Pandu is a Tamil comedy actor who has been in the cine field since 1970. His brother
is also a famous person in the cinema field. After schooling, Pandu developed his interests by joining the arts and science college in Chennai. His debut film was Maanavan. He has appeared in almost fifty-five films. Apart from movies, Pandu has a great interest in art. He exhibited his artworks few years back, along with his son Prabhu Panju.
Pandu's mainstream business was aluminum and brass metal crafting, named as 'Prapanj unlimited’. Panju is in charge of his family business. Most of his works were based on typography. He designed them using his fingers, to maintain a bond with his paintings. While Pandu's works were based on the facts and fantasy of the human mind, his son Panju's works concentrate on the Tantric. Pandu was appreciated and praised by MGR for designing the AIADMK party's flag. Pandu's another son Pintu is trying his luck in the cine field. He made his film debut in the year 2012.
Pandu not only designed the ADMK’s Twin Leaves logo but the Umbrella symbol of Tamilnadu tourism. He received prize money of Rs 20,000 for winning the contest of drawing the Tamilnadu tourism symbol. He drew the painting of “
” in the film Kumari Kottam and it was used in the song, Enge Aval Endre Manam. Not only this, he is the one, who designed the logos of Sun TV and the leading eye specialty hospital, Shankara Nethralaya. Although Pandu was mainly a comedy actor, he had done varieties of characters, including some supporting roles. People recognize him for his unique facial expressions. He turned popular for his lecturer role in the film Kaalamellam Kadhal Vaazhga with “,” “
,” Chinni Jeyanth and
. His performances in the national award-winning movie Kadhal Kottai with
, Muthu with “
,” Ninaivirukkum Varai, “
,” Unakkaga Ellam Unakkaga, Eazhayin Sirippil, Pennin Manathai Thottu, Citizen, Villain, Ghilli, Varalaru, Pokkiri, Singam,
, Kanchana 2, Motta Shiva Ketta Shiva and
Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangadhavan
He was last seen in the 2020 movie, Indha Nilai Marum with Y Gee Mahendran,
, Ramkumar and
. He had also played in a few serials, including
Sabitha Engira Sabapathi
on Raj TV and a cameo role in “
” on Sun TV. Pandu has played nearly 200 movies that include a few uncredited roles too. Pandu is married to Kumudha and has three sons, Prabhu, Panchu and Pintu.
In May 2021, Pandu and his wife Kumudha were tested positive for Coronavirus. Both were in the ICU getting treatment. Pandu died due to Covid complications on 6th May 2021.