Date of death: 10-01-2006

Ramasamy Subramania Manohar or Scissor Manohar was a well-known artist who was famous for his theatrical presence. He was also a versatile actor who performed all the roles, be it hero, villain and comical equally great. But he is still remembered for his acting as a villain. This legendary artist was born at Namakkal, Tamil Nadu on 29 June, 1925.

His love for acting started when he was in college. He used to perform in plays namely: Ilangeswaran, Chanakiya Sabadam, Soorapadman, Indrajith and many more. After graduating from Pachaiyappa’s college he tried his luck in films. He did over 200 films, some of them are:- Vannakili ,Pattanathil Bhootham, Kaidhi Kannayiram, Vallavanukku Vallavan, Vallavan Oruvan, Iru Vallavargal, Pallandu Vazhga, Adimaippenn, Kaavalkaaran, Idayakkani, Athisaya Penn. He held a crucial role for many changes in stage drama. ‘Dramascope’ was also introduced by him to show the battleground scenes more eye-catching.

Historical phenomena and mythological stories were the base for most of the plays done by him. He enacted in 31 plays that were showcased on stage for about 7950 times. He also came up with an idea of stereophonic sound system to make the experience of theatrical drama much bigger and better. His ideas took the whole theatre business to another level.

For his immense contribution towards theatre and films made him winner of many awards. One of them was ‘NADAKA KAVALAR’ from MGR IN 1970. This award denoted his passion towards theatre and love for acting. Initially, Manohar was not a part of his name but after doing a role in a play called ‘Manohara’ while he was in school, he got this name. He got married to