Shiva was born on 10 December 1982. He is an Indian film actor who has featured in Tamil language films, and had previously been a radio jockey with Radio Mirchi. Shiva married his long time girlfriend and former national level badminton player Priya on 15 November 2012. Acting mainly in comedy films, he rose to fame following his performances in the Venkat Prabhu directorials Chennai 600028 and Saroja, before also featuring in Thamizh Padam. He is a actor, singer, dialogue writer, lyricist. He was first seen on screen in a cameo role in the Tamil movie 12B.
His debut as a leading actor was in the movie Chennai 600028 directed by Venkat Prabhu. The movie was a trend setter for the light hearted approach and freshness of the script. The movie was successful at box-office too. Shiva in the role of Karthik was very well received, especially for the scene where he practices wooing the heroine with hilarious consequences. His role in the hit film Saroja has also been appreciated.
His first 2011 release became the long-delayed romantic drama Pathinaaru, which was his first non-comedy venture. During the period, he also completed making another comedy film titled Siva Poojaiyil Karadi by Rama Narayanan, but the film was never released. During the period, he also completed making another comedy film titled Siva Poojaiyil Karadi by Rama Narayanan, but the film was never released. In 2012, he featured alongside Vimal in Sundar C's comedy film, Kalakalappu, which won positive reviews and performed well commercially. The success of the film fetched the actor more scripts and Shiva went on to feature in four comedies in 2013.
His first release Thillu Mullu, a remake of the 1981 Rajinikanth starrer, featured him alongside Isha Talwar and Prakash Raj and also fared well commercially. The actor also won positive portrayal of a conman with a critic noting "Shiva has taken the entire film in his shoulders and has given his best. His comic timing is perfect and the one-liners are hilarious." His second release of the year, Sonna Puriyathu, where he played a dubbing artist, also won good reviews. The next release, Ya Ya featuring him alongside Santhanam in the lead role. Shiva was next seen in Kiruthiga Udhayanidhi's directorial debut Vanakkam Chennai, a romantic musical opposite Priya Anand. The film received positive to mixed reviews, but was a commercial success. After one year, he starred in Masala Padam alongside with Bobby Simha, which won positive comments and performed well. He acted in that film because of his friendship with Debut Director Luxman.
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