Sivakumar

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Sivakumar
Sivakumar in 2016.jpg
Sivakumar in 2016
Born
Palaniswamy

(1941-10-27) 27 October 1941 (age 79)[1]
NationalityIndian
Occupation
  • Actor
  • Visual Artist
Years active1965–Present
Spouse(s)
Lakshmi Kumari
(m. 1974)
ChildrenSuriya, Karthi, and Brindha
RelativesJyothika (Daughter-in-law)

Palaniswamy, better known by his stage name Sivakumar (born 27 October 1941[1]) is an Indian actor and visual artist who has portrayed a wide range of leading and supporting roles onscreen in Tamil cinema and television. He made his acting debut in A. C. Trilogchander's Kakkum Karangal (1965). He has acted in over 190 movies in Tamil. He is father of actor Suriya. He is also ambidextrous.[3]

Career

Sivakumar is one of the most versatile actors of current Tamil cinema. He has acted in various characters, both lead and supporting for a period spanning over four decades. He made his acting debut in Kakkum Karangal (1965)` with the legendary actor S. S. Rajendran. Palanichamy was renamed as Sivakumar as he entered the industry. The film released on 19 June 1965 and opened the doors for a talented and composed actor who could carry any role in all genres with finesse.[4]

Sivakumar was able to grasp the skills of acting quite easily. His dedication to acting is well known from his notable movies like Saraswati Sabatham (1966), Kandhan Karunai (1967), Thirumal Perumai (1968) and Uyarndha Manithan (1968). Some of the films he acted still remain classics of Tamil cinema include Rosappu Ravikkaikari (1979) and the very famous K. Balachander’s Sindhu Bhairavi (1985). He won Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil for the movies Rosappu Ravikkaikari (1979), Vandichakkaram (1980) and a Lifetime Achievement Award – South (2007). He also was the recipient of the Tamil Nadu State Film Awards for the movies Avan Aval Adhu (1980) and Agni Sakshi (1982).

He has co-starred with many leading Tamil actors of three generations, including M. G. Ramachandran, Sivaji Ganesan, Gemini Ganesan, S.S. Rajendran, R. Muthuraman, A.V.M. Rajan, Jaishankar, Ravichandran, Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth, Vijayakanth, Sathyaraj, Sarath Kumar, Prabhu Ganesan, Karthik, Mohan, Arjun Sarja, Ajith Kumar, Vijay, Vikram and Suriya.[5] He acted in famous TV serials like Chithi and Annamalai alongside Raadhika.[6]

In 2012, Sivakumar was honoured with the Jaya TV Lifetime Achievement Award at the Anna Centenary Library. The award was to honour him for his commendable contribution to the Tamil film industry for over 40 years.[7]

In recent times, he has ventured into public speaking, giving his opinion on various subjects, including Hindu theology. He has been praised for the fluency and style of his speeches.[8][9]

Personal life

Sivakumar was born in Coimbatore. He is married to Lakshmi Kumari and the couple has three children; two sons who are actors, Suriya and Karthi and a daughter Brindha who is a playback singer.[10] He is a devout Hindu and a devotee of Lord Sri Murugan. Sivakumar's elder daughter-in-law Jyothika is a Kollywood actress.[11]

Filmography

1960s

Year Film Role Notes
1965 Kaakum Karangal Surendar Debut Movie
1966 Motor Sundaram Pillai Gopal
Thaaye Unakkaga Raju (Military Man)
Saraswati Sabatham Lord Vishnu
1967 Kandhan Karunai Lord Murugan
Kaavalkaaran Chandran
Kan Kanda Deivam Servant
1968 Panama Pasama Shankar's brother in law
Thirumal Perumai Lord Vishnu
Paal Manam
Jeevanaamsam Sabapathi
Uyarndha Manithan Sathyamurthy
1969 Kaaval Dheivam Manickam
Kanni Pen
Annaiyum Pithavum

