V Jayaprakash is a Tamil film actor and producer, known for his production of “ Gopala Gopala,” “Porkkaalam,” “ Thavasi,” “April Maadhathil,” and “Julie Ganapathi,” among many others. Jayaprakash has also featured in more than 50 movies, including Tamil and Malayalam. Jayaprakash started off with productions of various films right from the beginning of the millennium decade, and is the owner of the production house, “GJ Banner.” 2007 saw Jayaprakash cast in the Tamil director, Cheran’s “Maya Kannadi,” which saw the inception of his career as an actor. Consequently, Jayaprakash featured in various movies in memorable supporting roles such as in Pandiraj’s “ Pasanga,” and other films such as “ Moodar Koodam,” “Yuddham Sei,” “ Naadodigal,” “ Mankatha,” and “Naan Mahaan Alla.” Born in the town of Sirkazhi in Tamil Nadu, Jayaprakash didn’t pursue acting or producing films, as a career. His financial constraints saw him undertake small business ventures such as owning a dairy farm, operating a petrol firm and owning a billiards parlor.

Jayaprakash began his acting career at the age of 45, starting with “Maya Kannadi” in the year 2007. Jayaprakash started gaining notice after his memorable performance in the 2009 film, “Pasanga,” and is considered to be one of his breakthrough performances. In the same year, Jayaprakash was presented with a Tamil Filmfare Award, and a Vijay Award, for his role in Pasanga. 2008 and 2009 featured Jayaprakash in “Velli Thirai,” “Naadodigal” and “Laadam.” In 2010, Jayaprakash was cast in movies such as Thiru’s “ Theeradha Vilaiyattu Pillai,” M. Raja’s “Thillalangdi,” Pandiraj’s “ Vamsam,” Suseenthiran’s ”Naan Mahaan Alla,” the Mammootty starrer “ Vandae Maatharam,” “Ayyanar,” and “Bale Pandiya.” The following year saw Jayaprakash in Mysskin’s “Yuddham Sei,” “ Vaanam,” “ Eththan,” Gokul’s “Rowthiram,” “Mankatha,” “Muran,” and S. Premnath’s “Uyarthiru 420” among many others.

2012 featured Jayaprakash in Tamil movies such as Pandiraj’s “ Marina,” Sathyasiva’s “Kaazhugu,” “ Aarohanam,” and in Malayalam movies like the Jayaram starrer “ Thiruvambadi Thamban” and “ Ustad Hotel.” 2013 saw Jayaprakash in Thiru’s “ Samar,” the Mohanlal starrer “Red Wine,” “ Ethir Neechal,” Vincent Selva’s “Thulli Vilayadu,” Naveen’s “Moodar Koodam,” the DUlquer Salmaan starrer “Pattam Pole,” and Venkat Prabhu’s “ Biriyani,” among many others. In the following year, Jayaprakash featured in Raghava Lawrence’s “ Kanchana 2,” “ Eetti,” Pandiraj’s “Pasanga 2,” Venkat Prabhu’s “ Masss,” “Yemito Ee Maya,” Mohan Raja’s “ Thani Oruvan,” Suseenthiran’s “ Paayum Puli,” and Velraj’s “ Thanga Magan.” 2016 saw Jayaprakash in “ Navarasa Thilagam,” “ Aagam,” “ Adida Melam,” and Sai Gokul Ramnath’s “ Vaaliba Raja.” Jayaprakash started producing films since 1996, starting with Pandirajan’s “Gopala Gopala.” Consequently, Jayaprakash has also produced Bandi Saroj Kumar’s “Porkkalam,” the Vijaykanth starrer “Thavasi,” “April Maadhathil,” Balu Mahendra’s “Julie Ganapathi,” “Varnajaalam,” Gandhi Krishna’s “Chellamae,” and the Vijaykanth starrer “Niranja Manasu.”

