Som Shekar is an Indian actor, model and MMA trainer (Mixed Martial Arts) who primarily works in the Tamil film and television industry. He is known for playing an IAF cadet in the Tamil-language action drama film, “Soorarai Pottru” (2020) and Musthafa in the musical romance “Meendum Oru Kadhal Kadhai” (2016).
He is very passionate about boxing and has won two gold medals at the International level. Recently, he made his appearance in the TV reality show Bigg Boss Tamil 4 as a contestant along with Rio Raj, Aari Arjuna and Aranthangi Nisha. The show premiered on the Vijay TV channel and started on 4 October 2020.
Som Shekar Wiki/Biography
Born on 12 July 1992, Som Shekar’s age is 28 Years as of 2021. He was born and brought up in a well-to-do Hindu family from Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. His zodiac sign is Leo.
Som Shekar Childhood Photo
Som Shekar Old Photo
He completed his early schooling at Chinmaya International Residential School, Tamil Nadu. After that, he enrolled himself at Anna University, Tamil Nadu from where he completed his graduate course.
He is a fitness enthusiast and inspires others through online and physical sessions of workouts.
Date of Birth
12 July 1992
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Actor, MMA Trainer and Fitness Enthusiast
TV: Azhagiya Tamil Magan (2010)Short Film: Akku (2013)Film: Meendum Oru Kadhal Kadhai (2016)
Bigg Boss Tamil 4 Contestant
2010 – Present
Chinmaya International Residential School, Tamil Nadu
College / University
Anna University, Tamil Nadu
Family, Girlfriend and Relationships
Som Shekar belongs to a middle-class South Indian family from Chennai, Tamil Nadu. His nationality is Indian and his religion is Hinduism.
His father is retired army officer and his mother is homemaker.
Som Shekar Father
Som Shekar Mother
He has one sibling, his younger brother’s name is Lathu.
Som Shekar Brother
Som Shekar’s marital status is unmarried and not dating anyone. Inside the Bigg Boss Tamil 4 house, he revealed that he was dating a girl in 2010, but due to some reason both got separated.
Som Shekar is a handsome hunk with an impressive physique and strong body build up. He is a fitness freak with his height of 5 feet and 9 inches tall and body weight is around 78 Kg.
He has black color stylish hair and also has black blistering eyes that add to his charming personality. There is no tattoo inked on his muscular body.
in centimeters: 177 cmin meters: 1.77 min feet inches: 5’ 9”
in kilograms: 78 kgin pounds: 174 lbs
Som Shekr started his career as a fitness model and appeared in many Tv commercials and brand promotion. Recently he did an ad commercial with Bigil fame actress Reba Monica John.
Som Shekar in Ad Commercial
In 2010, he made a debut in the television industry with Vijay TV’s “Azhagiya Tamil Magan” as a contestant and secured the second position.
After that, he appeared in a romance thriller short-film, “Akku” (2013) as Prakash, film is based on a social issue that travels through emotions and pain.
In 2016, Som made his acting debut in the Tamil film industry with the musical drama film, “Meendum Oru Kadhal Kadhai” as Musthafa, starring Walter Philips, Isha Talwar in the lead roles.
Meendum Oru Kadhal Kadhai
He also appeared in the action-comedy film, “Velaiilla Pattadhari 2” (2017) aka “VIP 2” directed by Soundarya Rajnikanth.
Velaiilla Pattadhari 2
He practiced mixed martial arts for many years and became a professional MMA trainer.
In 2019, he won the silver medal in the Tamil Nadu state level Muaythai Championship and the gold medal in the men’s 66 Kg boxing match.
Recently, he completed the shooting of Telugu film “Soorarai Pottru” where he playing the role of an Airforce officer. The film was directed by Sudha Kongara under the banners of 2D Entertainment and Sikhya Entertainment.
In 2020, he appeared in Bigg Boss Tamil season 4 as a contestant.
Som Shekar in Bigg Boss Tamil 4
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Facts & Information
He is an avid animal lover and owns a pet dog, Kuttu.
He is often spotted smoking cigarettes on various occasions.
He is often spotted drinking alcohol.
He is a fitness enthusiast and visits the gym regularly.
He follows a non-vegetarian diet.