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.

Name Vivek
Real Name Vivekananthan
DOB 19/11/1961
Place of Birth Sankarankovil, Tamil Nadu
Complexion Fair
Hair color Black
Eye color Black
Nationality Indian
Religion  Hindu
College American College, Madurai
Height  172 cm
Birth Sign  Scorpio
Hobbies  Travelling
Occupation Film Actor, Social Activist
Active from 1987
Debut movie Manathil Uruthi Vendum (Tamil)
Known For Run,Saamy,Parthiban Kanavu
Awards Padma Shri (2009)
Home Town Chennai
Parents  Angayya - Maniyammal
Spouse Arulselvi
Date of Marriage
Children Amrithanandini,Tejaswini ,Prasanna Kumar
Foods  Upma
Actors Rajinikanth
Costume  Jeans with T-shirt
Colour  Blue
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.

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