Sivanathan Shanmugavelan Ramamoorthy (born 16 January 1952), better known by his stage name Nellai Siva, is a comedian and a supporting actor, who predominantly works in Tamil cinemas. He works mostly in comedy scenes. One of the outstanding comedy scene with comedian Vadivelu is in the movie Kannum Kannum. He has worked in popular movies like Mahaprabhu, Vettri Kodi Kattu, Kannum Kannum. His way of speaking in the movies is completely of Nellai slang, which shows him unique from other supporting actors. He has acted more over 500 films in his career. His first film was Aan Paavam released in 1985.
Sivanathan Shanmugavelan Ramamoorthy
16 January 1952
|Occupation||Film Actor, Television Actor|
|Vetri Kodi Kattu, Kannum Kannum|
|Television||Pandiyan Stores, Mama Mapillai.|
Nellai Siva was born on 16 January 1952 in Veppilankulam, a small village in Nellai district. He was an avid fan of Sivaji Ganesan and came to Chennai to make a break in films. He met and became good friends with Mansoor Ali Khan and Bonda Mani, who were also upcoming actors at the time. After struggling for over a decade, he met K. Bhagyaraj and participated in a few series on Chennai Television, gaining popularity, and whom he credits for "making him successful in cinema". He also started his film career by acting alongside then-famous actor Nagesh, who admired his Tirunelveli slang on set and encouraged him to use it as a defining factor in his comedy.
In 1985 He was debuted in the movie Aan Paavam directed by Pandiarajan. Later, he has acted minor roles. In the late 1990s he started his career as a supporting comedian. He starred in the film Vetri Kodi Kattu as a tea shop owner. After this movie, he slowly got progressed by acting in big movies like Saamy, Anbe Sivam, Thirupaachi, Kireedam and much more. And also he acted along with Vadivelu and Vivek films during 2000s. He is notable for his comedian roles along with actor Vadivelu movies were became very popular.
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|1993||Rajadhi Raja Raja Kulothunga Raja Marthanda Raja Gambeera Kathavaraya Krishna Kamarajan|
|1994||En Aasai Machan|
|1995||Gandhi Pirantha Mann|
|1996||Aruva Velu||Police officer|
|1996||Aavathum Pennale Azhivathum Pennale||Sandana Karuppan|
|1996||Tata Birla||Police head constable|
|1999||Unnarugee Naan Irundhal|
|2000||Vetri Kodi Kattu||Tea shop owner|
|2003||Saamy||Perumal Pichai's supporter|
|2005||Anbe Aaruyire||Traffic Police Officer|
|2005||Oru Naal Oru Kanavu|
|2005||Padhavi Paduthum Paadu|
|2006||Imsai Arasan 23 M Pulikesi||Poet|
|2007||Ennai Paar Yogam Varum||Head constable|
|2007||En Uyirinum Melana|
|2008||Arai En 305-il Kadavul||Tea shop owner|
|2008||Maanavan Ninaithal||Courier office manager|
|2008||Madurai Ponnu Chennai Paiyan||Maths teacher|
|2009||Madhavi||Man on bike|
|2009||Madurai To Theni|
|2010||Ambasamudram Ambani||Head Constable|
|2010||Pa. Ra. Palanisamy|
|2016||Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangadhavan|
|2017||Unnai Thottu Kolla Vaa|
|2018||Padithavudan Kilithu Vidavum|
|2019||Kazhugu 2||Head Constable|
|2019||Peai Vaala Pudicha Kathai|
|2019||Arandavanukku Irundathellam Pei|
|2020||En Sangathu Aala Adichavan Evanda|
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