Manicka Vinayagam is a Tamil actor and a playback singer. He is the son of famous dancer Vazhuvoor B. Ramaiah Pillai. He was born on 10th December 1943 his mother’s name is Gnanasundaram Ammal. His music guru was all time famous singer Jayaraman. He has sung for many South Indian films and has acted in several Tamil movies. He got married to a woman named Umayaal and had three kids, namely, Senthil Kumar, Gayathri and Venkata Subramanian. In Tamil film, Dhill, he debuted as a playback singer with the famous song ‘kannukulla gilathi. Vidyasagar is the composer of this song. He has sung around 15 thousand and more folk and devotional songs. Not just music, Vinayagam made his way into acting as well. His acting debut was for the movie ‘Thiruda Thirudi’ in which he played the character of the father to the famous South Indian actor Dhanush. He has from then onwards sung lot of songs in various languages. He made his presence felt by all by singing the title track of the movie ‘Dhool’
He has released many of his private albums as well for AVM, HVM, Super Audio, Sangeetha. He has more than 1500 private albums. He has received many awards and titles as well. Few of them being Kalaimamani, Isai Selvam and Kala Rathna. He won many awards in drama and singing. Apart from music and acting, he is a great Bharatnatyam dancer and has a great knowledge of instruments like Mrithangam and Harmonium. Not only this. Vinayagam has done a great contribution to social work as well. He being such a famous artist, performed in charity fund raising shows for a noble cause. Mainly for those people who were suffering because of earthquake, tsunami, etc. he resolves to do anything for the needy people and help the society grow.