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Birth name  N. Santhanam
Genres  Stand-up comedy
Role  Film actor
Nationality  Indian
Name  N. Santhanam
Height  1.70 m
Santhanam (actor) - Wikipedia

Born  21 January 1980 (age 43) Pozhichalur, Chennai,Tamil Nadu, India (1980-01-21)
Upcoming movies  Tamilselvanum Thaniyar Anjalum, Gethu
Ex-spouse  Kusha Lugha, Raakama, Usha
Movies  Boss Engira Bhaskaran, Inimey Ippadithan, Vasuvum Saravananum Onna Pa, Vaalu, Raja Rani


Similar  Vivek (actor), Vadivelu, Silambarasan

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N Santhanam is an Indian film actor who has predominantly appeared in Tamil films as a comedian, but now appears in leading roles.

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Santhanam (actor) Actor Santhanam Stills Cine Punch

Beginning his career as a comedian on television shows, he rose to fame through his performances in Vijay TV's Lollu Sabha enacting the lead role in spoofs of Tamil films. He was subsequently given a chance by actor Silambarasan to feature in a supporting role in Manmadhan (2004) and then was signed on to appear in a host of films, notably winning good reviews for his work in Sachien (2005) and Polladhavan (2007). He appeared in a one-off leading role in Shankar's production Arai En 305-il Kadavul (2008) and subsequently became a staple feature as a comedian in successful Tamil films during the period, with his market popularity helping stuck films find distributors. Santhanam has also had embarked on collaborations with directors including gaining positive reviews for his work in M Rajesh's comic trilogy of Siva Manasula Sakthi (2009), Boss Engira Bhaskaran (2010) and Oru Kal Oru Kannadi (2012), winning the Vijay Award for Best Comedian for each one. He has also repeatedly collaborated in the films of A L Vijay, Siva and Sundar C as well as in films featuring Silambarasan, Arya and Udhayanidhi Stalin.

Santhanam (actor) Santhanam Actor Photos

His consistently well-received performances and box office appeal in the early 2010s prompted the film industry to dub him as the "Comedy Superstar". In 2012, he began a film production company named Handmade Films and produced his first film, Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya (2013), which went on to become a commercially successful venture. Meanwhile in 2014, he starred in the leading role again in the action comedy Vallavanukku Pullum Aayudham (2014), winning critical and commercial acclaim. In Dec 2015 Forbes India Magazine listed Santhanam in 2015 Celebrity 100, at the 52nd position and at 17 by Money Rank (earnings).

Santhanam (actor) Biography Actor Santhanam Official Website

Career

Santhanam (actor) Picture 342495 Actor Santhanam in Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya

Unlike comedians such as Vadivelu and Vivek who usually appear in comedy tracks separate from the main plot, Santhanam mostly plays either the male protagonist's friend or enemy, forming an essential part of the plot. He has noted that he actively avoided being a part of separate comedy tracks within films, maintaining that appearing as an actor in the story would stop his comedy from becoming monotonous.

Santhanam (actor) VPA Photoshoot Actor Santhanam Official Website

His appeal at the box office was evident after films such as Leelai and Kadhal Pisase were able to find distributors following long delays, while Telugu film-makers S S Rajamouli and Sai Kiran Adivi partially shot scenes with the actor before releasing a Tamil version of their Telugu films, through Naan Ee and Vinayaga.

Santhanam (actor) Tamil Actor Santhanam Says Being A Comedian isn39t easy

Santhanam's first production venture, Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya directed by Manikandan, became a commercially successful venture upon release in January 2013. Producing the venture under his newly formed studio Handmade Films, Santhanam opted to introduce a predominantly new cast and keep a low budget for the project understanding that film production had "previously ended the careers of many". Featuring Santhanam as one of the three lead characters alongside his close friend and dermatologist Sethu and Power Star Srinivasan, the film was well received by critics, with a reviewer noting "there is a serious actor hidden somewhere inside Santhanam, who seems to be waiting for the right opportunity or role to break out of the comedian and sidekick roles he is confined to now", adding that "he can put many commercially successful actors to shame". He featured a journalist in Kannan's comedy film Settai alongside Arya and Premgi Amaren, also serving as an assistant director, while he then also played a popular role of a love guru in Sundar C's Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru. He continued to feature in well received roles in commercially successful films like Raja Rani and Vanakkam Chennai, and his work in Endrendrum Punnagai with Jiiva and Vinay, was also praised with a critic noting that "with his spot-on comedy, measured histrionics and his immense likeability, he is a revelation and provides some hearty laughs". A set-back came in the form of his fourth collaboration with Rajesh in All in All Azhagu Raja which became a surprise failure, and a critic wrote "though he does have his moments, the comedy seems to be forced, many of the scenes greatly exaggerated, and his portrayal of Kareena Chopra is a disaster".

Santhanam (actor) Actor Santhanam Stills Cine Punch

In 2014, he appeared in the leading role in Srinath's Vallavanukku Pullum Aayudham, a remake of the 2010 Telugu film Maryada Ramanna. In preparation for the film, Santhanam lost weight, sported a different look and attended dance classes as well as reducing his work by being more selective on accepting other scripts. The film opened in May 2014 to positive reviews and box office success with a critic noting that "it is a Santhanam show all the way" and that "he also delivers as a complete actor, displaying a range of emotions".

