Date of Birth: November 19, 1961
Actor, Supporting Cast
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Pseudonym Chinna Kalaivanar, Janangalin Kalaingnan
Birth name Vivekananthan
Born November 19, 1961 (1961-11-19) (age 49)
Kovilpatti, Tamil Nadu
Medium Stand-up comedy, Film
Nationality Indian
Spouse Arulselvi Vivekananthan

Vivek (Tamil; born 19 November 1961 in Kovilpatti, Tamil Nadu, India as Vivekananthan) is a Tamil film actor and comedian. He has won four Filmfare Best Comedian Awards for his performances in Run, Saamy, Perazhagan and Sivaji, respectively.

In April 2009, Vivek received the Padma Shri award by the Government of India for his contribution to the arts.1

Acting career
Vivek debuted in with Manathil Uruthi Vendum in 1990. Later he played roles in Kadhal Mannan, Vaali, Minnale, Run and Saamy. In 2009, he received and Asianet Film Award for Special Honour Jury Award.citation needed.

Personal life
Vivek was born in Tamil Nadu, India. He completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree from The American College, Madurai.

Vivek is married to Kavitha with children Amritha Nandini Vivek, Tejaswini Vivek and Prasanna Kumar Vivek