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Sri Sivakumar ( Film Actor)

Sivakumar is fondly known as Markandeyan in the South Indian Film Industry. He had the fire in him from childhood to prove himself to others one day. After completing S.S.L.C. He joined the Government college of arts and crafts to study painting in Chennai. He used to go to Mamallapuram in a cycle all the way from Chennai to sketch paintings.
Lakshman Being a teetotaller, he practiced yoga and other physical exercises to maintain his health. He leads a happy life with his wife, Mrs. Lakshmi, Two sons Mr. Surya and Mr. Karthik (Who are also into the film Industry) and a daughter Brindha. (All of them Got married).

Sivakumar had the advice of his professor A.P. Santhanarajan that he should enter film Industry. The doors were opened to Sivakumar through AVM`s Kakkum Karangal. Among Sivakumar`s memorable hits are Sindhu Bhairavi, INI Oru Sudhandhiram Vandichakkaram, Oruvar Vazhum Alayam, Pournami Alaigal and Sollathan Ninaikkiren.

He has shared the screen with great legends like Sivaji, M.G.R and worked with the leading film makers like K.Balachander..
He has also acted in dramas 750 times approximately. He is not only known for his versatility in acting, but also for being the modest, disciplinarian, for which the entire cine world looks upon him with respect. He came to the Chennai city in early 60 s and captured the magnificence of the Rockfort and Sri Ranganathaswami Temple on his canvass. He also had gone to Tirupathi and Thirukkazhukundram for drawing and painting purpose. The grandeur of Brahadeeswarar Temple, Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple, Thirumalai Naik Mahal were brought in the form of Sivakumar`s Paintings earned him rich encomiums from the critics. But what he finds as most impressive is a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi.
Having endowed with a superb memory power, Sivakumar could recite the verses of Bharathiar and poems of Sangam literature. A Book “Idhu Rajapattai Alla” written by Sivakumar proves that he is a good writer. He has devoted 30 pages in his book to his mother who faced the difficulties and withstood the circumstances stoically . The book also has more than 50 paintings of Sivakumar. A philanthropist, a silent helper avoiding the limelight and media to show off his worthy deeds.
Sivakumar supports the needy students every year through his educational and charitable trust founded by him. He remarks that it is an attempt to encourage students and motivate them to achieve more in their life.
Sivakumar has acted in T.V. Seriels like Chithi, Annamalai (Sun T.V), Ethanai Manidhargal and Parama Padham ( Podhigai)
Latest information :As an artist (Painting & Drawing), Film Actor, Sivakumar`s Concentration has now deepened to Tamil Literature. He is of course a book-worm which led him to give speeches about Kambaramayanam by selecting 100 important verses from it recently. What a memory power he has in him!.