Charle

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Charle
Born Manohar Velmurugan Thangasamy
(1960-03-06) 6 March 1960 (age 54)
Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, India
Nationality Indian
Other names Charle
Occupation Film actor, comedian
Years active 1982—present

Charle sometimes credited as Charlie (born Manohar Velmurugan Thangasamy; born 6 March 1960) is an Indian actor who has acted in more than 550 Tamil films as a comedian and supporting actor.

Biography[edit]

He completed his undergraduate degree in chemistry from G. V. N. College in Kovilpatti, Tamil Nadu. Even during those days when he was at college, he was known for his histrionics, and had the uncanny ability to imitate Tamil actors like Sivaji Ganeshan, Muthuraman, and Nagesh. He was an avid entertainer, and a popular stage artist, while at this college.

He started his career as a Staff Artist - Actor in Song & Drama Division of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and moved on to perform more than 10000 drama shows in Six years. He was named as Charle and introduced in the film "Poikal Kuthirai" in the year 1982 by the eminent director Padma Sri Dr.k.Balachandar. He has proved as a versatile actor in comedy as well as character roles in Tamil and Telugu films. He has more than 550 films to his credit and has played a vital role in many films, including films produced by National Film Development Corporation Of India. He is highly talented in miming, mono acting and anchoring in stage shows and he has performed in various countries.

He holds a Master of Arts degree from Madurai Kamaraj University and Master of Philosophy degree from Karaikudi Alagappa University. He submitted his dissertation for M.Phil in the title, "Contributions of Comedians in the growth of Tamil cinema - 1937 to 1967". [1][2]

Awards[edit]

Tamil Nadu State Government Award

Film Fans Association,Chennai

  • Best Comedian Award - 1994- 2 times
  • Best Character Artiste Award - 1996

Bharath Social & Cultural Academy, Chennai

  • Best Comedian Award - 1998, 1999, 2000 & 2001- 4 times

Kalaimamani Award 2004

Filmography[edit]

