Aadukalam Naren was born in Chennai the heartland of Tamil cinema, in a family which took keen interest in movies. He was interested in acting and was also encouraged by his family members, and so he decided to go through formal training before he could enter the industry.

In fact he was originally christened Narayan, but as was the prevailing practice he abbreviated it to Naren, and that was the name by which he came to be well known. He received his formal training in acting and dancing from Kala, who was then one of the more accomplished trainers for aspiring artists. Naren himself went on to become an acting teacher himself. Soon after, he was successful in making his entry into films through “Raman Abdullah”released in 1997. The next few years saw him acting in largely inconsequential films as far as his film career was concerned.

He did, however, did take part in this period, in BaluMahendra’s reasonably successful TV serial “KathaiNeram”However, not until 2011 could he really make a mark in the film industry, although he was acknowledged as a good actor. It was through director Vetrimaaran’s “Aadukalam”that he really caught the audience’sattention and got lauded for his role. In fact, along with his other contemporary, Murugadoss, this film changed the career path of both, so much so that they both decided to add the prefix “Aadukalam” to their names.

He had a reasonably successful and consistent run for the next few years, playing several character roles. He was specially appreciated for his portrayal of the hero, Sasikumar’s father in the 2012 starrer “ Sundarapandian Click to look into! >> Read More... ”. He, however, did not break his links with Tamil TV, having featured in serials “Kana KaanumKaalangal” andSivamayam, in between.The future line up also seems promising for Naren, with films like “InnimeyIppadithan”, “ Vaalu Click to look into! >> Read More... ” and “ Malupu Click to look into! >> Read More... ” in 2015.

Abbas

Looking at the initiation into showbiz of the popular and handsome South Indian actor, ‘Abbas’, one can only marvel at the way he has constantly moved around and has now settled into the position he currently occupies. Starting off from Kolkata, where he was born in 1975, he completed his education from Kolkata itself, and made his first move into modeling while still in school. Moving up the modeling ladder, he soon moved to Mumbai and became contemporaries with well-known names like Sameer Malhotra and Dino Morea. While holidaying in Bangalore during his modeling days, he caught the eye of film director Kathir, who prevailed upon producer Kunjumon to cast him in his film, “Kadhal Desam”. Although the film had other well known actors and actresses, he became a rage, especially with his female fans, after they saw his performance in the super hit song number, “Mustafa Mustafa”. This chartbuster number by A. R. Rahman was the forerunner of such later hits of Bollywood like “Muqabla Muqabla”. After that, there was no looking back for Abbas, and all his initial hesitations about his lack of knowledge of Tamil also flew away. He not only acted in a range of Tamil films after this, but also appeared in Telugu movies, besides hosting music videos in Hindi (encouraged obviously by his “Mustafa” item). He also acted as the host of a number of TV games shows. On the side, he also did modeling roles for well-known products, who were always there for his asking. Although after 2003, he spent a lot of time for his own family business in the South. He did not totally isolate himself to his acting career, but went on to act in a few Hindi movies too, like, “Ansh”, “Zinda Dil” and “Woh Lamhe”. It has indeed been a full circle for one who had dreamt of being an air force pilot in his childhood. Although he has not been able to log that many aeronautical miles, it is certain that he has been able to register quite a good deal of cinematic mileage.

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Abbas Tamil Actor