M. S. Bhaskar
Muthupandi Sundaram Bhaskar (born 19 January 1952) is an Indian actor. A former theatre artiste, he has appeared in supporting roles and as a comedian in Tamil TV series and more recently in Tamil films. His works include the series Chinna Papa Periya Papa and Selvi and in the films Sivakasi and Mozhi. In addition to acting, Bhaskar is a dubbing artiste and occasional playback singer as well.
Bhaskar, who hails from Thiruvarur, was a part of a Tamil drama troupe "Society for New Drama" which performed modern theatrical plays in Tamil Nadu. To supplement his income, Bhaskar also worked as an LIC agent for a brief period. Bhaskar acted in a number of other troupes including Nungambakkam Boys Kondatum. Before acting, he worked in a paste company.
During this period, Bhaskar began as a dubbing artiste especially for dubbing Telegu films into Tamil where he spoke the comedians' lines. He also dubs English language films into Tamil for Sun TV. His elder sister Hemamalini is also a dubbing artist.
When the dramatic society ended in 1992, Bhaskar began working in teleserials on DD1 and DD2 including Nam Kudumbam and Vizhudugal, before he played roles in Ganga Yamuna Saraswati and Mayavi Marichan. He then landed a role in the comedy series Chinna Papa Periya Papa, in which he played the role of a and brother-in-law and in Senior Junior, Selvi and Arasi.
Bhaskar made his film debut in 1987, enacting a small role in the film Thirumathi Oru Vegumathi. This was followed by several films in the 90's, in which he appeared in very minor or small roles including Friends and Thamizhan. He then graduated to supporting roles in the films Sadhu Miranda, Sivaji: The Boss, Dasavathaaram, Santosh Subramaniam and Mozhi. As of November 2009, he has acted in over 75 Tamil films.