Azhagu Tamil Actor

Azhagu

Azhagu is one of the popular villainy actors in Tamil cinema and serial industry. He started his career as the stunt man. He came to Chennai in the year 1970 to work in a company. He learnt the martial arts like Kalari and Karate from Gopalan Gurukkal, a Kerala tutor. He practiced the martial arts in the evening session, after his job. He and his team showcased their martial arts in a theatrical show. On seeing this show, cinema stunt master Madhavan offered him with an acting chance. While he was getting the offer, he had no idea to act in the film. He did not nod his head suddenly for that offer; but went to his master Gopalan Gurukkal. When he consulted with his master, his master became very happy and asked him to accept the offer. Azhagu did not ask about the details of the movie, but went with them blankly. While going with the cinema people, he called upon his friend Hari with him. His first shooting spot was at Modern Theatres in Salem and he did his first movie with the veteran actor Jai Shankar. He has acted in many films in various languages such as Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Hindi and Oriya. Apart from doing fighting scenes in the films, he has also acted as a villain, brother and a father. His last movie as a fighter is Senthoorapoove with Vijayakanth in the year 1990. He fought in the cinemas with popular south Indian actors like Rajini Kanth, Kamal Hassan, Chiranjeevi and Vijaya Kanth. He has also fought with the Indian Super Star Amithab Bachchan. Azhagu has duped veteran actor Sivaji Ganesan in a film. After that, he continues only as an actor. He regularly does exercises and maintains his health well. He does not smoke and drink liquors, till now. Azhagu is really a gem of a man in Tamil cinema.

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Mime Gopi

Mime Gopi’s original name is K.Gopinathan. When he was young, his father passed away and he was taken care of by his sister and brother. He did schooling at a government school and was not very good at academics but he had interest in extra-curricular activity. He always had respect for his teachers and liked two teachers the most, his Tamil teacher Veeraiya and Nagamuthu, because they were a great source of motivation for him. When he was studying in school, he had the opportunity to participate in a fancy dress competition and enacted the role of a mentally challenged person who he had seen on his way, back to home. He had been influenced by the person and replicated the acting on the stage, which rewarded him with a first place in the competition. He was highly appreciated by his teacher Nagamuthu and that’s one reason for his liking towards teacher. After schooling,he did his graduation at Pachaiyappa College and the mime career started at this point of time. He had six close friends namely Arun (RJ in Suryan FM) well known for his show in radio ‘Kittu Mama Susie Maami’. UdhayaPrakash (Scriptwriter), Bramma.G (‘KuttramKadithal’ movie director), Siva Kumar (HR and runs an Ad Agency), Kurinjinathan (acted in the movie ‘Mercury Pookkal’) and Vasu.They were always a group in the college. Took part in many college cultural events and the first step was a failure, but that did not stop them and they continued to give it a try again and again. Their mime guru at college was Malik, he was the one who kick-started his career.Their seniors,namely Kavin and Koti,motivated them to participate in various inter college competitions. They have been participants in various college festivals. His performance at the Madras University celebration lightened his career, the mime was presented in front of the 3,000 audience and the chief guest of the celebration was the former minister Mr.Anbazhagan, this rose their spirit’s to high levels and they were welcomed by the audience to a great extent.The “Best Student Award” was awarded to Gopi and Arun at Loyola College by their college principal. This award inspired him to receive many more. He also had a passion for sports and was a basketball player too. He was offered a chance to act in a small role in a film “KannumKannum” directed by G.Marimuthu as a friend of ‘Prasanna’. He went to act in the role but found acting very difficult and came out of the project half the way.Later, got introduced to a friend Thayumanavan, who was associated with director Balaji Sakthivel for the film ‘Kadhal’, who made him realize that acting was a cake walk.Gopi then understood that mime meant mind-muscle work together and incorporated enormous amount of hard work and practice to enhance his acting skills simultaneously. He started a studio on his own and taught many students,from the local to international students abroad.He has trained many future actors and actresses.Commencement of his film career grew after he made up his mind to act in movies like ‘Madras’, ‘Maari’, ‘Maya’ and‘Kabali’. He was recognized for his role as Perumal in the movie ‘Madras’ directed by 'Pa. Ranjith,' followed for his role as Loganathan in the movie ‘Kabali’. He is very happy to have shared screen space with top notch actors in the film industry like Superstar ‘Rajinikanth’, ‘Dhanush’, ‘Nayantara’, ‘Karthi’, and hopes the list goes on. His proud moment was when Superstar Rajinikanth commented how good his performance was in Kabali. He is also indebted to the director Pa.Ranjith for giving him the opportunity to play different characters in his films Madras and Kabali. As a person, he cares for the environment and advises people to grow trees as much as possible. He does his best to keep his surrounding clean and green.

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Mime Gopi Tamil Actor