Kadhal Dhandapani

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Dhandapani
Kadhal Dhandapani.jpg
Born 1943
Madras Presidency, British India
(now Tamil Nadu, India)
Died 20 July 2014 (aged 71)[1]
Occupation Film actor
Years active 2004–2014

Kadhal Dhandapani (died 20 July 2014) was an Indian film actor who appeared in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam films. He rose to fame portraying the antagonist in Balaji Sakthivel's Kaadhal (2004), and is credited with the film's name as a prefix.[2][3] He died on 20 July 2014 following a cardiac arrest.[4][5]

Career[edit]

Before entering films, Dhandapani was a businessman in Dindigul.[citation needed] Along with his various businesses, he was actively involved in various honorary postings in the town. In 2004 he was selected by film director Balaji Sakthivel to play the role of lead actress Sandhya's father in Kaadhal. This was his film breakthrough, and led to an acting career spanning more than 200 films.[6]

Dhandapani's films include Sathyaraj's Englishkaran, Myskin's Chithiram Pesuthadi, Jayam Ravi's Unakkum Enakkum, Vijay's Velayudham, Raghava Lawrence's Muni, Arya's Vattaram and Sivakarthikeyan's Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam.

Death[edit]

Dhandapani suffered a cardiac arrest and died on 20 July 2014 at the age of 71.[7][8] He is survived by his 3 Sons (Vimaladhithan, Lenin, Kumar), 1 Daughter (Rajeswari) & 8 Grandchildren (Prakash, Dhilip, Balaji, Raagavi, Priya, Yashmitha, Novidha, Rithika).[citation needed] His wife Aruna died on March 29, 2011.[citation needed]

Notable filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2004 Kaadhal Rajendran
2005 Englishkaran
Rajamanikyam Malayalam
Sandakozhi
2006 Chithiram Pesuthadi Annachi
Unakkum Enakkum Sivaji
Vattaram Iyra
2007 Raju Bhai Telugu
Muni Dhandapani
Marudhamalai Puli
Malaikottai
2008 Theekuchi
Krishna Lanka Raju Telugu
2009 Anjaneyulu Telugu
Rajani Kannada
2010 Kacheri Arambam
Police Police Telugu
Pokkiri Raja Malayalam
Kutti Pisasu Kudu Kuduppu Kullamuni
Super Kannada
Thillalangadi Chandra Lakshman
2011 Mappillai
Vaanam Narasimman
Velayudham Nattamai
2013 Muthu Nagaram
Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam
2014 Angusam
Kantharvan
Aranmanai
Aindhaam Thalaimurai Sidha Vaidhiya Sigamani
Race Gurram
2015 Sandamarutham
Nanbenda
Meenakshi Kadhalan Ilangovan
2016 Vidayutham Paddi Alandhan
2017 Unnai Thottu Kolla Vaa

References[edit]

  1. ^ 20 July 2014 12:30 IST. "Popular Actor Kadhal Dhandapani Passes Away". Ibtimes.co.in. Retrieved 2014-07-21. 
  2. ^ "Rajendran". The Hindu. Retrieved 15 February 2012.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  3. ^ "Rajendran Biography". Joint Scene. Retrieved 15 February 2012.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  4. ^ "Tamil actor Dhandapani dies due to Cardiac Arrest". IANS. news.biharprabha.com. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "Actor Dhandapani passed away". StrikingSoon.com. StrikingSoon.in. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  6. ^ "Actor Kadhal Dhandapani passes away - Chennaionline News". News.chennaionline.com. Retrieved 2014-07-21. 
  7. ^ "Kadhal Dhandapani Passed away - Tamil Movie News". Indiaglitz.com. Retrieved 2014-07-21. 
  8. ^ "Kadhal Dhandapani passed away today morning". Behindwoods.com. Retrieved 2014-07-21. 

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