Talk:Vivek (actor)

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Vivek is a common name in India, and I think one could turn this into a more encyclopedic entry by elaborating on the use of the name, its origins and etemology, etc. I wonder if there is precedent for this. Does wikipedia currently have other common names (from any geographical/national/cultural origin at all) as entries? --FashionNugget 01:42, 24 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Probably, you can leave the entry as is, link to other articles starting with vivek and turn it into a disambig page. Most other common names follow this concept. pamri 08:01, July 27, 2005 (UTC)

this has (Actor) follows it. I dont remember any actors so much popular than him--Sinjanthu (talk) 15:21, 19 July 2013 (UTC)


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  • Other languages - Has Vivek acted in other language films? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 10:59, 13 February 2007 (UTC).

I think we could try to get the date of birth of the actors and the wedding dates and death dates (Last two only if applicable). Those who are interested in actors and their lives would be knowing this. This is not just for Vivek but also for other actors be it of English movies like Tom Cruise or Hindi movies like Amir Khan (Names taken randomly) And yes, he has acted in other language films. I remember he was in some telegu movie. But tamil movies are his main area of focus.

Remove reference to caste[edit]

"Maravar" denotes a subcaste of "Thevar" community of Tamil population. Referring one's caste is not something welcome. Tamil Nadu is known for its anti-caste movements. Tamil Nadu is the only state where one can never infer the caste of a person from his/her name due to the absence of Caste surname as is still common in all parts of India(excluding most of Northeast).One can observe that only a few "Iyers" and "Iyengars" settled outside Tamil Nadu are still holding on to this medieval habit.For them, it is like a tail to a monkey.Given the divisive and destructive nature of caste, I think Wikipedia content should not become yet another mainstream Indian media content where people from upper castes use caste surnames as a way of establishing their "higher" origin and claim to respect and knowledge, power etc.

Specifically,in this case there is no study to prove that Vivek's comedies are more relevant to Maravar community or are generally more popular among Maravar audience.

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Dear Sir,

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I am a soft skills trainer by profession and i see the youth in Government Colleges by and large from disadvantaged families. Your support can be a boon in disguise. You can entrust a list of students to our care as well and we will make them industrious in 100 hours programme. Yes it all needs a begining given by people like you with an experimental sponsor.

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Thanking you,

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Last edited at 15:05, 9 August 2008 (UTC). Substituted at 10:03, 30 April 2016 (UTC)