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Bigg Boss Tamil Season 1 Contestant Runner-Up Snehan Sivaselvam Biography

Unveiling the Versatile Journey of Snehan Sivaselvam: From Lyricist to Politician

Snehan Sivaselvam – The Multifaceted Talent of Tamil Cinema

Snehan Sivaselvam


In the rich tapestry of the Tamil film industry, some names shine bright not just for their artistic contributions but also for their multifaceted talents and endeavors beyond the silver screen. One such luminary is Snehan Sivaselvam, whose journey from a humble village in Thanjavur to the corridors of politics and the glittering stage of reality television exemplifies the quintessential tale of perseverance, talent, and ambition.

Early Beginnings:

Born as Sivaselvam in a quaint village in Thanjavur district, Snehan was the eighth son in a family of farmers. The verdant fields and rustic charm of his upbringing laid the foundation for his poetic inclinations, which would later blossom into a prolific career in the arts. Embracing his literary aspirations, Snehan ventured into the world of poetry and songwriting, eventually earning renown as a lyricist in the Tamil film industry.

A Journey in Cinema:

Snehan’s tryst with cinema began as a protégé under the tutelage of the esteemed poet and lyricist, Vairamuthu. His talent for crafting evocative verses soon garnered attention, leading to opportunities to pen lyrics for numerous films. From the poignant melodies of “Avaravar Vazhkaiyil” in Pandavar Bhoomi to the foot-tapping rhythms of “Kalyanamdhaan Kattikittu” in Saamy, Snehan’s lyrical prowess infused soul into countless cinematic narratives, earning him acclaim and admiration.

Beyond Words:

Driven by an innate desire to explore diverse artistic avenues, Snehan ventured into acting, making his debut in the action drama Yogi. Despite facing challenges, his portrayal of the rustic character Sadayan resonated with audiences, prompting him to delve deeper into the realm of performance. While his cinematic journey had its highs and lows, Snehan’s passion for the craft remained undeterred, propelling him to explore new horizons and roles.

Political Odyssey:

In 2018, Snehan embarked on a new chapter in his life by entering the realm of politics, aligning himself with Kamal Haasan’s Makkal Needhi Maiam. His foray into the political arena marked a significant shift in his trajectory, as he sought to channel his commitment to social welfare and change through public service. Contesting in both Lok Sabha and Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly elections, Snehan endeavored to be a voice for the people, advocating for inclusivity, progress, and equitable development.



  • Putham Puthu Poove (1997)
  • Manu Needhi (2000)
  • Pandavar Bhoomi (2001)
  • Kottai Mariamman (2001)
  • Thamizh (2002)
  • Enge Enadhu Kavithai (2002)
  • Charlie Chaplin (2002)
  • Mounam Pesiyadhe (2002)
  • April Maadhathil (2002)
  • Bagavathi (2002)
  • Chokka Thangam (2003)
  • Kadhal Sugamanathu (2003)
  • Saamy (2003)
  • Success (2003)
  • Kadhal Kirukkan (2003)
  • Thathi Thavadhu Manasu (2003)
  • Kovil (2004)
  • Autograph (2004)
  • Adi Thadi (2004)
  • Perazhagan (2004)
  • Kadhal Dot Com (2004)
  • Sound Party (2004)
  • Manmadhan (2004)
  • Raam (2005)
  • Vanakkam Thalaiva (2005)
  • Paruthiveeran (2007)
  • Aegan (2008)
  • Padikathavan (2009)
  • Mappillai (2011)
  • Sura (2010)
  • Kadhal 2 Kalyanam (2011)
  • Kazhugu (2012)
  • Soorarai Pottru (2020)
  • Udanpirappe (2021)
  • Anandham Vilayadum Veedu (2021)
  • The Legend (2022)
  • Coffee with Kadhal (2022)
  • Pathu Thala (2023)


