Revathi Priya is a Tamil television actress. She started her career when a family friend suggested her to meet Thirumurugan, the director of the Tamil soap opera, Metti Oli. She had a talk with the director and eventually bagged the role of Bhavani, the youngest daughter of Delhi Kumar’s character in the serial.
She recalls how she flawlessly delivered her dialogue on the first day of the shoot and the director praised and advised her to maintain that action. In 2003, Revathi bagged the role of Sumathi, the niece of Devayani who later became a psychic patient, on Sun TV’s prime time television serial, Kolangal. In 2007, she played the role of Keerthana in the Tamil family drama soap, Megala. In the same year, she appeared in Nimmadhi serial and also played as the second daughter in the mega serial, Paasam. Revathy was also cast on Jaya TV’s Girija MA as a heart patient.
Ramesh Thilak is a radio jockey and actor; he works in Tamil and Malayalam Film Industries. Ramesh Thilak was born on 3rd May 1985 in Tamil Nadu. Ramesh started his career as a radio jockey. He was a radio jockey at Suryan FM 93.5. Due to his attitude while on the air, he got the tag ‘Thillu Mullu’ by the radio station.
Ramesh made his acting debut from the TV serial ‘Kana Kaanum Kaalangal’, he played the character of Azhagesan alias Al Gates. He made his entry into films by the doing a role of a kidnapper in the film ‘Soodhu Kavvum’, released in 2013. He further acted in few more Tamil and Malayalam films. His latest film ‘Oru Naal Koothu’ is on its way of release.
Uma Maheswari is a renowned TV host who rose to dizzy heights of fame and popularity by anchoring a show on Sun TV. She anchored Sun TV’s longest running show ‘Pepsi Ungal Choice’ which was launched in 1994. Her popularity had Sun TV seeking her for 11 years. As anchor with them, her reputation grew as she became Sun TV's main face. While hosting the show, she used to get phone calls from every generation. People became so crazy of her show that Tamil audiences wanted to build a temple for her in Kumili. But she intervened in the matter and tried to stop them from doing so.
Uma had also hosted other TV shows in various channels. She has, till date, interviewed almost every top celebrity from different walks of life. In the show Album aired on Jaya TV, she broke some unknown incidents that have taken place in celebrities’ lives. She was also again associated with Sun TV (2007) channel and kept the audiences intact with her show as a cheerful facilitator. But she discontinued and quit the show that she was hosting after one year. She disappeared from the celluloid for some time and again made her comeback with her show on Jaya TV. As she came into limelight with her Sun TV show, she was approached by Bollywood director Subash Ghai whom she met at A.R. Rahman’s studio. She even got an offer to act opposite B-town superstar Shahrukh Khan. Besides this, many Kollywood filmmakers wanted to cash her popularity in the box office. But she politely refused to do them all any favor as she felt acting is not her cup of tea.
At a time, she even felt that her popularity as a host would come down if she appeared in films. She came to limelight as a TV host and gained enough reputation and became popular in every home too. Although several filmmakers wanted to cast her in films for her looks and spontaneity before the camera, she stayed away from any such contact of the film industry. It is said that she refused to do an advertisement with Sachin Tendulkar as she found the costumes were unsuitable, especially when she had been modeling for different products in that period. Besides being a host, she is also a trained classical dancer and had completed her MBA program. Now she is the managing director of a firm.
Uma married Suresh who had been a model too. She observed once that religion and language did not come in between them as long as marriage is concerned. Her husband is Punjabi, and she is a Tamilian. In fact, even her husband had received several film offers, but he too had refused them. She is happy now with her achievement and settled well in life.
