Sanjeev is a Tamil lead actor in television and films. He is also a television host and been active in the industry from 1998 to till date. He is popular for appearing in the Tamil drama serial, “
” directed by S. Kumaran and produced under Vikatan Televistas. He played the lead role as Selvam, a mechanic who was unmarried because he works hard for the welfare of his family. This serial was broadcasted on Sun TV from 2007 to 2013.
Sanjeev came from a family which is involved in television and films that’s why he ended up as an actor too. His sister, Sindhu, is an actress. Sanjeev is also the nephew of the late Yesteryear actress, Manjula Vijayakumar. His closest friend is Kollywood actor and playback singer, Vijay. They both went to Loyola College in Chennai to study Visual Communications. He was also
and Shree’s colleague. Sanjeev got arranged marriage to the television actress, Preethi Srinivasan in 2009 and they are blessed with a daughter Laya.
Sanjeev first appeared on television through the serial, “
” on Sun TV where he did a supporting role. Sanjeev played a negative role in the popular Tamil drama serial, “
” in 2002 which was later dubbed in Telugu as “Mettala Savvadi”. Then he acted in the popular daily soap Annamalai (2002 -2005). After performing in many negative and supporting roles, he got a chance to play the lead role in Thirumathi Selvam. This show became a huge success among the Television viewers and he was applauded for his performance as Selvam. He also got few awards for his performance in Thirumathi Selvam like the Best Actor Male Award in Vivel Chinnathirai Award in 2008, Best Actor Male Award in Tamil Nadu State Award for Television in 2009, Best Actor Male in Sun Kudumbam Awards in 2010 and Most Entertaining Male Actor in Big FM Tamil Entertainment Awards for Television in 2011.
Since then, Sanjeev started getting many offers as a lead in television serials like Manikoondu,
Vilakku Vacha Nerathula
, Idhayam, Aval, Thulasi, and Karai. He also hosted the Kala Master’s dance competition show, Maanada Mayilada, which was broadcasted on Kalaignar TV from 2007 and running till date up to the present. Sanjeev entered the silver screen in supporting roles with his friend Vijay. In the year 1998, he did the movie, Nilaave Vaa as Baasha. Then in 2001, he appeared as Badri’s friend in Tamil sports action film, Badri, and continued to do few more Tamil films like En Mana Vaanil, Puthiya Geethai, Nenjirukkum Varai and Palaivana Solai. He is one of the much-acclaimed actors in the tele industry.
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The versatile Cine artist Sanjeev is a name common to every serial-loving households. He is an actor in Tamil films and television and also a competent host. The breakthrough of the actor happened with the TV serial Mettioli in 2002. The talent of this hardworking actor soon got noticed and he got his movie break with 'Thirumathi Selvam'. Although in his initial stage he portrayed all the negative characters, this serial gave him the break of a lifetime.
His tremendous performance won umpteen hearts and now he is lovingly known as Selvam in Tamil Nadu. He bagged the Big FM Tamil Entertainment Award for this serial in particular. A close friend of actor Vijay and relative (nephew) of actress Manjula Vijayakumar, Sanjeev got married to actress Preethi Srinivasan in 2009. They have a child named Laya. The actor's list of awards continues with Tamil Nadu State Award in 2009 for being the Best Television actor and also the Sun Kudumban Award in 2010.
Apart from negative roles, Sanjeev has acted in lead roles and supporting roles as well. The famous portrayal of negative roles happened in movies like 'Annamalai', 'Ahalya', 'Penn', 'Manaivi', 'Sivasakthi' etc, whereas he aced lead roles in 'Karai', 'Aval', 'Thulasi', 'Idhayam', 'Manikoondu'. He has been the host of Dance Reality Show Maanada Mayilada too.