Karunas

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Karunas
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Karunas
Born Karunanidhi
(1970-02-21) 21 February 1970 (age 44)
Pudukottai, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation Actor, comedian, musician
Years active 2001 – present
Spouse(s) Grace

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.[1]

Early life[edit]

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.[2][3] He then gradually appeared in films as a comedian.

Film career[edit]

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'.

As of August 2011, Karunas has appeared in 79 films.[1] In July 2013, he was signed to play the protagonist in an untitled French-Indian film with Angana Roy playing his love interest.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Karunas is married to pop and playback singer Grace. He has two children, a daughter and a son.

Filmography[edit]

As Actor[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2001 Nandha 'Lodukku' Pandi
2002 Kadhal Azhivathillai Samy
April Maadhathil Jackson
Baba Africa
123 Aalavandhaan
Pesadha Kannum Pesume
Villain Kodukan
Jaya
Bala
2003 Puthiya Geethai Ganesh
Thirumalai Thirumalai's friend
Kuthu
Kadhaludan Durai
Anbe Un Vasam
Ragasiyamai Suraa Karuppan
Aahaa Ethanai Azhagu
Iyarkai Nandu
Inidhu Inidhu Kadhal Inidhu
Kaiyodu Kai
Success
Pithamagan Karuvaayan
Indru
Thiruda Thirudi Rockfort Chandru
Sinthamal Sitharamal
2004 Pudhukottaiyilirundhu Saravanan Vimal
Ennavo Pudichirukku Peela Magan
Varnajaalam Logu
New Vichu (Ex)
Jana
Vasool Raja MBBS Amit
Attagasam
Ullam unreleased; direct-to-television
2005 Devathaiyai Kanden 'Kaduppu' Subramani
Kadhal FM Chili Chicken
Kasthuri Maan
Kadhal Seiya Virumbu
E Tony
Adhu Oru Kana Kaalam
2006 Mercury Pookkal
Sudesi
Prathi Gnayiru 9.30 to 10.00 Romeo
Thagappansaamy
Idhu Kadhal Varum Paruvam
Thiruvilaiyaadal Aarambam Tiger Kumar
2007 Pori
Madurai Veeran
Arputha Theevu
Vedha
Muthal Kanave
Nee Naan Nila
Ninaithu Ninaithu Parthen
En Uyirinum Melana
Tholaipesi
Kattradhu Thamizh Yuvaan-Suang
Maa Madurai Arumugam
Polladhavan Auto Kumar
Rameswaram
Puli Varudhu Karupa
2008 Sadhu Miranda Vellai
Yaaradi Nee Mohini Ganesh
Vallamai Tharayo
Netru Indru Naalai
Dhanam
Thiruvannamalai Duraisingam
Silambattam
Dindigul Sarathy Sarathy
Panchamirtham Pandi
2009 Satrumun Kidaitha Thagaval
Ayan Dilli
Ilampuyal K.S.Thurai
Adada Enna Azhagu
Rajathi Raja Krishnamurthy
Maasilamani
Arumugam Velu
2010 Ambasamudram Ambani Thandapani
Rettaisuzhi Military army
Pournami Naagam
365 Kadhal Kadithangal
Baana Kaathadi Kumar
Enthiran Ravi
Uthama Puthiran Janaki
2011 Ilaignan
Kasethan Kadavulada Karuna
Maharaja
2012 Kazhugu Nandu
Aathi Narayana
Pandi Oliperukki Nilayam
2013 Chandamama Santhanakrishnan also producer
Ragalaipuram Velu also producer
2014 Ceylon Stanley Tamil title: Inam

Upcoming films[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
Azhagu Kutti Chellam Filming
Saravana Poigai Filming
Machan All in All Azhaguraja Delayed

As Music Director[edit]

Year Film Notes
2009 Rajathi Raja
2010 Ambasamudram Ambani
2011 Kasethan Kadavulada

As Singer[edit]

Year Film Song Composer Notes
2002 Shree "Madurai Jilla" T.S Muralidharan
2007 Chennai 600028 "Jalsa" (Remix) Yuvan Shankar Raja
2009 Rajathi Raja "Kathirikka" himself
2011 Kasethan Kadavulada "Kasethan" himself
2013 Chandhamama "Koyambedu Silk Akka" Srikanth Deva also lyrics
Ragalaipuram "Obamavum Ingethan" Srikanth Deva

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