S. V. Sahasranamam

Singanallur Venkataramana Iyer Sahasranamam[1] (29 November 1913 – 19 February 1988), also known as S. V. S.,[2] was an Indian actor and director. Primarily a theatre actor, he also worked in over 200 films, mainly in Tamil cinema.

S. V. Sahasranamam
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Sahasranamam as seen in Policekaran Magal (1962)
Born
Singanallur Venkataramana Iyer Sahasranamam

(1913-11-29)29 November 1913
Singanallur, Coimbatore
Died19 February 1988(1988-02-19) (aged 74)
Other namesS. V. S.
OccupationActor, director
Years active1935–1988
ChildrenJanaki, Lalitha, Shanti, S. V. S. Kumar, Gowri

Early lifeEdit

Sahasranamam was born on 29 November 1913 at Singanallur.[3] He was the fourth child born to Venkatraman and Parvathi.[2] Because of his interest in acting, he left his home at an early age to join the Madurai Sri Balashanmuganandha Sabha, a popular theatre group, which was later renamed T. K. S. Nataka Sabha.[4]

CareerEdit

Several years after he joined T. K. S. Nataka Sabha, Sahasranamam started his own theatre group titled "Seva Stage". With that, he staged several popular plays such as Kangal, Irulum Oliyum and Vadivelu Vaathiyar. These plays were later adapted into feature films and were commercially successful. He also adapted the novels of writers such as B. S. Ramiah, T. Janakiraman and Ku Pa Rajagopalan, and made them into feature films.[4] Although Sahasranamam was also successful in cinema, having acted in over 200 films since debuting in that field with Menaka (1935),[5] he always considered theatre his main interest.[6]

AwardsEdit

Sahasranamam won the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Acting (Tamil) in 1967,[7] and received the Sangeetha Kalasikhamani award in 1980 by the Indian Fine Arts Society, Chennai.[8]

Illness and deathEdit

Between March 1974 and February 1988, Sahasranamam had suffered more than five heart attacks. He had chosen the artists for the play Nandha Vilakku, authored by novelist/dramatist Krishnamani, and asked them to come for a rehearsal on 21 February. But he suffered a heart attack on 19 February 1988 and died at 4:30 pm IST.[6][5] Sahasranamam's son S. V. S. Kumar is also an actor.[9][10]

Partial filmographyEdit

Year Film Role Ref.
1935 Menaka
1937 Balamani Ranjit Singh [11]
1941 Alibabavum 40 Thirudargalum [12]
1942 Kannagi Paramasivan [13]
1942 Naveena Vikramadityan [14]
1944 Mahamaya Jayapalan [15]
1944 Prabhavathi Shiva [16]
1944 Rajarajeswari
1944 Poompavai Shiva [17]
1947 Paithiyakkaran [18]
1949 Nallathambi Bhoopati [19]
1949 Vaazhkai Murthi [20]
1951 Marmayogi
1951 Manamagal Male protagonist
1951 Singari [21]
1952 Parasakthi Chandrasekaran [22]
1953 Kangal
1953 Rohini [23]
1954 Edhir Paradhathu Gopu [24]
1955 Needhipathi
1955 Valliyin Selvan Manoharam Pillay [25]
1956 Kula Deivam Muthaiyya [26]
1956 Naane Raja
1958 Sengottai Singam Dharmalingam [27]
1959 Alli Petra Pillai
1959 Kalaivaanan Viswanathan [28]
1959 Kan Thiranthathu Karuppaiah [29]
1959 Naalu Veli Nilam
1959 Nalla Theerpu [30]
1959 Orey Vazhi [31]
1959 President Panchaksharam District Board president [32]
1959 Uthami Petra Rathinam [33]
1962 Policekaran Magal [34]
1962 Padithal Mattum Podhuma
1963 Vanambadi
1963 Anandha Jodhi Muthiah [35]
1964 Alli Somu [36]
1965 Poojaikku Vandha Malar Sivanesan
1966 Yaarukkaga Azhudhaan Naidu [37]
1966 Marakka Mudiyumaa?
1966 Sadhu Mirandal Bank Manager
1966 Avan Pithana? Nallaiah Raja [38]
1966 Selvam
1967 Kan Kanda Deivam Judge [39]
1968 Jeevanaamsam
1968 Kuzhanthaikkaga
1968 Thillana Mohanambal Shaktivelu
1969 Iru Kodugal
1969 Soappu Seeppu Kannadi
1971 Punnagai [40]
1971 Sabatham Nalli Muthu
1972 Nawab Naarkali Thandavam
1974 Urimaikural
1976 Dasavatharam King Mahabali
1979 Gnana Kuzhandhai

ReferencesEdit

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