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Vivek (actor)

Vivekananthan (; born 19 November 1961) is an Indian film actor and comedian. He has won four Filmfare Best Comedian Awards for his performances in Run, Saamy, Perazhagan and Sivaji, respectively. In April 2009, Vivek received the Padma Shri award by the Government of India for his contribution to the arts.[1] He was introduced to filmdom by renowned director K. Balachander.[2]



==vivek was born in kovilpatti. .[3] Vivek debuted in with Manathil Uruthi Vendum in 1987. Later he played roles in Kushi, Minnale, Run and Saamy.He is known for his ever-young looking appearance . He is a multi talented person and is known for his punches and rhythmic dialogues related to the society and its problems, national politics and problems like health, education, social affairs, unemployment, black money, love, population growth etc. He is a keen keyboard player.He dominated the cine field for comedies during the period 1999 2008. He is also very well known for his talent of mimicry like actors such as MGR, Sivaji, Rajni, Kamal, Vijay, Vijaykant, Solomon Papaiah and many others.[4] He is consdered the cinematic heir of Nagesh in the cine field's comedy section In 2009, he received Asianet Film Award for Special Honour Jury Award.. He celebrated 25 years of his acting in Tamil cinema.[5] He has never acted with Kamal Haasan.

Other Work



Brand Ambassador

Vivek was the brand ambassador of Mirinda softdrinks in 2003.[7][8][9] As of 2011, he is the ambassador of Nathella jewellery.[10]

Inspiration on Comedy

The secret of Vivek's success is laugh, think and act. Messages, if conveyed through comedy, will work wonders. At the same time, enough care has to be taken to perform the act without hurting the sentiments of anyone," says the Chinna Kalaivanar .[11] .[12][13]



Vijay Awards

  • All Time Favorite Comedian Award

Filmfare Awards

State Government Awards

  • Best Comedian Award Unnaruge Naanirunthaal
  • Best Comedian Award Run(2002)
  • Best Comedian Award Parthiban Kanavu (2003)
  • Best Comedian Award Sivaji (2007)

Other Awards

  • Best Comedien Award International Tamil Film Awards
  • Best Comedian Award Variety Cinema Awards
  • Special Jury Award Asianet Film Awards
  • Best Male Comedian Award Edison Awards
  • Special Comedian award Kodaikanal FM Awards
  • Best Comedian award ITFA


  • Padma Shri Award Government of India Award Function[1]


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