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Robo Shankar is an upcoming comedian artiste in the Tamil cinema who was noticed as a mimicry artist in ‘’Rowtrhiram’’, that released in 2011. But while editing the movie, his role was cut fully, and the actor could not get any recognition.
As a comedian, he works very hard on the scripts and found that needed updating with the trending talks of today’s youth has become very necessary to understand the pulse of the audience to pull them to the screen. In order to be a successful comedian, he feels, one artist has to update himself with trending talks of youths witnessed in college and even schools.
The actor feels that today’s audiences are smart enough and it is harder to make them laugh in theatre. Basically, the actor analyses what whatever today’s youth wants, he perfects his role in that manner. After his comedy scenes were cut in ‘Rowtrhiram’, he got a real break in Gokul’s “Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara’’ (2013) as Pasupathi's henchman. Post ‘Idharkuthaane Aasaipattai Balakumara’, Balaji Mohan offered actor Ravi Mohan a big role in’ Vaayai Moodi Pesavum’.
He also played a drunkard role in ‘Vaayai Moodi Pesavum’ (2014) which was liked by audiences. Later on, he got an offer in ‘Maari’ with Dhanush where he gets all the freedom to try anything new on the spot. It is said that Maari has changed his life entirely. This movie has given him the perfect break and many people have started recognizing his talent after ‘Maari’.
Dhanush had helped this talented guy to come up in his life (cinema). Dhanush used to praise this new comer and admired him for his spontaneity in the sets. That is why this actor always wants to see himself as a comedian who would entertain people to the core and even he wants to see that people smile and get entertained.
The film Maari also helped him to develop friendship with Dhanush. He expects his role in Vijay’s latest flick “Puli” will get notices as this film will be a complete family entertainer. He says that he has not played any such character like what he played in Puli till date and children will enjoy his role in screen. The actor is also a huge fan of Vijay. He feels that Vijay has a very stylish smile. This comedian has also had some hit movies in 2015, such as ‘Maya’, ‘Strawbeery’, ‘Yatchan’ and ‘Trisha Illana Nayanthara’.
Sivakarthikeyan is a stand-up comedian, actor, and an anchor born on 17th February 1985 in Singampunari, Tamil Nadu. He was born to an Engineer father and has a sister who is a doctor. He was in Campion Anglo-Indian Higher Secondary School in his school years and graduated from JJ College of Engineering and Technology and holds a degree in B.E. Later. he went on to do MBA from Indian Institute of Planning and Management Chennai. He was participative in his college in theatre and stand-up comedy. It was the gap he had between his engineering and MBA he participated in a Star Vijay reality show, Kalakku Povathu Yaaru after he was forced by his friends and eventually won the show.
He made an appearance in a dance reality show with Aishwarya Prabhakar as his partner in Jodi Number One Season 3 followed by Boys vs. Girls season 1 and 2. As an anchor, he worked with Star Vijay and hosted Airtel Super Singer and Jodi Number One Season5. He also did a talk show Koffee with Siva and the show that he’s most famous for is his, Athu Ithu Ethu. He has also promoted the Vijay Awards season 5 and 6.
Maintaining his image as a host, he did short films as well like Mugapputhagam, identity, etc. Aishwarya Dhanush put him on a supporting role in 3 Dhanush, where his talent for comic timing was critically loved. His next film was Marina by Pandiraj where Siva was opposite Oviya in a romantic role. He was well appreciated by the audience and critics both. Siva’s next flick was Ezhil’s Manam Kothi Paravai, which received a decent response. The year 2013 proved to be successful for him as he came out with three hits consecutively.
Starting with Kedi Billa Killadi Ranga by Pandiraj, Siva played a comic role alongside Vimal. The film received good critical reviews and eventually was a hit resulting in a good profit for the producers and directors. His next film was Dhanush’s debut as a producer Ethir Neechal directed by Durai Senthilkumar, which is about a usual man having a passion for running and making his life bigger.
His 3rd release was a comedy by Ponram, Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam where he co-starred with Sri Divya, who was a new face in the industry. All three releases of Siva were a great hit and proved to be a great step towards success in the entertainment industry for Siva and he also bagged the Vijay Entertainer of the Year award for 2013. In 2014, he came up with Maan Karate directed by AR Murugadoss which is about a guy who fakes to be a gangster and the movie was a hit.
Another movie that he did with Durai Senthilkumar is Kakki Sattai, which is based on a cop who fights for illegal organ donation. He has starred opposite to Keerthi Suresh in the film Rajini Murugan. He also sang a song in Rajini Murugan. The movie released on 27th February 2015 and was a box office hit and was on screen for 50 days. Siva received rave reviews for it, and he was pointed out as an entertainer by many critics.