  • Damaal Dumeel (2014)
  • Angusam(2014)
  • Poikaal Kuthirai
  • Uthamapurushan
  • Idhayathamarai
  • Neram
  • Azhagan
  • Singaravelan
  • Vellithirai
  • Ananda Tandavam
  • Venghai
  • Naalai Namadhe
  • Madhya Chennai
  • Kovil
  • Friends
  • Ennavale
  • Pudhuvasantham
  • Ezhumalai
  • Unnai Ninaithu
  • Anniyan
  • Sakthivel
  • Ramakrishna
  • Jananam
  • Sangamam
  • Vetri Kodi Kattu
  • Sadhu Miranda
  • Nanba Nanba
  • Amarkalam
  • Parthen Rasithen
  • Chocklet
  • Veettoda Maappillai
  • Thenkasi Pattanam
  • Thamizh
  • Raja Kaiya Vechaa
  • Poove Unakkaga
  • Alli Arjuna
  • Aanazhagan
  • Jay Jay
  • Alaudin
  • Banda Paramasivam
  • Sena
  • Kaadhaludan
  • En Mana Vaanil
  • Naina
  • Junior Senior
  • Sabtham
  • Unnai Kodu Ennai Tharuven
  • Thenali
  • Pandavar Bhoomi
  • Enakkul Oruvan
  • Achamillai Achamillai
  • Kalyana Agathigal
  • Vannakanavugal (1987)
  • Ondru Engal Jathiye (1987)
  • Thangachi (1987)
  • Thulasi (1987)
  • Ivaloru Pournami (1987)
  • Arul Tharum Ayyappan (1987)
  • Aangalai Nambadhe (1987)
  • Ayiram Pookkal Malarattum (1986)
  • Cinema Cinema (1986)
  • Dharma Pathini (1986)
  • Mella Thirandhathu Kadhavu (1986)
  • Natpu (1986)
  • Punnagai Mannan (1986)
  • Sivappu Malargal (1986)
  • Thazhuvadha Kaikal (1986)
  • Uyire Unakkaka (1986)
  • Yaro Ezhudhia Kavithai (1986)
  • Vidinja Kalyanam (1986)
  • Dharmathin Thalaivan
  • Pudhiya Poovidhu (1986)
  • Odangal (1986)
  • Thiramai (1985)
  • Naam Iruvar (1985)
  • Janani (1985)
  • Ilam Kandru (1985)
  • Ananda Aradhanai (1987)
  • Jallikattu (1987)
  • Maicheal Raj (1987)
  • Manathil Urudhi Vendum (1987)
  • Megam Karuthirukku (1987)
  • Solluvadhellam Unmai (1987)
  • Unnal Mudiyum Thambi (1988)
  • Yogam Raja Yogam (1989)
  • Valadhu Kalai Vaithu Vaa (1989)
  • Thai Paasam (1988)
  • Uzhaithu Vazha Vendum (1988)
  • Ullathil Nalla Ullam (1988)
  • Thambi Thanga Kambi (1988)
  • Senthoorapoove (1988)
  • Nallavan (1988)
  • Naan Sonnadhe Sattam (1988)
  • Kainattu (1988)
  • Siva (1989)
  • Manidhan Marivittan (1989)
  • Nyaya Tharasu (1989)
  • Thangamani Rangamani (1989)
  • Sondhakaran (1989)
  • Pudhu Pudhu Arthangal (1989)
  • Annanukku Jay (1989)
  • Idhaya Dheepam (1989)
  • En Thangai (1989)
  • Dharma Devan (1989)
  • Varusham 16 (1989)
  • Inaindha Kaigal (1990)
  • 60 Naal 60 Nimidam (1990)
  • Amma Pillai (1990)
  • Anjali (1990)
  • Pengal Veettin Kangal (1990)
  • Manaivi Oru Manickam (1990)
  • Mounam Sammadham (1990)
  • Vaigasi Porandhachu (1990)
  • Pudu Pudu Ragangal (1990)
  • Jagadala Prathapan (1990)
  • Enga Ooru Aattukkaran (1990)
  • Unnai Solli Kutramillai (1990)
  • Oru Veedu Iru Vaasal (1990)
  • Keladi Kanmani (1990)
  • Sakthi Parasakthi (1990)
  • Pattanathil Petti (1990)
  • Sigaram (1991)
  • Gopura Vasalile (1991)
  • M.G.R. Nagaril (1991)
  • Ponnukku Sethi Vanthachu (1991)
  • Pondatti Sonna Kettukkanum (1991)
  • Chithirai Pookkal (1991)
  • Gnana Paravai (1991)
  • Uyiril Oru Raagam (1992)
  • Oor Panchayathu (1992)
  • Kaval Geetham (1992)
  • Kasu Thangakasu (1992)
  • Onna Irukka Kathukanum (1992)
  • Endrum Anbudan (1992)
  • Chinna Pasanga Naanga (1992)
  • Vaaname Ellai (1992)
  • Mudhal Kural (1992)
  • Brahmachari (1992)
  • Nadodi Pattukkaran (1992)
  • Devar Veettu Ponnu (1992)
  • Airport (1993)
  • Amaravathi (1993)
  • Chinna Kannamma (1993)
  • Dasarathan (1993)
  • En Idhaya Rani (1993)
  • Jadhi Malli (1993)
  • Karuppu Vellai (1993)
  • Karpagam Vandhachu (1993)
  • Kilipetchu Ketka Vaa (1993)
  • Parvathi Ennai Paradi (1993)
  • Pursha Lakshhanam (1993)
  • Pudhiya Thendral (1993)
  • Pudhupiravi (1993)
  • Maamiyar Veedu (1993)
  • Mutrugai (1993)
  • Thangakili (1993)
  • Subramania Swamy (1994)
  • Sendhamizh Chelvan (1994)
  • Duet (1994)
  • Thendral Varum Theru (1994)
  • Priyanga (1994)
  • Pudhusa Pootha Rosa (1994)
  • Seevalapperi Pandi (1994)
  • Vaa Magale Vaa (1994)
  • Veeramani (1994)
  • Veera (1994)
  • Ulavaali (1994)
  • Rani Maharani (1995)
  • Varaar Chandiyar (1995)
  • Valli Varappora (1995)
  • Oru Oorla Oru Rajakumari (1995)
  • Anbu Magan (1995)
  • Aakaya Pookkal (1995)
  • Namma Ooru Rasa (1996)
  • Andhanaal (1996)
  • Chumma Irunga Machan (1996)
  • Gopala Gopala (1996)
  • Karuvelam Pookkal (1996)
  • Kizhakku Mugam (1996)
  • Pudhu Nilavu (1996)
  • Adhibathi (1997)
  • Oncemore (1997)
  • Ettupatti Raasaa (1997)
  • Raman Abdulla (1997)
  • Kaalamellam Kathirupen (1997)
  • Kathirundha Kadhal (1997)
  • Pagaivan (1997)
  • Pathini (1997)
  • Pongalo Pongal (1997)
  • Velai (1998)
  • Pudhumai Pithan (1998)
  • Nilave Vaa (1998)
  • Ninaithen Vandhai (1998)
  • Thayinmanikkodi (1998)
  • Thanga Magal (1998)
  • Pooveli (1998)
  • Unnudan (1998)
  • Ponmanam (1998)
  • Ellame En Pondattidhan (1998)
  • Kaadhal Kavithai (1998)
  • Sundari Neeyum Sundaran Naanum (1999)
  • Kanave Kalayadhe (1999)
  • Kannupada Poguthaiya (1999)
  • Suryodayam (1999)
  • Gemini (2002)
  • Vel (2007)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "I still have a long way to go, says actor Charle". The Hindu. Retrieved 25 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Commitment hard to match". The Hindu. Retrieved 25 October 2013. 

External links[edit]

Actor Charlie at the Internet Movie Database