Murali (Tamil actor)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For other uses, see Murali.
Murali
Murali (Tamil actor).jpg
Born (1964-05-19)19 May 1964
Bangalore, India
Died 8 September 2010(2010-09-08) (aged 46)
Chennai, India
Occupation Actor
Years active 1984–2010
Spouse(s) Shobha (1987–2010)
(Till his death)
Children Adharvaa (tamil actor)
Kaavya (Doctor)
Akash

Murali (19 May 1964 – 8 September 2010) was an Indian film actor who appeared in leading and supporting roles in Tamil and Kannada films.[1] Murali has acted with many stars including Vijaykanth, Prabhu, Sathyaraj, Karthik, Prabhu Deva, Surya, Parthiban, Sarath Kumar, Mammootty and Sivaji Ganesan. In the 1990s, He has also acted with famous heroines including Meena, Simran, Roja, Devayani, Laila and Rambha.

His son, Adharvaa, debuted as an actor in the 2010 Tamil film Baana Kaathadi.

Early life[edit]

Murali was the son of Kannada director Siddalingaiah and started acting in Kannada films in 1984.[2]

Career[edit]

Murali started his acting career in 1984 with the Kannada film Prema Parva,directed by his father director S. Siddalingaiah. Ajeya, Prema Gange, Thayikotta Thali, Sambhavami Yuge Yuge, Ajay-Vijay are the Kannada movies he did before entering into Tamil film industry. Poovilangu was his first Tamil movie.[3] He earned a good name with that film. He then acted in Pagal Nilavu, along with actress Revathi. The movie introduced the director Mani Ratnam to the Tamil film industry. Though this movie garnered Murali great recognition he could not sustain his success much longer. His movies started failing at the Box Office one after another.[4] Interestingly,the angry young man image that Murali portrayed in his first few films disappeared after Pagal Nilavu and he appeared more as a soft natured, turning violent only when required, in his subsequent films. He did a lot of romantic drama roles and was remarkably subtle -something distinctly different from his first film - Poovilangu or even Pagal Nilavu. Many of these movies were small and moderate successes and he continued as hero in a number of films every year. Then came 'Idhayam - the movie where he portrayed the soft romantic hero pining and longing to reveal his love to his lady. This character appeared perfectly consistent with his image and many remember him as hero of this movie (the movie had hit songs which remind many of Murali) much more than the angry young man of Poovilangu. In 1990, he starred in Vikraman's Pudhu Vasantham along with Sithara and Anand Babu. where he played one among four friends who find themselves unexpectedly saddled with a young woman. The movie was such a big hit that it re-wrote Tamil movie history, sparking a whole range of "friendship" films and also propelling his career.[5]

Filmography[edit]

