Senthil Kumar popularly known as Mirchi Senthil is an Indian film and television actor, television presenter, radio jockey and voice actor. He began his career as a radio jockey with the radio station Radio Mirchi.
He performed in the lead character Saravanan in STAR Vijay's sensational serial Saravannan Meenatchi. He made his debut as a film actor in Thavamai Thavamirundhu and has continued acting in lead roles in Sengathu Bhoomiyilae, Kan Pesum Vaarthaigal and Vennila Veedu.
Senthil married his co star Sreeja aka Meenakshi from the sitcom Saravanan Meenakshi on july 2014.
Senthil joined Radio Mirchi, Chennai as a Radio Jockey in 2003 and has performed various roles such as Radio producer, EP and Programming Head. Later he moved to Coimbatore to head Coimbatore Radio Mirchi for 4 years.
He has hosted many shows like Mirchi Gold, Mirchi Bazaar, Pettai Raap and Love Talkies. Currently, he is presenting a cluster program Neenga Naan Raja Sir which is a special program on the music Maestro Ilaiyaraaja's music that is aired between 9 PM and 11PM from Monday to Saturday. This is a very popular program and was acknowledged and endorsed by music Maestro Ilaiyaraaja himself.
Senthil played the lead character in the successful television serial named Madurai in STAR Vijay telecasted from 2007 to 2009. Following the success of this serial, Senthil has played the lead character by the name Saravanan again in another sensational serial Saravannan Meenatchi in STAR Vijay. Senthil rose to fame following his performances in these two serials and is very popular by his character name Saravanan.
Senthil has performed in a micro-serial 777 for Polimer TV which was directed by the movie director Manobala.
Apart from the serials, Senthil has hosted a number of shows for STAR Vijay. He has hosted a weekly movie review show Tamil Cinema Indha Vaaram in which he discusses about the movies along with the cast and crew of the movie. Senthil has conducted a game show for women by name Boxing for Polimer TV.
Senthil made his Tamil film debut in the 2005 film Thavamai Thavamirundhu in which he played the elder brother of director Cheran. He was nominated for Filmfare awards for the best supporting actor category. He bagged his first lead role in Sengathu Bhoomiyilae which had the music score by Ilaiyaraaja.
This is followed by Kan Pesum Vaarthaigal (2013) with Iniya as the female lead. His upcoming film is Vennila Veedu along with Vijayalakshmi as the female lead and next with new face Pappali.