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In 2016, after Dhilluku Dhuddu Santhanam has signed in an Untitled project produced by VTV Ganesh and Directed by Sethuraman.

Criticism

Santhanam was involved in controversy when he made fun of Mukesh Harane, a 24-year-old tobacco user who died of oral cancer and features in health-risk warning cards before films, and a scene was immediately removed from the film All in All Azhagu Raja. In 2013, a dialogue laced with double entendres uttered by him in Endrendrum Punnagai created controversy. He was accused of making remarks against women; due to protests, the dialogue was removed from the film.

Awards

Won
  • Vijay Award for Best Comedian for Siva Manasula Sakthi (2009)
  • Vijay Award for Best Comedian for Boss Engira Bhaskaran (2010)
  • Edison Award for Best Comedian for Boss Engira Bhaskaran (2010)
  • Vijay Award for Best Comedian for Siruthai (2011)
  • SIIMA Award for Best Comedian for Vaanam (2011)
  • Vijay Award for Best Comedian for Oru Kal Oru Kannadi (2012)
  • Vijay Award for Best Comedian for Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru (2013)
  • Nominated
  • Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor – Tamil for Boss Engira Bhaskaran (2010)
  • Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor – Tamil for Siruthai (2011)
  • Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor – Tamil for Deiva Thirumagal (2011)
  • SIIMA Award for Best Comedian for Oru Kal Oru Kannadi (2012)
  • Vijay Award for Best Comedian for Aranmanai (2014)
  • Songs

    Paatha Oru LookulaInimey Ippadithan · 2015
    Sivan MaganDhilluku Dhuddu · 2016
    Athana Azhagayum (From "Innimey Ippadithaan")Inimey Ippadithan · 2015

