S. Ve. Shekher
Drama Artiste, Tamil Nadu, India
Date of Birth : 26 - Dec - 1950
Biography

Born in a Thanjavur Iyer family, he completed his diploma on Mechanical Engineering and post graduate diploma in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration.

Sattanathapuram Venkataraman Shekher popuraly know as S. Ve. Shekher, his stage career began in 1974 when he acted in his first stage play. Since then, there has been no looking back. He was spotted by director K. Balachander who cast him in his movie "Varumai Niram Sevappu". After performing movie roles in around 70 Tamil films, S. Ve. Shekher eased his way into the television screen, delivering hits such as "Vanna Kolangal" and "Nam Kudumbam".

An expert in broadcast, sound effects and theatrics, he won the Best All India Programme Producer Award for four years in a row from RAPA (Radio & Television Advertisers & Producers Association). As a photographer, his colour transparencies have adorned the cover pages of popular Tamil magazines. Encouraged by the success of a Singapore drama tour in 1973, he formed his drama troupe Natakhapriya which has so far staged about a score of plays, commanding over 3800 shows. His troupe frequently tours the United States, Europe, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates.

Starting eight full length plays at one go, from 7:47 AM to 1:49 AM of the following day, Shekher performed a record of sorts in April 1985. While this is acknowledged an unsurpassed feat of a stage artiste in the Limca Book of Records, Shekher credits this to his audience and fellow artistes. The Mylapore Academy adjudged him "The Best Comedian" for three years in a row. Magazine Wisdom chose him as the 1990s Best Comedian, the Jaycees honoured him as The Outstanding Youth. Awards galore, the state's prestigious Kalaivanar Award, Iyal Isai Nataka Mandram's Kalai Maamani Award and Best Drama Troupe Award have only made him much more committed and devoted to the realm of arts and the society.

Taking his technical provio along with histrionics, he produced recently a unique television show, a real treat, "S. Ve. Shekher meets S. Ve. Shekher", wherein he is both the interviewer and interviewee. Some of the title accorded by Sabhas and other agencies: Drama Superstar, Comedy King, Sirippalai Chirpi, Nathaka Vasool Chakravarthy, Nagaichuvai Nayagan, Nagaichuvai Thenral, Nagaichuvai Ilavarasan aptly portray his qualities as humourist. An extrovert, he easily mixes with others.

Playwright, Producer, Director, Television, Film and Theatre artiste playing lead roles, S.Ve.SHEKHER is a household name with Tamil connoisseurs, popularly known for his punch, quick wit and humor. His hold over the realm of performing arts since 1974 is commendable.

Shows & Major Performances

Performed more than 5600 stage shows in tamil through out the world. Most of the plays for Lions Club, Rotary Club, Schools, Collages & for Social Welfare Organisations. Shot tele serials for blood donation, eye donation, juvenile diabetics, rain harvest & tree planting.

Avan Oru Thani Maram
Kannamoochi
Thirumbi Vandha Manaivi
Crazy Thieves in Palavakkam
Tenant Commandments
One More Excorcist
Mahavharathathil Mangaatha
Sathal Iayel Kaadhal
Kaadhula Poo
Kattula Mazhai
1000 Udhai Vaangiya Aboorva Sigamni
Vaal Paiyan
Ellame Thamashthan
Ellarum Vaanga
Athirshtakkan
Yaamirukka Bhayam Yean?
Periya Thambi
Chinna Maapley Periya Maapley
Eppavum Nee Raja
Thathu Pillai
Alwaah
Periyappa
Kuzhandhaisaamy
Mega Vasool

Awards & Recognitions

Kalaimaamani
from Government of Tamil Nadu.
Kalaivanar
from Government of Tamil Nadu.
Doctorate
from American Tamil University, Washington, U.S.A
Limca Book of Records
for three times
All India Best Radio Programme Producer Award
for four times.
Best Comedian Award
for three consecutive years from mylapore academy.
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