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Siva Karthikeyan took his profession as an actor in Indian films. He also set foot in the Tamil Film Industry as television anchor and stand-up comedian. Marina and Manam Kothi Paravai were his debut movies which hit the theaters in 2012.
His eye-soothing performance got a preference in 2013 for his two films Ethir Neechal and Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam
He saw the first light of the world in the beautiful city of Singampunari. His father served the nation as a police officer. His sister opted to serve as a doctor at Tiruchirappalli. He successfully completed his schooling from Campion Anglo-Indian Higher Secondary School situated at Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu. The school started in 1924 for boys. The school got its name from patron saint, St. Edmund Campion. Further, he moved on to engineering and took his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering in Tiruchirapalli from J J College of Engineering and Technology (JJCET). The college started in 1994-1995 in Ammapettai Village touching the National Highway 45. The College provided eight Under-Graduate courses and eight Postgraduate courses in Engineering along with Masters in Business Administrations. He didn’t stop after engineering and further opted for MBA and completed it from the renowned college in Chennai The Indian Institute of Planning & Management (IIPM).The College was established in 1973, opening 18 branches all over the country. He tied the knot on 27th August 2010 with Aarathi and their girl child was born on 22nd October 2013.
Apart from taking part in cultural events, he also took interest in performing mimicry and as a stand-up comedian on stage. In a gap of 3 months break in his engineering studies and starting of MBA his friends tried their level best to enter the auditions of a comedy reality shows that telecasted on Vijay TV, Kalakka Povathu Yaaru. The show focused on bringing new talents to light. Apart from Sivakarthikeyan many talented artists like Robo Shankar got the spotlight. In spite of constant unwillingness to take part, he won the show. This show is one of the main reasons Vijay TV has earned so much popularity. Siva even took part in the dance reality show Jodi number one. The show featured couple contestants having a Television background. The first season was launched in 2006, in the month of October.
Soon, opportunities knocked his door for hosting numerous shows on Star Vijay like Airtel Super Singer. The show was sponsored by telecom partner Airtel, with the aim to find the greatest voice of Tamil Nadu state. Siva was accompanied by Divya to host the third season of Super Singer in 2010-2011. Garnier Fructis sponsored the show for eight seasons till date. The comedy game show Athu Ithu Ethu telecasted on Vijay TV gave him access to the hearts of the praising audience. Siva hosted the show for two years. In each game of the show there were three rounds and each participant starts the game with 100 points and in the end, the participants having most points in their kitty wins the game. The show mostly aimed at promoting the movie on air. Carrying on with his work as a host, he contributed his time to promotional films along with the Vijay Awards. Setting the pace on his career as a television host, he appeared in movies like Identity, 360°.
The year 2013 came out to be lucky for him for his three commercial films that successfully kept on running in theaters for 100 days. Kedi Billa Killadi Ranga was the release with him in the cast and was shot in his hometown Tiruchirappalli. The film brought out the hidden acting skills thriving in him. Dhanush’s debut production Ethir Neechal gained him the heartwarming success under the direction skills of Durai Senthilkumar. The storyline highlights a talented young man who jumps over every possible hurdle to earn fame and respect. In the year 2013, he was awarded the Vijaya Awards for his performance. For his splendid roles in movies throughout the year, Sify compared him to Bosepandi noting his unbelievable acting skills.
In 2012, he bagged three hit movies in his name. In Marina, he acted in the role of Senthilnathan, which got nominated for best debut actor category.
In 3, he was cast as "Kumar" alongside Dhanush and Shruti Hassan. Dhanush sang a song in the movie “Why this Kolaveri di?” whose hits spread like a sweet fragrant and has over crossed 100 million views on youtube. Dhanush won the Filmfare award in best male playback singer - Tamil and the song received the nominations for Vijay awards for the best song along with him for best male playback singer in the same award ceremony.
In 2013, his role as Kunjithapatham (Harish) in the movie Ethir Neechal made him the proud winner of SIIMA Award for the category of Best Actor. Currently, in 2016, he is filming for Nurse Akka
In 2014 and 2015 he entered the music industry with his songs under music director Anirudh Ravichander. Royapuram Peter and I'm So Cool are the two iconic songs from the movies Maan Karate and Kakki Sattai
2011 was a great start for him. Awards never forgot his way home. Categories like Best actor, Pride of Vijay TV and The Rising star had his nominations throughout.
In 2014, he was awarded the Edison Awards along with the SICA Award.
Moreover, he was nominated for South Indian International Movie Awards in short SIIMA for his sensational movies of the south.