Simbu Biography,Simbu Biography Tamil

Name     : Silambarasan Thesingu Rajendar

Born On:3 February 1983,

Born In:Krishnagiri,Tamil Nadu.

Nationality: Indian

Career:Film actor, film director, screenwriter, playback singer, lyricist, voice actor, Music director

T. R. Silambarasan  also credited by his initials STR or nickname Simbu, is an Indian film actor, director, writer, music composer, dancer, lyricist and playback singer in the Tamil film industry. He began his career by playing roles as a child artist in films directed by his father T. Rajendar, before his first lead role in Kadhal Azhivathillai (2002), under his father’s direction and produced by his mother Usha.

Early Life

Silambarasan was born on 3 February 1983 in Thogarapalli Krishnagiri, Tamil Nadu, as the eldest child of T. Rajendar and Usha Rajendar. He has a younger brother Kuralarasan, and sister Ilakiya. He studied at the Don Bosco Matriculation Higher Secondary School and St. John’s Indian Residential School.[2] Simbu entered the film industry from a young age and acted in many of his father’s films until 2002, when he acted in Kadhal Azhivathillai, his first main role as a hero.

Film career


Silambarasan made his acting debut Uravai Kaatha Kili

He further acted in his father’s movies, including Thai Thangai PaasamOru Vasantha GeethamEn Thangai KalyaniEnga Veetu VelanMonisha En MonalisaOru Thayin SabhathamSamsara SangeethamShanti Enathu ShantiPettredutha PillaiThiruvalla and Sabash Babu. In Samsara Sangeetham, Silambarasan danced to a song singing “I am a Little Star, Aaaven Naan Super Star”


Silambarasan played his first protagonist role in Kadhal Azhivathillai (2002), directed by his father. The movie had a successful run. His second film was Dum (2003), which was loosely based on Jagannadh’s 2002 Kannada film Appu. It had mixed reviews but a good run at the theatres. His release, in 2003, Alai, which marked the first collabration of Simbu and Trisha. This movie was eventually declared a flop by the critics. Silambarasan had three releases in 2004. The first was Kovil. This film, which deals with the relationship between a Hindu boy and a Christian girl, became a super hit, but Simbhu was praised due to his “restraint and matured” performance. It was a box office hit. After this, Silambarasan acted in a movie called Kuththu, a remake of the Telugu film Dil. It opened with mixed reviews, but had a successful run at the theatres. His final release in 2004 was Manmadhan. It was his first blockbuster hit movie.


In Thotti Jaya, Silambarasan played the role of an orphaned gangster who finds love. This movie was described by the critics as realistic. In 2006, he starred in Saravana, directed by K. S. Ravikumar. This was the second time that Simbu and Jyothika worked together after the success of Manmadhan (2004). This movie was a flop at the box office.

He next starred in and directed Vallavan (2006), as well as writing its story, screenplay and co-dialogue. It was featured, prior to release, in “most awaited” lists from entertainment sites. The film got a grand release during Diwali, and was a box office hit. The song “Loosu penne” became a chartbuster among the youths.

In 2008, he starred in the action masala film Kaalai, which was a flop. Later that year, he appeared in another action masala film Silambattam. The film opened to mixed reviews but became a commercial success.


In 2010, his film Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa, directed and written by Gautham Menon, became a Tamil ‘cult classic’ film. Director K. Balachander in an open letter called Silambarasan’s performance as his best in his career.

The following year he appeared in two films. In early 2011, he appeared in the multi-starrer Vaanam (2011) as Cable Raja, a poor youngster. Malathi Rangarajan from The Hindu called it a significant film in his career. Later that year, his next release was Osthi (2011) in which Silambarasan played a police officer, had a decent box office run. After a year, Podaa Podi was released on 13 November 2012, and became a flop. After a sabbatical of three years, he acted in Vaalu, which was released on 14 August 2015 to mixed reviews.


