Born on 1st May Ajith Kumar has more than 6 years experience in cine line. He has more than 30 films to his credit. Currently he is the leading young actor in the Tamil field. Ajit started his film career with the film Amaravathi. He got noticed in Vasanth's Aasai which was a big hit. His mega hit was Kaathal Kottai which was directed by Agathiyan. He is one of the most promising young heroes. His hits include Aasai, Kaathal Kottai, Kaathal Mannan, Ullasam, Rasi, Aval varuvala, Nee Varuvai Ena, Vaalie (dual role), Anantha Poonkattrea, Amarkalam, Mugavaree, Kandukonden Kandukonden. Recipient of Best New Face Award from "Bharatmuni Art Academy" for his debut film 'Prema Pusthakam' (Telugu). He is also a recipient of Cinema Express Best Artiste Award.
Son of film actor, producer and director, Thiagarajan, Prasanth at the age of 24, has 37 successful films to his credit in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi. A bharatanatyam exponent, trained in several martial arts like Kung-Fu, Karate (obtained Black-Belt), Silambam, Kalari, Gymnastics, Roller Skating, Horse Riding, Rowing & Yatching. Prasanth is a high board diver and long distance sea swimmer. He has penchant taste for Music. Plays many musical instruments, passed third grade in music - Piano in the Trinity College Of Music - London. He is currently the only young actor to act under the best directors in the industry like Manirathnam, Shankar, Balu Mahendra etc. Prasanth made his debut through his Silver Jubilee Hit Vaigasi Poranthatchi and instaneously won the best new face award for the year 1990. And his second film Vanna Vanna Pookkal directed by Balu Mahendra has won National Award for 1991. Fourth film Chembaruthi established Prasanth as one of the top acting cum romantic heroes and the film celebrated Silver Jubilee. Then came Sathya Movies - Enga Thambi, Thirupur Mani's Unakkaga Piranthen, Manivannan's Rasamagan, Manoj Kumar's Senthamizh Selvan, R.K.Selvamani's Kanmani and Manirathinam's Thiruda Thiruda in all these movies Prasanth's composed and matured performance was widely appreciated. Prasanth's Hindi venture I Love You and Ano Ka Premyuth, and Manirathinam's Chor Chor earned him a good berth in Bollywood as well. His first attempt in Malayalam field Perunthachan has won him National award. His Telugu films Tholli Muddu (with Divya Bharathi), Prema Vijayam, Latti, Prema Sikkaram, Premapattam, Allariprema and Manirathinam's Donga Donga all were super hits and has placed Prasanth in a very big position in Telugu Cinema too. His career best film Anazhagan directed by his father Thiagarajan. He acted as a lady character in this entire film. That's the first time a leading hero acting as a lady in full length. Prasanth signed up with Hollywood film maker Ashok Amrithraj, to do a film in Prasanth's career best prestigious film Jeans. In which he was paired with 'Miss World' Aiswarya Rai.
Tamilnadu Government felicitated Prasanth and awarded him the coveted "Kalaimamani" award thus making Prasanth the Youngest Star to receive it. His latest films were Sivasakthi Pandian's Kannethirey Thondrinal, Kathal Kavithai Directed by Ahathiyan, Jodi, Hello, Aasaiyil Oor Kaditham. Prasanth takes time off his busy schedule, to reply to all his fans the world over, so much that he set up his own website on the internet, where his fans would be able to view his photographs, clippings from his movies and be able to talk to him over the net.
Vijay, son of Producer, Director S.A.Chandra Sekaran, was introduced in the film industry by his father in the film Senthoora Pandi. He used to take risks by doing fight scenes himself. And used to sing songs in his films. His hit films include Deva, Kathalukku Mariyathai, Neruku Ner, Poove Unakkaga, Love Today, Once More, Thullatha Manamum Thullum, Nenjinile, Minsara Kanna, Kannukul Nilavu etc. Won various awards from film magazines. Also had received "Kalaimamani" award from Tamilnadu Government.
Vijayakanth with more than 10 years of experience have acted in more than 100 films. Known for his action, used to do light roles occasionally. Also had produced films with his friend Ibrahim Rauther. Some of his hit films are Vaitheki Kathirunthal, Amman Koil Kilakkale, Chentoora Pandi, Koolikaran Captain Pirabakaran, Pulan Visaranai, Managara Kaval, Chinna Kounder, Sethupathi IPS, Alexander, Dharma Chakkaram, Ulavuthurai, Kallazhagar, Kannupada Poguthaiya, Vanathap Pola, Vallarasu etc. Won various awards that include "Kalaimamani" from the Tamilnadu Government.
