1 June 1957 |
Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu
|Other names||Naan Kadavul Rajendran, Mottai Rajendran|
|Occupation||Stunt double, Actor, Comedian|
|Years active||1992-95, 2002–present|
Rajendran (also known as Motta Rajendran) is an Indian stunt double and actor in Tamil cinema. He has worked as a stunt double for over 500 South Indian films particularly Malayalam films and began acting in Pithamagan (2003). He played the role of a villain in Naan Kadavul (2009) and he continued to play villainous supporting characters in a number of Tamil films.
He worked as a stuntman and worked in various films. In a city called Kalpetta, While working for a Malayalam film as stunt master he had a sequence of jumping in a pond after hitting by actor Vijayaraghavan, following which he developed allergic reaction due to disposal of factory wastes in the pond ever since his hair growth stopped completely and he even lost his eyebrow hairs, from which he got this rough appearance. He did a small role in Pithamagan (2003) and made his full-fledged acting debut in Naan Kadavul (2009). His performance as a cruel leader who tortures beggars earned critical acclaim with a critic noting that he is "menacing and loathsome". Following his villainic comedy role in Boss Engira Bhaskaran (2010), he says he was typecasted in similar roles. He then appeared as a killer who dons the garb of women in Thirudan Police (2014) was appreciated by critics as "the ultimate showstealer and his already popular lady makeover clinches it big time". His first release in 2015 was Darling where he appeared as a ghostbuster Ghost Gopal Varma. M. Suganth of Times of India noted that "His bald head, thin figure and sandpapery voice make him effective for both villainous and comical roles but from the screams and whistles that his character gets, it is clear that he has made much more impact as a comedian". His second release of the year was Ivanuku Thannila Gandam (2015) where he appeared as a dreaded murderer. Before the release, Rajendran's presence in the film's promotional videos garned positive response. The film was released to negative reviews from critics but Rajendran's performance was appreciated by critics noting that "the film belongs to Rajendran as he comes out with his trademark dialogue delivery [..] and carries the entire film".
|2006||Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu||Henchman in 'Karka Karka' song|
|2010||Boss Engira Bhaskaran||Velpandi|
|Velayudham||A local goon|
|Kan Pesum Vaarthaigal||Janani's uncle|
|Pattathu Yaanai||Hotel Owner|
|Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam||Goolmaayi|
|Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara||Painter Rajendran (Raj)|
|Aindhaam Thalaimurai Sidha Vaidhiya Sigamani|
|2015||Darling||Ghost Gopal Varma|
|Ivanuku Thannila Gandam||Mark|
|Kanchana 2||Marudhu's brother|
|Eli||Kuruvi Manda Kumaru|
|Palakkattu Madhavan||U.Santosh Kumar|
|Sakalakala Vallavan||Muthukaruppan / Robot|
|Naanum Rowdydhaan||Rowdy Raja|
|Om Shanti Om||Vavval Pandi|
|Kadha Solla Porom|
|Velainu Vandhutta Vellaikaaran||Ghost 'Mottai' Guru|
|Enakku Innoru Per Irukku||Maha|
|Jackson Durai||Bradlee (Suruli)|
|Yaanai Mel Kuthirai Saavari|
|Kadavul Irukaan Kumaru||Father Francis Rajendran|
|Veera Sivaji||CBI officer|
|Enakku Vaaitha Adimaigal||Karuppu Rock|
|Motta Shiva Ketta Shiva||Supreme Star Subash|
|Bruce Lee||Uncle of Abbas|
|Sangili Bungili Kadhava Thorae||Singapore Singaram|
|Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangadhavan||Mani / Rajhu|
|Gemini Ganeshanum Suruli Raajanum||Sultan Bhai|
|Podhuvaga Emmanasu Thangam||Rajendran|
|Katha Nayagan||Mike Maari|
|Neruppu Da||MLA Kabali|
|Hara Hara Mahadevaki||Spike|
- S.R Ashok Kumar. "My First Break". The Hindu. Retrieved 15 February 2012.
- "Rajendran opens up on his menacing voice". Indiaglitz. Retrieved 26 March 2015.
- "Rajendran turns hot as comedian!". sify.com. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
- "Reality hits you hard -- Naan Kadavul". 13 February 2009. Retrieved 22 September 2017 – via www.thehindu.com.
- "Thirudan Police (aka) Tirudan Police review". behindwoods.com. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
- "Darling Movie Review, Trailer, & Show timings at Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
- "'Rajendran a Big Asset for Ivanuku Thannila Gandam' - NDTV Movies". ndtv.com. 21 February 2015. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
- "Ivanuku Thannila Gandam Movie Review: Rajendran Saves The Day But Only Just!". filmibeat.com. 13 March 2015. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
- "Review : Ivanuku Thanila Gandam". www.sify.com. Retrieved 22 September 2017.