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Full Name: Silambarasan Rajendran
Date of birth: February 3rd, 1983
Silambarasan Rajendran is a prominent Tamil film actor, film director, playback singer and song writer. He is known fondly by his fans as Simbhu and Little Super Star.
Simbhu was a popular face in Indian television even before he made his maiden film debut. He acted in Tamil films, as a junior artist in projects like Monisha En Monalisa, Shabash Babu, Rajadi Rajavan, and Thiruvalla in minor roles. Simbhu’s debut in movies as a hero came in the form of Kaadhal Azhavitazhallai, a Tamil language movie also debuting Charmi, a popular Telugu actress. The film, Kaadhal Azhavitazhallai, was highly hyped but the film flopped at the box-office and it was followed by Dhum and Kuthu with Rakshitha and Ramya respectively. These films also flopped at the box-office and criticism was heaped on Simbhu for his self-acclaimed title of Little Superstar and his deliberate copying of actions which were normally used by the Tamil superstar, Rajinikanth.
The move Alai with Trisha Krishnan followed, it became his first film to run over 50 days at a cinema but once again he faced controversy due to some scenes between Trisha Krishnan and himself. Simbhu next film, Kovil with Sonia Agarwal was an average grosser at the box-office. He then took a year’s break to concentrate on Manmadhan project, which he wrote the screenplay for. This move starred Jyothika, Mandira Bedi and Yana Gupta opposite him and the film became a runaway triumph at the box-office breaking many records especially in Madurai and it ran for 275 days in Kollywood. The move earned rave reviews and changed many peoples’ minds about Simbhu’s career. Simbhu next film, Thotti Jaya also was a big hit, in which he had paired with Gopika. For Thotti Jaya Simbhu sported a black beard in the role of an orphaned gangster who finds love.
Saravana was released in 2006 and after the success of Manmadhan, he paired up with Jyothika to act in the film directed by K.S. Ravikumar. The film was a hit despite being released with Paramasivan and Aadhi, which it eventually ran for 100 days. Simbhu decided to turn director in Vallavan, which has become the most anticipated film of the year of 2006 and it was released on Diwali 2006 and stared Nayantara, Reema Sen and Sandhya alongside himself. Simbhu has also written the screenplay and has also sung 2 songs in the film.
Simbhu will act in Aezhumazhai vs Chitra with Asin Thottumkal in a forthcoming project in 2007. Simbhu was also a part of Mani Ratnam’s stage show, Netru, Indru, Naalai alongside many other co-stars.
Simbu as shown in the wallpaper for the film, Manmadhan ‘Simbu’ Silambarasan was born to a famous Kollywood couple, T. Rajendar and Usha, they were both actors. Simbu’s has a younger brother, Kuralarasan who appears as a child actor in several films. Simbu’s sister, Illakya, is a college student at Loyola College, where he had also completed his education.
At Ashram school, Simbu studied with the Tamil actor, Rajinikanth’s daughter, Aishwarya. Both were rumoured to be in an affair before she disbanded with him. Aishwarya later married, rival actor, Dhanush. Simbu was apparently not invited to the wedding and was left fuming over this. Manmadhan dealt with the story of lovers cheating and Simbu refused to deny claims that it was based around his childhood love, Aishwarya and no comment was made from either side.
During the first photo shoot of Vallavan, there was another controversial picture of Simbu biting Nayantara’s lips. Since then, they confirmed on several interviews they are in love with one another, but on November 20, 2006 she stated their separation for personal reasons. Simbu also in Vallavan decided to give much more scope and praise to Nayantara than to Sandhya or Reema Sen. Reema Sen has recently criticized Simbu for favoring Nayantara during film shootings, and she has also revealed that the project, Vallavan had stopped her from signing other projects.