Premgi Amaren

Other names of Premgi Amaren: Premji Amaren, Ganesh Kumar Gangai Amaren, Prem G

A native of Chennai, Premgi Amaren is a multi-talented artist. He was born on February 25, 1979. In about a decade-long career, he has been sailing the boat as a playback singer, a film composer, a songwriter as well as an actor, commendably. Hailing from a culture enriched family background, Premgi is the son of renowned music composer and singer Gangai Amaran and younger brother of film director and actor Venkat Prabhu. He is famous as a comedian in Tamil films. Maestro Ilaiyaraja is his uncle.

Premgi initially wanted to be a music composer and to follow his dreams; he commenced his career as an assistant to Yuvan Shankar Raja, his cousin, who is a renowned film music composer. The journey he started never ceased, as soon after, he became a playback singer. He is significantly celebrated for his rap songs in Tamil cinema. He has also worked along with Yuvan Shankar Raja in remixing some of his compositions. His first remix was “Loosu Penne” from the movie Vallavan.

In 2006, Prem ventured into acting in Silambarasan’s Vallavan as a supporting actor. He kickstarted his directing career through Chennai 600028, released in 2007, which is the directorial venture of his sibling Venkat Prabhu. Portraying the comical character of Seenu, Premgi soon became a household name as this film became a sensational blockbuster that year, establishing him as a comedian.

There was no end to his success spring. In 2010, he played the lead role, in Venkat Prabhu’s Goa. Soon afterward he was awarded as ‘Best Supporting Actor’ in International Tamil Film Awards for his role in Mankatha, a blockbuster of the year 2011. He has also tried his hands in Malayalam films, making his debut in 2013 in the movie, North 24 Kaatham. As of now, he has appeared in 23 films so far, including special appearances.
Another important fact about this talented South Indian is that his stage name, ‘Premgi’, is a spelling mistake. Originally, his name is Prem G, where G stands for his father’s name.

Manobala Tamil Actor

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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Vaiyapuri

Vaiyapuri is a popular Tamil comedy actor. He was born and brought up in Theni. He came to Chennai in the year 1986 to seek some opportunities to act in the movies. He made his debut through the movie Chellakannu, in which he acted as a barber in an uncredited role. Then he was given a minor role in Ulaga Nayagan Kamal Hassan’s movie Avvai Shanmugi. His career picked up in the year 1997 through the movie Kadhalukku Mariyadhai. He was also appreciated for his role in Kaadhalae Nimmadhi, as a blind person. Gradually his film count got increased and he started to do a dozen films per year. He has acted in more than 400 movies. He has acted in Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu and Hindi films. He pays all his credits to his fans, who supported him from the beginning of his career. In his initial stages in Chennai, many people rejected him to give even a minor role in cinema, as he is so lean. Vaiyapuri worked hard to reach this place, by exposing all his talents. Before his entry to the cinema, he made his appearance in the small screen. Yes, actually Vaiyapuri’s journey began with the Doordarshan serial Kolayuthir Kaalam. It was the story of writer Sujatha. Vaiyapuri acted with Vivek in some serials. He is married and has children. Vaiyapuri is interested in doing all his household works, without employing workers. Though he has acted in 400+ movies, he has no driver and drives his car by himself; this shows the simplicity of this man. Recently, he was seen in the movies Uttama Villain and Papanasam. His upcoming projects are Annanuku Jay with Attakatthi Dinesh, Naradhan with Nakul, an Ajith film and a Karthi film. Vaiyapuri suggest the young generation people to connect with good friends and achieve success in their life.

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