wife. He has done over 40 serials in Tamil. His shows include Malargal, Girija, Kollywood Court and much more. As an actor, he has worked in ‘Ashokavanam’ in 2001, ‘Pallavan’ in 2003, ‘Azhagaana Ponnuthan’ in 2010, ‘Pathinaaru’ in 2011, ‘Thalaivan’, ‘VaayaiMoodiPesavum’ and ‘SamsaaramAarogyathinuHaanikaram in 2014, ‘Aambala’ in 2015 and his soon to be released movie ‘Pencil’. In 2009, he announced about producing and directing films under his home banner named ‘Hollywood to Bollywood Films.' In 2010, he directed the movie ‘Kathai’ which was selected for 8th International Film Festival held in Chennai. Another Version Abhishek Shankar is an eminent Indian film actor and director, who have worked in Tamil cinema and television dramas. Gnana Rajasekaran’s critically acclaimed film, Mogamul, was his debut movie alongside Archana Joglekar. But he failed to make a mark in the film industry, and so he shifted to television. In 1999, Ekta Kapoor offered him a role in the TV serial, Kudumbam.  He played out a comedy role in that and also assisted her in the direction of the show. Forty more serials were done by him, and he came to limelight after his portrayal as Bhaskaran in the television serial, Kolangal. This success led him to be featured in many more shows and dramas. ‘Hollywood to Bollywood’ is the name of his home productions, on which he intended to work from 2009 onwards. His first release film was entitled Kathai, which features many newcomers, but the film had a low success rate. The film earned mixed reviews and a critic from stated he “should be patted on his back for touching up on such a heavy subject”. Another project entitled Kaiyazhuthu has started, which was starred by Shaan, but was then dropped down. In May 2012, he announced another project with Samuthirakani in the lead role, but it also failed to materialize. The year 2015 had two of his releases namely, “Aambala” and “Pencil.” These two movies have filmed him as an actor. He was also signed by an American Production house along with Shaan for the movie, Kaiyezhuthu. Abhishek is already a much loved character among the people.


A. R. Srinivasan

A.R. Srinivasan is one of the amateur Tamil stage actors who has worked for over five decades and has kept the theatre troupe flags flying. The actor has even acted in selected movies (Telugu and Tamil) and was appreciated by audiences. Half a century of continuous stage activity appears a mind-boggling proposition, but for A.R. Srinivasan (popular as ARS) whose rendezvous with Tamil theatre began in 1962, it has been his way of life. He has been able to take even Tamil drama troupes outside India (countries like the USA), and the applause from the audiences gave him a higher satisfaction. Probably this could be a reason what has kept his love in theatre intact. But then he had also experimented with his talent in the screen by playing roles of a police officer or Christian priests. Before making his debut in the theatre world, ARS worked with Phillips Company. The actor was noticed by Tamil theatre artist Y. G. Parthasarathy at a cultural show. Parthasarathy asked him to join with his theatre group, United Amateur Artists (UAA). It is said that Jayalalithaa and A.R. Srinivasan debuted together on stage at the same time and had a great start. His stage performances even brought him closer to big stalwarts of Tamil cinema such as Sivaji Ganesan and M.G. Ramachandran, who used to come and watch many UAA’s stage plays those days. That is how veteran director Sridhar offered him a role in his films and since then ARS has never accepted any role that he did not wish to portray on screen. And the actor grew with time. ARS acted in movies and even on the small screen (TV). He shared screen presence with MGR, Sivaji Ganesan, Kamal Haasan or Rajinikanth. The actor still feels that Sivaji Ganesan was an encyclopaedia in acting, and he is an ardent fan of him. ARS also feels that Sivaji had always let him act in his comfort zone. The actor was also in awe of MGR’s talent and screen presence. He has stated that Sivaji and MGR had always appreciated new talents on screen. Today, this actor is a consummate drama artiste in his own right. Between the glories and grotesquery of the stage, he is a permanent fixture. ARS feels that he cannot be part of current movies as the films needs to send a message to the audience. The actor is a great admirer of chief minister Jayalalithaa, Even though he has grown up old, he gets many youths drawing closer to him; he derives energy from the youth. He is still wanted on stage, not only for his acting but also for emceeing. ARS is a recipient of Kalaimamani and Central SangeetNatak Academy Puraskar awards. The actor was born on April 9, 1933. Since 1980, he was busy with his performances in Doordarshan channel and he played stellar roles in TV soap operas and even presented documentaries. He appeared in Aval, broadcast on Vijay TV, and Suryaputhri on Kalaignar TV, and takes a chance to accept brief roles on the stage as well.

A. R. Srinivasan Tamil Actor