Suriya and Karthi are planning a lot of events to mark the 75th birthday of their father, Sivakumar, which also marks his 50th year in films.
Says Sivakumar, “on October 24 evening, a painting exhibition containing my works will be inaugurated at Lalit Kala Akademi. The paintings will be on display on October 25-26. We are putting up 140 of my best paintings — each on a 30×40 inches canvas — that I did over the course of seven years.”
Sivakumar is an actor and visual artist, who has portrayed a wide range of leading and supporting roles onscreen in Tamil cinema.
Sivakumar made his acting debut in by A. C. Trilogchander’s Kakkum Karangal (1965). His art works include several portraits of noted celebrities. He is also ambidextrous.
Sivakumar came into the industry in 1965 as a supporting actor. In the late 1960s as a lead hero he has starred in few notable Tamil movies such as Kandan Karunai, Thunivae Thozhan and Uyarndha Manidhan.
Between 1965 and 1974 he was pre-dominantly playing supporting roles, in the films with M G Ramachandran (2 films), Gemini Ganeshan (7 films), Shivaji Ganeshan (14 films) and R.Muthuraman (11 films) in the main lead roles.
Some of his successful films with him in lead role in the 1970s include Gumasthavin Magal, Sollathaan Ninaikkiren, Arangetram, Vellikizhamai Viratham, Panathukkaga, Melnaattu Marumagal, Pattikkaattu Raja, Then Sindhudhe Vaanam, Thangathile Vairam, Bhadrakali, Aattukara Alamelu, Bhuvana Oru Kelvi Kuri, Kadavul Amaitha Medai, Enippadigal.