Ramachandran is a well known face, who got much popularity through the serial Marma Desam. In Marma Desam - Vidathu Karuppu, he did a pivotal role as Chetan’s uncle. Chetan did the lead role as Rajendran. In this serial, Ramachandran performed as a handicapped. A flash back story was set behind his lost hand. The serial was directed by Naga without losing the essence of suspense and the thrill. Ramachandran’s another major role was in the serial Kolangal, directed by Thiruselvam. Kolangal was led by Devyani and Thiruselvam. Ramachandran did a politician role and was paired with Vanitha Krishnachandran. Being a politician cum a businessman, he tortures his brother’s family, who were suffering at that time. He has two children, a boy and a girl. Dev Anand did the role of his son, who also tortured his paternal sisters. Devyani did the role of Abi, who is supported by her aunty. Ramachandran has also acted in Uravugal, a Sun TV serial, starred by Shree, Durga, Archana Krishnappa, Rajkanth, Peelisivam, Sivakavitha, Vincent Roy, Nithya Ravindar and Amarasigamani. Ramachandran’s name in this serial is Senthil. Sivakavitha, who did the role as Ranjani was paired with Ramachandran. This serial has huge fan following, as all the actors in this serial are very well known to the Tamil serial audiences and they excel in their acting too.
Jayamani is a talented comedian who has appeared in several Kannada and Tamil Movies and TV programs. He has worked with other veteran TV comedy figures like Senthil Vadivelu, Vivek and Gaudamani etc. He has a long list of movies as well. He has over 150 movies to his credit.
Since his early years he wanted to entertain people through his spontaneity and comedy skills. He shot to fame by some of his noted film appearances like ‘Thirupathi’, ‘Singam’, ‘Sivakasi’ and ‘Vengai’ to name a few. His funny and quick disposition makes his audiences mesmerized and spellbound. He was recently in the news for his son ‘Varshan’ making a debut with a Tamil comedy movie ‘Adhu Vera Idhu Vera’ in which many comedians like Ganja Karuppu, Singamuthu and Imman Annachi are also working.
He was also in the news for his brawl with actor, comedian Vadivel who got physical with Jayamani after a heated argument. The actor, comedian is considered to be a champion in fitting into any style of acting. He has made viewers laugh like anything, and he wants to explore more of his acting skills in a varied medium through various roles. He is looking for more roles which could hone his acting skills and satisfy his cherished desire to act in TV appearances and movies. He seems to be going great.
Sindhu is primarily a Kannada actress who has a lot of appearances in the Kollywood movies. She has done a few famous Kannada movies like Porki, Thenavattu, Karuppusamy Kuththagaithaarar , Angadi Theru and Paradesi. She was noticed by movie world by her well- received performances in Paradesi and Angadi Theru.
She has a few noted Tamil serials in her credit, namely, Mutharam, Pillai Nila and Vamsam. Muthaaram, Vamsam and Pilla Nilai are soap operas that are being aired by Sun TV. She has a long experience of working in movies and serials.
The 40- year- old actress has married to a businessman Ravi, to whom she divorced due to her unhappy marriage life. She decided not to stay with her husband and moved to another place in Chennai where she lived along with her father.
Krithika is one of the successful actresses from the serial Metti Oli which was later dubbed into telugu as Mettala Savvadi. Metti Oli directed by Thirumurugan has helped many people gain popularity.The dubbed version also received huge response. Krithika played performed a soft role in Metti Oli. Her character Arundhathi was very differently described in this serial. She is forced to marry her company staff Vishwa, for whom she has high respect. But as she was unable to forget her lover, she will leave Vishwa and go back towith her lover.
She did her role perfectly without any over acting. She has performed as Gomathy in the serial Chellamay produced and acted by by Radhika Sarathkumar under Radaan Mediaworks. Krithika’s role is a negative role in the serial. That was the first time she attempted a negative role; yet she managed well. Mundhanai Mudichu added another negative role to her career. She did a villainy role named Prema. But she did not last long in Mundhanai Mudichu. Her role was handed over to Pooja Lokesh and later to Rani. Both did their part well with excellent expressions.
If Krithika has lasted in that serial, she could have reached different heights, as the character was such a pivotal one. She was also acting as Sarasu in Maragatha Veenai, which aired on Sun TV. She was performing as a good sister and a good wife in this serial. She was paired opposite Manohar in Maragatha Veenai. Later on she was replaced by Ramya. Krithika got married recently and settled. She has also performed in dance shows such as Manada Mayilada. After marriage, she is now leading an happy life as a homemaker.
