Sivakarthikeyan, an Indian actor, singer, film producer, lyricist, and television presenter, primarily works in Tamil cinema. He is also the founder of Sivakarthikeyan Productions, his own film production company.
Height- 1.75 m
Born- 17 February 1985
Profession-Producer, TV Presenter, Singer, Comedian, Voice Actor
Spouse- Aarthi Doss (m. 2010)
Born in Sivaganga, Tamil Nadu, Sivakarthikeyan is the son of G. Doss, a jail superintendent, and Raji Doss, a homemaker.
On 27 August 2010, Sivakarthikeyan tied the knot with Aarthi.
The couple is blessed with two children, a daughter, and a son. Their daughter had the opportunity to showcase her talent alongside her father by singing the song “Vayadi Petha Pulla” from the movie Kanaa.
Television And Shift To Cinema (2007-2012)
During his college days, Sivakarthikeyan actively participated in various cultural events and showcased his talents in mimicry and stand-up comedy on stage. It was during a three-month break from his studies that his friends encouraged him to audition for Kalakka Povathu Yaaru, a comedy reality show aired on Star Vijay. Initially hesitant, he eventually decided to give it a try and emerged as the winner of the show.
Sivakarthikeyan also appeared in several short films, including Mugapputhagam, Identity, Kurahl 786, and 360°, directed by his friend Atlee. Although he was offered a supporting role in the film Aegan, his portions did not make it to the final cut.
Director Pandiraj approached him with an opportunity to play the lead role in the film Marina, and Sivakarthikeyan eagerly accepted the project. He diligently prepared for his first role, closely following Pandiraj’s instructions and extensively studying the surroundings of Marina Beach. Sivakarthikeyan hoped to showcase his natural talent for humor on the screen. His performance alongside Oviya as a young couple in the film received positive reviews, with one critic noting that the romance added color to the otherwise monochrome film. The reviewer also praised Sivakarthikeyan, stating that the role of Senthilnathan allowed him to be himself, making it an effortless performance.
Before the release of Marina, Aishwarya Dhanush cast him in a supporting role as Dhanush’s friend in the film 3, after being impressed by his work as a host on stage. The film generated significant pre-release buzz and garnered predominantly positive reviews. Critics appreciated Sivakarthikeyan’s contribution in providing comic relief in a serious film. This project marked the beginning of a collaboration with Dhanush, whom Sivakarthikeyan often considers his mentor in the film industry.
He then appeared in Ezhil’s romantic comedy Manam Kothi Paravai, which received mixed reviews but performed decently at the box office. A critic from Behindwoods noted that while the film may not have provided Sivakarthikeyan the ideal platform for lead roles, it did showcase his potential as an actor.
Experimentation In Genres And Success (2013-2019)
In 2013, Sivakarthikeyan had a busy year with three film releases. His first film of the year was Kedi Billa Killadi Ranga, a coming-of-age comedy where he teamed up with director Pandiraj once again. The film was shot in his hometown, Tiruchirappalli, and received positive reviews from critics. It turned out to be a surprise success at the box office, becoming a profitable venture for the producers and distributors.
His next success came with Ethir Neechal, a film produced by Dhanush and written/directed by R. S. Durai Senthilkumar. The story revolved around a young man with a talent for running who aspires to establish his own identity. Sivakarthikeyan’s portrayal was well received, and the film garnered positive reviews.
Sivakarthikeyan’s third release in 2013 was Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam, a comedy directed by Ponram. He played the role of a carefree rural youth alongside Sri Divya, another newcomer. The film received positive reviews, and Sivakarthikeyan’s performance was praised by critics. It was during this film that he sang a song for the first time, and a promotional video showcasing the making of the song was released. The film achieved a milestone of completing 100 days in theaters, becoming Sivakarthikeyan’s biggest commercial success at that time.
His entertaining performances in 2013 earned him the Vijay Award for Entertainer of the Year, a moment he described as memorable.
In 2014, Sivakarthikeyan started the year with the comedy film Maan Karate, produced by AR Murugadoss. The film featured him as a carefree urban youth who pretends to be a boxer to impress a girl.
In 2015, he reunited with director Durai Senthilkumar for the cop action film Kaaki Sattai. He also collaborated once again with his Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam director in the film Rajini Murugan, where he acted alongside Keerthy Suresh.
His subsequent films included Remo, directed by Bakkiyaraj Kannan, where he played the role of a love-struck youth disguised as a female nurse, and Velaikkaran, an action-thriller directed by Mohan Raja, where he starred opposite Nayanthara.
