Actor Shiva started his career as a Radio Jockey. He appeared in the film 12B as a guest actor. Later he made his debut through Chennai 28, a film by
Venkat Prabhu. Venkat Prabhu also made his directorial debut through the same film. Shiva’s next commitment was again with Venkat Prabhu in Saroja, a comedy thriller movie. Both these films were super duper hit and Shiva became popular among the audiences in Tamilnadu. Then he committed in Tamil Padam, a comedy movie which makes fun of the Tamil films. Though the film was criticized for its story, it gave a good name to Shiva and the team. Shiva acted in Kalakalappu along with Vimal and
Thillu Mullu with
Prakash Raj. He acted as a dubbing artist in his next film Sonna Puriyathu, in which he sang a song too. This film Sonna Puriyathu has one more specialty that it made Shiva a lyricist too. Yes, Shiva wrote the lyric of the song Rosa hai, which he sang. He also showed another face as a dialogue writer in the film,
Aadama Jaichomada. Shiva acted with the comedy hero Santhanam in Ya Ya, which went on average.
Priya Anand was paired with Shiva in
Vanakkam Chennai, which was the debut movie of actor Udhayanidhi Stalin’s wife Kiruthiga. Many critics have positively criticized Shiva that no other actor has guts to make fun of other actors and cinema industry, as Shiva. Shiva is still on committing more good films that suit him.
Born to Sundaram and Nirmala Sundaram, Shiva is the Tamil film actor who had gained fame by being a radio jockey on Radio Mirchi. He mostly does comic roles in movies at present. In the year 2001, he came with his debut film in which he did a cameo. The name of the picture was 12B. He just had a little role in it of a radio jockey.
Six years later, Shiva was offered the role of a lead actor. In the year 2007, came the movie Chennai 60028 which was a sports comedy and was directed by Venkat Prabhu. It was a multi-starred movie in which there were ten more debut actors other than Shiva. The picture was a box-office blockbuster. In the very next thriller film Saroja, he played a thrilling role, and the film was again a super hit. With just two movies and he earned recognition in the Tamil cinema. He also received awards for these movies. Both were under Venkat Prabhu’s direction.
Shiva then acted in Thamizh Padam, which acclaimed rave reviews from critics and audience. He was admired by people for his comic roles. To show his versatility, he did a romantic drama as well, named Pathinaaru. Pathinaaru was his first film to be a non-comedy venture. People liked him in it but not as much as they liked him in comic roles. The movie was an average grosser.
Shiva again came back to comedy and started with his next project. The film was Siva Poojaiyil Karadi, which got restricted to get released. He continued with comic projects and in the year 2012, he featured in Kalakalappu directed by Sundar C. The film gained positive reviews and was an above average grosser. Shiva played the role of Raghu and won the hearts of audience and critics. There were words that Shiva was the scene stealer in the film and carried the entire movie on his own.
On 15th November 2012, Shiva married his girlfriend Priya who was a former badminton player of National level. Back to back, he did comedies like Thillu Mullu, which fared well. People adored Shiva for his perfect comedy timing and one liners. Movies like Sonna Puriyathu, “Ya Ya”, made him unbeatable in comedy and top actors, and news reporters praised him now and then.
Kiruthiga Udhayanidhi selected Shiva, opposite to Priya Anand, for her directorial debut and made the picture Vanakkam Chennai, which was a romantic musical film. It received mixed views but was successful commercially.