Shiva is an Indian film actor, starring in Tamil films, and a radio jockey with the radio station
Radio Mirchi. Acting mainly as a comedian, he rose to fame following his performances in the
Venkat Prabhu directorials Chennai 600028 and Saroja.
Shiva's first film role was a cameo in the 2001 film 12B. He debuted as a lead actor in Venkat
Prabhu's 2007 sports comedy Chennai 600028 alongside ten other debut actors. His next role,
again under Venkat's direction, was the thriller Saroja. Both films were box-office hits.
Shiva then starred in Thamizh Padam, a full-length parody of contemporary Tamil cinema, and
his performance earned rave reviews. His 2010 comedy Va Quarter Cutting was an average
grosser. His upcoming movie is Pathinaaru, which is his first non-comedy, romance film.