Kalaimamani A.R.Srinivasan had entered stage acting in the year 1964, with United Amateur Artists (UAA), under the guidance of YGP. He has done variety of roles in 39 plays with 2400 stage appearances to his credit, in his career spanning 49 years.
Among these, three were English Plays namely,White Caneâ€™. Verdictâ€™ and â€œInvestment Unlimitedâ€™.His popular plays were UAAâ€™s Under Secretary, â€˜(Im) perfect Murderâ€™, Kanan Vandhanâ€™ â€˜Flight 172â€™, â€˜Hare Rama Hare Krishnaâ€™ â€˜Kurushetramâ€™ Rahasiyam Parama Rahasiyamâ€™, Vani Kala Mandirâ€™s Mexhagu Bommaigalâ€™ Kanavu Kandane Kanaâ€™, Thani Avarthanamâ€™, Thoppil Thani Maramâ€™, Jai Theatresâ€™ â€˜Nivaivuâ€™ to name a few. Among these, â€˜Kanan Vandhanâ€™ and Mezhagu Bommaigaiâ€™ not only acted but also directed by Sri ARS were made into Tamil Movies viz â€˜Gauravamâ€™ and â€˜Pilot Premnathâ€™ respectively.
Starting the directorial venture in 1968, Sri ARS directed 17 plays in all, for three troupes, namely, UAA, Vani Kala Mandir and Jai Theaters.He has bagged several Awards, Titles such as, â€˜Kalaimamaniâ€™, â€˜Kalaichelvamâ€™, Nadika Choodamaniâ€™, Nataka Rathna, Nataka Kala Sironmaniâ€™, â€˜Nataka Kala Nipuna, â€˜Nataka Kala Sarathy, Life-time achievement award from Mylapore Academy, Roll of Honour from Bahrian Tamil Sangam etc and above all Sangeet Natak Academi Award for Theater-acting in 2011.
Mr.A.R.Srinivasan was awarded the Best Actors Award by â€˜Sangeetha Nataka Academyâ€™. It is notable that Mr.A.R.Srinivasan is the only person chosen from Tamil Nadu among the 8 from the fields of action and direction in the drama field. This award is bestowed to honor him in appreciation of his yeomen cultural service.
Mr.A.R.Srinivasan has done his graduation in B.Sc and B.L. He was first introduced by Late Y.G.Parthasarathy (Y.G.P) though his drama troupe â€˜Unites Amateur Artistsâ€™ (U.A.A) Troupe.
It is notable that â€˜Sivaji Fanesanâ€™ has acted the roles which were done by A.R.S when the drama Kannan Vandan was made in to the film Gowravam and Mezugu Bommaigal was made in to the film Pilot Premenath. He acted in many TV serials which include Madisaar Maami with K,R,Vijaya, Nallador Veenai with Lakshmi, Galatta Kudumbam with Srividya. Nirangal with Revathy, Thuppariyum Sambu with Y.G.Mahendra and Kalki with Kushboo. He has acted in 87 Tamil films such as Nayagan, Ranga, Meendum Gokila, Powrnami Aligal, Kodi Parakkudu, and Ucha Kattam. He also has acted with Mohanlal in a Malayalam film.
In addition to being an AIR artiste since 1951, he is a regular TV actor. He had participated in First TV play of Doordarshan in 1975. He has so far acted in 36 Doordarshan plays, 54 Serials in Tamil, 4 in Hindi among others, besides he has acted in 87 Tamil Films and one Malayalam. He has also compeered Film Fare Award function continuously for 5 years.
Kartik Fine Arts had recently presented the Kartik Life-Time Achievement Award 2013 and a cash award of Rs.25,000/-to Sri.A.R.Srinivasan (ARS) on the occasion of their 38th Anniversary celebrations on 15th April, 2013 at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Main Hall, Mylapore Chennai.