Top Kollywood Celebrities Who Were Born in August

1. Vijayakanth


Image Born as Vijayaraj, he was known well as Vijayakanth, in the stage. His career started with Inikkum Ilamai. It was not a successful film. His movies failed to reach the public, till he committed with Sattam Oru Iruttarai by S. A. Chandrasekar. After the hit, he got many opportunities to shine in the Tamil film industry. He used all the opportunities that were available for him and gave many successful films. His notable films are Vaidehi Kathirunthal alongside Revathi, Pulan Visaranai and Captain Prabhakaran with Roopini, Senthoora Poove with Sripriya, Chinna Gounder with Suganya, Sathriyan with Bhanupriya and Revathi and Vanathai Pola and Sethupathi IPS with Meena. Oomai Vizhigal with Saritha was one among his notable films, which was a cri...

2. S Shankar


Image S Shankar is one among the populous directors who direct high budgeted movies in India. S Shankar started his career as an assistant director to S.A. Chandrasekaran, father of actor Vijay. After working as assistant director in few films, he made his directorial debut in Gentleman with Action King Arjun and Madhubala. It was a blockbuster hit, even Shankar would not have even thought about it. His second movie is Kadhalan with Prabhu Deva. Nagma was introduced in this film by Shankar and the film is a super hit. The songs went very well with A.R. Rahman in the music composing side. After Kadhalan, S Shankar’s market picked up very well and he directed Indian, a patriotic film with Kamal Haasan. Unlike other directors, Shankar never thought ...

3. Vishal Reddy


Image Born as Vishal Krisna Reddy, he is called upon as Vishal as a stage name. Being the son of a producer, Vishal Reddy has enough experience about the film industry. Before making his debut as an actor, he worked as an assistant director of Arjun. Vishal Reddy’s brother Ajay Krishna alias Vikram Krishna is also an actor, who appeared in Poo Parikka Varugirom alongside Malavika. This film has Chevalier Sivaji Ganesan too. Chellamae is the debut movie of Vishal Krishna as an actor. This film was a hit movie and the victory was shared by Reema Sen, Vivek and Bharath. All the three of them did a notable role in this film. Sanda Kozhi was his next venture and it was a sensational hit in all the places where it was screened. Meera J...

4. Prasanna


Image Prasanna is a South Indian actor who was born on 28 August 1982. He has acted in Tamil and Telugu films. He had always dreamt of being an actor since his school days. His father worked for Bharath Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) and his mother a home maker. His father wanted Prasanna to complete Engineering and look at a profession in that field. However, destiny had other plans for this talented actor and he soon got a chance to prove himself. During his second year in college, he saw an advertisement that changed his life forever. The advertisement was for an audition to play a role under Manirathnam’s Production. Prasanna applied for this audition and was shortlisted to play the lead role in the movie ‘Five Star’.Initial...

5. Yuvan Shankar Raja


Image Yuvan Shankar Raja is the popular music composer, who is the second son of Music Maestro Isai Gnani Ilayaraja. He was born in the year 1979 in Madras. He started his music career at the young age of 16 in the year 1996, through the film Aravindan, in which Sarath Kumar, Nagma and Urvashi were in the lead roles. His breakthrough movie was Thulluvadho Ilamai, which was the debut movie of Dhanush and Sherin. He has composed for more than a century of films in his career span of 18 years. He has a talent to compose music in various genres using various instruments. He is also a playback singer and his voice is different from that of other singers as his father Ilayaraja has. He is one among the youth icons of the south Indian music industry. Hi...

6. Shanthanu Bhagyaraj


Image Having a filmy background, Shanthanu Bhagyaraj is an actor and belongs to Tamil film industry. Leading his father’s footstep, Shanthanu, started his career in films from 2008. He also was an assistant director in his sister’s film. Even though he is an actor and has a movie background, he completed his studies too and is nowadays experimenting with himself in movies as an actor. Personal Life: Shanthanu Bhagyaraj belongs to the famous actor and director, K. Bhagyaraj. Being a son of an actor and director he tried his hands at acting too and got mixed reviews. Born on 24th August 1986 in South India, he completed his schooling from Sishya School, Chennai. Later he graduated from Loyola College in C...

7. Radhika Sarathkumar


Image Radhika is a famous actress in multiple of languages like Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, and Hindi. She is from Colombo, Sri Lanka. She did her education in different places like Sri Lanka, India, and the United Kingdom. Her father is a famous Tamil comedian actor, M. R. Radha, and her mother is Geetha Radha. She got married three times. She is now staying with Sharath Kumar at Chennai. She has a son and a daughter. After a successful stint on the big screen for about 15 year, in which she acted as the leading actress, Radhika started working on her small screen career as a producer. In 1994, she started a TV film production under her own banner, Radaan Mediaworks, in which she produced several TV serials hit...

8. Priya Anand


Image Priya Anand is a popular Tamil actress who has appeared in few Tamil television shows as an actor/guest and also has a host. But, she is mostly remembered today for her acting in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada movies and appearing in numerous television advertisements. Born on September 17, 1986 in Chennai, Tamilnadu, India, Priya Anand was born to Telugu - Marathi origin father and Tamil mother, a reason why Priya is fluent in both Tamil and Telugu languages. Priya Anand in her personal life is very very close to her both paternal and maternal grandparents. She graduated in Journalism and mass communication in the year 2008 from the University of Albany and returned to Chennai to her grandparents. This is when modelling happened ...

9. Suhasini Maniratnam


Image Suhasini Maniratnam was born on 15th August 1961 in famous city Chennai. Her original name was Suhasini Charuhaasan. She was born in prominent Hasaan family. She was cousin to the most prominent Indian film hero Kamal Haasan. She was a cinematography student from Madras Film Institute. She started her career as a camera assistant and later became an actress.  She was married to greatest Indian film director Maniratnam in 1988. After her marriage, her name became Suhasini Maniratnam. She is an atheist and presently lives in Chennai; she has a son named Nandan. She acted in all south Indian languages and she was awarded National Award in 1986 as best actress. She worked as a makeup artist, camera assistant, Actress, Dialogue w...

10. Suchitra


Image Suchitra is a renowned singer, who has sung popular songs in the Tamil films. She was born as Suchitra Ramadurai in the year 1979 in Chennai. After completing her schooling in Chennai, she completed her graduation in Trivandrum from Mar Ivanios College. She did her MBA in PSG Institute of Management, Coimbatore. She joined in Sify, after her graduation. After she noticed the advertisement for the post of Radio Jockey in the popular FM, Radio Mirchi, she applied. She got the job and popularly known to the FM listeners as Mirchi Suchi. She hosted the program Hello Chennai and with her unique voice, she got fame within a short duration. Then she entered the cinema industry as a dubbing artist and gave the voiceover. She has appeared...

11. Arjun Sarja


Image Arjun Sarja was born as Srinivasa Sarja. He is an Indian film director as well as an actor. Arjun Sarja was born on 15th of August in the year 1964 to a Kannada film actor Shakti Prasad and an art teacher Lakshmi, in Mysore, Karnataka. He also had an elder brother. Arjun Sarja's father always disagreed in letting him enter the film world as he himself has been an experienced actor and he did not want his son get into an acting career. But he could not go against his son's destiny and at last he gave the permission to Sarja at the age of 14 to make his first film debut as a child actor after the film producer Rajendra Singh Babu convinced him for his Kannada film "Simhada Mari Sainya" which was a...