Manobala

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Manobala
Manobala.jpg
Born
Balachander[1]

(1953-12-08) 8 December 1953 (age 66)[2]
Occupation
  • Actor
  • director
  • producer
Years active1979–1982; 1994–present

Manobala (born 8 December 1953) is an Indian film director, producer and comedian actor who predominantly plays supporting roles in Tamil-language films.

He started his career in Tamil cinema in the early 1970s and with Kamal Haasan's reference became as assistant director with Bharathiraja for his 1979 film Puthiya Vaarpugal.

Filmography[edit]

Actor[edit]

Year Film Role
1979 Puthiya Vaarpugal Panchayat Member
Niram Maaratha Pookkal
1980 Kallukkul Eeram
1981 Tik Tik Tik
1982 Gopurangal Saivathillai
1994 Rasa Magan Broker
Thozhar Pandian
Thai Maaman Guest Appearance
1995 Gangai Karai Paattu
Rani Maharani
1997 Nesam
Nandhini
Pagaivan
Ratchagan Kanniyappan
1998 Swarnamukhi Translator
Natpukkaga Madurai
Thalaimurai
1999 Chinna Raja
Minsara Kanna Vedhachalam's henchman
Taj Mahal
Sethu Tamil Teacher
Anantha Poongatre Poongavanam
2000 Annai Moses
James Pandu
2001 Nila Kaalam
Samudhiram Professor
2002 Villain Minister's brother-in-law
2003 Student Number 1 Daas
Banda Paramasivam Police Inspector
Nala Damayanthi Passport Officer
Jayam Kamalesh
Whistle
Ice
Kaakha Kaakha Ramana
Diwan
Boys Ajay
Three Roses
Pithamagan Sakthi's uncle
Jay Jay Jamuna's family friend
Anbe Un Vasam Professor
Soori Container passenger
Kadhal Kirukkan Doctor
2004 Perazhagan Nair
Arul Customer
Campus Nallathambi
M. Kumaran Son of Mahalakshmi Ganesh's father
Attahasam Semi Joseph
Dreams Moosa
Aethirree Seshagopalan
Maha Nadigan
Bose
2005 Aayudham
Devathaiyai Kanden Daas
Ji Train passenger
Kodambakkam
Thaka Thimi Tha
Chandramukhi Priest
Priyasakhi
Sachein Sanjay
6'2 Krishnamurthy's father
Anniyan Ticket Conductor
Ghajini Ad Director
Sorry Enaku Kalyanamayidichu
Unarchigal Manager
2006 Thambi
Sudesi Sub-Inspector Gopal
Thirupathi Police inspector
Thalai Nagaram Police inspector
Parijatham
Naalai
Kusthi
Imsai Arasan 23rd Pulikecei Kollan
Dharmapuri
Varalaru Police Constable
Vathiyar Ayyanar's father
Ilavattam
2007 Deepavali
Muruga
Koodal Nagar Doctor
Madurai Veeran Shiva's grandfather
Nee Naan Nila Professor
Kireedam Constable
Malaikottai
Pasupathi c/o Rasakkapalayam Constable Naidu
Azhagiya Thamizh Magan TTR
Kannamoochi Yenada Senthilkannu
Polladhavan
Parattai Engira Azhagu Sundaram
2008 Maanavan Ninaithal Professor
Pirivom Santhippom
Vambu Sandai
Yaaradi Nee Mohini Balu
Santhosh Subramaniam Bank Manager
Arai En 305-il Kadavul
Kuselan Sub-Inspector
Kathanayakudu (Telugu)
Dhanam
Sila Nerangalil
Sutta Pazham Assistant commissioner
Seval
Panchamirtham
Vaitheeswaran Dhanasekaran's Henchman
Abhiyum Naanum Vardarajan
Silambaattam
Dindigul Sarathy
Unnai Naan Vijay's father
Madurai Ponnu Chennai Paiyan Bala Nair
2009 Guru En Aalu Traffic Inspector
Punnami Naagu (Telugu) Police Officer
Thoranai Ganesan
Anjathe
Maasilamani Advocate
TN 07 AL 4777 Police constable
Indira Vizha
Ninaithale Inikkum Class Teacher
Oru Kadhalan Oru Kadhali
Aarumugam
Sirithal Rasipen Siddhu's father
Aadhavan Tara's Uncle
Vettaikkaaran Reporter
Kanden Kadhalai Mayilvahanam
Villu Cyclist
2010 Thamizh Padam Siddharth
Thairiyam
Rettaisuzhi
Goripalayam
Indrasena
Kattradhu Kalavu
Singam Mayil's lawyer
Thillalangadi Saamiyar (Priest)
Baana Kathadi
Puzhal Alex
Drohi Raghu
Neeyum Naanum
Siddhu +2
Chikku Bukku
Agam Puram C. Singamuthu
Kalloori Kalangal Professor
Thottupaar
Kutti Pisasu
2011 Siruthai Bhoom Bhoom
Thambikottai Puli
Payanam Narayana Shastry
Bhavani: The Real Police Ramakrishnan
Appavi
Maappillai Astrologer
Eththan Bank Manager
Aanmai Thavarael
Udhayan
Doo
Muni 2: Kanchana Priest
Mudhal Idam
Puli Vesham
Kasethan Kadavulada Balram Naidu
Vandhaan Vendraan
Vellore Maavattam
Sadhurangam
Konjam Veyil Konjam Mazhai
Mambattiyaan Annachchi's Accountant
Ramanathapuram
Madhuvum Mythiliyum
Mahaan Kanakku Traffic Police Officer
