Which was your first appearance
on the big screen?
I had the desire to act in cinema from the
age of six. I came to Chennai seeking a chance
in cinema industry in 1998. My first appearance
on the biggest screen was in the movie, Sakthi
in which I danced along with many other dancers
for the song Yana yana involving Vadivelu.
Can you tell us about the movies
you have acted?
Of the 30 movies I have acted, only twelve
movies were released. My first movie as an
actor was Kaadhal Saadhi directed by Kasthuri
Raja. But the film had not released. It was
Oorvambu, a program in Raj T.V. that made
me famous and helped me to get more chances
in Tamil cine industry.
Which is your favorite movie in which
you have acted?
Kaadhal is my favorite movie. Virumandi
and Vasoolraja M.B.B.S. are the other favorite
movies in which I enjoyed the most acting
Who are your favorite comedy actor
Manorama is my favorite actress while Nagesh
is my favorite actor. His movies, Neerkumizhi,
Ethir Neechal and Server Sundaram are epics.
Having acted with Kamalahasan, what
are your views on him?
Kamalahasan is an encyclopedia. My life style
changed after I had acted with Kamal sir.
He is a person who dedicated his entire life
to cinema and a person with good foresight.
Do you have any desire of acting
with the superstar Rajinikanth?
Actually, I was given the advance to act
in the movie Baba. At that time, I was acting
in a Telugu movie along with Junior N.T.R.
But, for some reasons my character in the
movie was excluded. If I get a chance to act
in his movie, I will accept it gracefully.
What do you think of vulgarity in
Vulgarity has been present in all forms of
entertainment for a long period. It can be
allowed up to one limit and should not include
intentionally. I try hard to avoid vulgarity
in my movies.
What are your thoughts about other
comedy artists in Tamil cinema?
I enjoy watching Vadivelu’s comedy.
His Madurai slang is his great asset. Koundamani
is famous for his timing jokes. Senthil’s
innocent face adds craze to Koundamani’s
timing jokes. Vivek’s comedy with message
is exceptional. Karunas has his own way of
There is no national award for comedy
artists. What do you think about that?
Kalabavan Mani who is one of the comedy actors
was recommended for the National award for
best actor in a Malayalam movie. Though it
was not for his comedy, I feel happy that
a comedian had been recommended for a prestigious
award. Audience’s claps and laughter
are our national awards.
What do you wish to say to the audience
This is my first ever interview to a website.
So, I thank Behindwoods for giving me an opportunity.
I appreciate their efforts for publishing
interviews of upcoming artists like me which
will encourage them. I request the viewers
to watch my movies in theatres and support
me for my efforts.