Neelima is a decently prestigious Tamil Actress. Neelima began her acting career in “Oru Pennin Kathai” when she was in school. In her late spring excursions she likewise did gimmick movies like Thevar Magan, Virumbugiren and Pandavar Bhoomi. When she was 15 she performed the lead part in “Acham Madam Naanam”. In 2010, she published that she would put scenes on TV serials behind her necessities to star in gimmick films. Her part as “Karthi's” companion in “Naan Mahaan Alla” won her Edison Award for Best Supporting Actress, before she happened to depict an alternate vital part in “Muran”.
The on-screen character has turned maker with “K. S. Adhiyaman's” wander “Amali Thumali”, a parody film emphasizing Nakul, Shanthnu and Santhanam in the top parts. Her obligations as maker implied she needed to manage work in Fiji and subsequently she needed to stop her part in the TV serial, “Thendral”. She began her movie profession with “Thevar Magan” in 1992 as a youngster artist and later on she was emphasized in movies like “Pandavar Bhoomi(2001)” and “Virumbugiren(2002)”. One by one she gave numerous blockbuster movies in the Tamil business and soon turned into a well known artist. She was most recently seen in “Amali Thumali(2014)” and news was spread that she was going to show up in movies “Iruvar Ullam” and “Vaaliba Raja” which were still to be released in the industry. Alongside an acclaimed dingy profession Neelima additionally made a decent TV career.
Neelima showed up in a standout amongst the most popular Tamil serials “Thendral” playing the part of “Lavanya”. She is presently living up to expectations in “Mahabharatham” as “Goddess Rukmani”. Late news states that she has quite recently returned from Fiji islands and is going to begin producing movies as opposed to acting in them.
Vanaja is a famous actress from the Tamil television serials. She acted in various interesting roles, where she presented different aspects of a woman, and so developed a huge fan base for this. Her characters are liked by Tamil television viewers, and she has acquired popularity as an actress among them. She has also won a number of awards for her performances.
Vanaja had been interested in theater and performance since her school days. She showcased her talent by participating in school programs and private events. Her family encouraged her to try further and pursue a career in theater as they were confident of her skills. Vanaja looked out for such opportunities and obtained small roles in some television serials. They turned out to be good, and she did an excellent job. However, as the serials were not popular, she couldn’t grab the attention of mass media with her talent.
Vanaja got the opportunity to act in the famous television serial “ MettiOli” and played the character, “ Leela”. She did it in a nice and practical manner, and so she was liked by everyone. Her amazing performance got her many other similar roles which she carefully evaluated before picking the best ones. For example, her role in “ Ponnoonjal” is well known and has been appreciated by viewers of different communities and ages. Even after such superb success, Vanaja insists she is still a student who is keen on learning. She works with top directors and learns from them and puts her heart and soul into the character she is playing so that the audience empathizes with her character and the feelings she is trying to express. This attitude has helped her reach new heights in the television industry.
Vishwa is a famous Tamil actor who hails from the Tamil television media. He started his career as a presenter of a program and later graduated to become an actor in many serials. He is a multi-talented person as But he does many other things, such as dubbing for heroes and singing. He excels in everything he does, which is his ultimate goal in life.
Vishwa wanted to become an actor from a very young age. He would entertain his friends by enacting famous heroes and other characters in front of them. However, he didn’t copy anybody; he created his own impressions of these great men, and his friends loved it. So, he was motivated to take acting as a career option.
Vishwa was basically a shy person. So he didn’t go door to door asking for a chance in a movie or a serial. Fortunately for him, a famous producer asked if he would like to co-host a humorous program alongside him. He readily agreed. He did excellent work on that program, which paved the way for him to be an actor. Vishwa’s first major acting role was in the famous serial “Marmadesam”. After that, he acted in “Jannal” which brought him stardom. Soon, he became a part of every important Tamil Television Serial.
He was part of some famous serials like Metti Oli, Alaigal, Chiththi, and Kolangal. He can act in any role and entertain the audience, be it a positive or a negative role. Versatility is the main aspect of his acting.
Chetan is a veteran actor in Tamil serial industry having been in the industry for more than a decade and a half. He got his big break in the mega-hit thriller TV serial "Vidaadhu Karuppu" in the 'Marmadesam' series. While he was the assistant director to K.Shankar, he happened to land the pivotal role of ‘Karuppu’ in the series. He has said to have gotten into films by mere accident after completing his management studies post graduation. After many failed attempts to get into the film and ad industry in Hindi and English. He decided to move to Chennai, in search of Tamil opportunities.
