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The Sound of Shivaji Dev


IN some ways we are all the same. We all have the same human nature. We share a common humanity.We all have human bodies and human minds, we all have human thoughts and human feelings. Yet in other ways we are all completely different and unique. No two people are truly alike. No two people can ever have the same experience of life, the same perspective, the same mind.Personality is about our different ways of being human, How we are all variations on the same themes. How the human nature we all share manifests in different styles of thinking, feeling and acting. 

Welcome to “The Sound” , the place where you can hear the inner sounds of different personalities.Today on the sound we are going to interact with the multifaceted filmmaker Shivaji Dev.

About Shivaji Dev

Shivaji Dev hails from a big film background as his grandfather is the legendary Indian actor Sivaji Ganesan, his father a famous  Indian film producer Ramkumar Ganesan & his aunt actress/writer/director Sripriya. With so much background, its Shivaji’s own interest & passion to make his own identity in the film industry. He began his film career debut in 2006 in a Tamil movie Singakutty which was a decent launch pad for the actor. But he felt he wanted to learn more about the depth in acting. In 2009 he joined Writer/Filmmaker Balumahendra’s film institution & specialized acting course for a year & learnt from his guru Balakrishnan (Student of Nasurudeen Shah & founder of the famous theater Nisha).In 2010 Shivaji started acting in theatrical plays & started to win laurels.He  was garnered the Best actor award for “The Importance of a hat” where he played as the role of an English butler. He then started directing plays like “Merry Christmas” and “Growing up” in the Short & Sweet theater festival in Chennai, India.The actor’s other credits include Tamil Film “Puthumugangal thevai” which was an experimental dark humor & was officially selected to the Norway Tamil Film festival. In 2012 he also acted in a film called Nandanam which is yet to be released. He has also played the lead role in the upcoming short feature film  AVM’s Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum. Directed by me and Anil Krishnan.

Lets start hearing the sound of his personality

What will be the answer when you look into the mirror and ask yourselves “Who am i?” 

8Who am I? I’m Shivaji Dev, hailing from the family of Tamil film history’s greatest actor and one of the best actors of world cinema. I am  Sivaji Ganesan’s grandson & son of G.Ramkumar & Meenakshi Ramkumar, nephew of yester year actress Sripriya.
I have my true & individual passion for films. I’m the wackiest person in my family and have lots of pressure to overcome with and have loads of patience to beat it. The time & skies are surrounding me & I’m confident that I can sense my success for my honest work. I’m a hungry actor who will be always in all ways & I love my work .Even my most dear ones my family & friends comes later…

What is your antidote when Motivation and Focus Dwindle?

When my focus & motivation dwindle, I just look back at my growth and realize that I have not been idle, but I at least have given it a try. My biggest antidote is Walt Disney & his quotes 🙂

How do you respond to someone who has hurt you?

I have learned to control my anger in recent times & just ignore that particular time when someone hurts me  with silence. By the time they feel guilty & hesitate to talk to me and when they see me later, I go to them  & say hi!!!!!

According to you, what is true happiness ?

According to me my true happiness is when my dream comes true & I live happily forever with my family & friends. That is more than enough for me 🙂

What are your biggest fears in life?

My biggest fear is heights!!! I’m a total acrophobia!! but i don’t like to have the word fear in my life, so starting to come through it!!

What is real beauty according to you?

I see real beauty in children & new born babies :).They are the true creation of nature.Their beauty has no words to explain!!!

What is your favorite quote and why?

I have a lot of favorite quotes because that’s what keeps me going strong. In particular the below two are my most favorite.

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Is there a god? How do you respond to someone who says opposite to your view?

I think there is some great power of creation that has lead us all!!! I believe there is something big behind us, But i am also interested in the various characters & myths we believe in!!!

Do you think  we are controlled by fate?

Totally!! I think we are totally been played by fate,but for me fate is what we create & lead us to, what lies in our own hands & actions!!

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Enough of serious questions, Lets explore your lighter side  🙂

What are your 3 most favorite TV series?

My 3 most favorite TV series are Walking dead, Merlin , Black adder.

What are your 3 most favorite movies of all time?

🙂 Honestly I cannot answer this because i’m a movie freak & there lots of all time favorites.My 3 most favorite movies of recent times are : Tron legacy,Saving Mr.Banks and HER.

What is your favorite all time dialogue and from which movie?

Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard you’re hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done! Now if you know what you’re worth then go out and get what you’re worth. But ya gotta be willing to take the hits, and not pointing fingers saying you ain’t where you wanna be because of him, or her, or anybody! Cowards do that and that ain’t you! You’re better than that! – ROCKY BALBAO

What is your favorite song and lyric?

My favorite  song is  Brighter than sunshine- Aqualung 

My favorite lyrics is from the song Smile by Michael Jackson

Smile, though your heart is aching
Smile, even though it’s breaking
When there are clouds in the sky
You’ll get by…

If you smile
With your fear and sorrow
Smile and maybe tomorrow
You’ll find that life is still worthwhile
If you just…Smile

Light up your face with gladness
Hide every trace of sadness
Although a tear may be ever so near
That’s the time you must keep on trying
Smile, what’s the use of crying
You’ll find that life is still worthwhile
If you just… SMILE… -Micheal Jackson

We are from an industry which invented PUNCH dialogues.What is your favorite and  Can you perform it , record it and send it to us 🙂 ?

What is your favorite game title and why you like playing it?

Assassins creed my all time favorite game.Because i feel like i can learn lots of history from it & i feel like being an assassin 🙂

Who is your favorite super hero?

My all time favorite superhero’s are BATMAN & SUPERMAN.

Have you ever played a prank on some one or some one has to you. Describe it?

Yes I have played many pranks with my of my favorite is where i called my friend & started to speak to him in broken Telugu & Hindi together.Started to call him again & irritate him & finally he started to warn me he’ll call for the cops :p LOL

What is the one thing which you will do when you hear the whole world is going to get destroyed in 10 min minutes and we are all going to die?

I will want to hold hands & give big hug & goodbye kiss to Jessica Chaistain, Jennifer Aniston, Rosmund pike, Scarlett Johanssen, Rosebyrne, Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams, Halleberry, Cate Blanchett, Brooklyn Decker, Shraddha Kapoor, Jessica Alba, Evamendes, Monica Belluci, Fan Bing Bing, Anne Hatheway, Sigourney Weaver, Meryll Streep, Helen Mirren, Penelope Ann Miller, Britney Spears, Elle Fanning etc. 🙂 🙂 🙂 😛 😛 😛

Have you ever had a hangover like the movie hangover :P?

Yep when i finished 2 bottles of whiskey JACK & JIM with magic moments vodka BOTTLE & A FULL BLACK LABEL..We did something overly stupid which was actually fun..:p Even one dog started chasing my friend..:p

So have you heard the sound?

I have heard & loved to be the part of THE SOUND as one of the first person to take part.Totally came out from my heart.Thanks for hearing my sound .cheers!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

Now be a good boy and take a selfie and send it to us?


Thanks Shivaji Dev for your patience and your friendship :). Ladies and Gentlemen we have reached the end of the first interview of THE SOUND. Until next time, Take care and Let your goodness show you your light 🙂


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