1970s

Year Film Role Notes
1970 Vilaiyaattu Pillai Manickam
Ethiroli Sundaram
Kasthuri Thilakam
Thirumalai Thenkumari Sekhar
Navagraham
1971 Thirumagal Ramu
Kankaatchi
Therottam
Moondru Dheivangal Kumar
Annai Velankanni Rangaiah
Babu Prem
1972 Agathiyar Tholkappiyar
Shakthi Leelai Naratha Muni
Idhaya Veenai Kirymani
Annai Abirami
Dheivam Subramaniyam
1973 Ganga Gowri Mahadevan
Arangetram Thangavelu
Bharatha Vilas Shankar
Rajaraja Cholan Prince Rajendra Chola I
Shanmugapriya Guest Appearance
Ponnukku Thanga Manasu Ramu
Sondham
Thirumalai Deivam Lord Vishnu / Srinivasan
Kattila Thottila Sambhasivam
Karaikkal Ammaiyar Lord Shiva
Pennai Nambungal
Sollathaan Ninaikkiren Raghavan
1974 Thirumangalyam Murali
Tiger Thaathachari
Maanikka Thottil Guest Appearance
Sisupalan Guest Appearance
Kanmani Raja Selvam
Dheerga Sumangali
Vellikizhamai Viratham Nagarajan
Gumasthavin Magal
Onne Onnu Kanne Kannu
Paadha Poojai
Engamma Sapatham
Thaai Pasam
Panathukkaga Ramesh
1975 Enga Pattan Sothu
Puthu Vellam
Then Sindhudhe Vaanam Raja
Yarukkum Vetkam Illai
Melnaattu Marumagal Mohan
Thangathile Vairam Ravi
Uravu Solla Oruvan Guest Appearance
Ippadiyum Oru Penn
Aan Pillai Singam Ashok
Pattikkaattu Raja Raja
1976 Ungalil Oruthi
Gruhapravesam Ravi
Annakili Thyagarajan Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil
Madhana Maaligai
Santhathi
Uravadum Nenjam
Bhadrakali Ganesh
1977 Etharkkum Thuninthavan
Sonnathai Seiven
Pennai Solli Kutramillai
Perumaikkuriyaval
Kavikkuyil Gopal
Sorgam Naragam
Thunai Iruppal Meenakshi
Bhuvana Oru Kelvi Kuri Nagarajan
Sri Krishna Leela Lord Krishnan
Aattukara Alamelu Vijay Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil
Durga Devi
Sainthadamma Sainthadu
1978 Radhai Ketra Kannan
Maariyamman Thiruvizha
Kaipidithaval
Chittu Kuruvi
Kannamoochi
Kannan Oru Kai Kuzhandhai
Machanai Paatheengala
Athaivida Ragasiyam
1979 Ennadi Meenakshi
Kadavul Amaitha Medai
Rosaappo Ravikkai Kaari Sempattai Winner, Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil
Yarukku Yar Kaaval
Poonthalir Ashok
Devathai
Muthal Iravu
Enippadigal Manickam

1980s

Year Film Role Notes
1980 Oru Velladu Vengaiyagiradhu
Kuruvikoodu
Kadhal Kiligal
Avan Aval Adhu Ramu
Samandhipoo
Vandichakkaram Gaja Winner, Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil
Raman Parasuraman Dual Role
Thunive Thozhan
1981 Kodeeswaran Magal
Aani Ver
Nellikani
Nerupile Pootha Malar
Andru Muthal Indru Varai
1982 Anandha Ragam
Ayiram Muthangal Murali
Thunaivi
Theerpugal Thiruththapadalam
Thaai Mookaambikai
Nijangal
Agni Sakshi Aravindhan Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil
Nambinal Nambungal
1983 Urangatha Ninaivugal
Saattai Illatha Pambaram Palanisamy
Thambathigal
Veetula Raman Veliyila Krishnan
Shasti Viratham
Indru Nee Nalai Naan Palaniyappan
Thandikkappatta Nyayangal
Thangaikkor Geetham Harichandran
1984 Kuva Kuva Vaathugal
Amma Irukka
Naan Paadum Paadal C.R.Subramaniam
Nilavu Suduvathillai Ravi
Unnai Naan Santhithaen Raghuraman
1985 Pudhu Yugam Rajasekar
Pournami Alaigal
Sugamana Raagangal
Karpoora Deepam
Prema Paasam
Sindhu Bhairavi J. K. Balaganapathy Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Tamil
Meendum Parasakthi
1986 Jeevanathi
Kanmaniye Pesu
Kanna Thorakkanum Saami Sekar
Yaaro Ezhuthiya Kavithai
Isai Paadum Thendral
Manithanin Marupakkam Ravi Varma
Unakkaagave Vaazhgiren Ravishankar
Panneer Nadhigal
1987 Ini Oru Sudhanthiram Sathyamoorthy
Chinna Kuyil Paaduthu Raja
1988 Poovum Puyalum
Oruvar Vaazhum Aalayam Siva Gurunathan
Paasa Paravaigal Dr. Sukumar
Illam Mayilsamy Goundar
Paadatha Thenikkal

