Sarath Kumar an actor and politician. He has good reputation as actor in Kollywood, also he is the present president of South Indian Film Artistes Association. He started his career in Kollywood as a villain, and then played minor roles in other movies. He became a Hero With the Flim Suriyan which was a success at Box-office. There after KS Ravikumar worked with him in several projects which were box-office hits, and also promoting him as one of the leading heroes in Kollywood in late 90's.He mainly plays the role of a honest cop out to cleanse the society.
Sarath Kumar joined DMK in the year 1996. DMK fielded him in Tirunelveli Loksabha Constituency during 1998 parliamentary elections and he lost by small margin. In 2002, DMK made him a Rajyasabha member. He left DMK before 2006 Assembly elections owing to differences with Tamilnadu Chief Minister M.Karunanidhi's family members. He joined AIADMK along with his wife Radhika and campaigned vigorously for that party.
His wife Radhika Sarathkumar was dismissed from AIADMK for anti party activities in October 2006. He also quit from AIADMK in November 2006 quoting his workload in Cine industry as a reason.
On August 31st 2007, Sarathkumar floated a new party named 'Akila Indiya Samathuva Makkal Katchi'. He has vowed to bring back Kamarajar rule in TamilNadu.
He joined DMK in 1996 in order to defeat Jayalalitha. In 1998, Kalaignar asked Sarath Kumar to contest Lok Sabha elections from Tirunelveli. In the election DMK lost very badly and the alliance could muster only 9 seats compared to the 40 seats it swept in 1996.Even though DMK lost badly in many constituencies, Sarath Kumar was defeated by Kadambur.R.Janarthanan by a margin of only 6000 votes.