Munna (actor)

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Born Kenny Simon
(1979-05-01) 1 May 1979 (age 38)
India Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation Actor, Physiotherapist
Years active 2003-present
Spouse(s) Betty Mary (2010-present)

Munna (born as Kenny Simon on 1 May) is an Indian film actor, who has notably appeared in Tamil films. He has acted in Gaurisankaram, Silandhi, Kandein Kadhalai and Raavanan.[1]

Early life[edit]

Munna was born as Kenny Simon in Chennai. His family hails from Agamally in Cochin, Kerala. He completed his Physiotherapy at Little Flower Hospital. After practising for one year in Chennai, he shifted his attention towards acting.


Despite being born into a filmi family, he initially didn't want to pursue acting. When he entered the Tamil film industry, he renamed himself as Ashwin. Later he considered the name to be unlucky & changed it to his pet name Munna.

His initial films like Pallavan, Jananam and Unnai Enakku Pudichirukku were highly unsuccessful films as they failed to create any impact at the box office. He eventually gained attention with the 2008 low-budget thriller Silandhi, following it up with the successful Kandein Kadhalai, appearing alongside Bharath and Tamannaah Bhatia. Subsequently he was signed by Indian director Mani Ratnam to enact a supporting role in his magnum opus Raavanan, along with prominent film artists Chiyaan Vikram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Prithviraj Sukumaran and Priyamani.

Personal life[edit]

Munna is born to Simon Thomas & Sherly Simon on 18 June 1980. He is the nephew of Malayalam actress Jayabharathi.[2][3] Munna graduated from U.C College & further studied physiotherapy in School of Medical education Angamaly. Munna's only brother Dominic Simon died of Pneumonia on 20 May 2013. Dominic was doing M.Sc in visual communications in SRM College Chennai. He married Thrissur-based Betty Mary on 7 February 2010.[4] The couple blessed with child Eva Mariya Kenny on 17 October 2012


Year Film Role Language Notes
2003 Gaurisankaram Sankaran Malayalam
Pallavan Manohar Tamil
2004 Jananam Tamil
2006 Unnai Enakku Pudichirukku Tamil
2007 Aata Vicky Telugu
2008 Silandhi Tamil
Janakan Malayalam
2009 Kandein Kadhalai Gautham Tamil
2010 Raavanan Sakkarai Tamil
Mohabbath Ameer Malayalam
2012 Banking Hours 10 to 4 Rahul Malayalam
2012 Mallu Singh Himself Malayalam
2013 Kutteem Kolum Babu Malayalam
2014 To Noora with Love Himself Malayalam
2015 Achaaram Siva Tamil


  1. ^ "Munna-Anu Engagement". Retrieved 2014-02-07. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ [2] Archived 11 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "Events - Munna Wedding Reception". 2010-03-08. Retrieved 2014-02-07. 

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