M. S. Bhaskar
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|M S Bhaskar|
MS Bhaskar at Dharmadurai Success Meet
|Born||Muthupandi Sundaram Bhaskar|
19 January 1955
Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu, India
|Children||Ishwarya Bhaskar, Adithya Bhaskar|
Muthupettai Somusundaram Baaskar (born 13 September 1957) is an Indian actor. Before entering to film, he was a theatre artiste, he has appeared in supporting roles and as a comedian in Tamil TV series. His works include the series Chinna Papa Periya Papa. After he got film breakthrough in Engal Anna (2004). Then he is regular cast and widely recognised supporting and comedy actor in Tamil cinema. In addition to acting, Bhaskar is a dubbing artiste and occasional playback singer as well. He won the Best Actor in a supporting Role for his performances in 8 Thottakkal (2017).
Bhaskar, who hails from Muthupettai, near Pudukottai was born and brought up in Nagapattinam, he was a part of a Tamil drama troupe 'Society for New Drama' which performed modern theatrical plays in Tamil Nadu. To supplement his income, Bhaskar also worked as an LIC agent for a brief period. Bhaskar acted in a number of other troupes including Nungambakkam Boys Kondatum and also worked in All India Radio and Doordarshan. Before acting, he worked in a toothpaste company.
During this period, Bhaskar began as a dubbing artiste especially for dubbing Telugu films into Tamil where he spoke the comedian's lines. He also dubs English language films into Tamil for Sun TV.
When the dramatic society ended in 1992, Bhaskar began working in tele-serials on DD1 and DD2 including Nam Kudumbam and Vizhudugal, before he played roles in Ganga Yamuna Saraswati and in 1999 teleserial Mayavi Marichan which also starred Thadi Balaji in the lead role. He then landed a role in the comedy series Chinna Papa Periya Papa, in which he played the role of a and brother-in-law and in Senior Junior, Selvi and Arasi.
Bhaskar made his film début in 1987, enacting a small role in the film Thirumathi Oru Vegumathi. This was followed by several films in the 90's, in which he appeared in very minor or small roles. He then graduated to supporting roles in the films Mozhi, Sivaji: The Boss, Sadhu Miranda, Santosh Subramaniam, Dasavathaaram and 8 Thottakkal.
His elder sister Hemamalini is also a dubbing artist. His daughter Ishwarya is a dubbing artist in the Tamil film industry for leading actresses. His son Adithya made his acting debut portraying younger version of Vijay Sethupathi's character in 96 (2018).
- Nam Kudumbam
- Mayavi Marichan
- Ganga Yamuna Saraswati
- Senior Junior
- Chinna Papa Periya Papa
- "Cinema Plus: Talent bides its time". The Hindu. 13 November 2009. Retrieved 22 May 2013.