From 1973 to the early1990s, Sivakumar was a leading actor in Kollywood, acting in successful movies like Annakili , Rosaappo Ravikkai Kaari , Vandichakkaram and Sindhu Bhairavi .   He has acted in nearly 200 films till date. He has co-starred with many leading Tamil actors such of three generations, including Sivaji Ganesan , M. G. Ramachandran , Gemini Ganesan , , R. Muthuraman , A. V. M. Rajan , Jaishankar , Ravichandran , Kamal Haasan , Rajinikanth , Vijayakanth , Sathyaraj , Sarath Kumar , Prabhu Ganesan , Karthik Muthuraman , Mohan , Arjun Sarja , Ajith , Vijay , Vikram and Surya Sivakumar . He is a two-time winner of Filmfare Awards for his performances in Rosaappo Ravikkai Kaari, and Vandichakkaram . He is a two time recipient of Tamil Nadu State Film Awards for best actor in films Avan Aval Adhu and Agni Sakshi . His roles in Marupakkam and Sindhu Bhairavi showed his versatility as an actor,  with the former winning the Golden Lotus Award for Best Feature Film . In the late 1990s, he ventured into television serials , and is well known for his role as Raadhika 's husband in the famous TV serial Chithi .