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Sattanathapuram Venkataraman Shekher

Playwright, Producer, Director, Television, Film and Theatre artiste playing lead roles, S.Ve.Shekher is a household name with Tamil connoisseurs, popularly known for his punch, quick wit, and humor. His hold over the realm of performing arts since 1974 is commendable.

Sattanathapuram Venkataraman Shekher, known as S.Ve.Shekher is a Diploma holder in Mechanical Engineering with Post Diploma in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration. He is also a Sound Recordist, Programme Producer, Still Photographer, Videographer, Editor,Director and Social Activist. He was the editor for the Tamil Magazine "Naradhar"

  • DOB: 26-Dec-1950
  • MOTHER: Alamelu Venkataraman
  • FATHER: Venkataraman
  • LIVING: Mylapore, Chennai, TN
  • DEGREE: DME
  • SPOUSE: Uma
  • CHILDREN: Anuradha, Ashwin
  • STANDS: Dramatist, Actor, Social Activist, Politician
  • POLITICAL: Bharatiya Janata Party

Early Life

SATTANATHAPURAM VENKATARAMAN SHEKHER, known as S.VE.SHEKHER Born on 26-12-1950 at TANJORE West main street,till 3rd std studied at sri konganeswara vidhyaalaya ,4th,5th at THE HINDU ELEMENTARY SCHOOL,TRIPLICANE, CHENNAI 5. From 6th std to S.S.L.C. at P.S.HIGH SCHOOL,PUC at Vivekandha College,Mylapore. He debu on stage at the age of 10, with his father Sri S V VENKATARAMAN a leading armature theater artist,in Thuppariyum Saambu as Inspector Goplan's son. His contibution to tamil stage as a back stage technician,for sound special effects for Major Sundarrajan's play K SARA SARA.in 1963.At the age of 12,in 1967 Shekher

Started his carrier as sound recordist did sound tracks of films for Radio Ceylon Commercial Broadcasting.S Ve Shekher worked with his father's karpagam kala mandir,sri.V GOPALAKRISHNAN's Gopi Theaters and with the guidance of his father started his own troupe NATAKHAPRIYA in 1973.

S.Ve. Shekher's Natakhapriya so far has produced 25 stage plays and performed more than 6500 shows on stage with the tag line 100 minites 200 Laughter. Has staged plays at all important towns, villages in Tamil Nadu, and many state capitals and union territories. On invitation from Tamil population from the USA, Canada, Dubai, Abudhabi, Srilanka, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and Bangkok he has staged full length plays successfully. He has created history in staging full-length dramas with all the members of his troupe in the United States of America (Bay to East Coast) - a total of 28 shows in 32 days

In 1985 he staged eight full length plays at one go (from 07.47 a.m to 01.49 a.m of the following day) and this was acknowledged as an unsurpassed feat of a stage artist in the LIMCA BOOK OF RECORDS. With his technical proviso along with histrionics, he produced a unique television show, a real treat, S.Ve.SHEKHER meets S.Ve.SHEKHER, wherein he is both the interviewer and interviewee (Also Entered in Limca Book of Records). Shekher is a regular BLOOD DONAR and donated more than 50 times.  He has been a willing fundraiser for some campaigns by the Jaycees, Lions Clubs, Rotary Clubs, and several other social organizations. He has associated himself with the NIIT in their EACH ONE TEACH ONE computer literacy program.

Acting Career

S.Ve.Shekher's Tele-serial VANNAKOLANGAL is the first-ever serial in Tamil Television history was re-telecasted ten times. He has produced other successful tele serials such as NAMKUDUMBAM, TAXI TAXI, SIRIPPU MAZHAI - some of the episodes in these serials highlights EYE DONATION, BLOOD DONATION, and JUVENILE DIABETES. He also produced a short film for RAINWATER HARVESTING. He was the Founder President of the TamilNadu Radio and Television Artiste Union for 25 years.

Shekher made his debut in celluloid in 1980 with K Balachander's VARUMAYIN NIRAM SIGAPPU and since then has acted nearly 90 films. He was the Regional Chairperson of the Central Board of Film Censors in 2002-2004 & 2015 -2017.

