Ramarajan

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Ramarajan
MGR at the wedding of films stars Nalini & Ramarajan.jpg
MGR at the wedding of films stars Nalini & Ramarajan
Born Okkur, Sivagangai, Tamilnadu
Occupation actor, director, producer, make-up artist, comedian
Years active 1986-2001; 2012-Present
Spouse(s) Nalini (1987-2000) (divorced)
Children Arun, Aruna
Parents Ramaiya,
Vellaiyammal

Ramarajan (Tamil: ராமராஜன்) is a Tamil film actor who specialised in acting films on village-based subjects. He is also known as Makkal Nayagan or Pasu Nesan. He was called as the rural box office emperor in the late 1980s, his movies used to do well in rural centres. He is known for his colourful gaudy costumes and excessive makeup. His pairing with Rekha in Tamil film is a hit.

Career[edit]

Ramarajan hails from a small town Melur situated near Sivagangai. He grew up from a Cinema entrance ticket validator and plantain seller to a cinema producer.[1][2] Known for his movies with rustic simplicity, he had disappeared from filmdom following a string of failures. His films were so popular and made big at box-offices that they were equally competent to Superstar Rajinikanth and Kamalhassan's films. Considered as the man of the rural audiences, he was nicknamed Vasool Chakravathi.Many of his films based on village-based subjects were a big hit in B and C centers. He is known for his dark shirts and colorful costumes. His movie Karagattakaran was a block buster which ran for 365 days in Chennai. He fell in love with actress Nalini and they got married. However, they divorced citing differences in their relationship.[3]

He took a plunge in politics and managed to become an MP. He was elected to the Lok Sabha from the Tiruchendur constituency on the AIADMK ticket in 1998.[4] His film and political career both failed for a certain period. His new low budget movie Medhai got released on 2012 which largely went unnoticed and failed.

Political career[edit]

He was elected to 12th Lok Sabha as an All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam candidate from Tiruchendur Lok Sabha constituency in 1998.

Personal life[edit]

Ramarajan fell in love with actress Nalini and they got married in 1987. However, the citing differences in their relationship and they got divorced in 2000. They have twins, daughter Aruna,and son Arun. His Daughter Aruna is married to Ramesh Subramanian on 06 May 2013.[5]

Partial filmography[edit]

Actor[edit]

  • Meenakshi Kungumam - Uncredited
  • Pattam Parakattum - uncredited
  • Anbe Sangeetha - uncredited
  • Maanthoppu Kiliye - uncredited
  • Theruvilakku - uncredited
  • Namma Ooru Nalla Ooru (Gangai amaran)- Debut as hero with Rekha - 1986[6]
  • Enga Ooru Pattukaran (Ilayaraja) - Rekha and Shanthipriya - 1987
  • Neram Nallairukku (MSV) - Shanthipriya - 1987
  • Evargal Indiyargal(Manoj gyan) - Madhuri and Lakshmi - 1987
  • Ondru Engal Jaathiye (Gangai Amaran) - Shanthipriya - 1987
  • Gramatthu Minnal (Ilayaraja) - Revathi - 1987
  • Rayilukku Neramachu (S.A.Rajkumar) - Shanthipriya - 1988
  • Sembakame Sembakame (Ilayaraja)- Rekha - 1988
  • Parthal Paasu (Ilayaraja) - Pallavi - 1988
  • Enga Ooru Kavakkaran (Ilayaraja) - Gouthami - 1988
  • Ennai Vittu Pogaathe (Ilayaraja) - Sabitha Anand - 1988
  • Namma Oor Nayagan (Gangai amaran)- Gouthami - 1988
  • Raasave Unnai Nambi (Ilayaraja) - Rekha - 1988
  • Ennai Petha Raasa (Ilayaraja) - Rubini - 1989
  • Pongi Varum Kaveri (Ilayaraja) - Gouthami - 1989
  • Enga Ooru Mappillai (Ilayaraja) - Gouthami - 1989
  • Karagattakaran (Ilayaraja) - Kanaga - 1989
  • Raaja Raajathan (Ilayaraja) - Gouthami - 1989
  • Anbu Kattalai (Ilayaraja) - Pallavi - 1989
  • Thangamana Rasa (Ilayaraja) - Kanaga - 1989
  • Manushuketha Maharasa (Deva)- Seetha - 1989
  • Pattukku naan adimai (Ilayaraja) - Rekha & Kushboo - 1990
  • Thangathin Thangam (S.A.Rajkumar) - Ragasudha - 1990
  • Ooru Vittu OOru vanthu (Ilayaraja) - Gouthami - 1990
  • Puthu Paatu (Ilayaraja) - Suma Ranganathan and Vaidegi - 1990
  • Naadu Adhai Naadu (Deva) - Rubini - 1991
  • Mill Thozhilaali -(Deva) Aishwarya - 1991
  • Oorellam un Pattuthan -(Ilayaraja) Aishwarya, Vaidegi - 1991
  • Nenjamundu Nermaiundu (S.A.Rajkumar) - Rubini - 1991
  • Ponnuketha Purushan (Ilayaraja) - Gouthami - 1992
  • Villu Pattukaran (Ilayaraja) - Rani - 1992
  • Thedi Vantha Raasa (Ilayaraja) - Kushpoo - 1995
  • Amman Kovil Vasalalile (Deva) - Sangeetha - 1996
  • Gopura Deepam (Sirpy) - Suganya - 1997
  • Vivasayi Magan (Deva) - Devayani - 1997
  • Thenmangu Pattukkaran (Ilayaraja) - Aamani - 1997
  • Annan (Ilayaraja) - Swathika - 1999
  • Ponnana Neram - 2001
  • Seerivarum Kaalai (Deva) - Abitha - 2001
  • Medhai - 2012

Director[edit]

  • Mannuketha Ponnu
  • Hello Yaar Pesurathu
  • Marudhani
  • Marakka Maaten
  • Solaipushpangal
  • Amman Koil Vaasasile
  • Namma Ooru Raja
  • Gopuradeepam
  • Vivasayi Magan
  • Ponnana Neram
  • Seerivarum Kaalai

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