Vivek

Vivek

Personal
NameVivek
Real NameVivekananthan
DOB19/11/1961
Place of BirthSankarankovil, Tamil Nadu
ComplexionFair
Hair colorBlack
Eye colorBlack
NationalityIndian
Religion Hindu
School
CollegeAmerican College, Madurai
Height 172 cm
Birth Sign Scorpio
Hobbies Travelling
Professional
OccupationFilm Actor, Social Activist
Active from1987
Debut movieManathil Uruthi Vendum (Tamil)
Known ForRun,Saamy,Parthiban Kanavu
AwardsPadma Shri (2009)
Family
Home TownChennai
Parents Angayya – Maniyammal
SpouseArulselvi
Date of Marriage
ChildrenAmrithanandini,Tejaswini ,Prasanna Kumar
Siblings
Relative
Favourite
Foods Upma
ActorsRajinikanth
Car
Costume Jeans with T-shirt
Colour Blue
Movies
Location Switzerland
Interesting Facts

He sponsored the planting of over 3 million trees in span of four years.He joined as a Junior Assistant in Madras Secretariat.

Vivek is an Indian film actor, comedian, television personality and Social Activist working in the Tamil film industry.

Introduced in films by director K. Balachander, he has won three Filmfare Best Comedian Awards for his performances in Run, Saamy and Perazhagan.

Vivek received the Padma Shri award by the Government of India for his contribution to the arts. As a television personality, Vivek has hosted a number of events and has interviewed media personalities, notably A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, A. R. Rahman, and Rajinikanth.

His acclaimed work during the period involved a portrayal of a don in Padikathavan, an appearance in drag in Guru En Aalu and as a police officer in the Singam series.

Re-emerging after a sabbatical, Vivek announced his plans to move away from his usual comedy roles after being advised by director Bala and Kamal Haasan and signed a film titled Naan Than Bala, in which he played a serious role.

Simultaneously he began work on another film as the lead actor in Pallakkattu Madhavan opposite Sonia Agarwal, while appearing in another parallel lead role with Karunas in Sakthi Chidambaram’s Machan. 2014 has seen Vivek recalled into the industry by film makers to appear again in bigger budget films and has since worked on Aishwarya Dhanush’s Vai Raja Vai, Velraj’s Velaiyilla Pattathari and Gautham Menon’s Yennai yennai arindhaal featuring Ajith Kumar.

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