VivekPublished: February 2, 2015
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.
|Place of Birth||Sankarankovil, Tamil Nadu|
|College||American College, Madurai|
|Occupation||Film Actor, Social Activist|
|Debut movie||Manathil Uruthi Vendum (Tamil)|
|Known For||Run,Saamy,Parthiban Kanavu|
|Awards||Padma Shri (2009)|
|Date of Marriage|
|Children||Amrithanandini,Tejaswini ,Prasanna Kumar|
He sponsored the planting of over 25 million trees in span of four years.He joined as a Junior Assistant in Madras Secretariat.