S. V. Sahasranamam
Singanallur Venkataramana Iyer Sahasranamam
29 November 1913
|Died||19 February 1988 74)(aged|
|Other names||S. V. S.|
|Children||Janaki, Lalitha, Shanti, S. V. S. Kumar, Gowri|
Singanallur Venkataramana Iyer Sahasranamam  (29 November 1913 – 19 February 1988), also known as S. V. S.,  was an Indian actor and director. Primarily a theatre actor, he also worked in over 200 films, mainly in Tamil cinema.
Sahasranamam was born on 29 November 1913 at Singanallur.  He was the fourth child born to Venkatraman and Parvathi.  Because of his interest in acting, he left his home at an early age to join the Madurai Sri Balashanmuganandha Sabha, a popular theatre group, which was later renamed T. K. S. Nataka Sabha. 
Several years after he joined T. K. S. Nataka Sabha, Sahasranamam started his own theatre group titled "Seva Stage". With that, he staged several popular plays such as Kangal, Irulum Oliyum and Vadivelu Vaathiyar. These plays were later adapted into feature films and were commercially successful. He also adapted the novels of writers such as B. S. Ramiah, T. Janakiraman and Ku Pa Rajagopalan, and made them into feature films.  Although Sahasranamam was also successful in cinema, having acted in over 200 films since debuting in that field with Menaka (1935),  he always considered theatre his main interest. 
Sahasranamam won the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Acting (Tamil) in 1967,  and received the Sangeetha Kalasikhamani award in 1980 by the Indian Fine Arts Society, Chennai. 
Between March 1974 and February 1988, Sahasranamam had suffered more than five heart attacks. He had chosen the artists for the play Nandha Vilakku, authored by novelist/dramatist Krishnamani, and asked them to come for a rehearsal on 21 February. But he suffered a heart attack on 19 February 1988 and died at 4:30 pm IST.   Sahasranamam's son S. V. S. Kumar is also an actor.  
|1941||Alibabavum 40 Thirudargalum|||
|1955||Valliyin Selvan||Manoharam Pillay|||
|1959||Alli Petra Pillai|
|1959||Naalu Veli Nilam|
|1959||President Panchaksharam||District Board president|||
|1959||Uthami Petra Rathinam|||
|1962||Padithal Mattum Podhuma|
|1965||Poojaikku Vandha Malar||Sivanesan|
|1966||Sadhu Mirandal||Bank Manager|
|1966||Avan Pithana?||Nallaiah Raja|||
|1967||Kan Kanda Deivam||Judge|||
|1969||Soappu Seeppu Kannadi|
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