• Kalaivanar N S Krishnan - Chennai In Focus
  • Kalaivanar N S Krishnan - Chennai In Focus
  • Kalaivanar N S Krishnan - Chennai In Focus

Nagerkoyil Sudalaimuthu Krishnan (Tamil: நாகர்கோயில் சுடலைமுத்து கிருஷ்ணன்), popularly known as Kalaivanar and also as 'NSK' was a leading Tamil film comedian, drama artist, playback singer and writer in the early stages of the Tamil film industry - in the 1940s and 1950s.

Born in Ozhuginachery, Nagercoil, in the princely state of Travancore, India on 29 November 1908, his stage and cine-screen comedy performances were unique and always carried a message for the people. 'Kalaivanar' N. S. Krishnan died at the age of 49, on 30 August 1957.

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