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Vivek

Vivek

  • Born on
    • November 19th, 1961
  • Died on
    • April 17th, 2021
Vivek was an Indian film actor, comedian, television personality, playback singer and activist working in the Tamil film industry. Introduced in films by director K. Balachander, he won 3 Filmfare Best Comedian – Tamil Awards for his performances in movies such as Run (2002), Saamy (2003), Perazhagan (2004) and 5 Tamil Nadu State Film Awards for Best Comedian for Unnaruge Naan Irundhal (1999), Run (2002) Parthiban Kanavu (2003), Anniyan (2005) and Sivaji (2007). He has acted more than 220 films. In 2009, Government of India awarded Vivek with the Padma Shri award for his contribution to the arts. Sathyabama University has conferred actor Vivek with an honorary doctorate for his contribution to the society through cinema. As a television personality, Vivek has hosted a number of events and has interviewed media personalities, notably A. P. J. Abdul Kalam. Inspired by Kalam's environmentalism, Vivek founded the Green Kalam initiative in 2010 with the mission of planting one billion trees across Tamil Nadu.

Filmography

Acting (50 Credits)

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2022Indian 2
2021Aranmanai 3 as Sigamani
2020Dharala Prabhu as Kannadasan
2019Vellai Pookal as DIG Rudhran Ganesan
2019Bigil as Nessi
2019Viswasam as Kesavan
2017Meesaya murukku as Ramachandran
2017Velaiilla Pattadhari 2 as Azhagu Sundaram
2016Kaashmora as Kaashmora's Father
2016Oopiri as Lawyer Lingam
2016Manithan as Surya
2015Vai Raja Vai as Pandian (Panda)
2015Yennai Arindhaal as 'Revolver' Richard
2014Velaiyilla Pattathari as Azhagusundaram
2013Singam 2 as Yettu Erimalai
2011Mappillai as Child Chinna
2010Uthama Puthiran as 'Emotional' Ekambaram
2010Singam as Yettu Erimalai
2009Padikkathavan as Assault Arumugam
2008Kuruvi as Ops
2007Aalwar as Pons
2007Sivaji as Arivu
2007Kireedam as Shaktivel's Brother-in-Law
2006Paramasivan as Agniputra
2006Saravana as V C Damodaran (VCD)
2006Aathi as Bullet
2005Anniyan as Chari Singari
2004Peralagan as Kuzhandhai
2004Udhaya as Bashir
2004M. Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi as Ganesan
2003Dhool as Narayana Swamy
2003Thirumalai as Ezhumalai
2003Boys as Mangalam
2003Saamy as Venkataraman Iyer
2002Youth as Kandhasamy
2002Thamizhan as Nandakumar
2002Run as Shiva's Friend
2001Minnale as Chockalingam
2001Shahjahan
2001Dhill as erial Mahadevan
2001Badri
2001Poovellam Un Vaasam
2000Priyamanavale
2000Alai Payuthey as Sethu
2000Mugavari as Ramesh
2000Kushi as Vicky
1999Vaalee as Vicky
1998Kadhal Mannan as Oyya
1997Nerukku Ner
1994Veera

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