Year No Film Role Language Director Notes
1984 1 Prema Parva Kannada S. Siddalingaiah
2 Poovilangu Pandian Tamil Ameerjan
3 Ingeyum Oru Gangai Kathamuthu Tamil Manivannan
4 Pudhiavan Manohar Tamil Ameerjan
1985 5 Pagal Nilavu Selvam Tamil Mani Ratnam
6 Geethanjali James Tamil K.Rangaraj
7 Anthasthu Tamil R. Thyagarajan
8 Ajeya Kannada S. Siddalingaiah
9 Ilanganru Tamil Ameerjan
1986 10 Prema Gange Kannada Gururaju
11 Puthir Tamil S. Siddalingaiah 1st dual role
12 Oru Malarin Payanam Tamil Muktha Srinivasan
13 Kaalamellam Unn Madiyil Tamil Rajasekar
14 Mannukkul Vairam Tamil Manoj Kumar
1987 15 Kudumbam Oru Koyill Tamil A. C. Tirulokchandar
16 Vanna Kanavugal Moorthy Tamil Ameerjan
17 Valayal Satham Tamil Jeevabalan
18 Thulasi Siva Tamil Ameerjan
19 Aval Mella Sirithal Tamil M.N. Jeyanthi Sundar
20 Meendum Mahaan Tamil Uthaman
21 Puyal Paadum Paattu Tamil Manivannan
1988 22 Sambhavami Yuge Yuge Kannada S. Siddalingaiah
23 Thappu Kanakku Tamil Jeevabalan
1989 24 Thangamani Rangamani Rangamani Tamil Rama Narayanan
25 Kai Veesamma Kai Veesu Tamil Vinodh
26 Ninaivu Chinnam Tamil Anu Mohan
1990 27 Ajay Vijay Ajay Kannada A. T. Raghu
28 Pudhu Vasantham Balu Tamil Vikraman
29 Paalam Tamil Karvannan
30 Vetri Malai Tamil V. S. Shanmugam
31 Silambu Tamil Nethaji
32 Naanum Indha Ooruthan Tamil Sekar Raja
33 Nangal Puthiyavargal Tamil R. G. Elavalagan
34 Sirayil Sila Raagangal Tamil Rajendrakumar
35 Pudhiya Katru Tamil Karvannan
36 Namma Ooru Poovatha Tamil Manivasagam
1991 37 Sami Potta Mudichu Tamil R. Sundarrajan
38 Iravu Sooriyan Tamil S. Nathan
39 Idhayam Raja Tamil Kathir
40 Kurumbukkaran Tamil Ameerjan
1992 41 Thanga Manasukkaran Murugesh (Murugan) Tamil Rajavarman
42 Chinna Pasanga Naanga Muthukaalai Tamil Raj Kapoor
43 Thangarasu Thangarasu Tamil K. Alexander
44 Endrum Anbudan Tamil Bhagyanathan
45 Thaali Kattiya Raasa Tamil Vijaya Kanna
1993 46 Manikkuyil Tamil Rajavarman
47 Thangakkili Moorthy Tamil Rajavarman
1994 48 Manju Virattu Tamil L. S. Valaiyapathy
49 Adharmam Tamil Ramesh Balakrishnan
50 En Aasai Machan Subramani Tamil R. Sundarrajan
51 Sathyavan Diwakar Tamil Raj Kapoor
1995 52 Aahaya Pookal Tamil Deenadayal
53 Thondan Tamil Karvannan
1996 54 Poove Unakkaga Himself Tamil Vikraman Special appearance
55 Poomani Poomani Tamil Mu. Kalanjiyam
1997 56 Kaalamellam Kadhal Vaazhga Jeeva Tamil R. Balu
57 Porkkalam Manikkam Tamil Cheran
58 Roja Malare Kannan Tamil Jayamurugan
1998 59 Kaadhale Nimmadhi Mohan Tamil Indiran
60 Dhinamdhorum Tamil Nagarajan
61 Veera Thalattu Tamil Kasthuri Raja
62 Rathna Rathna, Muthuvel Tamil Ilanchezhian
63 Poonthottam Moorthy Tamil Mu. Kalanjiyam
64 En Aasai Rasave Tamil Kasthuri Raja
65 Unnudan Santhosh Tamil R. Balu
66 Desiya Geetham Tamil Cheran
1999 67 Poo Vaasam Tamil Sree Bharathi
68 Kanave Kalaiyadhe Anand Tamil V. Gowthaman
69 Ooty Balakumar Tamil Anwar
70 Iraniyan Iraniyan Tamil Vincent Selva
2000 71 Vetri Kodi Kattu Sekhar Tamil Cheran
72 Manu Needhi Chinnakannu Tamil Thambi Ramaiah
2001 73 Kannukku Kannaga Dharma Tamil S. Dhayalan
74 Sonnal Thaan Kathala Murali Tamil T.Rajendar
75 Aanandham Madhavan Tamil N. Lingusamy
76 Samuthiram Thangarasu Tamil K. S. Ravikumar
77 Alli Thandha Vaanam Madhavan Tamil Sridhar Prasad
78 Kadal Pookkal Karuthayya Tamil Bharathiraja Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor
2002 79 Sundhara Travels Gopikrishnan Tamil Thaha
80 Kamarasu Kamarasu Tamil P. C. Anbazhagan
81 Namma Veetu Kalyanam Ravi Tamil V. Sekhar
2003 82 Kadhaludan Kalyan Tamil Rajakumaran
2004 83 Arivumani Arivumani Tamil M. K. Kennedy
2006 84 Pasa Kiligal Sevathayya Tamil Amirtham
2009 85 Enga Raasi Nalla Raasi Vijay Tamil Raviraja
86 Nee Unnai Arindhal Gopal Tamil Rishiraj
2010 87 Baana Kaathadi 'Idhayam' Raja Tamil Badri Venkatesh Guest appearance

Death[edit]

He died the early hours of 8 September 2010 from a sudden massive heart attack in Chennai.[6] He was survived by his wife Shobha, daughter Kaavya and sons Adharvaa and Akash.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.jointscene.com/artists/Kollywood/Murali/152
  2. ^ Ramya Kannan, S.R. Ashok Kumar. "Tamil actor Murali dies of heart attack". The Hindu. 
  3. ^ "Murali passes away". Indiaglitz. 2010-09-08. Retrieved 2010-09-09. 
  4. ^ Prakash Upadhyaya (2010-09-08). "A tribute to actor Murali". OneIndia.in. Retrieved 2010-09-09. 
  5. ^ Pavithra Srinivasan (2010-09-08). "Mourning the loss of a mild-mannered hero". Rediff.com. Retrieved 2010-09-09. 
  6. ^ "Murali - Tamil Movie News - Popular hero passes away - Murali - Poo Vilangu - Pudhu Vasantham - Baana Kathadi - Behindwoods.com". 

External links[edit]