Nassar

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Nassar
நடிகர் நாசர்.JPG
Nassar circa 2010
Born (1958-03-05) March 5, 1958 (age 56)
Chengalpattu, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India
Years active 1985–present
Religion Islam
Spouse(s) Kameela

Nassar (also spelled Nasser, Naasar or Nazar) is an Indian actor, producer, writer, director, lyricist. He appears predominantly in Tamil cinema as well as Telugu cinema. He is the founder of Adavu Centre for Tamil Arts which trains people in various subjects including folk arts, story telling, research and docu-film making.

Personal life[edit]

Nassar was born on 5 March 1958 to Mehaboob Basha and Mumtaz Begum as Mehaboob Nasser, in an interior village called Meylerippakkam, in Chengalpattu district, Tamil Nadu. He studied in St. Joseph's Higher Secondary School (Chengalpattu). He moved to Chennai (then Madras) after school, where he finished his pre-degree at Madras Christian College. At Madras Christian College, he was an active member of the Dramatic Society. Later for a brief time, he was in the Indian Air Force.

He trained in two acting schools: the South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce's Film Institute and the Tamil Nadu Institute for Film and Television Technology.

Nassar is married to Kameela and they have three sons.[1][2][3][4][5]

Early acting career[edit]

He appeared as the protagonist in Panangaadu, which was based on the life of palm tree climbers.

Kalyana Agadhigal(1985) was directed by K. Balachandar. He played a villain in Velaikaaran and Vannakkanavugal. In Kavidhai Paada Neram Illai, directed by Yuhi Sedhu, he was the protagonist. Then came Mani Rathnam's Nayagan.

His debut as a director was Avatharam.

Filmography[edit]

As actor[edit]

Tamil.[edit]

Year Film Role
2000 Eazhaiyin Sirippil
Annais
Sudhandhiram Sathyamoorthy
Hey Ram
Sandhitha Velai
Unnai Kodu Ennai Tharuven
Koodi Vazhndhal Kodi Nanmai Thangarasu
Krodham 2 Rathnavel
Budget Padmanabhan
Chinna Chinna Kannile Ravi
Manuneedhi Vellaiyan
2001 Vaanchinathan
Little John
Dhill
Narasimha
Kutty Pavadai
Maayan Maayan
Thavasi Sankarapandi
2002 Raajjiyam
Thamizh Rathnam
Thamizhan Sakthivel
Samurai Sandana Pandian
Baba Cameo appearance as himself
King Shanmugam
Virumbugiren
2003 Anbe Sivam Kandhasamy Padaiyachi
Vaseegara Vishwanathan
Aasai Aasaiyai
Anbu
Student Number 1
Pudhiya Geethai Cameo appearance as Vijay's father
Nala Damayanthi Cameo appearance as himself
Aahaa Ethanai Azhagu
Thithikudhe Jeeva's father
Vikadan
Thennavan Ilanthiraiyan
Alai
Kurumbu
2004 Kovil Michael Susai
Virumaandi Jayanth
Varnajalam Devanathan
Udhaya
Vaanam Vasappadum
New
Arasatchi
Neranja Manasu
Jananam
2005 Devathayai Kanden
Sukran Ravi Shankar
Gurudeva Mari
Chandramukhi Kandaswamy
Mumbai Express Rao
Githan
Anniyan Psychiatrist
Mandhiran
2006 Paramasivan
Pasa Kiligal Vairaghya Bhoopathy
Aadhi Ramachandra
Dishyum Jayachandran
Idhaya Thirudan Aalwar
Aacharya Annavi Thevar
Naalai Nair
Imsai Arasan 23am Pulikesi Sangilimaayan
Yuga Narendra
Emmtan-Magan Thirumalai
Perarasu
Vattaram
Suyetchai MLA
Nenjirukkum Varai
2007 Pokkiri Shanmugavel
Thamirabharani Vellathurai
Muni
Viyabari
Parattai Engira Azhagu Sundaram Bhai
Thiruranga Rayappa
Thottal Poo Malarum Thyagarajan
Marudhamalai
Thirutham
Satham Podathey Vincent Selvakumar
Nam Naadu Aalavandhar
Nenjai Thodu
Agra Kannan
Vel
Onbadhu Roobai Nottu Hajabhai
2008 Indiralohathil Na Azhagappan Naradhar
Kuruvi Raj
Pandi Sundarapandi
Kaalaipani
Aayudham Seivom
Poi Solla Porom Baby
Netru Indru Naalai
Aegan Karthikeyan
Ellam Avan Seyal
Panchamirtham Rajaram,
Manickam
2009 Kadhalna Summa Illai GK
Indira Vizha John Kumaramangalam
Ainthaam Padai Gunasekaran
Solla Solla Inikkum
Kumari Pennin Ullathile
2010 Irumbu Kottai Murattu Singam Kizhakku Kattai
2010 Kutti Pisasu
2010 Magane En Marumagane
2010 Singam Mahalingam
2010 Madrasapattinam Ayyakannu
2010 Virundhaali
2010 Irandu Mugam Sakthi
2010 Vandae Maatharam
2010 Naane Ennul Illai
2010 Kannama Pettai
2010 Nandalala
2010 Aattanayagann
2011 Ilaignan Arokkyasami
2011 Ponnar Shankar Mayavar
2011 Deiva Thirumagal Bashiyam
2011 Sankarankoil
2011 Aduthathu
2011 Osthe
2011 Uchithanai Muharnthaal Deivanayagam
2011 Maharaja Mahadevan
2012 Vettai
2012 Dhoni Cricket coach
2012 Muppozhudhum Un Karpanaigal
2012 Nandha Nandhitha
2012 Saguni Nelly Saami
2012 Mugamoodi Gaurav
2012 Thaandavam Veerakathi Pillai
2013 Vishwaroopam Nassar
2013 David Father Noel
2013 Settai Somayajulu
2013 Gouravam Soundarapandyan
2013 Singam 2 Mahalingam
2013 Neram Dhandapaani
2013 Thalaivaa Ratnam
2013 Vanakkam Chennai Colonel Balasubramaniam
2013 All in All Azhagu Raja Burma/Paadai Ramasammy
2013 Sutta Kadhai Thirumeni
2013 Pizza 2: The Villa Marshall P Jones
2013 Biriyani Varadharajan
2013 Endrendrum Punnagai Sridhar
2014 Veeram Nallasivam
2014 Oru Kanniyum Moonu Kalavaanikalum Hippy Lahiri
2014 Nimirndhu Nil

Before 2000s in Tamil[edit]

Telugu[edit]

Malayalam[edit]

Kannada[edit]

Hindi[edit]

English[edit]

As director[edit]

As dubbing artist[edit]

Year Film For whom Language
1996 Indian Nedumudi Venu Tamil
2003 Magic Magic 3D Al Dioro Tamil
2007 Guru Mithun Chakraborty Tamil (dubbed)
2008 Vaazhthugal Na. Muthusamy Tamil
2010 Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Ben Kingsley Tamil (dubbed)

As singer[edit]

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