|Full name||Muthupettai Somu Bhaskar|
|Famous Role||Professor Gnanaprakasam in the Tamil film 'Mozhi'(2007)
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 172 cm
in meters- 1.72 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 8”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms- 70 kg
in pounds- 154 lbs
|Hair Colour||Black (Semi-bald)|
|Debut||Film: Tamil film 'Thirumathi Oru Vegumathi' (1987) as Krishnan's college classmate
TV: Tamil show 'Nam Kudumbam' (1991)
Dubbing: Vijayakumar's PA in the Tamil film Seetha Geetha (1991)
|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).
• 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).
|Date of Birth||13 September 1957 (Friday)|
|Age (as of 2021)||64 Years|
|Birthplace||Muthupettai, Tamil Nadu|
|Hometown||Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu|
|School||• Gopalapuram Boys School, Chennai
• He did Pre-University Course from Pachaiyappa's College, Chennai
|College/University||Pachaiyappa's College, Chennai|
|Educational Qualification||B.Com. The Times of India|
|Relationships & More|
|Marriage Date||19 November 1993|
|Children||Son- Aadhitya Baaskar (Actor)
Daughter- Ishwarya Bhaskar (Dubbing Artist)
|Parents||Father- R. M. Somu Thevar
|Siblings||Sister- Hemamalini (Dubbing Artist)
|Actor(s)||Sivaji Ganesan, Kamal Haasan|
|Bike Collection||He owns a Royal Enfield Bullet.
Some Lesser Known Facts About M. S. Bhaskar
- M.S. Bhaskar is an Indian actor, who is popular for appearing in Tamil films and television shows.
- Bhaskar was interested in acting since childhood. He used to accompany his sister Hemamalini, who is a dubbing artist, to the studios. From there, he started gaining interest in dubbing. The Times of India
- He started his career in 1986 with dubbing. After this, he started doing radio and TV plays on Chennai Doordarshan and All India Radio. The Times of India
- While dubbing for one of the shows, he tried to act in a role, and his acting was liked by the director. Then, he started his career in acting.
- In 1992, he featured in Tamil television shows ‘Nam Kudumbam’ and ‘Vizhudugal.’ He was also a part of the Tamil television shows ‘Ganga Yamuna Saraswati’ and ‘Mayavi Marichan’ in 1999.
- He gained fame after working in the Tamil television show Chinna Papa Periya Papa; the show was telecast till 2006. He was also featured in the shows Senior Junior, Selvi (2006), and Arasi (2007).
- Then he made his film debut with ‘Thirumathi Oru Vegumathi’ in 1987. Later, he appeared in many more Tamil films like ‘Dum Dum Dum’ (2001), ‘Engal Anna’ (2004), ‘Vellitherai’ (2008), ‘Puli Vesham’ (2011), ‘Dharma Durai’ (2016), ‘8 Thottakkal’ (2017), and ‘Jai Bhim’ (2021).
- He appeared in the web series ‘Malaysia to Amnesia that was released on OTT on Zee 5 in 2021. About his role in the series, he 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 also worked as a LIC agent and in a toothpaste company to compensate his financial requirements. The Times of India
- In an interview, Bhaskar said that when it comes to learn acting, he prefers watching people at a wine shop. He 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.”
- Bhaskar has done comic as well as negative roles. In an interview, he talked about his characters and said,
I don’t see myself only as a comedian. Even during my serial days, I was a villain from Monday till Friday in Selvi, and on Saturday, I was a comedian in Chinna Paapa Periya Paapa. It is my duty as an actor to make people see me as different characters. What is important to me is that every role leaves an impact on the viewer.”
- Bhaskar is good at grasping new languages with their native accents. In an interview, while talking about this, 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.”
- In an interview, he was asked about why he choose roles that had less screen time. To this, he replied,
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 has appeared in the Tamil films 96 (2018) and Paava Kadhaigal (2020).