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Vadivelu

Vadivelu is an Indian film Actor, Comedian, and Playback Singer. Since the 1990s, he performed supporting roles as a comedian in Tamil films and is renowned for his slapstick comedies. He has worked in more than 200 films, and He received awards in the Best Comedian category for his performances in the Kaalam Maari Pochu, Vetri Kodi Kattu, Thavasi, Chandramukhi, Imsai Arasan 23m Pulikesi, Marudhamalai, and Kathavarayan. His popularity led to his media-coined nickname, meaning Vaigai Puyal, meaning the storm from the Vaigai River, which flows through his hometown Madurai. The video of him re-enacting his own comedy scene in the Chandramukhi 2 set with Raghava Lawrence went viral on the internet.

Vadivelu

Vadivelu was born on 10 October 1960. Vadivelu did not have a formal education but continued to partake in the local stage plays during his youth, usually in the comic role. Vadivelu rose to prominence after his role in the Kadhalan (1994), although his debut film was En Thangai Kalyani directed by T. Rajendar. He then performed in numerous acclaimed roles, including Friends, Vetri Kodi Kattu, Bharathi Kannamma, winner, Thalainagaram, Winner, Marudhamalai, and Chandramukhi. He played the lead role in the blockbuster Imsai Arasan 23 am Pulikesi (2006) where he played the dual role of twin brothers. After that, he appeared in the lead role in Indiralogathil Na Azhagappan (2008).

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Biography

NameVadivelu
Real NameVadivelu
NicknameVaigai Puyal
ProfessionActor & Singer
Date of Birth10 October 1960
Age62 (as of 2022)
Zodiac signLibra
FamilyFather: Natarajan
Mother: Sarojini
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNA
WifeVisalakshi (Teacher)
ChildrenSon: Subramani
Daughters: Kannigaparameswari, Karthika & Kalaivani
ReligionHindu
Educational QualificationYet to be updated
SchoolYet to be updated
CollegeYet to be updated
HobbiesMusic and Dance
Birth PlaceMadurai, Tamil Nadu, India
HometownMadurai, Tamil Nadu, India
Current CityChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
NationalityIndian

Social Media Profiles

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Interesting Facts

  • He is a former employee of a photo frame shop in the Madurai district.
  • Vadivelu’s father died by a lack of financial support for his treatment.
  • He entered into the film industry through the referral of veteran Kollywood actor Rajkiran.
  • He is a strong believer in Indian astrology.