  • Deepangal (2008)
  • Thekkathi Ponnu (2008)
  • Ilavarasi (2010)
  • Appanum Aathalum (2011)
  • Uyirmei (2014)

Notable Songs:

  • “Avaravar Vaazhkkaiyil Aayiram Aayiram Maatrangal” (Pandavar Boomi)
  • “Thozha Thozha” (Pandavar Boomi)
  • “Adatha Aattamellam” (Mounam Pesiyathe)
  • “Kalyanam Thaan Kattikittu Odipolama” (Saamy)
  • “Poi Solla Intha Manasukku Theriyavillai” (April Maadhathil)
  • “Gnabagam Varuthe” (Autograph)
  • “Manasukkulle Dhaagam Vanthucha” (Autograph)
  • “Ore Oru Piravi” (Perazhagan)
  • “Manmadhane Nee” (Manmadhan)
  • “Boom Boom” (Raam)
  • “Aarariraro” (Raam)
  • “Ore Oru Oorukkulle Ore Oru Appa Amma” (Thavamai Thavamirunthu)
  • “Ariyadha Vayasu” (Paruthiveeran)
  • “Ayyayyo” (Paruthiveeran)
  • “Oororam Puliyamaram” (Paruthiveeran)
  • “Appa Amma Vilayattu” (Padikkathavan)
  • “Maambalamaam Maambalam” (Pokkiri)
  • “Hey Salaa” (Aegan)
  • “Odum Varaiyil” (Aegan)
  • “Deemthanakka Thillaanaa” (Villu)
  • “Yaarodu Yaro” (Yogi)
  • “Meendum Pallikku Pogalam” (Pallikkoodam)
  • “Yathe Yathe” (Aadukalam)
  • “Ayyayo Nenju” (Aadukalam)
  • “Ambalaikkum Pombalaikkum” (Kazhugu)
  • “Kaatu Payale” (Soorarai Pottru)
  • “Karambakudi Kanaga” (Udanpirappe)
  • “Yelamma Yela” (Yaanai)
  • “Sandaaliye” (Yaanai)
  • “Yelamma Yela-Version 2” (Yaanai)
  • “Thala Keezha” (Coffee with Kadhal)
  • “Raawadi” (Pathu Thala)

As Actor:

  • Yogi (2009)
  • Uyarthiru 420 (2011)
  • Comali (2019)
  • Bhoomi (2021)
  • Anandham Vilayadum Veedu (2021)
  • Yaanai (2022)


  • Bigg Boss Tamil 1 as contestant (Finalist)
  • Bigg Boss Tamil 2 as special guest
  • Bharathi Kannamma as special guest
  • Bigg Boss Ultimate (Season 1) as contestant (Evicted day 42)


  • Mudhal Adhyayam
  • Innum Pengal Azhaga Irukkirargal
  • Ippadium Irukkalam
  • Puththagam
  • Avaravar Vazhkaiyil

Legacy and Beyond:

As Snehan continues to traverse diverse paths in his journey, his legacy resonates not only through his artistic contributions but also through his commitment to social causes and public service. Whether through the lyrical tapestry of cinema, the corridors of power in politics, or the immersive realm of reality television, Snehan Sivaselvam remains a testament to the indomitable spirit of perseverance, creativity, and humanity.

Name: Snehan Sivaselvam

Other Name: Sivaselvam, Snehan

Evicted: Bigg Boss Tamil Season 1 – 1st Runner up

Season Host: Kamal Haasan

Network: Star Vijay

Number of Days: 100

Number of Contestants: 19

Premier Date: 25 June 2017

Prize Money:

Other Prizes (if any):

Date of Birth (DOB): June 23, 1978

Birth Place: Pudhukariyapatti, Tamil Nadu, India

Settled Place: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Profession/Occupation: Tamil Poet, Tamil lyricist, Tamil actor, Tamil playback singer, Tamil politician

Education: He Qualified Intermediate Teacher


Siblings: 6 elder brothers, 1 elder sister

Spouse: Kannika Ravi






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