C. Kumaresan, or popularly known as CK, is a popular Tamil TV star who hails from Malaysia and was born as a second generation Tamil citizen of that country. He completed a three years’ course on filmmaking from Academy Film Malaysia, based in Kuala Lumpur, and then proceeded to become a Television personality there.
He acted and directed in several TV serials on Malaysian TV channels for more than nine years at a stretch. His acting has enriched highly popular Malay mega serials like “Gerak Khas” has been on the air since 1999 and is the longest serial aired in that country till now. As Kumaresan’s acting was loved by the audience, eventually he got a break in Malaysian films too.
He proceeded further in his film career and acted as the lead role in six Malaysian films, all of which were quite successful in the box-office. His ambition, however, was to work in a Tamil film from an original Tamil Film industry or “Kollywood” (as it is fondly known, after the names of Kodambakkam and Hollywood). Finally, his wish was fulfilled as he got the chance of both directing and acting as the main role of a film named ‘
In this movie, he is paired with the Tamil actress,
Shaila Nair, along with another actress named Punnagai Poo Geetha. As this film is basically about the issues relating to illegal drifting and child trafficking, Kumaresan plays the role of a drifter. This film is supposed to be released in August 2014, in Malaysia, but the date is yet to be fixed for its release in India; though its audio release has already taken place in Chennai.
Kumaresan hopes to act in more Tamil films of Kollywood and be successful here as that has already been achieved in Malaysia.
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C. Kumaresan is a noted icon in Malaysian cinema and Television channels. Kumaresan made his debut in Tamil cinema with the Tamil movie titled ‘Manidhan’. C. Kumaresan is better known as CK. CK was exhilarated when the audio launch for his movie happened in Chennai. He is a forerunner, both as a director and an actor in Malaysian Television. Moreover, he is a multifaceted personality with efficiency in direction, cinematography, production and making of creative advertisements.
Kumaresan has done roles in many Malaysian Tamil movies, as well as Malaysian serials. Kumaresan features as the hero in the movie, “Maindhan”. The movie happens to be his seventh venture as a hero, but like every other director, Kumaresan’s dream was to enter the Tamil cine field. When his dream came true, he was able to garner huge success in the course of his career. Kumaresan is a Tamil whose ancestry in Malaysia goes back to two generations. He did a course in movie-making at the Film Institute in Malaysia.
He plays an illegal drifter in the movie ‘Maindhan’ for which he underwent months of tedious training. ‘Punnagai Poo’ Geetha took up the role of the lead actress in the movie, “Manidhan”. Even though she had made small appearances in previous films, Geetha was not very much interested in taking up movie chances.
Kumaresan persisted that Geetha takes up this role in this movie ‘Maindhan’. In the course of the film shooting, Geetha carried out dangerous stunts with no dupe for her. She sustained injuries while performing some crucial tricks. The efforts by the entire team yielded enormous results as the movie turned out to be a box-office hit. The film hit the silver screens in India also.