|Occupation||Actor, Director, Producer|
|Language Worked in||Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam|
|Favourite Cuisine||South Indian|
M. Sasikumar is a Tamil film director, actor and producer. He is best known in the Tamil film industry for his debut film Subramaniapuram (2008). The low-budget film received attention for its original script, direction, screenplay, editing and accurate sets and costumes resurrecting Madurai from the 1980s.
Sasikumar studied business administration. He began working in films through his uncle Kandasaamy when he was 16, who produced Sethu (1999). Sasikumar worked as an assistant director for the film, where he made the acquaintance of Ameer, who was also assisting and went on to make a name for himself. He assisted director Ameer in Mounam Pesiyadhe (2002) and Raam (2005). It was during the initial phases of Ameer's Paruthiveeran (2007) that he began his groundwork for Subramaniapuram and left the production to focus on his film.
He directed, acted and produced the film Subramaniapuram in 2008, his debut directorial venture. Subramaniapuram centers on a set of vagabond youths in Madurai during the 1980s and their lives that gets entangled in politics and crime, eventually leading to tragedy. Subramaniapuram, shot in 85 days, received critical acclaim and became a box-office grosser.