Jeevan broke into the Tamil film world with Gowtham Vasudev Menon's Kaakha Kaakha. If the film made Suriya a hero of great standing, it also made Jeevan, known for playing a villain, much in demand and his long curly locks were a craze in Tamil Nadu then.
He disappeared for three years only to come back successfully in Susi Ganesan's Thiruttu Payale. He tasted success again in the remake of Gemini Ganesan's Naan Avan Illai. So successful was the film that he is now acting in Naan Avan Illai 2.
Though he acted as a man with grey shades in all his earlier films, now he has decided to change tracks. In his last film Thotta with Priya Mani as his heroine, he played a good man. In his next film also, he plays a man with virtue!
The film that will hit the theatres soon is, Krishna Leelai directed by Selvan and produced by K Balachander's prestigious banner, Kavithalaya. This is going to be Kavithalaya's next venture after Kuselan and their 52nd one. Meghna from Bangalore is Jeevan's heroine.
In this film, he acts as a young man who goes to the city with the desire to be an IAS officer but is forced to fight against the injustices in a modern society.