J P Chandrababu

Other names of J P Chandrababu: Joseph Panimayadas Chandrababu Rodriguez
When Sivaji Ganesan and MGR was ruling the Tamil screen, there was a comedian who commanded salary on a par with them. And this actor was Joseph Panimayadas Rodriguez Chandrababu (1927–1974), who was a dancing and singing –actor. This actor had introduced yodeling in the playback singing, and his movements were like Charlie Chaplin, that made him popular from the late 1940’s to the early 1970’s. He sang in his first film Dhana Amaravathi (1947) and had never looked back later. But the tragedy was that, such a successful actor died a pauper in 1974. Chandrababu acted in 76 movies and showed much versatility, many actors compared his style of singing, dancing and acting with Danny Kaye and Bob Hope. He liked to lead a royal life. So he purchased a 20-acre plot on Greenways Road and began a house construction, where he used to drive the car straight to the first floor. He learnt the dialect from rickshaw pullers and street vendors near his home in Triplicane and had essayed many roles that needed such dialects. He wanted to sign MGR for Maadi Veettu Yezhai, but MGR never co-operated with him. So the film did not see light of the day, even though few scenes were shot. He met with financial crisis as the film Maadi Veettu Yezhai could not get complete and he became penniless. He again tried his luck with Thattungal Thirakkappadum, which was known for its cinematography work, but was not a box office success.

The actor-singer was paid Rs 200 for his first film, but when he achieved stardom, he used to command Rs 1 lakh, a sum which no comedy actor in South Indian cinema had commanded earlier. 

His marriage was a total failure and he was heartbroken. Later, he reduced his assignments and became a confused man. He has acted in 76 movies. He died on 8 March, 1974.
Goundamani Tamil Actor


It is difficult to make one laugh and in this regard the comedians should be appreciated. Here, then, Goundamani is one such actor, who never fails to tickle your humour bones through his comedy. His onscreen presence with Senthil is outstanding and they made the perfect comic duo.Born in 25th May 1939 Goundamani ‘s real name is Subramani. His strong base in theater helped him in entering the Tamil film industry. Though Goundamani has played the male lead in certain films, he rose to fame only with his comic roles. Goundamani and Senthil were fondly called as the “Laurel and Hardy of Tamil Cinema”. This duo has worked on slapstick humour to a commendable level. Now, after a long absence from the films, Goundamani is all set to act in a couple of films. Though Goundamani and Senthil duo was much appreciated by a group of fans, the way he insulted Senthil received mixed response from others. If one gauges his dialogues they all are loaded with sarcasm and contempt. However, his perfect timing and body language worked in favor of him. Who will forget the “Vazhapazhum” joke, which he did with Senthil. The sarcasm and the final helplessness of Goundamani won many a hearts. It is to be noted that, Goundamani has performed in the lead role in around 10 films. He has paired with Tamil Biggies including Rajinikanth, Kamalhaasan, Satyaraj, Karthik, Prabhu, Arjun, Parthiban etc. In fact, in movies like Ullathai Alli Tha and Unakkaga Ellam Unakkaga, he has been seen in most of the scenes along with the lead actor. Goundamani was at the peak of his career during the 90s and most of the Tamil films had his presence. He has done more than 250 films. Now, he is all set to make his second innings in Tamil cinema. Let’s wish this talented comedian all the best.


Madhan Bob

S Krishnamoorthy is the original name of Madhan Bob, who is a famous comedian of Tamil film industry. His recurrent laugh in films is sure to irritate you or rather tickle your funny bones, but that is one of his strengths. Madhan Bob ventured into the film industry by donning the role of a musician. Madhan Bob is active in the industry since 1992. Madhan Bob is also associated with Sun TV as one of the judges of the show Asathapovathu Yaaru.     Vaaname Ellai is the film in which Madhan Bob debuted in Tamil film industry. It is believed that A R Rahman and Maragathamani learnt music from Madhan Bob. Madhan Bob was born the eighth member in his family. He founded a music group named Madhan and Babu, along with his brother Babu. Madhan Bob is still a musician and manages a music troupe. He wants people to refer him as a humorist, than a comedian. In the course of time Babu was changed to Bob and this is how K Balachander introduced him in Vaaname Ellai.    While Madhan Bob was working on the shooting of Mappillai he met with an accident and got injuries. Madhan Bob was, however brave enough to break open the door of the car which was rolled over, and hence saved his assistant and car driver. He was hospitalized and eventually he resumed his shooting. Thevar Magan, Nammavar, Sathi Leelavathi, Magalir Mattum, Poove Unakkaga, Sundara Purushan, Chachi 420, Roja Malare, Unnidathil Ennai Koduthen, Jolly, Kaadhala Kaadhala,Anandha Poongatre, Thulladha Manamum Thullum, Kannukkul Nilavu, Rishi, Thenali, Alli Thandha Vaanam, Friends, Hey! Nee Romba Azhaga Irukke, Gemini , Kaavalan, Maapillai (2011) Pammal K. Sambandam, Nala Damayanthi, Vasool Raja MBBS, Mazhai, Thottal Poo Malarum, Seval, Arai En 305-il Kadavul and Vellaikaara Durai are some of the movies in which Madhan Bob acted.

Madhan Bob Tamil Actor