Manoj Bharathiraja also known as Manoj K. Bharathi is a Tamil film actor who is the son of the National Award winning director P. Bharathiraja. He was born on 11th September 1976 in the city of Theni in Tamil Nadu. Born to P. Bharathiraja and Chandraleela, Manoj was sure that he wanted to enter his father’s field of work. After completing basic schooling, he was sent to the University of South Florida to undergo a course in Theatre Arts. Before starring in films, he worked as an assistant director for several years under great directors.

Even after starring in movies, Manoj continued to assist many directors. Manoj assisted his father in ‘Bommalattam' starring Nana Patekar, which was released in the year 2008. Another noted film for which he assisted was ace director Mani Ratnam's popular Tamil drama ‘Bombay’ which came out in the year 1995.

He also worked as an assistant for around two years under the famous filmmaker Shankar for his masterpiece film ‘Enthiran'. Manoj made his debut appearance in Tamil cinema alongside another debutant, Riya Sen in his father’s film, ‘Taj Mahal' which came out in the year 1999. The movie was written by R. Selvaraj and Mani Ratnam in which music was given by musical maestro A. R. Rahman. The film received mixed reviews from viewers and critiques alike. Various reviews praised Bharathiraja’s direction and debutant Riya Sen’s ability to perform in a foreign language and the unmatched musical skill of A. R. Rahman. Unfortunately, Manoj wasn’t praised for his performance and hence forth he couldn’t achieve the acting career he expected to achieve. Although he played various roles in various other movies, Manoj failed to make a career he hoped to make. After appearing in his father’s film ‘Annakodi’ in 2013, Manoj took a two-year break. In the year 2015, Manoj returned to star in Senthil Kumar's ‘ Vaaimai’.

He confessed in an interview that he was brought down in the past with his failures but that he was optimistic about the future. He married actress and long-time girlfriend, Nandana in the year 2006.

Manivannan Tamil Actor

Manivannan

S Manivannan Rajagopal is the original name of Tamil film director and actor Manivannan. Manivannan has worked in the film industry for 30 years. Initially, he penned dialogues and stories for ace director Bharathiraja. Later he came out as a prominent director and tested different genres. He has helmed direction for 50 movies and about 34 films in Tamil, which were commercially successful. As an actor, Manivannan played supporting roles as well as negative and comedy roles. Manivannan had written the dialogues and stories for few flicks of Bharathiraja including Tick Tick Tick, Alaigal Oivathillai, Nizhalgal and Kadhal Oviyam. Hailing from Sulur (Coimbatore district) Manivannan was born on 31 July 1953. His 50th directorial venture Nagaraja Cholan, MA, MLA was released and Manivannan expired shortly after that. Manivannan also got himself involved in politics. For a long time he was associated with Naam Tamilar Katchi and its principles of Srilankan Tamil Nationalism, was liked by him. He worked in many films with Satyaraj and has the credit of giving twelve back to back directorial hits with the latter, which are not flops. He had also directed films in Malayalam, Hindi and Telugu. People from his supervision proved to be good directors, including Vikraman, Sundar C, R K Selvamani, Seeman etc. Manivannan had worked as a director for his best buddy Satyaraj for around 25 films. Sivaji Ganesan, Rajinikanth, Karthik, Madhavan, Sarathkumar, Vijayakanth, Vijay, Suriya were some of the top actors with whom Manivannan shared screen space. The film Amaidhi Padai was instrumental in making him an actor and he was a very busy actor during 1990-2011. Manivannan’s spontaneous delivery of dialogues, sometimes filled with satirist remarks his strength. The films Deva and Vidukathai earned him the Comedian Award from Tamil Nadu State Awards. Manivannan indeed won the hearts of millions of Tamil fans.

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Mansoor Ali Khan

Mansoor Ali Khan was born in the small village called Pallapatti in Tamilnadu. He is the popular villainy actor in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam movies. Mansoor made his debut to the cinema industry through the movie Captain Prabhakaran in the year 1991. He acted as an antagonist in the movie opposite Vijayakanth. This movie gave him a good name and he got opportunities frequently. Rudra is his next movie with Bhagyaraj, Gouthami and Lakshmi.      In the year 1992, he took a hero Avatar through the film, Rajadhi Raja Raja Kulothunga Raja Marthanda Raja Gambeera Kathavaraya Krishna Kamarajan. This movie was directed by Balu Anand and Mansoor Ali Khan composed the music too. As the name was very different, the movie became popular. Most of the roles he did was villainy, and in between, he did some character roles too. Mansoor Ali Khan was naturally a humorous person. So, his movies were filled with humor. In some of the movies, he has acted as a comedy villain. In certain movies like Padayappa, he did some different characters. In the Vikram movie Kandhasamy, he acted as a Police Inspector.    In the year 2013, he again acted as a hero in the movie Lollu Dhada Parak Parak. He was the music director for that movie. But the movie did not hit the theatres as expected. He also appeared in the movies Singam 2 with Surya, Tenali Raman with Vadivel, Kaaviya Thalaivan with Prithviraj Sukumaran and Pulan Visaranai 2 with Prashanth. Mansoor Ali Khan is very famous for his controversial speeches. Some controversies about him rise, as and when. Overall, he is a talented actor, who wants to trial out all the fields in the cinema, like directing, music composing and acting. He also got committed in the politics and he belongs to the Patali Makkal Katchi, led by Dr. Ramadas.

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Mansoor Ali Khan Tamil Actor