He entered into the film industry through Jayam Ravi-starter Dhaam Dhoom and has completed eight movies till date including the hit flicks ‘Polladhavan’ and ‘ Padikkadhavan’ starring Dhanush. He has directed few episodes of the comedy serial ‘Veettukku Veedu Looty’ and has lent his voice to a few songs in Kannada films. He is an aspiring director and an enthusiastic artist who is said to have a few scripts in hand and is waiting for the right time to make them into movies.
He became popular on a global scene after he essayed the protagonist role in the cult serial, 'Metti Oli' directed by Thirumurugan and his title role in ‘Aadugiraan Kannan’ brought him laurels. ‘Metti Oli’ which showed him in a really serious role of a grumpy husband and also a drunkard is not his personal in real life he says. He is a jovial person, always setting up a light mood wherever he is, with his wisecracks and jokes, which lots of people do not know. He has acted in around 14 serials and eight movies till date and is married to Devadarshini (who is also an actor in the Tamil film/serial industry) with whom he shares a beautiful relationship despite little ego clashes since they are in the same industry, and they are proud parents of a daughter.
Thirumurugan is a Tamil television serial director, actor and a film director. He became an instant hit with the Tamil audience with his very first venture in serials, ‘Metti Oli’. It saw him play one of the lead roles alongside veterans in the serial industry like Delhi Kumar, Shanti Williams, Bose Venkat, etc. The show brought him huge popularity and people loved the natural and poignant portrayal of the serial. Metti Oli ran for a whopping 1300 odd episodes for more than three years on Sun TV and grossed un-imaginable TRP ratings and was on top of the serial TV rankings for a very long time.
Thirumurugan was lauded for his efforts as a director and an actor. Riding on Metti Oli’s success he went on to direct ‘Em Magan’ which was a wonderful portrayal of a caring father and his family which saw Nasser, Bharath, Saranya Ponvannan and Vadivelu in important roles. Em Magan saw him bag the Tamil Nadu award for the Best Director. The film also received widely positive responses from all critics. But his next venture Muniyandi Vilangial Moonramandu in 2008 didn’t do well at the box office.
He then moved to doing serials again with ‘Nadhaswaram’ in 2010 which is running till date which has T S B K Moulee, Poovilangu Mohan and others in important roles and also has Thirumurugan himself in one of the pivotal characters. He won the 'Sun Kudumbam Award' for the Best Actor in 2012 for his role in Nadhaswaram. He also did a short serial on Sun TV for a couple of years in 2013-2014 titled ‘Then Nilavu’.
Shanthi Williams is an Indian actress who is popular in Tamil and Malayalam film and television industry. She was born to Malayali parents in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu in India. She initiated her career as a child artist when she was just 12 years old. She did supporting and second heroine roles in movies and serials. She was known for her character as a customary mother in the popular Tamil drama serial, Metti Oli. Shanthi was awarded the Best Actress in a Negative Role for her performance in S. Kumaran’s Tamil Serial, Thendral. The award was given by veteran Director K. Balachander for her role as the mother of Tamizh (played by Deepak Dinkar). She also got her fame after doing the role of Angayarkanni on Sun TV’s Vani Rani. She played Vani and Rani’s mother-in-law. Shanthi was married to Malayalam cameraman, J. Williams in 1979. But the latter passed away in 2005. The couple has four children.
Shanthi has acted in dozens of serials and more than 20 films. She has played supporting roles as a mother or mother-in-law in many movies and portrayed lead negative roles in many TV serials fetching her praises from across the industry. Shanthi started acting in 1970 with the film, Vietnam Veedu. Then, she played as Pallavi in the 1980 psychological thriller film Moodu Pani. She appeared as a friend of Rekha who was forced to prostitution. After many years, Shanthi appeared in many films like Gentleman in 1993, Gentle Man Security in 1994, Karuppu Nila in 1995, Kizhakku Mugam and Poove Unakkaga in 1996, Aahaa Enna Porutham in 1997, Sollamale and Kaadhale Nimmadhi in 1998, followed by the Tamil comedy film, Suyamvaram in 1999.