Movies

YearFilmRoleNotes
1988En Thangai KalyaniSpecial AppearanceUncredited role
1991En Rasavin ManasileVadivelu
1991Aatha Un KoyilileAppu
1992Chinna GounderMaakhali
1992IlavarasanKiya Kiya Karate master's translator
1992SingaravelanSabha
1992Deiva VaakkuKaruvadu
1992Thevar MaganEsaki
1993Koyil KaalaiVadivelu
1993Ezhai JaathiVillagerGuest appearance
1993MaharasanKasappu Kadai Vadivelu's assistant
1993Aranmanai KiliKaththayya
1993PonnumaniSadaiyandi
1993GokulamRaju
1993Sakkarai Devan
1993MaravanConstable Velu
1993ValliShiva
1993Kizhakku CheemayileOchchu
1993Kathirukka NeramillaiRaju's Friend
1993Rojavai KillatheAyyanar's accomplice
1994Rajakumaran'Veecharuva' Veerasamy
1994Sindhu Nathi PooNadesan
1994AdharmamPithalai
1994Varavu Ettana Selavu PathanaPeter
1994Sevatha Ponnu
1994Watchman Vadivel
1994Killadi Mappillai
1994Raja Pandi
1994KadhalanVasanth (Kaliaperumal)
1994Ilaignar Ani
1994Mani RathnamChappani
1994PavithraThenmozhi's husband
1994KaruththammaSevalaikaalai
1994Pandiyanin Rajiyathil
1994Atha Maga Rathiname
1994Maindhan
1995Naan Petha Magane
1995Kizhakku Malai
1995Muthu KaalaiPoochi
1995Chinna ManiPechimuthu
1995AanazhaganMarudhamalai
1995Udhavum Karangal
1995Ellame En RasathanVadivelu
1995En Pondatti Nallava
1995PasumponSolai
1995Nandhavana TheruTheekuchi
1995Chellakannu
1995Sandaikku Vantha Kili
1995Rajavin ParvaiyileArivazhagan
1995RaasaiyyaKili
1995AasaiJeevanantham's Friend
1995Thaikulame ThaikulameTamilpitthan
1995ChandralekhaSundaram
1995MuthuValayapathy
1995Neela KuyilMambattiyan
1996Love BirdsRaja
1996Vasantha VaasalVelu
1996Kaalam Maari PochuSekarWinner, Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Comedian
1996SengottaiGuest appearance
1996Minor Mappillai'Kuppathotti' Govindasamy
1996Sundara PurushanGanesan's brother
1996Tamizh SelvanManuneethi Sozhan
1996Priyam
1996Kadhal DesamWilson
1996Namma Ooru RaasaNattamai
1996SubashSubash's friend
1996Mr. RomeoVavvaal
1996PaanchaalankurichiMurugan
1996AkkaTamil dubbed film
1996Thilagavathi CBIDevarajTamil dubbed film
1996Aaro PranamTelugu film
1997SakthiIrulandi
1997Bharathi KannammaEenamuthu
1997Mappillai GounderMuthan
1997Vivasaayi MaganDharman
1997My India
1997RaasiChidhambaram
1997Ganga GowriVichu
1997Pongalo PongalVellaichamy
1997Pasamulla PandiyareKuppusamy
1997Kaadhali
1997Adimai Changili
1997Adra Sakka Adra Sakka
1997Kalyana VaibhogamJacky
1997Periya ManushanChellappa
1997Porkkaalam
1997RatchaganAjay's Friend
1997ThadayamNeethi
1998Sundara PandianPavadai
1998Kaathala Kaathala'Security' Singaram
1998Ponnu Velayira BhoomiAmavasai
1998Jolly
1998Rathna'Kathai' Kandhasamy
1998IniyavaleMurugan
1998PoonthottamAuto driver
1998Ellame En Pondattithaan
1998Pudhumai Pithan'Super' Suruli
1998Ponmaanai Thedi
1998KannathalSoonaa Paanaa (Subbiah Pandian)
1998Thalaimurai
1998Cheran Chozhan PandianPandian
1998Sivappu NilaThirteen Seventy-Four
1999HousefullVadivelu
1999Thodarum'Peon' Mani
1999Maya
1999En Swasa Kaatre
1999Monisha En Monalisa
1999Nilave Mugam Kaattu
1999Poomaname Vaa
1999Rajasthan
1999Kummi Paattu
1999Anantha PoongatreSubramani
1999Oruvan
1999SangamamHaridas
1999Viralukketha VeekkamKabali
1999Poovellam KettupparKrishna's cousin
1999Manaivikku MariyadhaiTerror Rajappa
1999Nesam PudhusuVelu
1999MudhalvanPalavesham
1999IraniyanChinnasamy
1999Thirupathi Ezhumalai VenkatesaThirupathi
1999Unnaruge Naan IrundhalVadivelu
1999PaattaliVadivu
2000Kakkai Siraginilae
2000VallarasuGuest appearance
2000Rajakali AmmanGopal
2000Kandha Kadamba Kathir VelaVadivelan
2000MagalirkkagaBhoopathy
2000Ennamma KannuSP Telex Pandian IPS / 'Setup' Chellappa
2000Vetri Kodi KattuSudalaiWinner, Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Comedian
2000Koodi Vazhnthal Kodi Nanmai'Boxer' Krishnan
2000MaayiMokkaisamy
2000Chinna Chinna KannileVelan
2000Kannukku KannagaVelu
2000Vanna Thamizh PattuVelu
2000Manu NeedhiSevalai
2000Nee Enthan VaanamOttaiodasal
2000Kannula Kaasu KattappaPunniyakodi
2001FriendsNesamani
2001LootyVellaiappa
2001Nageshwari
2001Engalukkum Kaalam VarumVellaiyan
2001En Purushan Kuzhandhai MaadhiriAngusamy
2001Sri Raja RajeshwariMinor Pandian (MP)
2001AsathalVenugopal
2001Middle Class MadhavanKuzhandaivelu
2001Sonnal Thaan KaadhalaRoja's Brother-In-Law
2001DosthBomb BakriSpecial appearance
2001NarasimhaLala
2001Ninaikkatha Naalillai'Aana Oona' Townmani
2001Maayan
2001Mitta MiraasuRangasamy
2001Love MarriageChitti Babu
2001Manadhai ThirudivittaiSteve Waugh / Mark Waugh /Mr.waugh and Mrs. Waugh
2001ThavasiAzhaguWinner, Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Comedian
