Vivek, the name needs no introduction in Tamil industry, Vivek is a popular comedian in Tamil movies. An employee in Secretariat, Vivek used to participate in Madras Humour Club where people would perform stand-up comedy and won several Best Entertainer Awards. Through an acquaintance at the Club, P. R. Govindarajan, he was introduced to film director K. Balachandar and made his cinematic debut with the Tamil flick Manadhil Uruthi Vendum.
After appearing in small roles on some part of a career, Vivek’s impeccable comic timing fetched him lengthy roles mostly of Hero’s friend and his prominence began. He worked consecutively on successful films starring Ajith, Vijay, Prashant and other lead actors.
The veteran comedian has 3 Filmfare Awards for the films Run (2002), Saamy (2003) and Perazhagan (2004) and was bestowed with Padmashri award by the Indian Government in 2009. Sathyabama University has conferred actor Vivek with an honorary Doctorate for his contribution to the society through cinema.
Some of best-known movies of Vivek include Sivaji, Singham, Singham II and 1970 lo Jarigindi Emiti.