21 February 1970
Pudukottai, Tamil Nadu, India
|Occupation||Actor, comedian, musician|
|Years active||2001 – present|
Karunaas (Tamil: கருணாஸ்; born 21 February 1970 as Karunanidhi) is a Tamil comedic film actor in the Tamil film industry. He has acted with many prominent actors and starred in successful films. Appearing mostly in supporting roles and providing comical relief, he also played lead roles in Dindigul Sarathy and Ambasamudram Ambani. Apart from acting, Karunas is known as a musician and singer as well.
Karunas was born as Karunanidhi in Pudukkottai, Thanjore, Tamil Nadu, India. He did his schooling at Palangudi Bharathi School and later studied at Nandanam Arts, Presidency College. Karunas began his career as pop singer and dancer. He became a popular singer of 'Gaana' or Tamil Folk Music. He then gradually appeared in films as a comedian.
Karunas is a modern day comedian and has done good comic roles. His main comedy style like popular comedian Vivek is satire which he usually diverts in the direction of College romances or stuck up snobbish beauties.
His funniest tracks include Nandha where he plays the character 'Lodukku Pandi' (this brought him the ultimate recognition in the industry), April Maathathil. Villain and Pudukotayil Saravanan where he plays a spoof of the famous hit film 'Vaali'.
Karunas is married to pop and playback singer Grace. He has two children, a daughter and a son.
|Azhagu Kutti Chellam||Filming|
|Machan||All in All Azhaguraja||Delayed|
As Music Director
|2002||Shree||"Madurai Jilla"||T.S Muralidharan|
|2007||Chennai 600028||"Jalsa" (Remix)||Yuvan Shankar Raja|
|2013||Chandhamama||"Koyambedu Silk Akka"||Srikanth Deva||also lyrics|
|Ragalaipuram||"Obamavum Ingethan"||Srikanth Deva|
- The Hindu : Friday Review Chennai / Interview : Comedy proves a cakewalk
- "Actor Karunas to act in a French film". Deccan Chronicle. 25 July 2013. Retrieved 25 July 2013.
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