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Sanjeev How did Sanjeev become a VJ? ‘Kala Master’ is his reply. “She was the one who made me a VJ. I was asked to participate in \'Maanaada Mayilaada\' but I didn’t want t

Published: 23rd November 2009 12:12 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 12:33 AM   |  A+A-



How did Sanjeev become a VJ? ‘Kala Master’ is his reply. “She was the one who made me a VJ. I was asked to participate in 'Maanaada Mayilaada' but I didn’t want to compete so Kala Master told me to compere the show instead and that’s how I became a VJ,” says Sanjeev. His way of speaking and fast delivery of dialogue made him a well-known VJ. “When I did the grand finale of 'Maanada Mayilaada' for the first time, I was very nervous but now I am used to it,” says Sanjeev. The actor is also known for his acting skills as he recently received the Best Actor Award for his role in 'Thirumathi Selvam'. Talking about his co-star Keerthi, Sanjeev says, “She is a very cute girl and co-operative. When you’re hosting a show along with someone, wavelength matters,” says Sanjeev, who prefers to do only 'Maanaada Mayilaada' and not any other shows.


One of the better-known VJs, Priyadarshini has been in the field for more than 13 years and has done numerous shows apart from acting in serials. “I started my VJing career during my college days. My first show was 'Malarum Mottum' for Sun TV. That was the time when big VJs like Vishnupriya and ‘Pepsi’ Uma were ruling the roost. They had their own styles but I never imitated them. Probably that’s my strength,” says the actor-cum-VJ, who hosts a couple of shows on Kalaignar TV and 'Samayal Samayal' on Vijay TV.

“I always try to remain original in front of the camera,” says the VJ and adds, “When I started, there were only a few channels but now the number of channels have increased and so has the competition.” Priyadarshini has done a lot of interviews with celebrities and says, “I was lucky to meet various personalities.”


He was one of the participants when Vijay TV started the first-ever dance reality show. In the second season of the dance show, he was asked to host the show and Deepak gave it a shot. Now he is the most admirable VJ on Vijay TV. Hosting the show along with Divyadarshini (DD), he is a common name in many households. “DD is a great person and we both have the same wavelength.That’s how we have become a successful pair,” he says.


A well-known VJ on 'Isaiaruvi', Nisha speaks her heart when asked about VJing. “I was an ordinary girl in Coimbatore. One fine day, I went along with my friend to watch a live show at a local cable TV office.

I got the offer to host shows and I said yes,” says Nisha. In a few years, Nisha made it to Sun Music and worked there for three years before moving to Isaiaruvi.

Like other VJs is she also planning to act? “Yes. I’m going to act in K Bhagyaraj’s Villaku Vecha Nerathilae.” Always seen with a pleasant smile, Nisha attributes it to her mentor ‘Pepsi’ Uma.“She is my role model."


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