    Filmography

    Actor
    -
    Untitled Santhanam film (announced)
    -
    Amali Thumali (filming)
    -
    Kick (filming) as
    Santhosh
    -
    Vadakkupatti Ramasamy (filming)
    -
    DD Returns (post-production)
    -
    Madha Gaja Raja (completed)
    -
    Server Sundaram (completed) as
    K. Sundaram
    -
    Mannavan Vanthanadi
    2022
    Agent Kannayiram as
    Agent Kannayiram
    2022
    Gulu Gulu as
    Google aka Gulu Gulu
    2021
    Mapillai Vinayagar
    2021
    Sabhaapathy as
    Sabhaapathy
    2021
    Dikkiloona as
    Mani
    2021
    Paris Jeyaraj
    2020
    Biskoth as
    Rajasimmha
    2020
    Dagaalty
    2019
    A1 as
    Saravanan
    2019
    Dhilluku Dhuddu 2 as
    Viji
    2017
    Oodi Oodi Uzhaikanum
    2017
    Sakka Podu Podu Raja as
    Santa
    2016
    Nambiar as
    Nambiar
    2016
    Tamilselvanum Thaniyar Anjalum as
    Nasar
    2016
    Dhilluku Dhuddu as
    Kumar
    2016
    Idhu Namma Aalu as
    Guest Appearance
    2016
    Vaaliba Raja as
    Raja
    2015
    Vaalu as
    Tyre
    2015
    Vasuvum Saravananum Onna Padichavanga as
    Vasu
    2015
    Innimey Ippadithaan as
    Seenu
    2015
    Nannbenda as
    Sivakozhundhu
    2015
    JK Enum Nanbanin Vaazhkai as
    Thothathri & 'Paartha'
    2015
    Aambala as
    Rajasekhar
    2015
    I as
    'Gym' Babu
    2014
    Lingaa as
    Lingaa's Sidekick
    2014
    Aranmanai as
    Paalsamy
    2014
    Vanavarayan Vallavarayan as
    Guest Appearance
    2014
    Vallavanukku Pullum Aayudham as
    Shakthi
    2014
    Thalaivan as
    Kannan
    2014
    Bramman as
    Nandhu
    2014
    Idhu Kathirvelan Kadhal as
    Mayilvaganam
    2014
    Inga Enna Solluthu as
    Driver Ezhumugam
    2014
    Salala Mobiles as
    Alagarsami
    2014
    Veeram as
    Bail Perumal
    2013
    Endrendrum Punnagai as
    Baby
    2013
    All in All Azhagu Raja as
    Kalyanam / Kaali / Kareena Chopra
    2013
    Vanakkam Chennai as
    Narayanan
    2013
    Ya Ya as
    Rajkiran (Sehwag)
    2013
    Raja Rani as
    Sarathy
    2013
    Ainthu Ainthu Ainthu as
    Gopal
    2013
    Thalaivaa as
    Logu
    2013
    Pattathu Yaanai as
    Gouravam
    2013
    Singam 2 as
    Sussa
    2013
    Thillu Mullu as
    Cameo Appearance
    2013
    Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru as
    Mokia / Satish (Tamil Version)
    2013
    Settai as
    Nagaraj (Nadupakka Nakki)
    2013
    Alex Pandian
    2013
    Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya as
    Kaalkattu Kaliyaperumal
    2012
    Kadhal Pisase
    2012
    Neethaane En Ponvasantham as
    Prakash
    2012
    Podaa Podi as
    Special Appearance
    2012
    Thaandavam as
    Sathyan
    2012
    Mirattal as
    Chari
    2012
    Eega as
    Govindhan - Drunk Robber
    2012
    Saguni as
    Rajini Appathurai
    2012
    Ishtam as
    Thiyagu
    2012
    Kalakalappu as
    Vettupuli
    2012
    Leelai as
    Vicky
    2012
    Oru Kal Oru Kannadi as
    Parthasarathy
    2012
    Muppozhudhum Un Karpanaigal as
    Chandru
    2011
    Osthi as
    Velan's Friend
    2011
    Velayudham as
    Speed
    2011
    Vellore Maavattam as
    Kumaravelu
    2011
    Vanthaan Vendraan as
    Delhi
    2011
    Yuvan Yuvathi as
    Sakkarai
    2011
    Markandeyan as
    Yaanaimudi
    2011
    Deiva Thirumagal as
    Vinod
    2011
    Udhayan as
    Mukundhan
    2011
    Kandaen as
    Saami
    2011
    Singam Puli as
    Buji Banu
    2011
    Thambikottai as
    Saissa (credit only)
    2011
    Siruthai as
    Kaatu Poochi
    2010
    Chutti Chathan
    2010
    Guru Sishyan
    2010
    Aattanayagann
    2010
    Ayyanar
    2010
    Chikku Bukku as
    Krishna
    2010
    Mandhira Punnagai as
    Senthil
    2010
    Enthiran as
    Siva
    2010
    Boss Engira Baskaran as
    Nallathambi
    2010
    Moscowin Kaveri as
    Devaraj
    2010
    Thillalangadi as
    Dr. Paul
    2010
    Maanja Velu as
    Manickam
    2010
    Theeradha Vilaiyattu Pillai as
    Kumar
    2009
    Balam
    2009
    Kandhakottai
    2009
    Kanden Kadhalai as
    Mokkai Raju
    2009
    Solla Solla Inikkum
    2009
    Modhi Vilayadu as
    Kaduku
    2009
    Vaamanan as
    Chandru
    2009
    Maasilamani
    2009
    Thoranai as
    Vellaichamy (Tamil)
    2009
    Siva Manasula Sakthi as
    Vivek
    2008
    Kannum Kannum as
    Murali
    2008
    Malai Malai as
    Vimal Haasan
    2008
    Silambattam as
    Saamaa
    2008
    Mahesh Saranya Matrum Palar
    2008
    Vinayakudu as
    Senthil
    2008
    Jayam Kondaan as
    Bhavani
    2008
    Kuselan as
    Nagaraj
    2008
    Arai Enn 305-il Kadavul as
    Raasu
    2008
    Santhosh Subramaniyam as
    Srinivasan
    2008
    Vaitheeswaran
    2008
    Theekuchi
    2008
    Kaalai
    2007
    Billa as
    Krishna
    2007
    Azhagiya Tamilmagan as
    Guru's friend
    2007
    Machakkaaran
    2007
    Polladhavan as
    Sathish
    2007
    Thottal Poo Malarum as
    Ravi's Friend
    2007
    Veerappu as
    Puli's Friend
    2007
    Kireedam as
    Balasubramaniam
    2007
    Vyabari as
    Personal Assistant
    2007
    Parattai Engira Azhagu Sundaram
    2007
    Mudhal Kanave
    2007
    Veerasamy
    2006
    Rendu
    2006
    Vallavan as
    Balu
    2006
    Sillunu Oru Kaadhal as
    Rajesh
    2006
    Something Something... Unnakum Ennakum as
    Arivu
    2006
    Idhaya Thirudan as
    Mahesh
    2005
    Englishkaran as
    College Student
    2005
    February 14 as
    Senthil's Friend
    2005
    Oru Kalluriyin Kathai
    2005
    Ah Aah: Anbe Aaruyire as
    Press Reporter
    2005
    Sachien as
    Santhanam
    2004
    Lollu Sabha (TV Series)
    2004
    Manmadhan as
    Bobby
    2003
    Alai
    2002
    Kadhal Azhivathillai as
    Simbhu's friend
    2002
    Pesadha Kannum Pesume as
    Vikram's classmate
    Producer
    2019
    Dhilluku Dhuddu 2 (producer)
    2015
    Innimey Ippadithaan (producer)
    2014
    Vallavanukku Pullum Aayudham (producer)
    2013
    Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya (producer)
    Writer
    2013
    Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya
    Music Department
    2013
    Thalaivaa (playback singer)
    Soundtrack
    2013
    Thalaivaa (performer: "Vanganna Vanakanganna")
    Self
    2017
    Enakku Vaaitha Adimaigal as
    Self (guest appearance)

    References

    Santhanam (actor) Wikipedia