Ilaya Thalapathy’s first silver screen appearance was in Vetri (1984) as cameo child artist. He performed well as an emotional son. Then in Vasantha Ragam (1986) he became a cute innocent lover boy. His first lead role in Naalaya Theerpu (4 December 1992) alongside Keerthana,
and with some top stars like
, Sri Vidhya is an Action – Romance genre film. His father S.A.Chandrasekhar directed all these movies.
Thala started his film career at the age of 21 in a Telugu film named Prema Pustakam (1992) means The Book of Love which itself won many awards like Nandi Special Jury, Best Screenplay, and Best Costume Designer. It remains his last Telugu film till date. Then he started building his empire in Tamil industry with his lead role in Amaravathi. Selva directed it, and his fellow actor Vikram rendered his voice for him. The song Putham Puthu Malare sung by S.P.B and Thala’s noticeable face expressions are evergreen favorites.
Saravanan Sivakumar, popularly known by his stage name Suriya. His debut film was Nerukku Ner in 1997 but had a breakthrough role in Nandha in 2001. Nerukku Ner was not only a good commercial but also a movie for the family audience.
Born Amar Choudary on 4 January 1984, started his career as a child artist in his father’s films in 1996. His first lead role was in 2003 (
). It is again a romance genre film but in this movie the director explains the responsibilities of each before they get into matrimony. Even now Punch Bala character brings the smile.
(Jiiva as child artist in Anjali)
Jamshad Chethirakath, known by his stage name Arya was working as an assistant software engineer. Cinematographer Jeeva took him to the audition for his Ullam Ketkume in 2003. The film delayed due to some reasons, and hence Arya’s first appearance was as Kutty in Arinthum Ariyamalum. He won Best Male Debut in 2005. The “Thee pidika” track composed by Yuvan was a huge hit song.
6) Vijay Sethupathi
Vijaya Ragunatha Sethupathi started his career in filmography as a background supporting actor. Besides that, he acted in a serial Penn and appeared in some of the short films. In 2011, he landed his first lead role in Thenmerku Paruvakatru in which he portrayed a shepherd, won three
National Film Awards
including Best Tamil Feature Film of that year.
Siva was formerly known as a stand -up comedian and TV anchor. Kurahl 786, Identity, 360, Mugapputhagam are some of the short films in which Siva acted. He made his debut in Marina and
Manam Kothi Paravai
in 2012. He won hearts of many with his timing wits. This picture remembers us the dialogue “Light ah pasikume… “
Vimal, being a part of Koothu-P-Pattarai, was giving his cameo appearances in many high profile films like Ghilli, Kireedam, Kuruvi. His first leading role was in Pasanga (2008).
Born as Kennedy John Victor, he began his career as a model for Chola Tea, TVS Excel, and Alwyn watches. He also appeared in television serial
. His debut film was in 1990 titled En Kadhal Kanmani.
Born as Venkatesh Prabhu on 28 July 1983, His first film was
(2002) directed by his father,
. In this movie, six students, three boys, and three girls from a high school face their problems and hence decide to escape their homes. This decision made them learn what life is and eventually on realizing their mistake; everybody returns to their school life.