2001Vadagupatti Maapillai'Naataamai' Veerapandi
2002Gounder Veettu Maappillai'Vetti' VeruPartial re-shot in Tamil
2002KamarasuVelu
2002Sri Bannari Amman
2002RaajjiyamSengal
2002ThamizhMoorthy
2002IdhayameGurusamy
2002RajaSappai
2002ShreeMaruvesham Marimuthu
2002KarmeghamKhanja
2002Super AuntyKrishnanPartial re-shot in Tamil
2002NainaAavudaiyappan
2002Sundhara TravelsAzhagappan (Azhagu, Azhagaa)
2002KingHollywood Director
2002En Mana VaanilGovindan
2002Namma Veetu KalyanamSengalvarayan
2002BagavathiVadivelu / Vibration
2002StyleManmadhan
2002Shakalaka BabyPandi
2003VaseegaraKattabomman
2003AnbuSubbaiah
2003Ilasu Pudhusu RavusuA. Swaminathan / Muniyandi
2003ArasuPichumani
2003Punnagai PooveAarumugam
2003Inidhu Inidhu Kadhal InidhuKaruppu
2003Eera NilamSonai
2003DiwanVelu
2003Aalukkoru AasaiPazhani
2003WinnerKaipullaNominated, Filmfare Award for Best Comedian – Tamil
2003OttranMadasamy
2003Kadhal KirukkanKalyanasundaram
2003Thathi Thavadhu ManasuInspector Vaigaivel
2004Engal AnnaMayilsamy (Mayil)
2004Kovil'Bullet' Pandi
2004GambeeramOomathurai P.C.
2004Kadhal Dot ComPichu
2004Nee MattumYogarasu
2004ArulThangam
2004JoreThirupathi
2004MaanasthanPachaikkili
2004Loves
2004Sound Party
2004Oru Murai SollividuHarichandran
2004MadhureyPandu
2004GiriVeerabhagu
2004Kathale JayamPachaikaalai
2004ChatrapathyKili
2004AaiPazhani
2004Jananam
2004JaisuryaSoosai
2005AayudhamThangapandi
2005AyyaKarasingam A.C
2005Mannin Maindhan'Water' Vadivelu
2005LondonVedimuthu
2005ChandramukhiMurugesanWinner, Filmfare Award for Best Comedian – Tamil
2005SacheinAyyasamy
2005Karka KasadaraOndippuli
20056'2Mr. White
2005Englishkaran'Theeppori' Thirumugam
2005Kaatrullavarai"Watchman" Venkatesh
2005ChinnaKumar
2005February 14Ezhumalai
2005DaasCollege Hostel Warden (Navagragam)
2005ABCDMuthukumar (Bus Conductor)
2005Anda Naal Nyabagam
2005ChanakyaSubramani
2005MazhaiArjun's Friend
2005Kundakka MandakkaChellappa
2005MajaaPulipandi
2005Bambara KannaleyKadalaimuthu
2005Aanai
2005AaruSundi Modhiram (Sumo)
2005Vetrivel SakthivelDhandapani
2005VeerannaPazhanisamy
2006Pasa KiligalKathavarayan
2006ThambiNadarasu
2006Kovai BrothersEkadasi
2006Thalai NagaramNaai Sekar
2006KusthiVelu
2006Imsai Arasan 23rd PulikeceiPulikecei XXIII / UkraputhanWinner, Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best ComedianWinner, Filmfare Award for Best Comedian – Tamil
2006Thimiru'Warden' Vallaran
2006KurukshetramNondippuli
2006Em MaganKarupattiNominated, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor – Tamil
2006Sillunu Oru KaadhalVellaichamy
2006ThalaimaganErimalai
2006VathiyarAyyanar
2006RenduKirikalan
2006NenjilVellam (Tamilman) / Englishman
2006KumaranHotel ServerPartial re-shot in Tamil
2006Desiya ParavaiAzhagu
2007PokkiriBody SodaWinner, Ananda Vikatan Cinema Award for Best Comedian
2007Muruga'Courier' Gopu
2007ManikandaMadhayaanai
2007Viyabari'Digil' Paandi
2007Karuppusamy Kuththagaithaarar'Padithurai' Paandi
2007Maa MaduraiThangavelu
2007Thottal Poo MalarumKabali Khan (Kabaliswaran)
2007Arya'Snake' Babu
2007Cheena Thaana 001Cheenichamy
2007Marudhamalai'Encounter' EkaambaramWinner, Vijay Award for Best Comedian
2007PiraguSamarasam
2007ThavamKeeripulla
2007VelKuzhandhaisamy
2008Indiralohathil Na AzhagappanIndran / Yama Dharmarajan / Na. Azhagappan
2008TheekuchiKuravan
2008Kannum KannumUdumban
2008Kathavarayan'Kanduvetti' KaruppuWinner, Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Comedian
2008Muniyandi Vilangial MoonramanduSorimuthu Ayyanar
2008Kuselan'Saloon Kadai' Shanmugam
2008Kee MuMadasami
2008Pachai NiramePaandi
2008Seval'Thabal' Thangavelu
2008Ellam Avan SeyalVandu Murugan
2009VilluMadasamy
2009Vedigundu Murugesan'Alert' Arumugam
2009Azhagar MalaiKaththamuthu
2009Kanthaswamy'Thengakadai' Thennappan
2009PeranmaiSoosai
2009JaganmohiniJaganmohan
2009AadhavanBannerji ("Banner" Kuppan)Nominated, Vijay Award for Best ComedianNominated, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor – Tamil
2010Kacheri ArambamDeepavali
2010SuraUmbrella
2010ThillalangadiJackson
2010Nagaram Marupakkam'Style' PandiNominated, Vijay Award for Best Comedian
2011IlaignanIsaac
2011KaavalanAmmavasaiNominated, Vijay Award for Best ComedianNominated, SIIMA Award for Best Comedian
2011Thoonga NagaramNarrator and cameo appearance in song "Vaigai Siricha"
2011Mambattiyan'Silk' Singaram
2012Marupadiyum Oru KadhalDr. Singaram
2014TenaliramanTenaliraman / Maamannar
2015EliEli Saamy
2016Kaththi SandaiDr. Boothri
2017ShivalingaPattukunjam
2017MersalVadivu
2022Naai Sekar ReturnsNaai SekarFilming
2023Maamannan-Filming
2023Chandramukhi 2-Announced

