Venu Arvind, or commonly known as Venu Aravind, is a Tamil TV and film actor, stage artist, dubbing artist and director. He was born on November 9, 1965, and studied B.Sc Physics with Masters in Management at DG Vaishnav College located at Chennai, Tamil Nadu. However, he rather chose media as his interest. He comes from a conservative family, but his parents gave their blessings and even encouraged him to do his best. He was married to Shobha.

Venu played as a child artist in Tuesday plays for DD right from 1975. He did many serials for DD such as ‘Alai Osai’, and ‘ Rishimoolam’. Venu learned acting through Poornam Viswanathan’s theatre group during college. Venu became popular for appearing in K. Balachander’s serials and he became famous for his role as Chitti Babu in the TV soap, Kadhal Pagadai, on Sun TV. He also became known as the main antagonist in the mega serial, ‘ Alaigal’, where he got the Best Direction and Best Acting awards. His role as a villain was greatly appreciated and even earned him more chances in many serials later on. Then, he lent roles and his voice to small characters in many movies.

He was casted in Raadhika Sarathkumar’s ‘ Selvi’, and its sequel, ‘ Arasi’. He recalls those days as he loved to play the lead antagonist. People loved to hate him and it indeed brought him to great heights. Owing to his dutiful performances, he was awarded the Kalaimamani Award in 2007, and till date, he is the only TV serial actor to win that award.

Venu Arvind decided to venture into directorial action and he was debuted as a director through the film, Sabash Sariyana Potti. Though the film did not fare well at the box office, nor impressed the critics, his deeds were fairly appreciated. He recalls those days as hectic ones and that he lost so much hair at that time.

Venu Arvind has made his comeback after three years of hiatus to the small screen with the Radaan production. He appeared as Radhika’s husband in the tele-serial, Vani Rani, and this time, he plays a positive role as Boominathan, and gained good response from the audience. But according to him, his role in the serial is not constant. The character might go through some changes based on the TRPs and other characters.

Venu also did Tamil films like ‘Engineer’, Sabash Sariyana Potti, ‘ Vegam’, ‘Vallavan’, ‘Ennavale’, and more. Currently, he is doing the following mega soaps: ‘ Janani’, on Sun TV, ‘ Agnisakshi’, on Vijay TV, and ‘Alaigal’, on Sun TV.

Mohan Raman Tamil Actor

Mohan Raman

Mohan Raman is a Tamil actor who appears mostly in comedy and supportive roles in cinema and as lead negative roles in TV serials. In addition to being an actor, he is also a Management trainer and Philatelist.. He is the son of politician V.P.Raman and the brother of P.S.Raman, a former advocate general of Tamil Nadu. His daughter Vidyullekha Raman is also an actress now. Born in 1956 as PattabhiVenkat Ram, Mohan Ram attended VidhyaMandir and the MCC School. He is a graduate in Physics and pursued MBA in XLRI, Jamshedpur. He calls himself as the only ‘Entertrainer’ in south India. Raman did several child characters in his young ages. After completing college, he a compered national level stage dramas and was a famous public speaker. He debuted in the Tamil movie ‘Idhayam’ and then went on to act in classics like ‘Mahanadi’ and ‘Kaatumatakaran’. His simple and clean acting style gained him an entry into serials when Naga made him act in his supernatural thriller ‘MarmaDesam’. Since then, there was no turning back for Mohan Raman who started to excel in all the roles he earnt. He was widely appreciated for his negative roles in serials. He also did several supporting roles in Tamil movies. Meanwhile, he also starred in 2 Bollywood movies. His last Hindi movie was Rohit Shetty’s masala entertainer ‘Chennai Express’ starring Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone. Raman is a frequent blog writer, most of his blogs being about cinema and cricket. His daughter Vidyullekha Raman debuted in Gautham Vasudev Menon’s ‘Neethane En Ponvasantham’ in a supporting role opposite Santhanam. DOB: 3rd April, 1956 Serials acted: Marmadesam, KadhalPagadai, ChidambaraRagasiyam, Anandham, Arasi and more Movies acted: Over 40 Tamil movies    

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