She was also in the Tamil films Vaanavil and Unakkaga Mattum. Shanthi portrayed mostly the roles of a mother and a grandmother in films like Manadhai Thirudivittai, Lovely, Roja Kootam, Anniyan, Moondru Per Moondru Kaadhal and Climax. Recently, she did the film, Amma Ammamma, a story about Sampath and Saranya, who never have a baby of their own after being married for 15 years. Until they met the couple, Anand, and Devadarshini, and the latter died after giving birth to their second child. Shanthi also started on doing television serials in 1999. She played the role of Padmavathi in Radaan Productions’ Chithi followed by the popular Metti Oli and Annamalai.
She was also a part of the popular teleserial Arasi as Chandramathi, the mother of Arasi (played by Raadhika Sarathkumar). She also appeared in serials like Thangam, Pillai Nila, Shanthi Nilayam, Vasantham, Thangamana Purushan, Simran Thirai, Raja Rajeshwari, Kalasam, Bandham and much more. Shanthi was also seen in Amrita’s Innalathe Tharam. Recently, Shanthi also made a guest appearance on ‘Celebrity Kitchen’ along with actress Shri Durga.
Sanjeev is a Tamil lead actor in television and films. He is also a television host and been active in the industry from 1998 to till date. He is popular for appearing in the Tamil drama serial, “Thirumathi Selvam” directed by S. Kumaran and produced under Vikatan Televistas. He played the lead role as Selvam, a mechanic who was unmarried because he works hard for the welfare of his family. This serial was broadcasted on Sun TV from 2007 to 2013.
Sanjeev came from a family which is involved in television and films that’s why he ended up as an actor too. His sister, Sindhu, is an actress. Sanjeev is also the nephew of the late Yesteryear actress, Manjula Vijayakumar. His closest friend is Kollywood actor and playback singer, Vijay. They both went to Loyola College in Chennai to study Visual Communications. He was also Deepak Dinkar and Shree’s colleague. Sanjeev got arranged marriage to the television actress, Preethi Srinivasan in 2009 and they are blessed with a daughter Laya.
Sanjeev first appeared on television through the serial, “Nambikkai” on Sun TV where he did a supporting role. Sanjeev played a negative role in the popular Tamil drama serial, “Metti Oli” in 2002 which was later dubbed in Telugu as “Mettala Savvadi”. Then he acted in the popular daily soap Annamalai (2002 -2005). After performing in many negative and supporting roles, he got a chance to play the lead role in Thirumathi Selvam. This show became a huge success among the Television viewers and he was applauded for his performance as Selvam. He also got few awards for his performance in Thirumathi Selvam like the Best Actor Male Award in Vivel Chinnathirai Award in 2008, Best Actor Male Award in Tamil Nadu State Award for Television in 2009, Best Actor Male in Sun Kudumbam Awards in 2010 and Most Entertaining Male Actor in Big FM Tamil Entertainment Awards for Television in 2011.
Since then, Sanjeev started getting many offers as a lead in television serials like Manikoondu, Vilakku Vacha Nerathula, Idhayam, Aval, Thulasi, and Karai. He also hosted the Kala Master’s dance competition show, Maanada Mayilada, which was broadcasted on Kalaignar TV from 2007 and running till date up to the present. Sanjeev entered the silver screen in supporting roles with his friend Vijay. In the year 1998, he did the movie, Nilaave Vaa as Baasha. Then in 2001, he appeared as Badri’s friend in Tamil sports action film, Badri, and continued to do few more Tamil films like En Mana Vaanil, Puthiya Geethai, Nenjirukkum Varai and Palaivana Solai. He is one of the much-acclaimed actors in the tele industry.
Bose Venkat Commonly Known as Venkat, is an Indian Tamil Film and Television Actor who often plays supporting roles. He was born on May 15, 1975 in Madras, Tamil Nadu. He is married to Malayalam film actress, Sonia on September 5, 2003. They have two sons named Rudraksh Venkat and Tejaswin Venkat and a daughter Bavatharani. When he was 17 years old, he came to Chennai and wished to be successful in films. But, he was unlucky at the start of his career, so he worked as auto rickshaw driver while doing some auditions.
