Srikanth (Tamil actor, born 1979)

Srikanth is an Indian film actor known for his works predominantly in Tamil and Telugu film industry. He debuted in the romance film Roja Kootam (2002) and went on to star in more such films including April Maadhathil (2002), Manasellam (2003), Parthiban Kanavu (2003). He subsequently went on to portray action roles in Joot (2003), Bose (2004) and Drohi (2010). In the following years, his films failed to achieve commercial success, which led him to venture into the Telugu and Malayalam film industries. He is credited as Sriram in Telugu films.[2] He also had a small role in K. Balachander's tele serial Jannal.[3][4]

Srikanth at the Curtain Raiser of Chepauk Super Gillies.jpg
Srikanth at the Curtain Raiser of Chepauk Super Gillies
Born (1979-02-28) 28 February 1979 (age 42)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu
OccupationFilm actor
Years active2001–present
Spouse(s)Vandana (m 2007)

Personal lifeEdit

Srikanth was born as Sriram into a Tamil family in Chennai.[5] He married Vandana in November 2007, who had completed her MBA in Australia. The couple has two children: a son[6] and a daughter.[7][8][9]


2002-2009: Debut and breakthroughEdit

Looking to step into an acting career after beginning as a model, Srikanth was coached acting skills by then-assistant directors such as Vetrimaaran and Mysskin in the early 2000s.[10] Srikanth was selected to play the lead role in Kathir's Kadhal Virus (2002) and spent a year preparing for the film, before being replaced by fellow newcomer Richard. He was then considered to make his acting debut through Jeeva's 12B, but the role went to another newcomer Shaam.[10] Further potential projects directed by Bharathiraja and K. Balachander also did not work out, before he was cast by Sasi in Roja Kootam (2002), after the original lead actor had opted out.[11]

Srikanth then featured in another successful venture April Madhathil (2002) alongside Sneha followed by Manasellam (2003). He won the Tamil Nadu State Film Award Special Prize for his role in Parthiban Kanavu (2003), directed by Karu Pazhaniappan. Srikanth's straight Telugu film is 2003's Okariki Okaru. Srikanth released his film under the name Sriram, to avoid confusion with another Tollywood actor, Meka Srikanth. His first release of 2004 was Varnajalam, followed by Bose, in which he was paired with Sneha for the second time after April Maadhathil. Kana Kandaen (2005) directed by K. V. Anand, with the Malayalam actor Prithviraj in his first Tamil role. Srikanth and Prithviraj gave a good performance also.[12][13] The film was followed by Oru Naal Oru Kanavu (2005) and Bambara Kannaley (2005). In 2006, he acted in the film Mercury Pookkal,[14] and Uyir. Behindwoods wrote: "Sri has come up with an excellent performance of a man lost in this juggernaut of emotions."[15] TSV Hari at responded negatively to Kizhakku Kadalkarai Salai, noting a thin script and "meaningless songs".[16] This was the third film and last collaboration between the director S. S. Stanley and Srikanth after April Maadhathil and Mercury Pookkal. His next film was Aadavari Matalaku Arthale Verule, a Telugu film directed by Tamil director Selvaraghavan. Srikanth play the second lead role after Telugu actor Venkatesh Daggubati. This was followed by Vallamai Tharayo (2008), Poo (2008) and Indira Vizha (2009).

2010-2014: Setbacks and successEdit

Srikanth with actors Jiiva and Vijay on the set for Nanban in 2012

In 2010, Srikanth released Rasikkum Seemane, Police Police and Drohi. Srikanth co-starring with the new Tamil actor Vishnu Vishal in this film.[17] Mandhira Punnagai was last released in guest appearance. In 2011, he began in Malayalam film Uppukandam Brothers: Back in Action,[18] a Telugu film, Dhada and Sadhurangam.[19] The film was completed in 2006 but the film remained unreleased for five years. The project was released on 7 October 2011. These three movies was a box office failure. In 2012, he was first seen in S. Shankar's comedy-drama Nanban, which featured him as part of an all-star cast including Vijay, Jiiva, Ileana D'Cruz and Sathyaraj. The movie is released to highly positive reviews. He also started in Telugu film Nippu (2011), a Malayalam film Hero (2012) and comedy film Paagan (2012). In 2013, he acted in Buddy and Kathai Thiraikathai Vasanam Iyakkam (2014) as guest appearance directed by R. Parthiepan.


