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(1984-05-07) 7 May 1984 (age 39)
Nathan kinaru, Thootukudi district, Tamilnadu
Occupation Actor
Years active 1994–present

Sivabalan, better known as Appukutty, is an Indian actor and comedian, who mainly appears in Tamil films. He became recognized following his performance in Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu. His role as Azhagarsami in Azhagarsamiyin Kudhirai was praised by film critics and fetched him the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor.


Sivabalan hails from a village Nathan Kinaru in Thoothukudi district, Tamil Nadu. He moved to Chennai in 1994, initially in search of a job for survival only. Sivabalan was working as a cleaner in hotels, when he was spotted by film personalities and received acting offers from them. He then began acting in small character roles. In an interview in 2011, Sivabalan stated that he always wanted to be a comedian and that he had appeared in several minor roles for over 17 years, before gaining recognition in Suseenthiran's Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu. Suseenthiran went on to cast him in the lead role in his comedy drama film Azhagarsamiyin Kudhirai (2011). For his performance in the film, Appukutty won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor, while the film was named the Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment of 2011. In 2011 he also appeared in an important role in the film Kullanari Koottam and played a character role in Mohanlal's 300th film Snehaveedu. In 2012, he acted in Mannaru as lead role, next Sundarapandian as supporting cast. He also played with Ajith Kumar in movies such as Veeram (2014) and Vedalam (2015). He also played an important character in Vendhu Thanindhathu Kaadu (2022) directed by Gautham Vasudev Menon.


Year Film Role Notes
1998 Maru Malarchi Tea seller Uncredited role
2002 Solla Marandha Kadhai Prabakaran Uncredited role
2004 Ghilli Assistant Priest at Velu's House Uncredited role
2007 Azhagiya Tamil Magan Priest Uncredited role
Onbadhu Roobai Nottu
Nee Naan Nila Student
2008 Akku Man at the barber shop Uncredited role
Ezhuthiyatharadi Roja's friend
Raman Thediya Seethai Uncredited role
Velvi Chandru's friend
2009 Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu Appukutty
Vaigai Kulumai
2010 Ambasamudram Ambani Dhandapani's neighbour
Madrasapattinam Kaali
Virunthali Kaadu
2011 Kullanari Koottam Lenin
Azhagarsamiyin Kuthirai Azhagarsami National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor
Mudhal Idam
Snehaveedu Pazhanisamy Malayalam film
2012 Pachai Engira Kaathu
Mannaru Mannaru
Sundarapandian Bhuvaneshwaran
Thiruthani Velu's friend
2013 Isaac Newton S/O Philipose Karuppayya Malayalam film
Moondru Per Moondru Kaadhal
Maryan Sakkarai
Summa Nachunu Irukku Appukutty
2014 Veeram Mayilvaganam
Kaadhal 2014
2015 Suzhiyam Ezhu
Vedalam Kuzhandai
Urumeen Security and Viduthalai
Paayum Puli Guest appearance
2016 24 Chettiyar's brother
Kagitha Kappal Chellappa
2017 Mupparimanam Logu
Konjam Konjam Sivabalan
Theru Naaigal Kathir
Nenjil Thunivirundhal Kumar's friend
2018 Koottali
Kaathiruppor Pattiyal Sathish
Enga Kattula Mazhai Kuberan
2019 100% Kadhal Appu
Vennila Kabaddi Kuzhu 2 Appukutty
2020 Maayanadhi Mani
Onbathu Kuzhi Sampath Saami
2021 Maara Lingam
Boom Boom Kaalai
Namma Oorukku Ennadhan Achu
2022 Vendhu Thanindhathu Kaadu Saravanan
Katchikkaaran Party worker
Mr Daddy
2023 Vallavanukkum Vallavan
Margazhi Thingal
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