M. S. Bhaskar Wiki, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

M.S. Bhaskar

M.S. Bhaskar (Muthupettai Somu Bhaskar) is an Indian film actor, who is famous for featuring in Tamil films and shows. He became famous for his role in Professor Gnanaprakasam in the Tamil film ‘Mozhi’ (2007).

Bhaskar in the movie 'Mozhi'

Bhaskar in the movie ‘Mozhi’

Wiki/Biography

M.S. Bhaskar was born on Friday, 13 September 1957 (age 64 years; as of 2021) in Muthupettai, Tamil Nadu. His zodiac sign is Virgo. He was brought up in Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu. He completed his schooling at Gopalapuram Boys School, Chennai. He did Pre-University Course from Pachaiyappa’s College, Chennai, where he also earned a B. Com. degree from Pachaiyappa’s College, Chennai. [1]The Times of India

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 8″

Weight (approx.): 70 kg

Hair Colour: Black (Semi-bald)

Eye Colour: Black

Actor M.S. Bhaskar

Family

Parents & Siblings

Bhaskar`s father`s name is R.M.Somu Thevar, and his mother`s name is Sathyabama. He has an elder sister, Hemamalini, who is a dubbing artist.

Bhaskar`s sister

Bhaskar`s sister

Wife & Children

Bhaskar got married to Sheela Bhaskar on 19 November 1993.

Bhaskar with his wife

Bhaskar with his wife

They have two children. Bhaskar`s son`s name is Aadhitya Baaskar. He is an actor.

Bhaskar with his son

Bhaskar with his son

His daughter`s name is Ishwarya Bhaskar. She is a dubbing artist.

Bhaskar with his daughter

Bhaskar with his daughter

Career

Film

Bhaskar made his acting debut with the Tamil film ‘Thirumathi Oru Vegumathi’ in 1987.

Poster of the movie 'Thirumathi Oru Vegumathi'

Poster of the movie ‘Thirumathi Oru Vegumathi’

Since then, he appeared in more than 100 films, and he is known for his performances in the Tamil movies ‘Dum Dum Dum’ (2001), ‘Engal Anna’ (2004), ‘Vellitherai’ (2008), ‘Puli Vesham’ (2011), ‘Dharma Durai’ (2016), ‘8 Thottakkal’ (2017), ‘Jai Bhim’ (2021).

Bhaskar in the movie 'Dum Dum Dum'

Bhaskar in the movie ‘Dum Dum Dum’

Bhaskar in the movie 'Engal Anna'

Bhaskar in the movie ‘Engal Anna’

Bhaskar in the movie '8 Thottakkal'

Bhaskar in the movie ‘8 Thottakkal’

Television

Bhaskar started his acting career in television in 1991 with the Tamil show ‘Nam Kudumbam’.

Poster of the serial 'Nam Kudumbam'

Poster of the serial ‘Nam Kudumbam’

He did other Tamil television shows that include ‘Ganga Yamuna Saraswati’ and ‘Mayavi Marichan’ in 1999. He came into the limelight with the Tamil television show ‘Chinna Papa Periya Papa’ in 2000. He was also featured in the shows Senior Junior, Selvi (2006), and Arasi (2007).

Dubbing

He made his dubbing debut in 1991 when he dubbed for Vijayakumar’s PA in the Tamil film Seetha Geetha.

Awards

  • In 2018, he won the Best Actor in a Supporting Role at South Indian International Movie Awards for the Tamil movie ‘8 Thottakkal’ (2017).

    Bhaskar receiving the award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role at South Indian International Movie Awards for the Tamil movie '8 Thottakkal'

    Bhaskar receiving the award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role at South Indian International Movie Awards for the Tamil movie ‘8 Thottakkal’

  • In 2018, he was nominated at Jury Awards for Best Supporting Actor for the Tamil movie ‘8 Thottakkal’ (2017).
  • In 2011, he was nominated at Jury Awards for Best Comedian for the movie ‘Irumbukkottai Murattu Singam’ (2010).
  • In 2009, he was nominated at Jury Awards for Best Comedian for the movie ‘Vellitherai’ (2008).

Favourites

Bike Collection

He owns a Royal Enfield Bullet.

Bhaskar on his bike

Bhaskar on his bike

Facts/Trivia

  • M.S. Bhaskar was interested in acting since childhood. He started his career with dubbing. In an interview, he informed that he gained interest in dubbing by visiting the dubbing studios with his sister Hemamalini, who is a dubbing artist. [2]The Times of India
  • In 1986, he used to do dubbing for small roles. After sometime, he started doing radio and TV plays on Chennai Doordarshan and All India Radio. [3]The Times of India
  • While dubbing for shows, one of his friends told him to try acting for a role. He tried acting, and it was liked by the director. After this, he started his acting career.
  • He used to work in a toothpaste company and as an LIC agent during his struggling days. [4]The Times of India
  • In 2021, he featured in the web series ‘Malaysia to Amnesia.’ The series was released on OTT platform (ZEE5). In an interview, he talked about his role and said,

    It was a jolly unit with a lot of fun, respect, and camaraderie all around. Vani Bhojan called me appa, the kid on the set called me thatha, and I had similarly warm experiences with Vaibhav and Karunakaran as well. People across age groups can enjoy every facet of this film. I have always wanted to play such a role in my career. In fact, I am getting a lot of such opportunities now, but the lockdown has put everything on hold.”

    Bhaskar in the series 'Malaysia to Amnesia’s

    Bhaskar in the series ‘Malaysia to Amnesia’

  • Bhaskar has played comic as well as negative roles in many films and shows. In an interview, he talked about his choice of roles and said,

    It was a jolly unit with a lot of fun, respect, and camaraderie all around. Vani Bhojan called me appa, the kid on the set called me thatha, and I had similarly warm experiences with Vaibhav and Karunakaran as well. People across age groups can enjoy every facet of this film. I have always wanted to play such a role in my career. In fact, I am getting a lot of such opportunities now, but the lockdown has put everything on hold.”

  • Bhaskar learnt many languages and spoke various slangs. According to him, he used to learn the language of the place where he lived. Talking about this, in an interview, he said,

    You wouldn’t have seen me in the same body language in two films. Can you name any? I reject a film when a director tells me this role would work well as one of my characters from my previous film. Likewise, when it comes to dialect, there are lots. Many people do not know which one is Tirunelveli dialect and which one is it. Just because it ends in ‘ley’ it necessarily need not be a Tirunelveli slang. In another film, I would have spoken Sangam Tamil throughout my screen time. These are the improvisations I bring on location.”

  • According to Bhaskar, he try to learn the nuances of acting by observing the activities of people in daily life. In an interview, he talked about this and said,

    One of the best places to grasp such lessons is a wine shop. I have seen people cry without tears, laugh without reason…As an actor, it is important to mingle with people, and understand how they behave.”

  • He has played roles that have less screen time, but are effective. In an interview, he talked about why he chooses roles with less screen time. He said,

    I do not look at the duration of my role on screen. What is the point in doing a character which comes throughout the film but doesn’t really have an impact? I came for just 15 minutes in Vindhai, but that role got me a lot of appreciation. So, I do a role that tells me not to lose a director or a film. There are times when I have rejected characters that had more screen time but did not have scope for me as an actor.”

  • Bhaskar`s son is also a famous Tamil actor, who gained fame with the film 96 (2018) and Paava Kadhaigal (2020).

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