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MGR at the wedding of films stars Nalini & Ramarajan.jpg
MGR at the wedding of films stars Nalini & Ramarajan
Born (1954-10-18) 18 October 1954 (age 61)
Okkur, Sivagangai, Tamil Nadu
Years active 1986-2001; 2012 – present
Spouse(s) Nalini (1987-2000) (divorced)
Children Arun, Aruna (b.1988)
Parent(s) Ramaiya,

Ramarajan (Tamil: ராமராஜன்) is a Tamil film actor who specialised in acting films on village-based subjects. He is also known as Makkal Nayagan. He was called as the rural box office emperor in the late 1980s, his movies used to do well in rural centres. He is known for his colourful gaudy costumes and excessive makeup. His pairing with Rekha in Tamil film is a hit.


Ramarajan hails from a small town Melur situated near Sivagangai. He grew up from a Cinema entrance ticket validator and plantain seller to a cinema producer.[1][2] Known for his movies with rustic simplicity, he had disappeared from filmdom following a string of failures. His films were so popular and made big at box-offices that they were equally competent to Superstar Rajinikanth and Kamalhassan's films. Considered as the man of the rural audiences, he was nicknamed Vasool Chakravathi.Many of his films based on village-based subjects were a big hit in B and C centers. He is known for his dark shirts and colorful costumes. His movie Karagattakaran was a block buster which ran for 365 days in Madurai, Chennai.

He took a plunge in politics and managed to become an MP. He was elected to the Lok Sabha from the Tiruchendur constituency on the AIADMK ticket in 1998.[3] His film and political career both failed for a certain period. His new low budget movie Medhai got released on 2012 which largely went unnoticed and failed.

Political career[edit]

He was elected to 12th Lok Sabha as an All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam candidate from Tiruchendur Lok Sabha constituency in 1998.

Personal life[edit]

Ramarajan fell in love with actress Nalini and they got married in 1987. However, they divorced citing differences in their relationship and got divorced in 2000.They have twin children, daughter Aruna,and son Arun born in 1988. His Daughter Aruna is married to Ramesh Subramanian on 6 May 2013. His Son Arun is married to Pavithra on 25 April 2014.

Partial filmography[edit]

Year Title Credited as Role Notes
Actor Director Writer
1977 Meenakshi Kungumam Green tickY Uncredited
1979 Anbe Sangeetha Green tickY Uncredited
1980 Theru Vilakku Green tickY Uncredited
1981 Pattam Parakattum Green tickY Uncredited
1984 Sattathai Thiruthungal Green tickY
1985 Mannuketha Ponnu Green tickY
1985 Marudhani Green tickY
1985 Hello Yaar Pesurathu Green tickY
1986 Marakka Maatten Green tickY
1986 Solai Pushpangal Green tickY
1986 Namma Ooru Nalla Ooru Green tickY Debut as Hero[4]
1987 Enga Ooru Pattukaran Green tickY Seethan
1987 Neram Nallairukku Green tickY
1987 Evargal Indiyargal Green tickY
1987 Ondru Engal Jaathiye Green tickY
1987 Gramatthu Minnal Green tickY
1988 Rayilukku Neramachu Green tickY
1988 Sembakame Sembakame Green tickY
1988 Paarthal Pasu Green tickY
1988 Enga Ooru Kavakkaran Green tickY
1988 Ennai Vittu Pogaathe Green tickY
1988 Namma Ooru Nayagan Green tickY
1988 Melangottu Thalikattu Green tickY
1988 Raasave Unnai Nambi Green tickY
1989 Enne Petha Raasa Green tickY
1989 Pongi Varum Kaveri Green tickY
1989 Enga Ooru Mappillai Green tickY
1989 Karagattakaran Green tickY Muththaiyaa
1989 Raaja Raajathan Green tickY
1989 Anbu Kattalai Green tickY
1989 Thangamana Raasa Green tickY
1989 Manasukketha Maharasa Green tickY
1990 Paattukku Naan Adimai Green tickY
1990 Thangathin Thangam Green tickY
1990 Ooru Vittu Ooru Vanthu Green tickY
1990 Puthu Paatu Green tickY
1991 Naadu Adhai Naadu Green tickY
1991 Annan Kattiya Vazhi Green tickY
1991 Mill Thozhilali Green tickY
1991 Oorellam un Pattuthan Green tickY
1991 Nenjamundu Nermaiundu Green tickY
1992 Ponnuketha Purushan Green tickY
1992 Villu Pattukaran Green tickY Kalimuthu
1995 Thedi Vandha Raasa Green tickY
1996 Amman Kovil Vaasalile Green tickY Green tickY
1996 Namma Ooru Raasa Green tickY Green tickY
1997 Gopura Deepam Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
1997 Vivasaayi Magan Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
1997 Themmangu Paattukaaran Green tickY
1999 Poo Maname Vaa Green tickY
1999 Annan Green tickY Velan
2001 Ponnana Neram Green tickY Green tickY
2001 Seerivarum Kaalai Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
2012 Medhai Green tickY
2015 Kumbabishekam Green tickY Filming


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