Shyam Sundar is a Tamil serial actor, who was noted for his performance in the serial Thendral. Thendral is produced by Vikatan TeleVistas, and the lead role was led played by Shruthi Raj, Deepak Dinkar, and Hemalatha. Shyam Sundar performed as Nitish Giriprakash. In this serial, he paired opposite Neelima Rani. Neelima acted as Lavanya, the sister of Deepak Dinkar. Later on, the role of Neelima was given to Shalu Kurian and then passed on to Bhagya.

The story of Thendral revolves around the families who are interlinked together and the problems faced by those families. The main family is the family of Shruthi Raj, and the family has Subhalekha Sudhakar, Sadhana, and Iyyappan in the lead. Another family is the family of Deepak, which hasNeelima Rani, Shyam Sundar, and Shanthi Williams. Shanthi Williams was later on replaced by K.S. Jayalakshmi. Due to huge response overall, this serial was also dubbed in Telugu too. It was remade as Sravani Subramanyam and won many awards in the Tele Awards.

This is also one among the longest telecasted serial in the history of Tamil Tele serial industry. It telecasted approximately 1340 episodes and was appreciated by the many audiences. Shyam Sundar and Neelima’s pair received equal appreciation was praised equally to the Deepak Dinkar and Shrithi Raj’s pair. Shyam Sundar has participated in the cookery show in PudhuYugam and showcased his cookery talent in front of the audiences