M. Sasikumar

Mahalingam Sasikumar (born 28 September 1974) is an Indian film director, actor, singer and producer. He worked as an assistant director for director Bala in Sethu (1999), also worked for director Ameer in his first two films Mounam Pesiyadhe (2002) and Raam (2005).[2] He is best known in the Tamil film industry for his debut film Subramaniapuram (2008), which became a blockbuster.[3]

M. Sasikumar
Mahalingam Sasikumar

(1974-09-28) 28 September 1974 (age 48)[1]
Other namesSasi
Alma materVellaichamy Nadar College, Madurai
  • Actor
  • director
  • producer
  • distributor
Years active2008–present
Children2 children

Early lifeEdit

Sasikumar studied at St. Peters School Kodaikanal and then went on to study business administration in Vellaichamy Nadar College, Madurai.[4]


2008-2018: Beginning as an actor, director and producerEdit

Sasikumar acted in Subramaniapuram (2008) as Parama and in Naadodigal (2009) as Karuna, directed by Samuthirakani. Story revolves around four men and two women who live their life with utmost Joy and a Goal to Achieve.[5] Among the actors Sasikumar is the pick of the lot, he is hero material and has given an amazingly candid performance.[6] He also acted in Poraali (2011), Sasikumar plays the lead role in the film & also he is the producer of the film.[7] Followed by Malayalam film, Masters (2012) as Milan Paul alongside Prithviraj. Prithviraj and Sasikumar will appear as bosom friends in this movie, who try different ways to fulfill their social responsibility. Masters is somewhat different from the usual crime thriller, but it leaves us with a feeling that it could have been better.[8] It was followed by drama film, Sundarapandian (2012). The cast includes Lakshmi Menon and Vijay Sethupathi.[9] In 2013, he acted in Kutti Puli, with his previous movie pair Lakshmi Menon. The film is released to positive reviews.[10] In 2014, a romantic action film Bramman. The film will definitely be a huge disappointment to fans.[11]

In 2013, Sasikumar began work on Bala's Tharai Thappattai and portrayed Sannasi, a nadaswaram player who heads a Karagattam troupe. To look the part, he had to train for a month with folk singers and dancers brought in by Bala, while he also grew long hair for the role. The film's production progressed over two years, while the team were forced to have a three-month break in 2015 after Sasikumar had dislocated his hand while shooting for the film's climax.[12] The soundtrack has been composed by Ilaiyaraaja. The film has garnered a lot of expectations in being promoted as the 1000th film score of Ilaiyaraaja. The soundtrack consists of seven tracks: five songs and two theme scores. The film is released on 14 January 2016 to mostly positive reviews.[13] Vetrivel, Appa, Kidaari and Balle Vellaiyathevaa follow up. In 2017, he acted in Kodiveeran.[14] This is the second time that this actor and director joining hands after Kutti Puli. Kodi Veeran is produced by M. Sasikumar's Company Productions.[15] In 2018, Asuravadham. After a series of underwhelming films, the film has received mixed reviews from critics and audience.[16][17]


He starts the year with Rajinikanth's' Petta (2019) directed by Karthik Subbaraj.[18] The next project is Suseenthiran's Kennedy Club. Sify relieves: "Sasikumar is not at all convincing as a Kabbadi player and maintains the same age-old". The film is an average sports drama.[19] Sasikumar was roped in to star in Gautham Vasudev Menon's Enai Noki Paayum Thota (2019), which stars Dhanush and Megha Akash . In the film, Sasikumar acted as Dhanush's elder brother.[20] After Naadodigal 2 (2020), he starred in family films like Udanpirappe (2021), MGR Magan (2021) and Raajavamsam (2021).


After the success of Subramaniapuram, Sasikumar produced Pasanga (2009), directed by debutant Pandiraj, and the self-directed Easan (2010).[21][22] His production ventures include Poraali (2011) and Sundarapandian (2012). He produced Thalaimuraigal directed by Balu Mahendra who acts along with Sasikumar for the first time in his career and won the National Award (India) in April 2014. He also produced Tharai Thappattai (2016), Kidaari (2016), Balle Vellaiyathevaa (2016) and Kodiveeran (2017).[23][24][25][26]



  • All films are in Tamil, unless otherwise noted.
Year Film Notes
2008 Subramaniapuram Also producer
Filmfare Award for Best Film – Tamil

Filmfare Best Tamil Director Award

Vijay Award for Best Director
Nominated—Vijay Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated—Vijay Award for Best Debut Actor