He continued to appear in films like Seemaraja, Kanaa (the debut film of SK Productions), Mr. Local, Namma Veettu Pillai, and Hero, showcasing his versatility across different genres.
Following the positive reception from both critics and audiences, Sivakarthikeyan’s film Doctor was released on 9 October 2021. It proved to be a major milestone in his career, emerging as his highest-grossing movie, with a global collection surpassing 100 crore rupees. This achievement marked his entry into the coveted 100 crore club. Continuing his success streak, his subsequent release was Don, which premiered on 13 May 2022. Similar to Doctor, Don received favorable reviews from critics and viewers, and it also achieved the feat of crossing the 100 crore mark at the global box office. This marked Sivakarthikeyan’s second consecutive 100 crore hit.
In February 2022, Sivakarthikeyan commenced filming for a new project titled Prince, directed by Anudeep KV, known for his work in the film Jathi Ratnalu. Simultaneously, he embarked on another film titled Maaveeran, directed by Madonne Ashwin, acclaimed for his directorial venture Mandela.
During the success meet of his film Remo on 12 October 2016, Sivakarthikeyan disclosed that there were several obstacles created by individuals who tried to prevent the film’s release. A similar situation occurred with his film Rajini Murugan, which faced a delayed release in January 2016. Accusations were made against Sivakarthikeyan by K. E. Gnanavelraja of Studio Green, Madan of Escape Artists, and Vendhar Movies Madhan. They claimed that he had taken advance payments for acting in their films but failed to fulfill his commitments. While Gnanavel Raja had an agreement copy to support his claim, the other two did not. Sivakarthikeyan acknowledged receiving an advance from Gnanavel Raja but made no mention of the other two individuals. Actors Simbu and Vishal came forward to support Sivakarthikeyan in this matter.
In 2022, during a school event, Sivakarthikeyan made a joking remark about being unable to differentiate between Korean men and women, implying that they looked alike. His comments sparked backlash, with some accusing him of racism, while others found his remark cringeworthy. The incident was seen by some as an example of the cross-race effect, according to Simran Arora of Times Now.
Awards and nominations received by Sivakarthikeyan:
- Tamil Nadu State Film Awards – Special Prize Award for Marina (Won)
- South Indian International Movie Awards – Best Male Debut (Tamil) for Manam Kothi Paravai (Nominated)
- Vijay Awards – Best Debut Actor for Marina (Nominated)
- South Indian International Movie Awards – Best Actor (Tamil) for Ethir Neechal (Won)
- Sensation of South Indian Cinema (Won)
- Vijay Awards – Entertainer of the Year for Kedi Billa Killadi Ranga, Ethir Neechal, Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam (Won)
- Vijay Television Awards – Pride of Vijay TV (Won)
- Edison Awards – Best Entertainer of the year for Remo (Won)
- IIFA Utsavam – Best Actor (Tamil) for Rajini Murugan (Nominated)
- South Indian International Movie Awards – Best Actor (Tamil) for Remo (Won)
- Edison Awards – Best Actor for Velaikkaran (Nominated)
- Favorite Actor (Won)
- South Indian International Movie Awards – Best Actor (Tamil) (Won)
- South Indian International Movie Awards – Best Actor (Tamil) for Namma Veettu Pillai (Nominated)
- South Indian International Movie Awards – Best Actor (Tamil) for Doctor (Won)
- Pinkvilla Style Icons Awards – Most Elegant Personality (Won)
- Vikatan Awards – Best entertainer for Doctor
- Edison Awards – Best Male Rising Star (2013), Best Entertainer of the Year for Kaaki Sattai (2015)
- 2011 Vikatan Award – Best Anchor for Jodi No.1
- 2014 Mirchi Music Awards South – Youth Icon Award
- 2021 Kalaimamani Award – Best Actor
Net Worth 2023
Sivakarthikeyan’s net worth is estimated to be 1,100 million.
Latest News About Sivakarthikeyan
Disappointing news has arrived for the fans of Tamil hero Sivakarthikeyan. The early morning screenings of the actor’s latest film, Maaveeran (Mahaveerudu in Telugu), have been called off throughout the United States. It appears that a last-minute delay in delivering the film’s content is responsible for this unforeseen setback.
In addition to Maaveeran, the early morning shows of its Telugu version, Mahaveerudu, have also been canceled in Hyderabad and the USA due to content delivery issues. All parties involved are making every effort to resolve the problem promptly so that the movie can be screened as soon as possible.
Maaveeran/Mahaveerudu features Aditi Shankar, director Shankar’s daughter, as the female lead, with acclaimed Tamil filmmaker Mysskin playing a negative role. The film is directed by Madonne Ashwin and produced by Shanti Talkies.