A scene from "Marutha Nayakam"
Kamal Hassan is one of the most versatile film stars Tamil Film World has ever seen. He is an Actor, Singer, Producer, Script Writer and now he has ventured into Direction and is currently directing his own film Marudhanayagam and Hey Ram. He started his career as a child artiste at the age of four. His first film Kalathur Kannamma (1960), won him the President's Gold Medal. He has acted in more than 165 films. During his formative years he was moulded by K.Balachandar. He has acted in a variety of roles ranging from a lunatic to a God Father. Apart from Tamil he has acted in Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam and many other Indian languages. His other language hits include Ek Duje Ke liyae and Sagar in Hindi; Sagara Sangamam and Swathi Muthiyam in Telugu; Chanakyan in Malayalamand many other Indian languages. He is a great experimenter. His film Pesum Padam was a silent movie, Vikram Was a Science fiction, Guna dealt with Paranoic Obsession. In Aboorva Sagothargal he acted as a dwarf, Kurithi Punal had no song sequence. Acted as a lady in Avvai Shanmugi. He worked with a variety of directors like Barathirajaa, Balu Mahendra, Barathan, Singeetham Srinivasa Rao, Mani Ratnam, Shankar among others.He has a good talent for singing, his songs "inji idupazhaga" (Devar Magan), "Kanmani Anbodu Kathalan" (Guna) are all time hits. His films and acting have a degree of Western influence. His film Avvai Shanmugi was influenced by the English Blockbuster "Mrs.Doubtfire". He has won many awards. He has won the National award for the Best Actor thrice- Mundram Pirai (1982), Nayakan (1988), Indian (1996). He has won State level Best Actor many times and from different states-Tamil Nadu State award three times, and AndhraPradesh State award two times. He was conferred the title Padmashri by the Government of India and the Government of Tamil Nadu conferred him the title Kalaimamani His latest film was Hey Ram.
Rajini Kanth made his debut in K.Balachandar's Aboorva Ragangal. He is a hero of the masses. He formed his own style of acting and he is very famous for the mannerism which he changes for every movie. He has acted in a variety of roles. He has worked with talented directors like Barathiraaja (Pathinaru Vayathinelae, Kodi Parakuthu), Mahendran (Mullum Malarum, Johnny). He has acted in dozens of Block-Busters like Mullum Mallarum, Johnny, Muratu Kallai, Nallavanuku Nallavan, Thalapathi, Annamalai, Mannan, Basha, Muthu, Arunachalam etc He has acted in more than 157 films. Apart from Tamil he has acted in many other Indian languages like Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Bengali. His other language hits include Andha Kanoon in Hindi Bedda Raidu, Geevana Poratum in Telugu and many other Indian Language films. He has also acted in one English film (Blood Stone). His some latest films were got released in Japan also. His latest film was Padaiyappa.
Born on July 14th. Sarath Kumar has more than 12 years of experience with more than 75 movies to his credit. Initially he acted as a Villain in some films. His successful films include Pulan Visaranai, Vasantha Kaala Paravai, Cheran Pandian, Periya Gownder Ponnu, Oor Mariyathai, Suriyan, Chamundi, I Love India, Kattabomman, Nattamai, Aravindan, Suriya Vamsam, Rakasiya Police, Janaki Raman, Natpukkaga, Simmarasi, Aravindan, Chinna Durai, Oruvan, Rajashthan, Pattali etc. Receipient of Best Character Artiste Award for the Best Villain in Pulan Visaranai. Also received Kalaimamani award in 1993 from the Tamilnadu Government. In 1994 he received Best Artiste Award from Tamilnadu State Government for the film Nattamai. And Film Fare Award for the film Suriya Vamsam.
Actor director Arjun was born in an family of film personalities. His father Mr. J.C.Ramaswamy alias Shakti Prasad was a popular film actor who had acted in more than 200 films. His elder brother Kishor Suraj is a director. Arun has acted in over 80 films. He has acted in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada films. He is an action hero and is popularly called as Action King Arjun. A few years before he started producing and directing films. His hits include Shankar Guru, Gentleman, Sevakan, Gokulam, Prathap, Sadhu, Kuruthipunal, Jai Hind, Karna, Kondattam, Thaiyen Manikodi etc. His latest films are Muthalvan and Suthanthiram.
Arvind Swamy started his film carrer in Maniratnam's Thalapathi. His first film as Hero was Maniratnam' s Roja. The movie was a hit through out the country and Arvind Swamy' s impressive performance established his position as an actor. He is very selective about his roles. Though he has acted in lesser number of movies most of them are hits. He has acted in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi. His hits include Roja, Bombay, Minsara Kanavu, Indira, Devaraagam, En Svasa Kattre etc.
