• Actor

Aug 22, 1984  in Tamil Nadu, India

Also Known as: Sivabalan

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Sivabalan, better known by his stage name Appukutty, is a National Award winning Indian actor who appears primarily in supporting roles in South Indian films. He started out with uncredited minor roles in films like Ghilli (2004) and Azhagiya Thamizh Magan (2007), and rose to prominence when he played a key supporting role in the 2009 Tamil sports drama film Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu. The actor`s breakout role came in the 2011 mystery-drama film Azhagarsamiyin Kudhirai, in which he played the titular role. His performance in the film earned Appukutty a National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor. Since then, he has appeared in films like Snehaveedu (2011), Sundarapandian (2012) and Maryan (2013). Other significant acting credits include Veeram (2014), Vedalam (2015), 24 (2016), Enbathettu (2017) and Theru Naaigal(2017). His 2018 release includes Koottali and Enga Kattula Mazhai. His 2020 releases include Maayanadhi and Routtu.