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Santhanam. N
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Santhanam. N was born on January 21, 1980; Santhanam resides in Pozhichalur, Chennai. He is an Indian film actor who plays lead comedian roles in Tamil films. His fame started off with Lollu Sabha. He made his feature film debut with Manmadhan in 2004 and later appeared in several successful films. Though Manmadhan is considered his first feature film, he has acted in two films before Manmadhan. Santhanam was also in STR's debut film as a leading actor, namely Kadhal Azhivathillai. 

Santhanam started his career in television in a comedy show titled Sakala vs Ragala followed by Lollu Sabha and went on to do Tamil films starting in Manmadhan in 2004. He starred as hero in the movie Arai En 305-il Kadavul alongside Ganja Karuppu. He garnered a lot of attention and appreciation following his appearance in movies like Siva Manasula Sakthi and Boss Engira Bhaskaran.

He is best known for his roles in Siruthai (2011) and director M. Rajesh's comic trilogy, comprising Siva Manasula Sakthi (2009), Boss Engira Bhaskaran (2010) and Oru Kal Oru Kannadi (2012), the former two earning him the Vijay Award for Best Comedian for their respective years. After Manmadhan,He continued his collaboration with actor Silambarasan, appearing in successful comedy tracks in  Vallavan,  Kaalai, Silambattam, Vaanam and Osthe. He has started a film production company named Handmade Film.

He has worked with several popular actors including Rajnikanth, Ajith Kumar, Suriya,  Vijay,  Vikram,  Dhanush, Karthi, Arya, Simbu and many others. Much like career of veteran comedians like Vivek who played important comedians role and side kick to main hero from 1998-2009 in most of the Tamil films, even Santhanam since 2010 has been getting such pivotal comedian roles. Since 2009 Santhanam plays the role of the hero's sidekick (sometimes foil), contributing more to the main story. Based on an online poll conducted by The Times of India, Santhanam won the Best Actor in a Comic Role for Vaanam. 

Films Acted

 2002      Pesadha Kannum Pesume

2002       Pesadha Kannum Pesume

2002       Kadhal Azhivathillai

2004       Manmadhan

2005       February 14

2005       Englishkaran

2005       Oru Kalluriyin Kathai

2005       Sachien

2005       Anbe Aaruyire

2006       Idhaya Thirudan

2006       Unakkum Enakkum

2006       Sillunu Oru Kaadhal

2006       Vallavan

2006       Rendu

2007       Veerasamy

2007       Vyapari

2007       Mudhal Kanave

2007       Kireedam

2007       Veerappu

2007       Thottal Poo Malarum

2007       Azhagiya Tamil Magan

2007       Machakaaran

2007       Polladhavan

2007       Billa

2008       Kaalai

2008       Thekuchi

2008       Vaitheeswaran

2008       Kannum Kannum

2008       Santosh Subramaniam

2008       Arai Enn 305-il Kadavul

2008       Kuselan

2008       Jayamkondaan

2008       Mahesh, Saranya Matrum Palar

2008       Silambattam

2009       Siva Manasula Sakthi

2009       Thoranai

2009       Maasilamani

2009       Vaamanan

2009       Modhi Vilayadu

2009       Malai Malai

2009       Kandein Kadhalai

2009       Kandhakottai

2009       Balam

2010       Theeradha Vilaiyattu Pillai

2010       Guru Sishyan

2010       Maanja Velu

2010       Thillalangadi

2010       Moscowin Kavery

2010       Boss Engira Bhaskaran

2010       Enthiran

2010       Mandhira Punnagai

2010       Chikku Bukku

2010       Ayyanaar

2010       Aattanayagan

2010       Chutti Chathan

2011       Siruthai

2011       Thambikottai

2011       Singam Puli

2011       Vaanam

2011       Kandaen

2011       Udhayan

2011       Deiva Thirumagal

2011       Markandeyan

2011       Yuvan Yuvathi

2011       Vanthaan Vendraan

2011       Vellore Maavattam

2011       Velayudham

2011       Osthe

2012       Muppozhudhum Un Karpanaigal

2012       Kadhal Pisase

2012       Vinayaga

2012       Oru Kal Oru Kannadi

2012       Leelai

2012       Kalakalappu

2012       Ishtam

2012       Saguni

2012       Naan Ee

2012       Mirattal

2012       Thaandavam

2012       Podaa Podi

2012       Neethaane En Ponvasantham

2013       Alex Pandian

2013       Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya

2013       Settai

2013       Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru

2013       Thillu Mullu

2013       Singam 2

2013       Pattathu Yaanai

2013       Thalaivaa

2013       Ainthu Ainthu Ainthu

2013       Ya Ya

2013       Raja Rani

2013       Vanakkam Chennai

2013       All in All Azhagu Raja

2013       Endrendrum Punnagai

Upcoming Films

2014       Thalaivan

2014       JK Enum Nanbanin Vaazhkai

2014       Yemito Ee Maaya

2014       Salala Mobiles

2014       Madha Gaja Raja

2014       Mappilai Vinayagar

2014       Vanavarayan Vallavarayan

2014       Amali Thumali

2014       Boologam

2014       Idhu Kathirvelan Kadhal

2014       Vaalu

2014       Narathan

2013       Tamilselvanum Thaniyar Anjalum

2013       Inga Enna Solluthu

2013       Nambiar

2014       Vaaliba Raja

2014       Vettai Mannan

2014       Veeram

2014       I

2014       Brahman

2014       Aranmanai

2014       Vallavanukku Pullum Aayudham

2014       Nanbenda

As a Singer in the Films

2013       Thalaivaa "Vanganna Vanakkanganna"

2013       Nambiar "Aara Amara"

In Television

2001               Super Comedies in Win TV

2002               Tea Kadai Bench in WIN TV with super 10 Balaji and kadi TV in jeya tv

2001-2004       Lollu Sabha

 
Educational Qualification & Sports

Santhanam has a Diploma in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Meenakshi Krishnan Polytechnic College.

 
Awards & Titles

Vijay Award - Best Comedian for Siva Manasula Sakthi (2009)

Vijay Award - Best Comedian for Boss Engira Bhaskaran (2010)

Edison Award - Best Comedian for Boss Engira Bhaskaran (2010)

Vijay Award - Best Comedian for Siruthai (2011)

SIIMA Award - Best Comedian for Vaanam (2011)

Vijay Award - Best Comedian for Oru Kal Oru Kannadi (2012)