2010 Easan Also producer


List of M. Sasikumar film acting credits
Year Film Role Notes Ref.
1999 Sethu Sethu's friend Uncredited role; also assistant director
2008 Subramaniapuram Paraman Also producer
2009 Naadodigal Karunakaran Natraj Nominated—Vijay Award for Favourite Hero
2010 Shambo Shiva Shambo A lover's friend Telugu film; special appearance
Maathi Yosi Voice role
2011 Ko Himself Special appearance in "Aga Naga" song
Poraali Ilankumaran Also producer;
Norway Tamil Film Festival Award for Best Actor
2012 Masters Milan Paul Malayalam film
Sundarapandian Sundarapandian Also producer
2013 Kutti Puli Kutti Puli
Thalaimuraigal Dr. Adithya Also producer; guest appearance
2014 Nimirndhu Nil Voice role
Bramman Siva
2016 Tharai Thappattai Sannasi Also producer
Vetrivel Vetrivel
Appa Kumaran Also producer; guest appearance
Kidaari Kidaari Also producer
Balle Vellaiyathevaa Vellaiyathevan Also producer
2017 Kodiveeran Kodiveeran Also producer
2018 Asuravadham Saravanan
2019 Petta Malik
Kennedy Club Muruganadham
Adutha Saattai Himself Cameo appearance
Enai Noki Paayum Thota Thiru
2020 Naadodigal 2 Jeeva
2021 Udanpirappe Vairavan
MGR Magan Anbalipu Ravi
Raajavamsam Kannan
2022 Kombu Vatcha Singamda Thaman
Naan Mirugamai Maara Bhoominathan
Kaari Sethu
2023 Ayothi Abdul Malik [28]
Pagaivanuku Arulvai   William Filming [29]
Naa Naa   TBA Filming [30]
Nandhan   TBA Post-production [31]


Year Film Notes
2009 Pasanga National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil
Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Film

As singerEdit

Year Film Song Composer Notes
2010 Vamsam "Suvadu Suvadu" Taj Noor Sang along with Samuthirakani and Pandiraj
2011 Poraali "Vidiya Potri" Sundar C Babu


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  4. ^ Sasi Kumar Interview. Behindwoods.com. Retrieved on 14 October 2012.
  5. ^ "Naadodigal Preview, Naadodigal Story & Synopsis, Naadodigal Tamil Movie". FilmiBeat.
  6. ^ "Review: Naadodigal (2009)". Sify. Archived from the original on 21 January 2019. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  7. ^ "Poraali Preview, Poraali Story & Synopsis, Poraali Tamil Movie". FilmiBeat.
  8. ^ "Masters could have been better". Rediff.
  9. ^ "Sundarapandian Preview, Sundarapandian Story & Synopsis, Sundarapandian Tamil Movie". FilmiBeat.
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  11. ^ "Review: Bramman fails to impress". Rediff.
  12. ^ Srinivasan, Sudhir (9 January 2016). "Enjoying his new beat". The Hindu – via www.thehindu.com.
  13. ^ "Thaarai Thappattai (aka) Thaarai Thappattai review". Behindwoods. 13 January 2016.
  14. ^ "Kodiveeran (aka) Koodi Veeran review". Behindwoods. 9 December 2017.
  15. ^ "Kodiveeran (Kodi Veeran) Preview, Kodiveeran Story & Synopsis, Kodiveeran Tamil Movie". FilmiBeat.
  16. ^ Janani K. (29 June 2018). "Asuravadham Movie Review: Vigilante Sasikumar delivers a thrilling tale". India Today.
  17. ^ "Asuravadham (aka) Asura Vadham review". Behindwoods. 29 June 2018.
  18. ^ "Petta review: This Superstar film is a solid crowd pleaser". Sify. Archived from the original on 10 January 2019.
  19. ^ "Kennedy Club review: A predictable sports film which doesn't impress". Sify. Archived from the original on 22 August 2019.
  20. ^ "Petta: Sasikumar to play a cameo in Rajinikanth film". India Today. 5 October 2018.
  21. ^ https://www.behindwoods.com/tamil-movie-reviews/reviews-2/pasanga.html[bare URL]
  22. ^ "Easan Movie Review - Tamil Movie Easan Movie Review".
  23. ^ "Tharai Thappattai (2016)" – via letterboxd.com.
  24. ^ "Kidaari (aka) Kidari review". Behindwoods. 2 September 2016.
  25. ^ "Balle Vellaiyathevaa – Production & Contact Info | IMDbPro". pro.imdb.com.
  26. ^ "Kodiveeran (2017)" – via letterboxd.com.
  27. ^ "Vishal, Sasikumar, Richa & VSV win at Norway Film Festival 2012". IndiaGlitz. 30 April 2012. Archived from the original on 2 May 2012. Retrieved 8 May 2012.
  28. ^ Chandhini R (3 March 2023). "Ayothi Movie Review: This Sasikumar-starrer is full of heart and yet, marred by melodrama". Cinema Express. Retrieved 7 March 2023.
  29. ^ "Sasikumar, Bindu Madhavi and Vani Bhojan in 'Pagaivanuku Arulvai'". The Times of India. 14 December 2020. Archived from the original on 14 December 2020. Retrieved 25 February 2021.
  30. ^ "Sasikumar's 'Naa Naa' first look revealed". 12 July 2019.
  31. ^ "Sasikumar-Era Saravanan's film titled Nandhan". dtnext.in. 30 November 2022.

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