Chennai mourns the loss of beloved actor and comedian RS Shivaji, who peacefully passed away on a Saturday morning. He was 66 years old. Shivaji was the son of the esteemed actor and producer MR Santhanam and the brother of the well-known actor and director Santhana Bharathi.
RS Shivaji’s career was highlighted by his memorable roles in Kamal Haasan’s iconic films such as “Michael Madana Kama Rajan,” “Vikram,” “Sathya,” and “Anbe Sivam.” However, it was his remarkable performance in “Apoorva Sagodharargal,” where his comedic chemistry with Janagaraj struck a chord with audiences, catapulting him to fame.
Throughout his illustrious career, Shivaji graced numerous films, primarily as a comedian, before transitioning to supporting roles in more recent years. Notably, he earned critical acclaim for his roles in films like “Kolamavu Kokila” and “Gargi.”
Shivaji’s final appearance on the silver screen was in the recently released film “Lucky Man,” starring Yogi Babu. His versatile talent and endearing presence will be deeply missed by the film industry and his countless fans, leaving behind a legacy of laughter and entertainment that will forever be cherished.