AWARDS GALORE :

Shekher was awarded the State's prestigious KALAIVANAR AWARD for 1991 and KALAIMAMANI  IN 1993. The Mylapore Academy adjudged him as the Best Comedian for three years in succession.  WISDOM Magazine chose him as the 1990's Best Comedian. The JAYCEES honored him as the Outstanding Youth.

SOME OF THE TITLES:

Drama Super Star, Comedy King, Sirippalai Chirpi, Natakha Vasool Chakravarthy, Nagaichuvai Thendral, Nagaichuvai Ilavarasan, Nagaichuvai Nayagan, Natakha Kala sarathy, Vani Kala Sudhakara, Nagaichuvai Vedanayagan, Natakha Choodamani, Natakha Rathna are some of the titles accorded by Sabhas and other agencies which aptly portray his qualities and dedication to this art.

Political Career

Started his political dive in 1985.  Has a strong Hindutva ideology & supporting RSS activities. Started campaigning for uncorrupted right candidates of different parties in public elections. Stood in 1989 Tamil Nadu election as an independent candidate in Mylapore. Obtained More votes than the interim  C.M.  Sri.Nedunchezian.

From 1991 a strong supporter of BJPCAMPAIGNED FOR BJP & ALLIANCE parties TILL 2004 in All elections. First time joined in party politics in AIADMK under                              Dr. J.Jayalalitha by her invitation in 2004.

S VE SHEKHER was given a seat in 2006 to contest in public election & won Mylapore by defeating Napoleon (DMK). HE Served as the MLA OF MYLAPORE from 2006  to 2011. Performed 100%  with integrity, 100% accessible to the public always to serve better.  

He was an uncorrupted Member of the Legislative Assembly of Tamilnadu in 2006-2011.

Public Life

Apart from theatre, S.Ve.Shekher is also connected with so many social welfare activities.

Shekher is a regular BLOOD DONOR, having donated more than 50 times and willing fund raiser for a number of campaigns through Jaycees, Lions Clubs, RotaryClubs,  many educational and social institutions. He himself associated with the NIIT in their EACH ONE TEACH ONE Computer Literacy Programme. He has raised funds for                       ADYAR CANCER INSTITUTE through many programs. 

He was the Brand Ambassador for ASHA - A HOUSE FOR MENTALLY ILL.

Through his drama, THATHUPILLAI Shekher could collect Rs. TWO LAKHS and donated the same to the Neurology Department to buy a RESPIRATOR UNIT and a Computer to the Anesthesia Department in GOVERNMENT GENERAL HOSPITAL, CHENNAI.

AIR CARGO CLUB OF MADRAS had collected Rs.12,34,567.89 for the KARGIL WAR FUND through his play ALWHAA. He had also collected and donated to the CHIEF MINISTER'S FUND for TSUNAMIFUND (Rs.1.5 Lakh)  , Rs.1Lakh for FLOOD RELIEF FUND (2005) ,Rs.5 Lakhs to P.M. FUND for Nepal LAND SLIDE through his dramas.

He is helping poor students, Cancer Patients, Physically Challenged, Old-age Homes, Orphanages, Diabetes Care, Free Eye Camps, Caring for HIV Patients, Heart  & Operations, and SERVE DEAD (Collecting unclaimed dead bodies from Govt. Hospitals and mass burial).

All these noble causes are being done by him through his Trust SRI SUKAR PUBLIC CHARITABLE TRUST(80G and FCRA) and NATAKHAPRIYA TRUST

He has built Sannidhanams to Sri Sukha Bramha Maharishi at Chennai(Madhya Kailash), Madurai, Salem(Sugavaneswarer Temple),and THOTTI PIDALI CUDDALORE.

Through the influence, guidance, and blessings of his father Late MJF Lion S V Venkataraman, Shekher is carrying out these activities. His father was the Life Member of Lions Club of Mylapore and DIST.CHAIRMAN, LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL (Dist .324 A1) in charge of Diabetes Awareness and Blood Donation Camps. Ln, Venkataraman had regularly conducted blood donation camps and collected 86,000  units of blood during his tenure. MJF.Lion Venkataraman was also acted in Tamil films like ROJA and INDIAN and after his death on 21.07.2003 his eyes were donated.

S Ve Shekher

My Quotations

IF GOD BE WITH US WHO CAN BE AGAINST US?