Karthik son of vetren actor Muthuraman has got around 20 years experience in more than 100 films. He was first introduced by Barathiraja in the film Alaigal Oivathillai. Successful films includes Alaigal Oivathillai, Illam Jodigal, Nallavanakku Nallavan, Varusham 16, Kizhakku Vasal, Gopura Vasalilea, Agni Natchathiram, Nadodi Thendral, Anveshna (Te), Punniya Shri (Te), Magaraydu (Te), Ponnu Mani, Kathiruka Neram Illai, Chinna Jamin, Chakeravarthy(T), Nanthavana Theru, Ullathai Alli Thaa, Poovarasan, Gokulathil Seethai, Udavikku Varalama, Harichandra, Unnidhathil Ennai Koduthen, Pooveli, Athai Magen, Aanantha Poonkkattrea, Unakkaga Ellam Unakkaga, Thai Porandhachu, Sandithavelay etc.Recipient of Best New Face Award from the Tamilnadu Government in 1980, Kalaimamani award and Telugu Nandi Award for Abi Nandana.
Born on 5th March. He got his Diploma in film acting from Adyar Film Institute. Had more than 14 years of experience in more than 170 films in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada & Hindi. He was introduced in the film Kalyana Agathigal by Director K.Balachander. His other succesful films includes Nayagan, Avarampoo, Velaikaran, Dharmathin Thalaivan, Thalai Vasal, Devar Magan, Roja, Bombay, Magaleer Mattum, Indira, Minsara Kanavu, Kuruthipunal, Avvai Shanmugi, Jeans, Desiyageetham, Kallazhagar, Padayappa, Kathalar Dhinam, Ethirum Puthirum, Mugam, Time, Amma, Hey Ram, Sudhantiram etc. In 1995 film Avatharam was his debut as a director and the other film is Devathai. Recipient of Best Villain Award for the film Aavaram Poo from the Tamilnadu Government. A.P Nandi award for the film Chanti and he has honoured 3 times Kalasagar and Kalaiselvam award.
Born on 15th November, Pathipan has got more than 10 years experience in more than 25 films. He worked with his Guru K.Bagyaraj as a Asst Director in many films. As a director his First film is Pudhiya Pathai a Silver Jubilee Film. Received many awards for that. His other successful films include Sugamana Sumaigal, Pondatti Thevai, Ullea Veliyea, Pullaikuttikkaran, Tata Birla, Bharathi Kannamma, Abimanyu, Swarnamuki, Puthumai Pithan, House Full, Nee Varuvai Ena, Unnarugae Naanirunthal, Kakkai Chiraginile, Jamesbond etc. The film House Full which was produced and directed by him won the best Tamil film for the year 1998.
Prabhu Deva was born on 3rd April 1973. He is popularly called as"Indian Michael Jackson" for his fast dance movements. He has choreographed nearly 100 movies. His first movie as a dance director was "Vetri Vizha". Before starting as a full time hero, he did some song sequence in films like Agni Natchatiram, Idayam, Valtar Vetrivel, Suriyan etc. His first movie as a Hero was Hindu. Other movies to his credit are Kadalan, Rasaiya, Mr.Romeo, Minsara Kanavu, VIP, Naam Iruvar Namukku Iruvar, Kaadala Kaadala with Kamalahassan, Time, Ealaiyin Siripiley, Jamesbond etc. Receipent of National Award for Best Chreographer for the film "Minsara Kanavu"
Comedy actor Vadivel has more than 7 years of experience and has more than 80 films to his credit.Sucessful films include Enn Raasavin Manasilea, Aranmanaikili, Ellamea EnnRaasathan, Chinna Gownder, Devar Magan, Singaravelan, Gokulam, Ponnumani, Valli, Muthu, Rojavai Killathay, Adimai Chandili, Rajakumaran, Bharathi Kannamma, Sindhu Nadhi Poo, Panjalan Kurichi, Raja Pandi, Kizhakku Kadalan, Kalam Mari Pouchu, Attrachakkai Attrachakkai, Raasaiya, Rajavin Parvaiyaley, Aasai, Priyam, Ganga Gowri, Nammu Oru Rasa, Vivasaye Magan, Adharmam, Porkkalam, Sakthi, Kathal Desam, Periya Manusan, Ratchagan, Ellamea Enn Pondattithan etc.His latest films are Kalyana Vaibogamea, Monisha Enn Monolisa, Diana, Kannathal, Enn Suvasa Kattre, Anantha Poongkattre, Sangamam, Unnarugae Naanirunthal, Pattali, Kakkai Chiraginilae. Also he had done some songs. Receipent of Kalaivanar Award in 1993. Cinema Express Award in 1993, 1994, 1995. Tamilnadu State Government Award for the Best Comedian Artiste for the Year 1996 for the film Kaalam Maari Pouchu.