Best supporting actors and actresses in Tamil Film industryby itsmani87 | created - 09 Mar 2014 | updated - 09 Mar 2014 | Public
Best supporting actors and actress, who have shone and brightened the film industry over decades, by giving some memorable performances..:) (list in no particular order)
Actor | Baahubali 2: The Conclusion
Nassar is one of the most acclaimed actors in India. He is the current president of South Indian Actors Association. Nassar is well known for Thevar Magan (1992), Bombay (1995), Anbe Sivam (2003) and Nayakan (1987).
Nassar was born on 5 March 1958 to Mehaboob Basha and Mumtaz in Chengalpattu, Tamil ...
Director | Jallikkattu
Manivannan was born on July 31, 1954 in Sulur, Madras State, India as Manivannan Rajagopal. He was an actor and director, known for Jallikkattu (1987), Pudhu Manithan (1991) and Nooravathu Naal (1984). He was married to Sengamalam. He died on June 15, 2013 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
Actor | Mudhalvan
Raghuvaran was born on December 10, 1958 in Kollankod, Palakkad, Kerala, India as Raghuvaran Velayutham Nair. He was an actor, known for Mudhalvan (1999), Amarkalam (1999) and Anaganaga Oka Roju (1997). He was married to Rohini. He died on March 19, 2008 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
Actress | Caravan
Manorama is a veteran Hindi actress acted in nearly 100 movies. Her real name was Erin Issac Daniels. She was half-Irish, with an Irish mother and an Indian Christian father.She started her career as a child artist in 1926 in Lahore, under the name Baby Iris. Thereafter she made her debut as in ...
Actor | Siruthai
Santhanam is a Tamil film actor, who began acting in films, debuting in 'Pesatha Kannum Pesume' in a small role. After the success of the Lollu Sabha he re-entered in to the Tamil films in Manmadhan (2004) alongside Silambarasan Rajendar and later acted alongside the Tamil film industry's top stars...
13. M.N. Nambiar
Actor | Enga Veetu Pillai
M.N. Nambiar was born on March 7, 1919 in Kannur, Malabar, British India as Manjeri Narayanan Nambiar. He was an actor, known for Enga Veetu Pillai (1965), Gentleman (1993) and Ayirathil Oruvan (1965). He died on November 19, 2008 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
19. Cochin Hanifa
Director | Paasa Paravaigal
Cochin Hanifa was born on April 22, 1951 in Kochi, Travancore-Cochin, India as Salim Ahmed Ghoush. He was an actor and writer, known for Paasa Paravaigal (1988), Soothradharan (2001) and Oru Sindoora Pottinte Ormaykku (1987). He died on February 2, 2010 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
20. M.S. Bhaskar
Actor | Dasavatharam
M. S. Bhaskar is an Indian actor. Bhaskar made his film debut in 1987 in a small role in the film Thirumathi Oru Vegumathi. This was followed by several films in the 90's, in which he appeared in very minor or small roles including films like Friends and Thamizhan. He then graduated to supporting ...
Actor | Dasavatharam
Kumaresan Duraisamy, better known by his stage name Nepoleon, is an Indian film actor, politician and the founder and chairman of the Jeevan Technologies and Jeevan Foundation. He was the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment in Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's Cabinet. Earlier...
28. Crazy Mohan
Writer | Varalaaru
Founder of the popular drama troupe 'Crazy Creations' (1973). Which has performed over 5000 plays across Tamil Nadu, most of the themes involving satire and witty dialogue.
In addition to stage plays and TV-series, he has also written number of comedy films, like Michael Madana Kama Rajan, Apoorva ...
30. Ramesh Aravind
Director | Butterfly
Ramesh Aravind is an Actor, Director, Producer, TV host.
Ramesh began his engineering studies in earnest. Passionate about the creative arts, he was able to juggle both studies and art while at college. Earning his degree led him to begin work with his family. Destiny however had a different plan ...
Actor | Bahubali: The Beginning
Kollywood star, Sathyaraj, might have been the very first screen villain to have impressed Tamil audiences by being a cultured, flamboyant antagonist, and it was the audiences' liking for him that eventually led him to becoming one of the leading heroes of Tamil cinema like Rajini Kanth and Kamal ...
36. V. Jayaprakash
Actor | Pasanga
Jayaprakash is an Indian film supporting actor and producer. He ventured into film business in the early 2000s as a producer, making several films under his banner GJ Cinema and later turned actor, with Cheran's 2007 film, Mayakannadi. Subsequently performing a variety of supporting roles, he found...
Actress | Sila Nerangalil Sila Manithargal
Lakshmi was born on December 13, 1952 in Madras, Tamil Nadu, India to a show business family. Her father Y.V. Rao, originally from Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, was an noted filmmaker and actor whose films dealt with important social issues. Her mother Rukmini was a Tamil actress, whose mother ...
Music_department | Sankarabharanam
S.P. Balasubrahmanyam was born on June 4, 1946 in Konetampet, Pallipattu, Chittoor District, Andhra Pradesh [now Tiruvallur District, Tamil Nadu], India as Sripati Panditharadhyula Balasubramaniam. He is known for his work on Sankarabharanam (1980), Maine Pyar Kiya (1989) and Rudra Veena (1988). He...
Actress | Daivathinte Vikrithikal
Srividya was born on July 24, 1953 in Madras, Madras State, India. She was an actress, known for Daivathinte Vikrithikal (1992), Kondaveeti Donga (1990) and Puthiya Velicham (1979). She was married to George Thomas. She died on October 19, 2006 in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.
66. Cho Ramaswamy
Actor | Mr Sampath
Cho Ramaswamy was born on October 5, 1934 in Mylapore, Madras, British India as Srinivasa Iyer Ramaswamy. He was an actor and writer, known for Mr Sampath (1972), Mohammed-Bin-Tughlaq (1971) and Yarrukkum Vetkam Illai (1975). He was married to Soundara Ramaswamy. He died on December 7, 2016 in ...
85. N.S. Krishnan
Director | Pelli Koothuru
N.S. Krishnan was born in 1905 in Nagerkoyil, Travancore, India as Nagerkoyil Sudalaimuthu Krishnan. He was an actor and director, known for Pelli Koothuru (1951), Rangoon Radha (1956) and Manamagal (1951). He was married to T.A. Mathuram. He died in 1967 in India.
93. Kalabhavan Mani
Actor | Sallapam
Kalabhavan Mani (born 1 January 1971) is a South Indian actor and singer. He began his career in Malayalam film industry, later he became a busy artist in Tamil and Telugu industry, especially in villain roles. Although he began his career as a comedian, Mani proved his versatility roles such as ...
Actor | Ustad Hotel
Thilakan (born Surendranatha Thilakan) was a Malayalam film actor. Widely considered one of the greatest actors of Indian cinema, he was stubborn, uncompromising and very critical of the way lead actors worked in comparison to character actors. In a span of around 40 years, Thilakan handled a huge ...
96. Girish Karnad
Writer | Ondanondu Kaladalli
Girish Karnad was born on 19th May 1938 in Matheran, Maharashtra. He is acclaimed for his contemporary playwrights in Kannada. He is also an actor, director and screen writer. He was conferred Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan by the Government of India and won four Filmfare Awards where three are ...
97. S.V. Ranga Rao
Actor | Chadarangam
S.V. Ranga Rao was born on July 3, 1918 in Nuziweedu, Andhra Pradesh, India as Samarla Venkata Ranga Rao. He was an actor and producer, known for Chadarangam (1967), Maya Bazaar (1957) and Bala Bharatam (1972). He was married to Leelavathi. He died on July 18, 1974 in Madras, India.