Rajeev (Tamil actor)

Rajeev is an Indian actor, primarily concentrating on Tamil films. He started his career in the 1982 release Mull Illadha Roja as hero. He was a part of many successful movies. Later he was cast for villain and character roles. He has also appeared in Malayalam language with the hit films Ustaad, F.I.R, Sathyam and Collector.


Other namesRajeev
Years active1980-2011
ChildrenMeena Kamakshi, Kiran Surya
Parent(s)Balasubramaniya Mudaliar, Rajeswari Ammal

Personal lifeEdit

Rajeev was born in Madurai. His father, Balasubramaniya Mudaliar was working in Indian Telephone Industries, Bengaluru-560016, his mother was Rajeswari Ammal. He studied in ITI Vidya Mandir in Bengaluru-560016.[1] After the death of his parents, Rajiv refused to marry anyone, but agreed after the insistence of his brothers. He is married to Rani and has a daughter, Meena Kamakshi and a son, Kiran Surya.[2]


Rajiv applied for auditions to act in films. He faced lot of struggle and rejection during auditions. Due to lack of opportunities, he worked as a waiter at Taj Coromandel Hotel. He got first prize for dancing in a competition at the hotel; his friends insisted to him to try his luck again in films.[3]

Rajiv met his classmate, Telugu actor Rajendra Prasad at a dubbing studio. Malayalam actor Raveendran, who saw Rajiv, asked him to dub his voice in Oru Thalai Ragam. Rajiv gladly accepted the offer, T. Rajender, director of that film, selected Rajiv as a dubbing artist. He again dubbed for Raveendran in Vasantha Azhaippugal. T. Rajender provided him an opportunity to play a sadistic husband in Rail Payanangalil. He then acted as one of the four heroes in Paalaivanacholai.[4]

He has also done the role of the drunkard brother in K. Balachander's Benkiyalli Aralida Hoovu, the Kannada remake of Aval Oru Thodar Kathai.


His films include:[5]






Dubbing artistEdit


  1. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20140920232157/http://cinema.maalaimalar.com/2014/09/12221802/Acting-trained-character-actor.html
  2. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20140920232419/http://cinema.maalaimalar.com/2014/09/14224714/Tamil-actor-Rajiv-record-in-ot.html
  3. ^ http://cinema.maalaimalar.com/2014/03/22222729/Cinema-history-rajiv-worked-in.html
  4. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20140920232207/http://cinema.maalaimalar.com/2014/09/13221344/rajiv-reach-good-place-towards.html
  5. ^ "Other movies by Rajiv". jointscene.com. 5 October 2011. Archived from the original on 29 June 2010. Retrieved 5 October 2011.

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