Manoj Kumar (director)

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Manoj Kumar

(1955-09-23) 23 September 1955 (age 67)[1]
Occupation(s)Film director, producer, actor
Years active1986–present
WebsiteOfficial website

Manoj Kumar is an Indian film director, producer and television actor who has directed Tamil, Telugu and Kannada films and Tamil serials.[2] He is the brother-in-law of Bharathiraja.[3]


After assisting Bharathiraja in various films, he made his directorial debut with Mannukkul Vairam (1986).[4] He directed several films in 1990s such as, Guru Paarvai (1998) starring Prakash Raj, won positive reviews.[5] He attempted to collaborate again with Prakash Raj and Prabhu in a film titled Vasantha Kaalam, but the project was stalled.[6] He then went on to make medium budget action films including Vaanavil (2000) and Jaisurya (2004) featuring Arjun, as well as Raajjiyam which had Vijayakanth and Dileep in the lead cast.[citation needed]

He ventured into production in the mid 2000s and made the Madhavan - starrer Arya, before launching a directorial project titled Utharavu with Seeman, which eventually did not progress.[7] Manoj Kumar resurfaced in 2013, when it was revealed that he was working with producer Kovai Thambi on a venture titled Uyirukku Uyiraga. The script of the film was reported to be about the relationship between parents and their grown-up children, while the cast was composed of newcomers.[8]

He is also into acting both in Tamil cinema and Tamil serials as character artist most notably in Thirumanam (TV series) from Colours (TV channel) tamil. He also appears in a negative role in Rasathi serial from Sun TV (India).[citation needed]


As director[edit]

Year Film
1986 Mannukkul Vairam
1987 Neram Nalla Irukku
1990 Maruthu Pandi
1990 Pachaikodi
1990 Vellaiya Thevan
1992 Pandithurai
1992 Samundi
1993 Maravan
1994 Vandicholai Chinraasu
1994 Rajapandi
1994 Senthamizh Selvan
1998 Guru Paarvai
2000 Vaanavil
2002 Raajjiyam
2004 Jaisurya
2014 Uyirukku Uyiraga
Year Title Channel
Ration Card (Also scriptwriter) Jaya TV

As producer[edit]

As actor[edit]

Year Film Role
2013 Kedi Billa Killadi Ranga Aachivardham
Annakodi Sanguni
2015 Paayum Puli Albert's father
Pasanga 2 School Principal
2017 Enga Amma Rani Sathya's father
2018 Padaiveeran Muneeshwaran's father
Kadaikutty Singam Gunasingam's teacher
2021 Annaatthe
TBA Vanangamudi Chief Secretary
Year Title Role Channel
2014 10 Mani Kathaigal Main Character Sun TV
2018–2020 Thirumanam Lakshmanan Colors Tamil
2019 Rasaathi Chintamani's brother Sun TV
2020 Bharathi Kannamma Sadashivam (Special Appearance) Star Vijay
Kannana Kanne Ravi Chakravarthy (Special Appearance) Sun TV
2020–Present Vanathai Pola Muthaiah


  1. ^ "Home |". Archived from the original on 4 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Movies". Archived from the original on 3 March 2014. Retrieved 2 March 2014.
  3. ^ "BharathiRaja's relative ManojKumar has planned several projects on the anvil". Behindwoods. 29 August 2005. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  4. ^ "YouTube".
  5. ^ "A-Z (II)". Indolink Tamil. Archived from the original on 28 January 2015. Retrieved 27 February 2015.
  6. ^ "Dinakaran". Archived from the original on 28 October 2004. Retrieved 12 January 2022.
  7. ^ "Tamil Cinema News | Tamil Movie Reviews | Tamil Movie Trailers - IndiaGlitz Tamil". Archived from the original on 25 September 2009.
  8. ^ "Manojkumar returns with Uyirukku Uyiraaga | Deccan Chronicle". Archived from the original on 3 March 2014. Retrieved 2 March 2014.

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