2012 Vilayada Vaa Kothandam
Nanban Bose
Oru Nadigaiyin Vaakkumoolam
Sooriya Nagaram
Aathi Narayana
Oru Mutham Oru Yuddham Finance company boss
Kalakalappu Marudhamuthu
Kondaan Koduthaan
Idhayam Thiraiarangam
Saguni Induratagaval
Thuppakki Nisha's father
Akilan
Ajantha
2013 Kurumbukara Pasanga
Alex Pandian Captain Divakaran
Puthagam Kalyanasundaram aka Kallis
Sillunu Oru Sandhippu
Naangaam Pirai
Onbadhule Guru Bun Rotti Babu
Chennaiyil Oru Naal Sathyamoorthy
Vetkathai Kettal Enna Tharuvaai
Ethir Neechal Gunasekara Raja
Masani
Thillu Mullu Sounderrajan
Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru Pencil Mama/ Cone Ice
Thulli Vilayadu
Neram Doctor
Pattathu Yaanai
Sonna Puriyathu Rajesh Kanna
Thalaivaa Viswa's Follower
Ainthu Ainthu Ainthu Yoga Instructor
Raja Rani Air Voice CEO-Ramamoorthy
Vanakkam Chennai Constable
Ragalaipuram Inspector
Maayai
Naveena Saraswathi Sabatham Naradhar
Kolagalam
Naiyaandi
Settai
2014 Ninaivil Nindraval
Oru Kanniyum Moonu Kalavaanikalum Chetan
Tenaliraman Education Minister
Damaal Dumeel
Thalaivan
Enna Satham Indha Neram
Ramanujan Krishna Rao
Anjaan Director
Aindhaam Thalaimurai Sidha Vaidhiya Sigamani Soori
Jamai
Aranmanai Eshwari's husband
Irumbu Kuthirai Pizza Shop Manager
Kalkandu
Jaihind 2 Nandhini's father
Abhimanyu (Kannada)
Velmurugan Borewell
Lingaa Train Driver
Vellaikaara Durai
Poojai Kovai Group's Secretary
Virattu
Naaigal Jaakirathai Pichumani
Yennamo Yedho Guruji
Manasunu Maaya Seyake (Telugu) Sundaram
2015 Vettaiyadu
Aambala Police Commissioner
Tamizhuku En Ondrai Azhuthavum Swaminathan
Kaaki Sattai Jyothi Lingam
Ivanuku Thannila Gandam Dr. Markandeyan
Sonna Pochu
Nannbenda Senthamarai
Thunai Mudhalvar
Kanchana 2 Arnold
Vai Raja Vai Mano
India Pakistan Idichapuli
Vindhai
Massu Engira Masilamani Arnold
Soan Papdi
JK Enum Nanbanin Vaazhkai Drawing Artist
Palakkattu Madhavan
Aavi Kumar
Idhu Enna Maayam
Urumeen Soundappan
Kalai Vendhan
Savaale Samaali Manobala
Maanga Rengasamy Nagarajan
10 Endrathukulla Road Transport Officer Manikandan
Touring Talkies Koteeswaran
2016 Karai Oram
Alone (Kannada)
Peigal Jaakkirathai
Rajinimurugan Kunjithapatham
Aranmanai 2 Komalam's brother
Kanithan Anu's father
Pokkiri Raja Raghav
Sowkarpettai
Mapla Singam
Oopiri (Telugu) Old Age Home Warden
Thozha
Theri School principal
Unnodu Ka Traffic police
Pandiyoda Galatta Thaangala
Rajadhi Raja (Telugu) Drawing Artist
Vellikizhamai 13am Thethi Doctor
Nayaki (Tamil-Telugu)
Kadalai Businessman
Kadavul Irukaan Kumaru Pesuvadhellam Unmai show director
Kavalai Vendam Pattai Babu
Virumandikum Sivanandikum
Parandhu Sella Vaa
Andaman
2017 Jomonte Suvisheshangal (Malayalam) Perumal
Motta Shiva Ketta Shiva GK's sidekick
465
Vaigai Express
Saravanan Irukka Bayamaen Swamy
Thirappu Vizha
Adhagappattathu Magajanangalay
Sathura Adi 3500 Gauri Shankar
Katha Nayagan Swamy
Hara Hara Mahadevaki Bhakta
Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru Priya's father
Laali
2018 Street Lights
Kalakalappu 2 Ganesh's assistant
Solli Vidava Apartment president
Nagesh Thiraiyarangam Priya's father
Mahanati (Telugu) P. Pullaiah
Kaathadi
Merlin
Kaathiruppor Pattiyal Kunjitha Padham
Semma Botha Aagathey Devi's father
Inba Twinkle Lilly China
Tamizh Padam 2 Siddharth
Kadaikutty Singam Judge
Ghajinikanth Kamal Vishwanathan
Marainthirunthu Paarkum Marmam Enna
Seema Raja Headmaster
Devadas (Telugu) Tata
Kalavani Mappillai
Kaatrin Mozhi Murthy
Sei Film director
Utharavu Maharaja
Thulam
Traffic Ramasamy Judge
B.Tech Mano
Abhiyum Anuvum (Tamil-Malayalam) Abhi's boss
Koothan Abhi's boss
2019 Maanik
Thirumanam Narasimhachari
Kee College Professor
Rajdooth (Telugu) Lender
Gurkha Kavariman
Jackpot Rice Mill Rayyappan
Zombie Chinna Thambi's Father in law
En Kaadhali Scene Podura
Ongala Podanum Sir
Aruvam School Head Master
LKG Mukesh
Bigil Professor
2020 Ayya Ullen Ayya
Pachai Vilakku
Dagaalty Film director
College Kumar (Tamil-Telugu)
Asuraguru Shakti's boss
2021 Indian 2 TBA

