Ponnambalam is a Tamil film actor who has appeared in many Tamil films. He started his career as an extra actor and also as a stuntman. Ponnambalam in his early life was a sportsman who was keen in gymnastics and other sports. He was National high jump champion in 1984. He was always virtuous in sports, but he had six sisters to support. He started acting to support his sisters and debut in a cinema as a stuntman. He played the role of villain Kabali in the super hit Walter Vetrivel, which was then his first break. He started being recognized as an established villain in Tamil film industry. He appeared as an extra fighter in various films like Shankar Guru, Puthiya Vaanam, Apoorva Sagodharargal and Michael Madana Kama Rajan. He suffered from various injuries during his tenure as a Stuntman. He always carved the niche of a villain and was pretty good at it, but later he also tried his luck by changing into a hero in the film ‘Idiyudan Kootiya Mazhai’.
He also produced, directed, composed music and set the action sequence of the film. He has shown up in more than 1000 films but never appeared in a hero role, which he portrayed for the first time and the film was shot in Malaysia. He did play various supporting roles throughout the 90’s and was a regular face of Tamil films. He also appeared in various Telegu movies like
, Allari Priyudu and 1997 hit movie Hitler. He also opted for Malayalam and Kannada movies which made him popular in entire South India. His gymnastics and sporting skills always helped him during his stunt sequences in movies and kept him fit through his career. He is around from 1988 and is still a prevalent personality in South India. He now resides in Chennai, Tamil Nadu and continues to work with full commitment. He is an aspiring entity in the South and wishes to continue his work with the same enthusiasm.
After that, Ponnambalam joined the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) in 2011, where he started his career in politics. After almost six years, he left AIADMK and joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). In June 2018, he made a twist on his career and entered the 2nd edition of the Bigg Boss Tamil.