Palaniswamy, better known by his stage name Sivakumar (born 27 October 1941) is an Indian film actor and visual artist who has portrayed a wide range of leading and supporting roles onscreen in Tamil cinema and television. He made his acting debut in A. C. Trilogchander's Kakkum Karangal (1965). He has acted in over 190 movies in Tamil. He is also ambidextrous. His sons Suriya and Karthi are actors as well as his elder daughter in-law Jyothika.￼ And his daughter Brindha being a Playback Singer.