He has been acting since 2001 after he got his big break in the popular Sun TV serial “Metti Oli”, where he played as Bose. He played the husband of one of the five daughters of a troubled father and pulled it off with ease and showed the audience what he was capable of. Impressed with his performance in “Metti Oli”, Director P. Bharathiraja offered him a negative role in the Tamil film, “Eera Nilam” in 2003 which didn’t make it big at the box office yet made an impact with other directors and producers. He has then gone on to act in many movies and serials and even voiced Atul Kulkarni in the Ajith Kumar starter “Veeram”, which was released in 2014.
Bose has essayed pivotal roles in movies like “ko”, “Singam”, “Dhaam Dhoom”, “Saroja” etc. He says his best experience was acting with Superstar Rajinikanth in the Tamil action-thriller film, “Sivaji” under the direction of Shankar in 2007. Although he played a negative role alongside Suman, his performance was showered with praises from all over. He was also part of the 2005 Tamil film, “Kannamma” under the direction of S.s.Baba Vikram. He has also acted in a few Malayalam movies alongside Mammootty and Dilip.
Bose also dubbed in the Tamil action film “Veeram” this year. He also acted in “Thalai Nagaram”, “Naalai”, “Sivaji”, “Rameswaram”, “Dhaam Dhoom”, “Saroja”, “Sivappu Mazhai”, “Sadhurangam”, “Kozhi Koovuthu”, “Yaamirukka Bayamey”, “Tenaliraman”, “Aindhaam Thalaimurai Sidha Vaidhiya Sigamani”, “Vai Raja Vai”, “Vanmam” and a lot more.
Delhi Kumar is a veteran Tamil television and film actor. He is also a known stage actor and a senior drama artist. He is married to Gayathri, and they have a son named, Arvind Swamy, who was adopted by the Indian Philanthropist, V. D. Swami. He is basically from a theater group based in Delhi and also one of the members of the Delhi Drama Troupe in Nanganallur in Madras, India together with the veteran film actor, Delhi Ganesh. Although Delhi Kumar is widely known for his roles in television and films, he was just like the other veterans who started off as a stage artist and playwright.
Delhi Kumar has written and acted in many stage plays like Theerndhadhu Kanakku, an adaptation of the Agatha Christie Novel, ‘Witness for the Prosecution.' It was K. Balachander, who spotted him and got impressed with his acting skills. When he moved to Chennai, he took a voluntary retirement and contacted the veteran director, K. Balachander, and then he was offered to do the Tamil TV Serial, Premi through which he entered the Tamil small screen. Subsequently, he acted in the Tamil drama serial, Metti Oli that was broadcasted on Sun TV. His performance in Metti Oli as the responsible father of 5 daughters was very much appreciated.
Delhi Kumar played the role of Chidambaram, the father of Dhanam, Saroja, Leela, Viji and Bhavani in Metti Oli.. He is a land broker who tries to bring his children the best way he can. The story evolves on the lives of his five daughters. Then, Delhi Kumar did the serial, ‘Tharkappu Kalai Theeratha’. Later, he acted as a male protagonist in the Tamil drama soap, ‘Mundhanai Mudichu’. He once again appeared as a father in the serial; he was the father of three daughters who get them wedded to three sons of his friend.
In 2012, Delhi Kumar also played the role of Chidambaram, the father of Santhosh and Devi, in the drama soap, Bommalattam on Sun TV. He also did an important role in Cho Ramasamy’s, Enge Brahmanan series that was aired on Jaya. Though his interest is in stage dramas, Delhi Kumar feels TV is a better option because of certain constraints in drama. He is so experienced in acting that, at times, he gives suggestions to the serial director for the good of the serial. His spontaneity and the way he emotes any role are his positive sides which attracted many fans.
Because of his fatherly image in many serials, Delhi Kumar was given a chance to perform on the big screen. He did few Tamil films like Dumm Dumm Dumm where he played as Adhi’s father in 2001 and Kannathil Muthamittal in 2002. He was also a part of the Tollywood film, Stalin in 2006. In 2010, he acted as Vaseegaran’s father in the techno-thriller film, Enthiran. In the same year, he did the film Singam and in 2013, he was still part of Singam II, a sequel to the 2010’s Singam. In 2012, he was awarded Sun Kudumbam Life Achievement Awards for his service to the industry, by Sun Network.