Murali (Tamil actor)

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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 a South Indian film actor who appeared in the leading and supporting roles in Tamil and Kannada throughout his career.[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 Siddhalingaiah. 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 (which is a basic requirement for any hero in Indian cinema), 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 Puthir Tamil S. Siddalingaiah 1st dual role
11 Oru Malarin Payanam Tamil Muktha Srinivasan
12 Kaalamellam Unn Madiyil Tamil Rajasekar
13 Mannukkul Vairam Tamil Manoj Kumar
1987 14 Vanna Kanavugal Moorthy Tamil Ameerjan
15 Valayal Satham Tamil Jeevabalan
16 Thulasi Siva Tamil Ameerjan
17 Aval Mella Sirithal Tamil M.N. Jeyanthi Sundar
18 Meendum Mahaan Tamil Uthaman
1988 19 Puyal Paadum Paattu Tamil Manivannan
20 Kudumbam Oru Kovil Tamil A. C. Tirulokchandar
21 Thappu Kanakku Tamil Jeevabalan
1989 22 Thangamani Rangamani Rangamani Tamil Rama Narayanan
23 Kai Veesamma Kai Veesu Tamil Vinodh
24 Ninaivu Chinnam Tamil Anu Mohan
1990 25 Pudhu Vasantham Balu Tamil Vikraman
26 Paalam Tamil Karvannan
27 Vetri Malai Tamil V. S. Shanmugam
28 Silambu Tamil Nethaji
29 Naanum Indha Ooruthan Tamil Sekar Raja
30 Nangal Puthiyavargal Tamil R. G. Elavalagan
31 Sirayil Sila Raagangal Tamil Rajendrakumar
32 Pudhiya Katru Tamil Karvannan
33 Namma Ooru Poovatha Tamil Manivasagam
1991 34 Sami Potta Mudichu Tamil R. Sundarrajan
35 Iravu Sooriyan Tamil S. Nathan
36 Idhayam Raja Tamil Kathir
37 Kurumbukkaran Tamil Ameerjan
1992 38 Thanga Manasukkaran Murugesh (Murugan) Tamil Rajavarman
39 Chinna Pasanga Naanga Muthukaalai Tamil Raj Kapoor
40 Thangarasu Thangarasu Tamil K. Alexander
41 Endrum Anbudan Tamil Bhagyanathan
42 Thaali Kattiya Raasa Tamil Vijaya Kanna
1993 43 Manikkuyil Tamil Rajavarman
44 Thangakkili Moorthi Tamil Rajavarman
1994 45 Manju Virattu Tamil L. S. Valaiyapathy
46 Adharmam Tamil Ramesh Balakrishnan
47 En Aasai Machan Subramani Tamil R. Sundarrajan
48 Sathyavan Tamil Raj Kapoor
1995 49 Aahaya Pookal Tamil Deenadayal
50 Thondan Tamil Karvannan
1996 51 Poove Unakkaga Himself Tamil Vikraman Special appearance
52 Poomani Tamil Mu. Kalanjiyam
1997 53 Kaalamellam Kadhal Vaazhga Tamil R. Balu
54 Porkkalam Manikkam Tamil Cheran
55 Roja Malare Kannan Tamil Jayamurugan
1998 56 Kaadhale Nimmadhi Mohan Tamil Indiran
57 Dhinamdhorum Tamil Nagarajan
58 Veera Thalattu Tamil Kasthuri Raja
59 Rathna Rathna, Muthuvel Tamil Ilanchezhian
60 Poonthottam Tamil Mu. Kalanjiyam
61 En Aasai Rasave Tamil Kasthuri Raja
62 Unnudan Santhosh Tamil R. Balu
63 Desiya Geetham Tamil Cheran
1999 64 Poo Vaasam Tamil Sree Bharathi
65 Kanave Kalaiyadhe Anand Tamil V. Gowthaman
66 Ooty Balu Tamil Anwar
67 Iraniyan Iraniyan Tamil Vincent Selva
2000 68 Vetri Kodi Kattu Sekhar Tamil Cheran
69 Manu Needhi Murali Tamil Thambi Ramaiah
2001 70 Kannukku Kannaga Dharma Tamil S. Dhayalan
71 Sonnal Thaan Kathala Murali Tamil T.Rajendar
72 Aanandham Madhavan Tamil N. Lingusamy
73 Samuthiram Thangarasu Tamil K. S. Ravikumar
74 Alli Thandha Vaanam Madhavan Tamil Sridhar Prasad
75 Kadal Pookkal Karuthayya Tamil Bharathiraja Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor
2002 76 Sundhara Travels Gopikrishna Tamil Thaha
77 Kamarasu Kamarasu Tamil P. C. Anbazhagan
78 Namma Veetu Kalyanam Ravi Tamil V. Sekhar
2003 79 Kadhaludan Kalyan Tamil Rajakumaran
2004 80 Arivumani Arivumani Tamil M. K. Kennedy
2006 81 Pasa Kiligal Sevathayya Tamil Amirtham
2009 82 Enga Raasi Nalla Raasi Vijay Tamil Raviraja
83 Nee Unnai Arindhal Gopal Tamil Rishiraj
2010 84 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". 

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