Rajeev (Tamil actor)

Born Rajasekhar
Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
Other names Rajeev
Occupation Actor
Years active 1980 - present
Spouse(s) Rani
Children Meena Kamakshi, Kiran Surya
Parent(s) Balasubramaniya Mudaliar, Rajeswari Ammal

Rajeev is an Indian actor, primarily concentrating in Tamil films. He started his career in the 1982 release Mull Illadha Roja as hero. He was a part of many successful movies. Later he was cast for Villain and Character roles. He has also appeared in Malayalam language with hit films Ustaad, Elavamkodu Desam, F.I.R, Sathyam and Collector.

Personal life

Rajeev was born in Madurai. His father Balasubramaniya Mudaliar was working in Indian Telephone Industries, Bengaluru-560016, his mother was Rajeswari Ammal. He studied in ITI Vidya Mandir in Bengaluru-560016.[1] After the death of his parents, Rajiv refused to marry anyone but agreed after the insistence of his brothers. He is married to Rani and has a daughter Meena Kamakshi and a son Kiran Surya.[2]


Rajiv applied an audition to act in films. He faced lot of struggle and rejection during auditions. Due to lack of opportunities, he worked as waiter at Taj Coromandel Hotel. He got first prize for dancing for competition at hotel, his friends insisted him to try his luck again in films.[3]

Rajiv met his classmate Telugu actor Rajendra Prasad at a dubbing studio. Malayalam actor Raveendran who saw Rajiv asked him to dub his voice in Oru Thalai Ragam. Rajiv gladly accepted the offer, T. Rajender director of that film selected Rajiv as a dubbing artist. He again dubbed for Raveendran in Vasantha Azhaippugal. T. Rajender provided him an opportunity to play sadistic husband in Rail Payanangalil. He then acted as one of four heroes in Paalaivanacholai.[4]

He has also done the role of the drunkard brother in K.Balachander' s Benkiyalli Aralida Hoovu, the Kannada remake of Aval Oru Thodar Kathai.

Partial filmography

His films include:[5]






Dubbing artist


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