In 2015, he played in the supernatural drama film Om Shanthi Om. The following year, he acted in the horror film Sowkarpettai (2016) and comedy Nambiyaar (2016). In 2017, Srikanth appeared in the Telugu action thriller Lie. His next movie was Rocky: The Revenge (2019), a Tamil action crime thriller directed by the veteran Bollywood producer and director K. C. Bokadia who enters the Kollywood industry.[20] It is based on his 1985 Hindi film, Teri Meherbaniyan.[21] Srikanth didn't get a big role to showcase his talent.[22] The film started off with a poor opening due to a lack of publicity and below average content.[23] Rocky: The Revenge ends with a verdict of disappointment at the box office.[24] He also appeared in the Telegu movie Raagala 24 Gantallo (2019), where he played the cop.[25]


Year Film Role Language Notes
2002 Roja Kootam Illango Tamil ITFA Best New Actor Award[26]
April Madhathil Kathir Tamil
2003 Manasellam Bala Tamil
Parthiban Kanavu Parthiban Tamil Tamil Nadu State Film Special Award for Best Actor[27]
Also singer for "Aalanguyil Koovum Rayyil"
Okariki Okaru Kameswara Rao Telugu
Joot Eashwaran Tamil
2004 Varnajaalam Sakthivel (Daniel)[a] Tamil
Bose Captain Bose Tamil
2005 Kana Kandaen Bhaskar Tamil
Oru Naal Oru Kanavu Cheenu Tamil
Bambara Kannaley Arumugam Tamil
2006 Mercury Pookkal Karthik Tamil
Uyir Sundar Tamil
Kizhakku Kadalkarai Salai Ganeshan Tamil
2007 Adavari Matalaku Ardhalu Verule Vasu Telugu
2008 Vallamai Tharayo Sekar Tamil Guest appearance
Poo Thangarasu Tamil
2009 Indira Vizha Santhosh Srinivasan Tamil
2010 Rasikkum Seemane Nandhu Tamil
Police Police SP Ranadhir IPS Telugu
Drohi Sami Srinivasan Tamil
Mandhira Punnagai Himself Tamil Guest appearance
2011 Uppukandam Brothers Back in Action Bobby Malayalam
Dhada Rajiv Telugu
Sadhurangam Thirupathisamy Tamil
2012 Nanban Venkat Ramakrishnan Tamil
Nippu Sriram Telugu
Hero Premanand Malayalam
Paagan Subramani Tamil
2013 Buddy Neil Fernandez Malayalam
2014 Kathai Thiraikathai Vasanam Iyakkam Himself Tamil Cameo appearance
2015 Om Shanti Om Vasu Tamil
2016 Sowkarpettai Shakthi / Vetri[b] Tamil
Nambiar Ramachandran Tamil
2017 Lie Aadi Telugu
2019 Rocky: The Revenge ACP Santhosh Tamil
Raagala 24 Gantallo Narasimha Telugu
2021 Mirugaa John (Aravind) Tamil
Y (movie) Telugu OTT release an AHA Original
Un Kadhal Irundhal Tamil Delayed[28]
Maha Tamil Filming[29]
Khaki Tamil Filming[30]
Sambavam Tamil Filming[31]
Television series
Year Film Role Language Notes
1999-2000 Jannal - Marabu Kavithaigal Tamil TV Series


  1. ^ Srikanth played a single character with two or more names.
  2. ^ Srikanth played two characters.


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