Born to one of Tamil Cinema’s most notorious filmmaker, Thesingu Rajender and popularly known as Simbhu, Silambrasan frequently acted in his father’s productions. He was also trained as a singer and could sing ballads, as well as fast-paced songs. He also has a younger brother, kuralarasan, who will soon be following in his footsteps. As a child Silambarasan practically worshipped his idol, Superstar Rajnikanth. He started emulating him in his acting skills and style and became known as Little Superstar. He was also a childhood sweetheart of Rajnikanth’s eldest daughter, Aishwarya, and planned to marry her. However as he grew up, he became more passionate about films and could not devote more time to spend with her. In addition, her mother, Latha Rajnikanth, strongly opposed their romance and put an end to it. Aishwarya then went on to marry another young film star, Dhanush. Although Simbhu was heartbroken, he openly declared Dhanush as his rival and his heartbreak became an inspiration for his 6th film as an adult hero, Manmadhan. In his first five films which were hardly even average grossers, he was heavily criticized for imitating Superstar Rajnikanth’s style, dialogue delivery and actions. Everyone predicted he will never be able to prove his worth in films. However, with manmadhan, he proved everyone wrong when they saw the genius in him.He penned the story, screenplay and even ghost-directed the film himself. His acting in the film resembled that of Kamal Hassan himself. The film, which was all about how women cheated men, became a huge hit and his first real break as his previous 5 films as an adult hero were unsuccessful. In mid-2005, at the age of 25, he became the youngest director ever in Tamil Cinema to direct his directorial debut, Vallavan, the sequel to 2004’s manmadhan. He is also virtually often referred to “the bad boy of Tamil Cinema” due to his enormous attitude.