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Sivakumar (Actor)
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Actor Sivakumar

Name Sivakumar
Birth Name Palanisamy Rakkia Gounder
Profession Actor, Artist, Writer
Date of Birth 27th October
Birth Place  Kasigoundan Puthur, Coimabatore, Tamilnadu
Title Tamil Thiraiyulaga Margandeyan
Nationality  Indian
Mother Tongue  Tamil
Family  Wife – Lakshmi
Sons – Surya (Actor), Karthik (Actor)
Daughter – Brindha
Daughter-in-law - Jothika (Actress)
Son-in-law - Sivakumar
Grand daughter - Diya
Literature works * His book 'Idhu Rajapattai Alla' was included in the 91-92 curriculum of Loyola College and the book was released by K.Balachander in 2005.
* He has devoted 30 pages in his book to his mother.
* The book has his 50 paintings.
                                               * Recently gave a lecture on Kamba Ramayanam at Tirupur Thindal Vellalar College. This was when he felicitated his book titled “Kamban En Kadhalan”. His much acclaimed speech has also been released in VCD format.
Debut Film Motor Sundaram Pillai
Secret about his youthful personlity Performing yoga, doing regular exercises, being a teetotaller and having oil-bath during weekends
About his first shot "I was given a two-line dialogue and asked to rehearse it for three days. I was wondering why so much time was being given for such a small dialogue. But, when the scene was being shot, I couldn't even speak. People started making fun of me. I broke down in front of the camera."
Memorable hits * Sindhu Bhairavi
* Vandichakram
* Ini Oru Suthanthiram
* Oruvar Vaazhum Aalayam
* Pournami Alaigal
* Solla thaan Ninaikiren
His memorable Paintings Brahadeeswara Temple, Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple, Thirumalai Naicker Mahal
Samples for his memory power At any time he can recollect the verses of Bharathiar and poems of Sangam Literature
Insiprational artists in the film industry K.Madhavan, Sundaram
His most impressive painting Portrait of Mahatma Gandhi
About art The most effective way of expressing himself.
His best Paintings * A crying baby
* A girl with a flower basket
His views About Painting and Films :

“Painting provided the base for cinema. In art, all you need to do is observe things and sketch on a canvas. Films are not any different. You have to watch people, study their behaviour and emote in front of the camera.”
Founder Sri Sivakumar Educational & Charitable Trust
Facts  * His father was a school teacher and had died when he was born.
* He studied painting at Government College of Arts and Crafts, Chennai.
* By the time he completed SSLC he had watched 14 movies.
* He learnt painting for 6 years.
* For 8 years he was doing the art of painting.
* He wanted to be a painter.
* During 60s, he had done canvases on Rockport & Sri Ranganathaswami temple.
* He gave up coffee and tea in 1958.
* He practices yoga and other physical exercises to maintain his health.
* He has a good memory power.
* He is a voracious reader.
* He is a good writer.
* He owns 48 paintings.
* To draw something he used to ride his cycle with few rupees in and around Chennai.
* He started acting in the movies because of his professor A.P. Santhanarajan.
* He learnt horse riding for the movie Rajaraja Cholan.
* He learnt music for the movie Sindhu Bhairavi.
* He has acted in Malayalam movies also.
* He has acted in 750 stage dramas.
* The trust Sri Sivakumar Educational & Charitable Trust was founded in 1979 during a function for his 100th film.
* His trust supports the needy students.
Award Received a lifetime achievement award at the 55th Filmfare awards

Courtesy: Web Resources
Compiled by: PS and Gayathri

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- Sivakumar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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- Actor Sivakumar’s Kamban 50 - Audio
- Video | Actor Sivakumar's Charitable Trust | Indiainteracts.com

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