N. S. Krishnan, popularly known as Kalaivanar and also as ‘NSK’ was a leading Tamil film comedian, drama artist, playback singer and writer in the early stages of the Tamil film industry – in the 1940s and 1950s. His full name is Nagercoil Sudalaimuthu Krishnan. He was born on 29th November 1908. His parents were Sudalaimuthu pillai and Isakki Ammal. His place of Birth was Oluginasery in Nagercoil. He had 5 sisters namely Chellamamal, Panchali, Mahalakshmi, Subbammal and Minnamal. He also had a brother Engode alias Thiravium. He acted many number of Tamil and other language films and did a good job in envoking the illiterate minds from misbeliefs and other ignorant things. He totally acted 120 films as a comedian, actor and also as a director. The first fim he acted was Sathi Leelavathi and the first film released was Menaka. He won many titles for his achievement in the film industry such as Nagaichuvai Arasu (given by Ki. Aa. Pe. Viswanatham), Puratchi Vikata Vendhan (given by Poet Bharathidasan). Of all these titles the popularly known title which was given to him is the “KALAIVANAR”, this was given by Nataraja Educational Society in 1947. He started the Indian Film artists Association in 1953 and become the President of the Association in 1957. He also chosen as the Honorary President for Tamil Dramatists Association and Nagercoil Tennis Club (Kalaivanar was working as a ball picker for Rs. 3 in his childhood days). Although he made all social reforms through his acting in the films, the nature has taken him back on 30th August, 1957.

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  3. sue ram
    May 17, 2010 @ 02:38:22

    N.S.Krishnan’s daughter Vadeeva was my classmate in church park madras in the 1950s. She was my friend also. When N.S.Krishnan one day came to pick her up in his small car I said “Hello” to him. I wonder where Vadeeva is these days. One of my sister told me she met her years ago in Chennai.


  4. sue ram
    May 17, 2010 @ 02:40:00

    I have seen lot of N.S.Krishnan and his wife T.A.Maduram’s movies nice couple.


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