Top Kollywood Celebrities Who Were Born in May

1. Ajith Kumar


Image Ajith Kumar is a prominent Tamil film actor, model, racing driver and philanthropist. He was born on May 1, 1971, in Hyderabad. In 1986, he studied at Asan Memorial Senior Secondary School but dropped out before finishing higher secondary. He worked as a 2-wheeler auto mechanic and got a license so he can satisfy his fondness of bike and car racing. When he turned 18, he took a job to support his racing career. Occasionally, Ajith also did ads and television commercials. Ajith was forced to decide on whether he would do films or continue racing. He focused on doing films. In 1990, Ajith debuted in a small role in the Tamil romantic film, ‘En Veedu En Kanavar’. At 21, he started his film career in a low-budget Telugu r...

2. Karthik Sivakumar


Image Karthik Sivakumar, or popularly known as Karthi, is a prominent film actor, who predominantly works in the Tamil film industry. He was born on May 25, 1977, in Madras, Tamil Nadu, India, to Tamil actor, Sivakumar and Lakshmi. He studied at Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan, and later attended St. Bede’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School in Chennai. He obtained a degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Crescent Engineering College in Chennai. Post graduation, he started working as an Engineering Consultant in the city and pursued higher education abroad. During those times, Karthi was earning 5000 every month, until he thought that he wanted to do something more. He had his scholarship in the USA and studied at Binghamt...

3. T Rajendar


Image Rajendar is a talented personality in the Indian cinema, who hailed from Mayavaram, Tamilnadu. He is director, actor, script writer, music director and dialogue writer. His first film is Oru Thalai Raagam, in which he acted, wrote the script and lyrics and composed the music. The film was a super duper hit in the year 1980. His direction hit the theatres through Rayil Payanangalil in the year 1981. Thangaikor Geetham and Uyirullavarai Usha were box office hit films. These films had Rajendar as the actor, director, lyricist, music director as well as producer. He became very popular in his style of acting and direction. He was called upon to score the music for the film Pookalai Pareekatheergal, performed by Nadiya and Suresh. The songs were...

4. Atharvaa


Image Atharvaa is the son of late Tamil actor Murali. Atharvaa, was born in the year 1989 as the second son to Murali and Shoba. He has an elder sister named Kavya and a younger brother named Akash. As he was interested in acting, he took out the necessary measures to venture into the cinema industry. He learnt stunts and dance from trained masters, before making it to cinema. Atharvaa was introduced to the Tamil film industry through the movie ‘Banaa kaathadi’. He was praised well in his debut movie, in which his father Murali appeared in a guest role. Atharvaa was acclaimed with the “Best Debutant Actor” for this film. ‘Muppozhuthum Un Karpanaigal’ was a romantic thriller by Atharvaa. He received positive comments from the criti...

5. Goundamani


Image It is difficult to make one laugh and in this regard the comedians should be appreciated. Here, then, Goundamani is one such actor, who never fails to tickle your humour bones through his comedy. His onscreen presence with Senthil is outstanding and they made the perfect comic duo.Born in 25th May 1939 Goundamani ‘s real name is Subramani. His strong base in theater helped him in entering the Tamil film industry. Though Goundamani has played the male lead in certain films, he rose to fame only with his comic roles. Goundamani and ...

6. Pasupathy


Image Pasupathy Ramaswamy Solai is the original name of Pasupathy, an Indian actor. He has acted in different types of roles including supporting actor, comedian, villain and protagonist. He has worked in roles which were critically well received. The Tamil flick “E” garnered him the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor. He also got the Tamilnadu State Film Award for the film. The film Kuselan fetched him the Best Supporting Actor Award in ITFA. Though he predominantly works in Tamil films he also appeared in Malayalam, Telugu and Kannada films. 


7. K S Ravikumar


Image Director KS Ravikumar(KSR), started his career in Tamil cinema as an assistant director to Bharathiraja for sometime before becoming an independent director. He has made 40 movies, out of which six films are re-makes. KSR has made the most number of movies with actor Sarath Kumar (10) and actresses Simran and Ramya Krishnan. Interestingly enough to know that his stunt choreographer Kanal Kannan had collaborated with KSR in 16 films so far. His f...

8. Abbas


Image Looking at the initiation into showbiz of the popular and handsome South Indian actor, ‘Abbas’, one can only marvel at the way he has constantly moved around and has now settled into the position he currently occupies. Starting off from Kolkata, where he was born in 1975, he completed his education from Kolkata itself, and made his first move into modeling while still in school. Moving up the modeling ladder, he soon moved to Mumbai and became contemporaries with well-known names like Sameer Malhotra and Dino Morea. While holidaying in Bangalore during his modeling days, he caught the eye of film director Kathir, who prevailed upon producer Kunjumon to cast him in his film, “Kadhal Desam”....

9. Murali


Image Born on May 19, 1964, Murali was fitted in the “Madivala” crew. He was a South Indian film performer who showed up in the heading and supporting parts in Tamil and Kannada all through his career. Murali was the child of Kannada chief “S.Siddalingaiah” and began acting in Kannada movies in 1984. Murali has acted with numerous stars such as "Vijaykanth," Prabhu Deva, "Sathyaraj," Karthik and many more. In the 1990s, he additionally acted with well known champions of the industry such as Meena Durairaj, "Simran" and "Roja." His child, Adharvaa, appeared as a performer in the 2010 Tamil film “Baana Kaathadi”. In 1984, Murali was first seen in the Kanna...

10. Gayathrie


Image Gayathrie Shankar is the current crop of Tamil actress list. She has been seen in leading roles in some Tamil films. She was supposed to debut with the film, Yen Ippadi Mayakkinai, but the film unfortunately didn’t get released. Her first film was 18 Vayasu. The turning point of her career was the film Naduvila Konjam Pakkatha Kanom. Gayathrie has acted in over 5 films in Tamil. Gayathrie worked in a couple of films during the year 2013, namely Mathapoo and Ponmalai Pozhudhu. Later, she was paired with Vijay Sethupathi in the film Rum...