Snehan (Birth Name: Sivaselvam) is a Tamil poet, lyricist. Debuting in the film Putham Pudhiya Poove, he has written lyrics for more than 600 songs.
Snehan was born in a small village Pudhukariyapatti, near Sengipatti in Thanjavur district, Tamil Nadu, India as the youngest of eight sons into an agricultural family.
Moving to Chennai, Snehan first worked as a protégé to noted poet and lyricist Vairamuthu for five years. At a book releasing function then, he was asked by K. Balachander to write songs in films and he got the chance from music director S. A. Rajkumar to write lyrics for the film Putham Pudhu Poove. From since, he was written more than 600 songs for more than 50 films, working with various directors and music composers in the Tamil film industry.
He then turned actor for the film Yogi, for which he has also written all the lyrics, as his friend and writer and lead actor of the film, Ameer Sultan, gave him the opportunity. For the same film, Snehan became a playback singer as well, lending his vocals to a song, composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja, with whom Snehan has often associated.