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Sivabalan (Popularly called Appukutty) is an actor and comedian in Tamil cinema. He became a well known actor since his role in the movie Vennila Kabaddi Kuzhu. His role in Azhagarsamiyin Kudhirai won him National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor.[1]

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He was born in a village named Nathan Kinaru in Thoothukudi district of Tamil Nadu. He worked as a cleaner in hotels in Chennai. He was given small roles by movie personalities. He wanted to become a comedian.[2][3] He was recognised by the Tamil cinema in the movie Vennila Kabaddi Kuzhu of director Suseenthiran. The director gave a role for Appukutty in the movie Azhagarsamiyin Kudhirai. The movie won him the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor.[1] in 2011. The movie also won National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment.[4] His roles in the movies Sundarapandian and Veeram are also notable ones.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Appu Kutty once again dons the lead role". 2011-09-21. Retrieved 2012-06-11.
  2. "I always wanted to be a comedian: Appukutty ". The Times of India. 2011-03-07. Retrieved 2012-06-11.
  3. K. R. Manigandan (2012-03-08). "Arts / Cinema : Shot Cuts: Blessing in disguise". The Hindu. Retrieved 2012-06-11.
  4. "Tamil Cinema Scores At The National Film Awards — National Film Awards — Tamil Cinema ". Behindwoods. 2012-03-07. Retrieved 2012-06-11.