1990s

Year Film Role Notes
1990 Pagalil Pournami
Urudhi Mozhi
Nee Sirithal Deepavali
1991 Marupakkam Vembu Iyer
Manitha Jaathi
Pillai Paasam
Sir...I Love You
1992 Annan Ennada Thambi Ennada Raakiah
Onna Irukka Kathukanum Sivaraman
1993 Dasarathan
Ponnumani Kathirvelu[
Porantha Veeda Puguntha Veeda Ravi
1994 Siragadikka Aasai Shiva
Watchman Vadivelu Vadivelu
Mettupatti Mirasu Mettupatti Mirasu, Siva
1995 Pasumpon Kathiresathevar
Deva Gandhidasan
Dear Son Maruthu Viswanathan
1996 Nattupura Pattu Palanisamy
1997 Raman Abdullah Hajiar
Kadhalukku Mariyadhai Chandrasekar
1999 Unnai Thedi Adhi Narayanan
Kummi Paattu Dharmaraasu
Malabar Police Nagarajan
Maravathe Kanmaniye Dharmaraasu
Sethu Sethu's Brother
Kannupada Poguthaiya Paramasivam

2000s

Year Film Role Notes
2000 Uyirile Kalanthathu Inspector Sethu Vinayagam
Ilaiyavan T. Babu
2001 Poovellam Un Vasam Arunachalam

As dubbing artiste

2010s

Year Film Role Actor
2015 36 Vayadhinile President of India Siddhartha Basu

Television

  • Kaiyalavu Manasu (1990)
  • Revathi
  • Pusphanjali
  • Veettukku Veedu Vasapadi
  • Bandham (1994)
  • Ethanai Manidhargal (1997)
  • Aachi International (1997–1998)
  • Dhik Dhik Dhik (1999)
  • Kaveri (1999–2001)
  • Chithi (1999–2001)
  • Annamalai (2002–2005)
  • Lakshmi (2006–2008)

Awards

Sivakumar is a three-time recipient of Filmfare Awards South and a two-time winner of Tamil Nadu State Film Awards.[12]

Filmfare Awards South

Tamil Nadu State Film Awards

Anna Centenary Library

  • 2012 – Lifetime Achievement Award

Norway Tamil Film Festival Awards

  • 2015 – Norway Tamil Film Festival Kalaichigaram Award

Vijay Awards

References

  1. ^ a b "Sivakumar not hospitalised". 1 November 2012. Archived from the original on 16 October 2013. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Tamil Cinema news – Tamil Movies – Cinema seithigal". Maalaimalar. Archived from the original on 3 September 2014. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  3. ^ https://www.filmibeat.com/celebs/sivakumar-tamil-actor/biography.html
  4. ^ https://www.indiaglitz.com/a-rare-achievement-by-sivakumar-telugu-news-135683.html
  5. ^ https://thandoratimes.com/news-id-veteran-actor-sivakumar-turns-80-today8712.htm
  6. ^ https://nettv4u.com/celebrity/tamil/movie-actor/sivakumar
  7. ^ https://www.newindianexpress.com/entertainment/tamil/2011/dec/26/veteran-actor-sivakumar-honoured-324030.html
  8. ^ Rangarajan, Malathi (8 April 2011). "Saying it with sincerity". Retrieved 27 November 2016 – via The Hindu.
  9. ^ "Actor Sivakumar finishes narrating Mahabharatham in just 2 hours and 15 minutes". 27 October 2015. Archived from the original on 10 January 2017. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  10. ^ http://www.woodsdeck.com/stories/10015-now-it-s-brinda-from-actor-sivakumar-family
  11. ^ https://jfwonline.com/article/5-most-adorable-father-in-law-daughter-in-law-duos-in-south-cinema/3/
  12. ^ "Bringing out the 'artist' in him". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 16 February 2003. Archived from the original on 9 November 2012. Retrieved 14 May 2011.
  13. ^ "Actor Sivakumar talks on books". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 31 August 2008. Archived from the original on 15 June 2009. Retrieved 21 January 2010.

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