Popular Tamil film actor who became known to audiences for his starring roles in Maattrraan, Vel, and Perazhagan. In 2013, Forbes India listed him as #33 on their list of 100 top celebrities.
Born Saravanan Sivakumar, he worked for a textile factory for six months, without anyone suspecting that his parents were movie stars.
As one of the most successful Tamil actors, he won multiple Tamil Nadu State Film Awards and several Filmfare Awards South.
His brother Karthi also became a well-known Tamil film actor.