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Tamil Actor and Comedian RS Shivaji passes away at 66 in Chennai

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In a somber moment for the world of Indian cinema, popular actor and comedian RS Shivaji passed away at the age of 66. The talented artist took his last breathe on Saturday morning in Chennai, leaving behind a legacy of laughter and unforgettable performances.

Legacy of Laughter and Talent

RS Shivaji, born on 26th October 1956 to renowned actor and producer MR Santhanam and sibling to actor and director Santhana Bharati, was a familiar face in the film industry. His career was punctuated by remarkable collaborations with leading actors and directors, with a special association with the legendary Kamal Hassan.

The Kamal Hassan Connection

Shivaji’s name became synonymous with rib-tickling humor when he starred in Kamal Hassan’s iconic films such as “Michael Madana Kama Rajan,” “Vikram,” “Sathya” and “Anbe Sivam.” However, it was his uproarious comedy sequences alongside Janagaraj in “Apoorva Sagodharargal” that earned him a special place in the hearts of fans.

From Comedian to Character Actor

At first, RS Shivaji became well-known as a comedian. In his later years, he smoothly shifted to playing other important roles in movies. This showed how good he was at acting as he could convincingly become different types of characters.

Recent Acclaim and Notable Works

In recent years, Shivaji received acclaim from critics for his performances in films like “Kolamavu” and “Gargi.” His ability to adapt to diverse roles was acknowledged and appreciated by both audiences and reviewers alike.

A Fitting Farewell

RS Shivaji appearance on the silver screen was in the Yogi Babu-starrer “Lucky Man,” which was released just a day before his passing. This coincidental timing serves as an evident to his unwavering commitment to his craft, even in his later years.

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