Director[edit]

Films
Year Film Cast Notes
1982 Agaya Gangai Karthik, Usha Rajendar, Suhasini
1985 Naan Ungal Rasigan Mohan, Raadhika
1985 Pillai Nila Mohan, Nalini
1986 Paaru Paaru Pattanam Paaru Mohan, Ranjini
1986 December 31 Vishnuvardhan, Urvashi Kannada film
1987 Sirai Paravai Vijayakanth, Raadhika
1987 Dhoorathu Pachai Karthik, Suhasini
1987 Oorkavalan Rajinikanth, Raadhika
1988 Chutti Poonai Baby Shalini
1989 En Purushanthaan Enakku Mattumthaan Vijayakanth, Suhasini
1989 Moodu Manthiram Prabhu, Rekha
1989 Thendral Sudum Nizhalgal Ravi, Raadhika
1990 Mera Pati Sirf Mera Hai Jeetendra, Rekha Hindi film
1990 Mallu Vetti Minor Sathyaraj, Seetha
1991 Vetri Padigal Ramki, Nirosha
1991 Moondrezhuthil En Moochirukkum Vijayakanth, Rupini
1992 Shenbaga Thottam Selva, Rohini
1993 Mutrugai C. Arunpandian, Bhanupriya, Ranjitha
1993 Karuppu Vellai Rahman, Sukanya
1993 Paarambariyam Sivaji Ganesan, B. Saroja Devi
1997 Nandhini Prakash Raj, Suhasini
2000 Annai Bhanupriya, Nassar
2001 Siragugal Raadhika, Vikram Telefilm
2002 Naina Jayaram, Manya

Television[edit]

Year Series Role Network Notes
2000 Punnagai Sun TV
2009 777 Polimer TV
2018 Maya Sun TV
2020-present Sembaruthi Mr. Perumal Zee Tamizh

As producer[edit]

Year Film Cast Notes
2014 Sathuranga Vettai Natraj, Ishara Nair SIIMA Award for Best Debut Producer
2017 Paambhu Sattai Bobby Simha, Keerthy Suresh
2020 Sathuranga Vettai 2 Arvind Swamy, Trisha Delayed

As dubbing artist[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2019 The Lion King Zazu (John Oliver)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "பாரதிராஜாவிடம் சேர்த்துவிட்ட கமல்ஹாசன் - Actor & Director Mano Bala - Part -1Chai with Chitra". YouTube. Touring Talkies. 31 January 2020. Retrieved 19 February 2020. Mentions his birth name at 3:26
  2. ^ "TANTIS". 30 October 2012. Archived from the original on 30 October 2012. Retrieved 1 April 2019.

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