Birthday: 10-09-1911
Date of death: 11-09-1998
Star sign: Libra

P.S. Veerappa was the superstar villain, actor, and producer of Tamil Cinema. He has been personified as the bad guy or the villain with a deep voice and terrifying evil laugh of Tamil Cinema. This veteran artist was very popular with moviegoers of yesteryears and still now for every Tamil moviegoers and movie-viewers, it's hard to forget him.

P.S. Veerappa was born on 10th September 1911. Since he was born much before the Independence of India, thus he then belonged to Kangeyam of Coimbatore District of Madras Presidency during the British Raj. His early age was spent in Pollachi, at his grandfather's house. He was never interested in studies but he had a very keen interest in acting. Due to no proper income source and large members of the family he tried many small trading businesses to earn for his family. Besides, he used to act in various plays. This was during such time when he met with K.B. Sundarambal and her brother who insisted him to join Cinema. Thus, with a desire to join cinema he moved to Madras. P.S. Veerappa was introduced to cinema through the film "Manimkalai" in 1939. His next film was "Udayanan Vasavadatta", in which M.G. Ramachandran was also in the cast. M.G. Ramachandran and P.S. Veerappa became great friends and they together acted in many films as hero and villain. P.S. Veerappa remains in the memories of every moviegoer especially for his contributions in many movies like The Vagabond King (1958), Raj Mahal (1963), and more.

It is interesting to note that Veerappa has acted as a villain with four generation heroes, starting from M.G. Ramachandran to heroes like Kamal Haasan, Rajnikanth, and Vijaykanth. Veerappa also became a film producer and produced many good films such as Aalayamani in 1962, Aadmi in 1968, and more.

In reel life, for his evil roles in cinemas, Veerappa was personified as the bad guy of Tamil cinema but he in real life he was a great human being who had no bad habits. Veerappa had no leaning for any political party, but as villain actor and producer, he was associated with M.G. Ramachandran and five more Chief Ministers. Veerappa married V.Veera Lakshmi. They had a daughter and a son. P.S. V. Hariharan, who is a film producer, is his son. Veerappa was awarded Kalaimamani Award, Rajiv Gandhi Award for his contribution to Tamil Cinema. On September 11, 1998, Tamil Cinema lost its superstar villain, when P.S. Veerappa rested in peace at the age of 87.

R. S. Manohar

R. S. Manohar was an Indian artist who played roles varying from hero to anti-hero to comedic fellows. Born at Namakkal in 1925. He performed in over 200 movies. He is known for his adaptability and controlling character. Also recognized as Nadaga Kavalar for his affection of stage the at resending his undeterred desire in continuing to stage mythical plays almost his whole life. Manohar born by the name of Lakshmi Narasimhan on 29 June 1925 at Namakkal as to father Subramania Iyer and mother, Rajalakshmi Ammal. He got the forename Manohar after playing the principal role in the play Manohara during school days. He did his graduation from Pachaiyappa's College, Chennai. According to movie historian Randor Guy, he got an advance in pictures with Rajambal (1951) when, as anex-student, he engaged himself in the Mailing Department. Producer R. M. Krishnaswamy reserved him for the central role in this flick. As his forename was not filmi, R. S. Manohar altered his name. While in university, Manohar used to do the at replays. After graduation, he entered in movies. His initial exertion was Rajamabal, produced by Aruna Films. His initial unforgettable roles were in pictures such as Vannakkili, Vallavan Oruvan, and Iru Vallavargal. But Manohar will forever be recalled for the evil roles, particularly while tackling off with M. G. Ramachandran in movies such as Ayirathil Oruvan, Adimai Penn, Kaavalkaaran, and Idayakkani. After Nawab Rajamanikkam, it was Manohar who took theatre to a superior level. Most of the 31 dramas in which he performed were played 7,950 times these were versions or clarifications of ancient incidents or fabled stories. Well-known among Manohar's dramas were Indrajith, Sukrachariyar, Naragasooran, Ilangeswaran, ChanakkiyaSabadam, Soorapadman, Sisupalan, and Thirunavukkarasar. He was an innovator in presenting 'drama scope' with a sound scheme, split-second makeover of acts and pyro techniques to characterize battle scenes. He obtained many prizes for his influence on drama and cinema, containing a 'Nadaka Kavalar' honor from MGR in 1970. Manohar performed in some theatres. Some of the famed ones are Ilangeswaran, Naragasooran, ChanakkiyaSabadam, Soorapadman, Sisupalan, Indrajith, Sukrachariyar, and Thirunavukkarasar. He was also participating in the production of an English drama, Last Tango in Heaven. Later created as a Flick God Only Knows. At the age of 80, R.S. Manohar passed away. Family informers said he was hospitalized for cardiac difficulties on December 22 and was bedridden since then. Manohar operated in over 200 films and his wife, Sita Lakshmi Manohar is still alive.

R. S. Manohar Tamil Actor