In 2016, Idhu Namma Aalu became a super hit. The most expected project Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada became an instant hit with lots of positive response. The background music by Oscar-winner A. R. Rahman adds to the intensity of the film and the songs are just the icing on the cake. Gautham said that Thalli Pogathey is the “best picturised song in a long time,” and is played at an unexpected moment in the film. In 2017, it was reported that Silambarasan had signed up for an English-language film.His film Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangadhavan was panned by critics and was commercially unsuccessful. It led to controversies that were reported in the media involving the film’s producer Michael Rayappan blaming Silambarasan for being uncooperative during the film’s production. In 2018, he appeared in Mani Ratnam’s successful Chekka Chivantha Vaanam as part of an ensemble cast that included Arvind Swamy, Vijay Sethupathi and Arun Vijay. In 2019, STR acted in Vantha Rajavathaan Varuven. This movie created a lot of expectations for STR fans, because it was the first collaboration between him and Sundar.C. Unfortunately for STR fans, this movie turned out to be a flop at the box office.


Silambarasan has frequently worked as a playback singer in the Tamil film industry. He first sang in Sonnal Thaan Kaadhala and went on to sing over 60 songs for various composers. He predominantly sings in his own films and has collaborated mostly with his friend and fellow composer Yuvan Shankar Raja. Silambarasan also wrote the lyrics for several songs of his films.

On 27 December 2011, Silambarasan released the non-film single “Love Anthem For World Peace and Love” to promote world peace.

He stated in the summer of 2015 that he would collaborate with Yuvan Shankar Raja to release the non-film single titled “Karma”.

He Composed Music and Background score for the film Sakka Podu Podu Raja featuring Santhanam in the lead role.


Silambarasan has been the subject of several controversies, primarily due to his outspoken nature.


  • Kalamamani from Government of Tamil Nadu (2006).
  • SIIMA Award for Stylish Star of South Cinema (2012) IK.
  • ITFA Best Actor Award for Vaanam (2011).
  • Edison Award for Best Actor for Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya (2010).
  • Big FM Tamil Entertainment Awards – Most Entertaining Actor Award for Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya (2010).
  • Isaiyaruvi Tamil Music Awards – Rising Star Lyricist for “Where is the Party” for Silambattam (2009).
  • Isaiyaruvi Tamil Music Awards – Best Dancer for Silambattam (2009).
  • Edison Award for Best Actor for Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada (2016).



  • 1984:Uravai Kaatha Kili – Child Role.
  • 1986:Mythili Ennai Kaathali – Child Role.
  • 1987:Oru Thayin Sabhatham – Child Role.
  • 1988:En Thangai Kalyani – Child Role.
  • 1989:Samsara Sangeetham – Child Role.
  • 1991:Shanti Enathu Shanti – Child Role.
  • 1992:Enga Veetu Velan – Child Role.
  • 1993:Pettredutha Pillai – Child Role,Sabash Babu – Child Role.
  • 1994:Oru Vasantha Geetham – Child Role.
  • 1995:Thai Thangai Paasam – Child Role.
  • 1999:Monisha En Monalisa – Child Role.
  • 2001:Sonnal Thaan Kaadhala – Guest appearance.
  • 2002:Kadhal Azhivathillai,Kadhal Virus – Guest appearance.
  • 2003:Alai,Dum.
  • 2004:Kovil,Kuththu,Manmadhan.
  •  2005:Thotti Jaya.
  • 2006:Saravana,Vallavan.
  •  2008:Kaalai,Silambattam.
  • 2010:Goa,Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa.
  • 2011:Osthi,Vaanam.
  • 2012:Podaa Podi.
  • 2013:Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya – Guest appearance.
  • 2014:Inga Enna Solluthu – Guest appearance.
  • 2015:Kaaka Muttai – Guest appearance,Vaalu.
  • 2016:Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada,Idhu Namma Aalu.
  • 2017:Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangadhavan.
  • 2018:Chekka Chivantha Vaanam,Kaatrin Mozhi – Cameo appearance
  • 2019:90ml – Special appearance,Vantha Rajavathaan Varuven.
  •  2020:Maanaadu,Maha.
  • 1985: Khooni, Mera Inteqam
  • 1986: Jadu Nagari
  • 1991: Coolie No. 1, Aadmi Aur Apsara
  • 1996: Aur Ek Prem Kahani, Chhaila, Gulaabi, Saza-E-Kala Pani, Sabse Bada Mawali
  • 2001: Lajja (Background Music)
  • 2005: Divorce: Not Between Husband and Wife
  • 2007: Cheeni Kum
  • 2008: Mukhbiir

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