Sivakarthikeyan

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Sivakarthikeyan

Sivakarthikeyan (17 February 1985) is an Indian film actor, comedian, playback singer and producer best known for his Tamil films.

During his college days he took part in various cultural event and performed mimicry and standup comedy on stage. Between his studies he took three months break and during this period his friends convinced him to go for auditions of Kalakka Povathu Yaaru, a reality show for comedy aired on Star Vijay. Despite initial reluctance to participate, he won the show.

He then continued his television appearances by participating in dance-reality shows, pairing up with Aishwarya Prabhakar in Jodi Number One Season 3 and then in Boys Vs Girls Season 1 and 2.

A critic noted that the film "might not provide Sivakarthikeyan the platform he is aspiring for – lead roles in movies. But it does showcase his potential as an actor, moving away from the annals of a comedian."

In 2013 he appeared in three commercially successful films which hits 100 days. In his first release of the year, Kedi Billa Killadi Ranga, a dual hero coming-of-age comedy, Sivakarthikeyan partnered once again with Pandiraj and shot for the film in his hometown of Tiruchirappalli alongside Vimal. His next success was through Dhanush's debut production venture Ethir Neechal, written and directed by Durai Senthilkumar, His third release in 2013, director Ponram's comedy Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam.

He again joined hands with his Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam director in the film Rajini Murugan. The film's producer, N. Lingusamy, ultimately failed to provide Sivakarthikeyan with his salary due to losses incurred by the film's delayed release. His film Remo, directed by debutant Bakkiyaraj Kannan and produced by R. D. Raja, featured Sivakarthikeyan playing love-struck youth disguising himself as a female nurse to befriend his love interest.

He went on to performing lead roles in other acclaimed films, such as Ethir Neechal (2013), Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam (2013), Maan Karate (2014), Kaaki Sattai (2015) Rajini Murugan, Remo (both 2016) and Velaikkaran (2017).

Arunraja Kamaraj's directional untitled upcoming film, although this film about women's cricket.

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