Madhan Bob

Other names of Madhan Bob: S. Krishnamoorthy
Birthday: 09-10-1950
Age: 68
Star sign: Scorpio
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.
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J P Chandrababu

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.

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Manobala

Comedy is the forte of Manobala (Manobala Mahadevan), who is also a director. He was born on 4th June 1953 and acts in supporting roles too. His primary region of interest is Tamil. He has over 40 movies and 16 television serials to his credit. Having worked in 3 telefilms too, he has over 200 movies to his credit. He has worked under director Bharathiraja. Hailing from Sulur, Manobala forayed into the Tamil industry with the 1994 flick Thaaimaaman. Doing trivial roles initially, he switched to comedy later. He was appreciated for his comedy, and his skinny appearance added to the laughter of the audience. His rapport with Kamal Haasan, though commendable in the initial stages, was not good after some problems with the Directors Union. But later Manobala confessed that, he doesn’t hold any grudges with Kamal Haasan. The Sun TV program Asathapovathu Yaaru has Manobala’s presence frequently. He had a brief stint with production through the film Sathuranga Vettai. Oor Kavalan, Aagaya Gangai, Sirai Paravai, Moodu Manthiram, Pillai Nila, Moondrezhuthil En Moochirukkum, Karuppu Vellai and Nandini are a few flicks of his direction. As an actor his works are Natpukkaga, Taj Mahal, Annai, Minsara Kanna, Perazhagan, Priyasakhi, Samudhiram, Ghajini, Varalaaru, Thambi, Azhagiya Thamizh Magan, Santhosh Subramaniam, Polladhavan, Dindigul Sarathy, Abhiyum Naanum etc. Manobala is active in the industry from 1982 to till date. Manobala is credited to have done projects with three generations. He is a simple person and doesn’t like publicity. On his personal front Manobala is wedded to Usha. Manobala says that people asked him to direct films like Pillai Nila. KS Ravikumar tapped his comical streak and his life changed a lot due to him. Manobala is grateful to K S Ravikumar for that. He feels that directing 40 films is indeed a commendable one.  

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