Songs

SongFilmMusic Director
"Poda Poda Punnakku"En Rasavin ManasileIlayaraaja
"Ettanaa Irundha"Ellame En RasathanIlayaraaja
"Ammanikki Adangi"Rajavin ParvaiyileIlayaraaja
"Paalu Paalu Nepaalu"Thaikulame ThaikulameDeva
"Vaadi Potta Pulla Veliye"Kaalam Maari PochuDeva
"Yaanai Yaanai"SakthiR. Anand
"Rayilu Rayilu"Bharathi KannammaDeva
"Luck Luck"ThadayamDeva
"Poya Un Moonjila"Ponnu Velayira BhoomiDeva
"Ponnumani Ponnumani Poraale"PoonthottamIlayaraaja
"Alwa Kodukiraan"Manaivikku MariyadhaiSirpy
"Oothikadaa Machaan"Nesam PudhusuBobby
"Santhanamalligaiyil"Rajakaali AmmanS. A. Rajkumar
"Therkathi Maappillai"MagalirkkagaIndhiyan
"Madurakaara Vivek"LootyDeva
"Naalu Adi Aaru"En Purushan Kuzhandhai MaadhiriS. A. Rajkumar
"Mathana Mathivathana"MaayanDeva
"Vikkalu"BagavathiDeva
"Unnai Naan"Kadhal KirukkanDeva
"Kadhal Panna"KovilHarris Jayaraj
"Ooru Onu Onuu"AaiSrikanth Deva
"Katunna Avalai Kattuvenda"JaisuryaDeva
"Alavudin Alama"ChanakyaSrikanth Deva
"Vandhuta Vandhuta Vandhutaya"Kundakka MandakkaBharathwaj
"Freeyaavudu"AaruDevi Sri Prasad
"Aayiram Jannal Veedu"VelYuvan Shankar Raja
"Vanthanam Vanthanam"Indiralohathil Na AzhagappanSabesh–Murali
"Mallika Sherawata"Indiralohathil Na AzhagappanSabesh–Murali
"Thaayaaramma"SevalG. V. Prakash Kumar
"Vaada Mappiley"VilluDevi Sri Prasad
"Rampappa"TenaliramanD. Imman
"Kannameya"EliVidhyasagar

Awards

  • 1996: Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Comedian – Winner
  • 2000: Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Comedian – Winner
  • 2001: Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Comedian – Winner
  • 2003: Filmfare Award for Best Comedian For Tamil – Nominated
  • 2005: Filmfare Award for Best Comedian For Tamil – Winner
  • 2006: Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Comedian – Winner
    2006: Filmfare Award for Best Comedian For Tamil – Winner
  • 2007: Vijay Award for Best Comedian – Winner
  • 2008: Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Comedian – Winner
  • 2009: Vijay Award for Best Comedian – Nominated
    2009: Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor For Tamil – Nominated
  • 2010: Vijay Award for Best Comedian – Nominated
  • 2011: Vijay Award for Best Comedian – Nominated

Images

Here are some latest photos of actor and comedian Vadivelu,

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