Arun Pandian

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Arun Pandian
Born (1958-07-13) 13 July 1958 (age 61)
Elanchi,Tenkasi,Tirunelveli
OccupationActor, director, producer, Ex-MLA
Years active1983-present
Spouse(s)Vijaya Pandian
RelativesC. Durai Pandian (brother) Kavitha Pandian(daughter) Keerthi Pandian (daughter),

Arun Pandian is an Indian film actor, director, producer and politician. He began his career as an actor with the critically acclaimed film Oomai Vizhigal (1986). After retiring from acting, he took the post of chief producer for the London-based Ayngaran International, a film production and distribution company, however, he later started his own production and distribution company A&P Groups.

Politics[edit]

He became a Member of Legislative Assembly in 2011 after contesting in the Tamil Nadu legislative assembly election as a Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) candidate for the constituency of Peravurani.[1][2][3][4] On 21 February 2016, Arun Pandian and nine other MLAs tendered their resignations prior to the Assembly election in the state.[5] On 25 February 2016, he joined the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) in the presence of party general secretary and Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa.[6][7] He is alleged as one of the politicians in Tamil Nadu supporting the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.[8]

Family and education[edit]

He is son of retired Lieutenant colonel D. P. Chellaiah and resides in Chennai.[9] His late brother C. Durai Pandian directed the film Uzhiyan (1994) with Arun Pandian starring in the lead role.[10] He has three daughters, named Kavitha Pandian, Kirana Pandian, and Keerthi Pandian.[9] He holds a Bachelors in economics from Madras University.[9]

Filmography[edit]

As actor[edit]

Year Movie Role Language Notes
1985 Chidambara Rahasiyam Arun Tamil
1986 Oomai Vizhigal Vijay Tamil
1987 Oor Kuruvi Vasanth Tamil
Vilangu Babu Tamil
1990 Inaindha Kaigal David Kumar Tamil
1991 Adhikari Duraipandi Tamil Dubbed into Telugu as Customs Officer
1992 Kottai Vaasal Velu,
Sendhoorapandi
Tamil
Prema Shikharam Anthony Telugu Dubbed into Tamil as Rojakkal Unakkaga
1993 Mutrugai Balakrishnan Tamil Dubbed into Telugu as Lakshyam
Dhadi Sivaji Telugu Dubbed into Tamil as Police Attack
Nakshathra Poratam Bhagath Telugu Dubbed into Tamil as Nakshatra Poratam
1994 Uzhiyan Thilakan Tamil Dubbed into Telugu as Indian Citizen
Anokha Premyudh Anthony Hindi
Neram Shankar Dada Telugu
Dongala Rajyam Surendran Telugu Dubbed into Tamil as Chinna Durai Periya Durai
Nyaya Rakshana Telugu
1995 Asuran Prasad Tamil Dubbed into Telugu as Commando
Raja Muthirai Rajkumar Tamil
1996 Thayagam Bayilvan Tamil
Aavathum Pennale Azhivathum Pennale Anthony Tamil Dubbed into Telugu as Adhikari
Thuraimugam Johnny Tamil
Aayudha Daniel Kannada Dubbed into Tamil as Thilagavathi CBI
Dubbed into Telugu as CID
1997 Hai Bangalore Vasudev Kannada Dubbed into Tamil as Time Bomb
Dubbed into Telugu as Political Encounter
Jackie Chan ACP Simha Kannada Dubbed into Tamil and Telugu as Jackie Chan
Akka Inspector Ajay Kannada Dubbed into Tamil as Commissioner Ajay
Central Jail Prathap Kannada
Lady Commissioner Suraj Kannada Dubbed into Tamil as Kiran I.P.S
Lady Tiger Kannada Dubbed into Tamil as Lady Tiger
Yuva Shakthi Yuvaraj Kannada Dubbed into Tamil as Pulanaivu Thurai
Roja Malare Arun Tamil
Kadavul Thamizharasan Tamil Dubbed into Telugu as Shakti
1998 Amar Akbar Anthony Anthony Kannada Dubbed into Tamil as Rowdy Vamsam
Dubbed into Telugu as Rowdy Vamsham
King Kannada
Aasai Thambi Vinodh Tamil
Urimai Por ACP Raja Yesu Mohamed Tamil
1999 Sivan Alex Tamil
Naga Sakthi Danush Telugu Dubbed into Tamil as Naga Devi
Police Vijay Telugu Dubbed into Tamil as No. 1 Police
The Killer Gowda Kannada Dubbed into Tamil as Kakki Chattaya Karuppu Chattaya
2000 Galate Aliyandru Kannada
Independence Day SP Subhash Tamil
Kannada
Nagulamma Veeranna Telugu Dubbed into Tamil as Nagathamman
Ee Tharam Nehru Ranjith Telugu
Sradha Dr. Lucifer Munna Malayalam Dubbed into Tamil as Dhool Police
Veeranadai Kottaisamy Tamil
Puratchikkaaran Anbu Tamil
2001 Rishi Sathyan Tamil
Kaatrukkenna Veli LTTE soldier Tamil
Orey Thammudu Telugu
2002 Devan Alex Devan (Jackson) Tamil Also director
2003 Vikadan Selvakumar Tamil Also director
Daali Kannada
2005 Dhairyam Telugu
2006 Thirupathi ACP Murali Tamil
Kovai Brothers Dr. Gnanasekaran Tamil
2008 Inba Mala Ganesan Tamil
Madurai Ponnu Chennai Paiyan Visaa's uncle Tamil
2010 Thambi Arjuna Chief Minister Tamil
Virudhagiri Franklin Tamil

As producer[edit]

Year Movie Language Notes
1988 Senthoora Poove Tamil
1992 Kaviya Thalaivan Tamil
2002 Devan Tamil
2003 Vikadan Tamil
2008 Aegan Tamil
2009 Sarvam Tamil
Peranmai Tamil
Villu Tamil
2010 Angadi Theru Tamil
Nandalala Tamil
2012 Murattu Kaalai Tamil
2015 Savaale Samaali Tamil
2017 Kalavaadiya Pozhuthugal Tamil
2018 Junga Tamil

As distributor[edit]

  • Sakka Podu Podu Raja (2017)
  • Velaikkaran (2017)
  • Maayavan (2017)
  • Sarkar (2018)
  • Viswasam (2019)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 August 2010. Retrieved 10 November 2009.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ The Hindu : States / Tamil Nadu : Two more DMDK MLAs meet Jayalalithaa
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 April 2013. Retrieved 2012-10-10.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 April 2013. Retrieved 13 January 2013.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Tamil Nadu: Ten dissident MLAs resign, to join AIADMK". Deccan Chronicle. 21 February 2016. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Ten former DMDK, PMK and PT MLAs join AIADMK in Tamil Nadu". The Times of India. 25 February 2016. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Tamil Nadu Assembly: 10 Opposition MLAs to join AIADMK". The Indian Express. 18 March 2016. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
  8. ^ Arun Pandiyan- A pro-LTTE MLA from Tamil Nadu visited Jaffna secretly | Asian Tribune
  9. ^ a b c [1][dead link]
  10. ^ "Costume Designer turned to an actress!". entertainment.chennaipatrika.com. 28 February 2015. Retrieved 8 November 2016.

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