Janagaraj is one of the few comedians of Tamil cinema, who quit acting though he was at his peak. Whether it is a comedy or a supporting role, he played that with equal finesse. During his period, Janagaraj gave rigorous competition to Goundamani and Senthil. He has over 100 Tamil movies to his credit. 

Born during the year 1955, Janagaraj was initially a stage artist and a theater artist. It was during the year 1971 that Janagaraj aimed to work in movies. He got small roles in several films of ace director K Balachander. Later in 1977 the film Sevuppu Villu made the audience to notice him. 

Right from Nizhalgal, his other films including Mudhal Vasantham, Palaivana Rojakkal, Apoorva Pirargal, Rajadhi Raja, Sindhu Bhairavi, Agni Natchathiram, Apoorva Sagodharargal, Roja and Kizhaku Vasal earned him a good name that he rightly deserves. In fact, Janagaraj was seen in most of Rajinikanth’s and Kamal Haasan’s movies in 80s and 90s. Janagaraj’s performance in Nayagan was very much appreciated. 

Nayagan, Baasha, and Annamalai are the films which provided fodder to Janagaraj’s character roles. He was also seen in the films in early 2000, including Aayutha Ezhuthu, King, and M Kumaran S/o Mahalakshmi. 

Janagaraj experimented with different roles and was successful in his attempt. He was seen in most of Maniratnam’s films and he gave stellar performances in all these films. Janagaraj maintained his individual style of acting and never copied other comedians. 

Other than acting, Janagaraj is interested in music. The voice of Janagaraj is his strength, it is considered as an inspiration for many mimicry artists. In fact, he has also sung for some films in Kollywood. Janagaraj has his interest in classical drama and dance. The body language of Janagaraj has gained him much appreciation. Janagaraj rarely uses unwanted language in films. 

Janagaraj maintains good rapport with another Tamil actor Delhi Ganesh. 

Though he is highly talented, he is not seen in films nowadays. When contacted him, he revealed that his son is very rich; he doesn’t want his father to act.
Jai Tamil Actor

Jai

Jai is an Indian Tamil actor. He was born on 6th April 1984. His birthplace is Chennai in Tamil Nadu. His parents are Sambath and Latha. He has one elder and a younger sister. He is the nephew of famous music director Deva, who worked in all south Indian languages (Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, and Malayalam). As his family is full of musicians, Jai also has an interest in music. For learning keyboard, he went to London and joined Trinity College of London. In his early career in Tamil film industry, he worked as Keyboardist with his Uncle Deva for many movies. His favorite music director is Yuvan Shankar Raja. In 2002, he made his acting debut in the Tamil film titled Bagavathi. This film turned out to be a  commercial hit in the Tamil Industry. Jai played a lead role for the first time in film Chennai 600028 in 2007. In this movie, he played the role of Raghu. Jai acting was widely appreciated in this movie. In 2009, Jai entered into controversy while filming for movies Vaamanan, Adhe Neram Adhe Idam, Aval Peyar Thamizharasi and Arjunan Kadhali. He gave comments that only Vaamanan will be a box office hit, and others will turn up as financial failures. He was opposed by the producers of these movies for making such type of comments. Later he played roles in films such as in Goa as Vinayagam, Kanimozhi as Rajesh, Engaeyum Eppothum as Kathiresan, Naveena Saraswathi Sabatham as Ramarajan, Vadacurry as Sathish, Thirumanam Ennum Nikkah as Vijayraghavan Chari, Valiyavan as Vinod. He made cameo appearances in the films like Saroja, Ko, Biryani, Bramman, Masss, Vaalu. He was nominated for Film Fare Award for Best Supporting Actor of Tamil in 2011 for the movie Raja Rani. From his childhood onwards he had an interest in Car racing, and his inspiration is hero Ajith Kumar. It made him participate in JK Tyre National Racing Championship of June 2014 in Sriperumbudur, Chennai. It was his first car racing tournament. The movies like Pugazh, Idhu Namma Aalu, Arjunan Kadhali, Tamilselvanum Thaniyar Anjalum are in different stages of post-production and are yet to be released.

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Dhamu

Actor Dhamu Tamil films generally center the heroes, but there are also certain characters, who reduce the seriousness of the movie. Actor Dhamu is one such actor, who was seen as the hero’s best friend and who stands up for the hero through thick and thin. Actor Dhamu is a Tamil comedian, who made his entry into Kollywood in the year 1991. And from then on, it has been a stable ride for this chirpy actor whose real name is Tamarai Bharani.  Before making his screen presence in the Tamil film industry, actor Dhamu was a part of the Gaana Galata Group, a renowned touring and acting comedy troupe. He tasted his first success as ‘Jeans Sivam’ (in the film “En Thozhi” starring Joseph Vijay) in the year 1992. He made his presence felt in Tamil movies such as Villu, Pokkiri, Arasatchi, Jodi, Gemini, Poovellam Kettupar, Amarkalam, Baasha, Kaadhalukku Mariyathai, Paarthen Rasithen, etc. Dhamu is good not only in comedy roles, but also in character roles.For those who are familiar with standup comedy, actor Dhamu is a name to reckon with.   For those who are not familiar about standup comedy, it is nothing but a comic style enacted before a live audience. The appreciation (or for that matter criticism) is instant in case of standup comedy. On his personal front, Dhamu is married to Suganthi and has twin girls. Currently Dhamu is busy with his own company Tamariai Bharani Comedy Agency, which is known for arranging comedy shows. His other preoccupations include, being an anchor for “Kalakkal Comedy” in SunTV and doing mimicry for which he is well known. He is also working as a Student Trainer Lead India 2020 National Movement, since he is an ardent follower of Dr. Abdul Kalam. He is such a talented celebrity, so let’s wish actor Dhamu a bright future.   Another Version   Dhamu’s full name is A.V Dhamodaran his birth name was Tamarai Bharani. Dhamu was born on 31/08/1965 to A.V. Viswanathan and V. Saroja in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, which is where he is currently living with his wife Suganthi Dhamu and recently born twin daughters Saroja Suganthi, Suseela Suganthi who were born after their 12years of marriage. Dhamu’s siblings Murali and Sridevi also reside in Chennai.   He completed his schooling in Pananthope Railway colony Hr. Sec. School. Dhamu made his acting debut in 1992 with the Tamil movie Malar and is famous for his roles in Nerukku Ner and Kadhalukku Mariyadhai. Dhamu has entertained south Indian audience in comic roles in many hit Tamil films including superstar Rajinikanth’s Baasha and Sivaji -The Boss. His favorite actors are MGR and Shalini, and his favorite movie is Ghilli. Among all cuisines in the world, Dhamu enjoys eating South Indian food (especially Appam.)   Dhamu’s group was very popular and known as the Gaana Galata group and in its time a leading comedy troupe. It was first seen by director Sukumaran in 1991 and after which he was offered a chance in the movie, Malar with which Dhamu made his Tamil debut, acting alongside the young actor Prashant portraying the character of an annoying comedian and self-proclaimed Rowdy of a village. He got his chance after his famous role as "Jeans Sivam” in Joseph Vijay’s En Thozi. He had ever since been in several films in important roles like Baasha and Parthen Rasithen. He took a break from the mainstream drama and opened an agency known as "Tamarai Bharani Comedy Agency”.  Dhamu is also working as an Anchor on Sun Tv’s Comedy Kalakkal. He currently serves as a mentor for “2020 Lead India National Movement” and recently attended the orientation for the class 10, 11, 12 in Sagar International high school, Perundurai, TN.

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