Santhanam has erected a stand alone success out of his endeavor. Santhanam, a mechanical engineering diploma holder and a product of Vijay TV has garnered huge response for his counter speech. The actor who thanks STR for breakthrough in Tamil cinema has bagged various awards for his tenure in industry as a comedian. He emerges as the Industry Emperor
of the new era. This citation comes as he turns to be the deciding factor for a film's good run. Whistles blow, Laughter rolls, Sorrow takes a leave - All this during Santhanam's intro. He rose to fame with Director Rajesh's trio comedy ventures SMS, BAB and OK OK which holds Santhanam as the super support. Santhanam has also planned to venture in producing Tamil movies in an unnamed comedy subject with Dr. Srinivasan (popularly known as "Power Star") in the lead role. The actor in an interview expressed his wish to direct Tamil movies in comedy-sentiment subjects. Wishes !