N.Santhanam was born on 21 January 1980 is an Indian film actor who has predominantly appeared in Tamil films as a comedian. He resides in T.Nagar, Chennai. He did his graduation in Pachaiyappa College, chennai. He was born and brought up in Pozhichalur, a suburb in Chennai. He did his schooling in Pozhichalur- Marya Nivas Matriculation Higher Secondary School. He is a die-hard fan of Rajinikanth. Beginning his career as a comedian on television shows, he rose to fame through his performances in Vijay TV's Lollu Sabha enacting the lead role in spoofs of Tamil films.
He was subsequently given a chance by actor Silambarasan to feature in a supporting role in Manmadhan (2004) and then was signed on to appear in a host of films, notably winning good reviews for his work in Sachien (2005) and Polladhavan (2007). He appeared in a one-off leading role in Shankar's production Arai En 305-il Kadavul (2008). Santhanam has also had embarked on collaborations with directors including gaining positive reviews for his work in M Rajesh's comic trilogy of Siva Manasula Sakthi (2009), Boss Engira Bhaskaran (2010) and Oru Kal Oru Kannadi (2012), winning the Vijay Award for Best Comedian for each one. He has also repeatedly collaborated in the films of A L Vijay, Siva and Sundar C as well as in films featuring Silambarasan, Arya and Udhayanidhi Stalin.
In 2014, he appeared in the leading role in Srinath's Vallavanukku Pullum Aayudham, a remake of the 2010 Telugu film Maryada Ramanna. The film opened in May 2014 to positive reviews and box office success.
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