28 September 1975
|Alma mater||Loyola College, Chennai|
|Occupation||Tamil TV and film actor, TV host|
|Years active||1989 – present|
Manjula Vijayakumar (aunt)
Sanjeev (born 28 September 1975) is a film actor and leading Tamil television actor. He is known for his role as Selvam in the Tamil drama serial on Sun TV titled Thirumathi Selvam (2007-2013) in which he starred opposite Abitha. The serial telecasted for almost 6 years with Sanjeev gaining huge recognition and appreciation. He has acted in many other serials, notably Metti Oli, Anandham, Annamalai, Aval and presently Yaaradi Nee Mohini and has played the role of both protagonist and antagonists. He has also appeared as Vijay's friend in a number of movies at the start of his acting career. Sanjeev is now fondly known as the television superstar, after being in the industry for around 17 years, still playing the main lead in serials and hosting programs like Maanada Mayilada.
Sanjeev is a close friend of Tamil actor Vijay. Both of them studied visual communications at Loyola College. He is the nephew of late actress Manjula Vijayakumar. Sanjeev married leading television actress Preethi Srinivasan in 2009. His only sister Sindhu has done few films as a heroine and later acted in many successful serials like Metti Oli, Penn, Anandham and so on. His sister Sindhu died in 2005 and Sanjeev took full responsibility for his sister's daughter (who was only 9 years old at the time of her mother's death). Sanjeev and his wife Preethi had conducted her wedding in 2017, as her parents. His close friends in the television industry are Deepak Dinkar and Shreekumar. Sanjeev has two children: Laya, who was born in May 2010, and Adhav, who was born in April 2014.
Sanjeev started his career doing supporting roles playing Vijay's friend in most of the movies. He entered the television industry with the serial Metti Oli in which he played a negative role in 2002. After doing a number of negative and supporting characters, he got his break with Thirumathi Selvam (2007-2013) in which he played the main lead for the first time. The serial led to his popularity among the Tamil audience, and his performance in the show was well appreciated and received. Sanjeev is known to Tamil families as Selvam, the character he portrayed in the serial. Awards he received for this include a Tamil Nadu State Award for Best Television Actor in 2008 and Sun Kudumbam Award for Best Actor 2010.
|2002-2003||Metti Oli||Ilango||Debut series||Sun TV|
|2003-2005||Annamalai||Vinayagam "Vinay"||Sun TV|
|2003-2007||Tharkappu Kalai Theeratha||Gokula Krishnan||Sun TV|
|2005-2007||Veppilaikkari||Muthu Raghupathy "Raghupathy"||Sun TV|
|2004 - 2007||My Dear Bootham||Vijay||Sun TV|
|2006||Penn||Solaiyappan "Solai"||Sun TV|
|2007-2013||Thirumathi Selvam||Selvam||Sun TV|
|2009||Naanal||Kumaran/Ganesh (Doctor and Police Officer)||Dual role revealed in climax of that series||Kalaignar|
|2009-2011||Vilakku Vacha Nerathula||Prathap||Kalaignar|
|2009-2015||Thendral||Selvam||Crossover episode Thirumathi Selvam Thendral Kudumbam in 2011||Sun TV|
|May 2014||Karai||Raghavan||Sun TV|
|2017-2018||Yaradi Nee Mohini||Mutharasan "Muthu"||Zee Thamizh|
|2021||Chithi 2||Thirunavukkarasu||Sun TV|
- All films are in Tamil, unless otherwise noted.
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|1989||Ponmana Selvan||Hong Kong Annamalai (Nattamai)'s son||credited as Master Sanjay|
|1995||Chandralekha||Rahim's friend||Uncredited Role|
|2002||En Mana Vaanil||Velu|
Reality shows/live showsEdit
|2007-2013||Maanada Mayilada Grand Finale||Anchor||Kalaignar|
|2012||Kaiyil Oru Kodi Are You Ready?||Himself (guest, episode: 29)||Sun TV|
|2013||Namma Veetu Kalyanam||Himself (guest, episode: 222)||Vijay TV|
|2017||Zee Dance League||Contestant||Zee Thamizh|
|2017||Zee Super Talents||Anchor||Zee Thamizh|
|2017||Mersal Audio Launch||Anchor||Sun TV|
|2003||Aahaa Ethanai Azhagu||Mithun Tejaswi||Tamil|
Awards and honoursEdit
|2008||Vivel Chinnathirai Award||Best Actor||Thirumathi Selvam||Selvam||Won|
|Tamil Nadu State Television Awards||Best Actor||Thirumathi Selvam||Selvam||Won|
|2010||Sun Kudumbam Viruthugal||Best Actor||Thirumathi Selvam||Selvam||Won|
|2011||Reliance Big Tamil Entertainment Awards||Most Entertaining Actor of the Year||Thirumathi Selvam||Selvam||Won|
|2012||Sun Kudumbam Viruthugal||Best Jodi||Thirumathi Selvam||Selvam & Archana||Nominated||Nominated with Abitha|
|2018||Galatta Nakshathra TV & Film Awards||Best Actor||Yaradi Nee Mohini||Mutharasan||Won|
|2019||Sun Kudumbam Viruthugal||Best Actor||Kanmani||Kannan||Won|
- "Vijay's friends Sanjeev, Sriman and Srinath join Thalpathy 64". The New Indian Express.
- Sanjeev's family -wife, daughter and son, 24 January 2020
- "'I don't want to give up TV shows'". Rediff.com.
- Saregama TVShows (20 November 2014), Super Boy | Telugu Sci-Fi Serial | Epi 1, retrieved 10 June 2018
- The Editor. "Winners List of VIVEL CHINNA THIRAI AWARDS 2008". South Indian Cinema.
- Big FM Tamil Entertainment Awards