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Born14th July, 1954
Native PlaceThalakavur, Sivaganga, Tamil Nadu
CareerCast (9)
WifeRadhika Sarathkumar
ChildrenVaralakshmi Sarathkumar

Sarathkumar was born in New Delhi to M. Ramanathan and Pushpa Leela. He also has a sister named Mallika Kumar. He graduated with his B.Sc. in Mathematics from The New College, Chennai. He started his career in Tamil cinema playing negative roles, and later played minor roles in other movies. He was first chosen for the lead role in Suriyan which was a success at box-office. He mainly played the role of an honest cop. He served as a DMK member of parliament in Rajya Sabha. He also serves as the current president of the South Indian Film Artistes Association, organizing several industry-based events.

His first wife was Chaya Sarathkumar, with whom he has two daughters named Varalaxmi Sarathkumar and Pooja Sarathkumar. Varalaxmi is reportedly debuting as heroine with actor Silambarasan Rajendar. He is married to Raadhika Sarathkumar since 2001 and they have a son named Rahul, who was born in 2004. Sarathkumar is also the stepfather to Raadhika's daughter Rayanne.

Sarathkumar has acted in six regional languages including English, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu and Kannada. He has received critical acclaim for his roles in the films Pulan Visaranai, Sooriyan, Naataamai, Suryavamsam, Natpukkaga, Cheran Pandian and Keralavarma Pazhassi Raja.

Prepared by: Dr. Susie Pazhavarical