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Vivek (Actor) Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Facts, Wiki & More

Updated On : April 17, 2021

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Short Biography

Vivek was born on 19-11-1961 in Kovilpatti, Thoothukudi in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. He was an Indian Film Actor, Television Personality, Singer, Playback Singer, Comedian & Activist who was well known for his work in Tamil cinema as well as Telugu, Malayalam & Kannada movies.

Vivek Complete Bio & Career

Vivek in the early phase of his career worked in the Chennai Secretariat, and he usually utilized his free time by performing at the Madras Humour Club where other people performed the stand-up comedy. He served to explore the progress to develop and subsequently won the Best Entertainer Award many times during his parodies at the Club. In the meanwhile, he left his hometown Chennai and moved to Madurai to pursue his graduation in Commerce, and he used to come back to Chennai during the break from the studies and returned to perform in the club.
The Founder of Humour Club, P. R. Govindarajan, observed his talent and later he introduced Vivek to Tamil ace director K. Balachandar and afterwards he got the chance to work in Balachandra's film as a scriptwriter. From (1989-93), he worked as a supporting actor in Balachandra's directed films and other director's films such as Oru Veedu Iru Vasal as well as Pudhu Pudhu Arthangal, Putham Pudhu Payanam and Naan Pesa Ninaipathellam.
He was succeeded to establish himself as a comedian in films in 1996. From (2000-01), he became the busiest actor of the Southern films who appeared in 50 films in consecutive two years. Some of his films were declared as super-duper hit films and even successful films at the box office such as Minnale, Kushi, and Priyamanavale. He won critical recognition for his roles, he played in Mani Ratnam's directed films such as  Dumm Dumm Dumm, Alaipayuthey and Mugavaree. In the subsequent time, he appeared in commercially hit films such as Run, Dhool, Lesa Lesa, Paramasivan, Saravana, Padikathavan, Guru En Aalu, Singam, Palakkattu Madhavan, Yennai Arindhaal and Vai Raja Vai. Apart from acting, he became the brand ambassadors of some of the big brands such as  Mirinda soft drinks and  Nathella jewellery.

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Honours & Awards

Padma Shri Civilian Award 2009 Arts

Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

On 16-04-2021 Friday, he felt chest pain. He suffered cardiac arrest. In critical condition, he admitted to SIMS Hospital in Chennai. He took his last breath at around 04:35 AM on 17-04-2021 in the hospital. He died at the age of 59.

DEATHDAY 17 April,2021 (Sunday)
DEATH PLACE Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Vivek Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to Angayya & Maniyammal into a Hindu family. He was married to Arulselvi Vivek. The couple had two daughters named Tejaswini Vivek, Amritha Nandini Vivek and a son named Prasanna Kumar Vivek. His son Prasanna was died at the age of 13 by brain fever in 2015.

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Skin Colour Wheatish
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Salt & Pepper

Personal Info

Home Town Kovilpatti, Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu, India
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
School N/A
College The American College, Madurai
Qualification Graduate
Hobbies Singing, Travelling
Marital Status Married
Debut Manathil Uruthi Vendum (1987)
Best Movies Run (2002), Saamy (2003), Perazhagan (2004), Kuruvi (2008) among others
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color Blue
Favorite Player Rohit Sharma
Favorite Sport Cricket
Favorite Politician A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Favorite Actress Sridevi Kapoor , Ramya Krishnan
Favorite Actor Vijay , Kamal Haasan , Rajinikanth
Favorite Film Director K. S. Ravikumar
Favorite Singer Shreya Ghoshal , Hariharan , A. R. Rahman
Favorite Place Switzerland
Favorite Dress Jeans with T-shirt, Coat Paint
Favorite Food Upma, Idli, Sambhar, Biryani

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Vivek

  • He won the Filmfare Award under the category of Best Comedian for Tamil films such as Perazhagan, Saamy and Run.
  • He won the Tamil Nadu State Film Award under the category of Best Comedian for Run, Sivaji, Parthiban Kanavu, Anniyan and Unnaruge Naan Irundhal.
  • He was awarded by International Tamil Film Award for Best Comedian.
  • He won various prestigious awards such as Tamil Nadu State Film Honorary Award, Kalaivanar Award, Edison Award for Best Comedian, and Asianet Film Honour Special Jury Award.
  • He launched Green Kalam, under the direction of former President of India A. P. J. Abdul Kalam.
  • He had been appointed as an ambassador for a plastic-free Tamil Nadu campaign by the State government.
  • He successfully attained the mission of planting a billion trees for billion people all over the state.

Vivek Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Vivek was 59 years 4 months & 28 days old age.