Ranjith (actor)

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Ranjith
Born Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation Film actor, director
Years active 1993–present
Spouse(s) Priya Raman (2004 - 2014), Ragasudha ( 2014 - ) [1]
Children Adithya (7 years), Akash (3 years), [2]

Ranjith is a character artist who appears in Tamil, and Malayalam language films.[3][4]

Career[edit]

After completing a course in acting, Ranjith made his acting debut in 1993 with Pon Vilangu , directed by K. S. Rajkumar, was produced by R. K. Selvamani and he acted alongside Rahman, Sivaranjani and Ramya Krishnan. The critic K. Vijayan of New Straits Times praised Ranjith's acting citing that "Ranjith, despite his big build, impresses in his debut performance."[5] The next year, he acted the lead role in the rural drama Sindhu Nathi Poo, the film turned out to be a success at the box-office. In 1996, he appeared in Minor Mappillai and Avathara Purushan. In 1997, he appeared in a guest appearance in Cheran's Bharathi Kannamma which was a critical and commercial success.[6] In the start of 1998, Ranjith played as an antagonist in Maru Malarchi, the film was released to critical acclaim and he won the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Villain for his role.[7] Subsequently, he was flooded with offers.[8] In the mid of 1998, he acted in the blockbuster Natpukkaga and he played the villain role in Dharma. In the end of 1998, he acted in supporting role in Desiya Geetham and Pudhumai Pithan while he played one of the leads in the low-budget film Cheran Chozhan Pandian.

In the 2000s, Ranjith appeared in smaller-budget films and often played the lead role, including in productions such as Bheeshmar and the unreleased Padhavi Paduthum Paadu.[9]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Language Role Notes
1993 Pon Vilangu Tamil Muthu Debut Film
1994 Sindhu Nathi Poo Tamil Thirukkaval (Sakthivel)
1996 Minor Mappillai Tamil Moses
Avathara Purushan Tamil Anand
1997 Bharathi Kannamma Tamil Maayan
1998 Cheran Chozhan Pandian Tamil Cheran
Desiya Geetham Tamil
Dharma Tamil Ranjith
Maru Malarchi Tamil Manimaran Winner, Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Villain
Natpukkaga Tamil
Ninaithen Vandhai Tamil Vignesh
Pudhumai Pithan Tamil Mahesh
1999 Kummi Paattu Tamil
Nesam Pudhusu Tamil
Hello Tamil
Manaivikku Mariyadhai Tamil Naresh
Ninaivirukkum Varai Tamil Sada
Poo Maname Vaa Tamil
Ponvizha Tamil Velusamy
Sundari Neeyum Sundaran Naanum Tamil Sivaramakrishnan
Iraniyan Tamil
2000 Kannan Varuvaan Tamil Raghu
Magalirkkaga Tamil Subramani
Kann Thirandhu Paaramma Tamil
Ennamma Kannu Tamil Vishwa
Sabhash Tamil Dharan
Eazhaiyin Sirippil Tamil Doctor Guest appearance
Sudhandhiram Tamil Vikram
2001 Pandavar Bhoomi Tamil Dhanapal Guest appearance
Aandan Adimai Tamil Ranjith
Manadhai Thirudivittai Tamil Ranjith
Kanna Unnai Thedukiren Tamil
Narasimha Tamil C. P. Sharma
2003 Bheeshmar Tamil Bheeshmar Also director
2004 Natturajavu Malayalam Karnan
2005 Rajamanikyam Malayalam Simon Nadar
Chandrolsavam Malayalam Ramanunni
Lokanathan IAS Malayalam Brahmanandan
Aadhikkam Tamil
Padhavi Paduthum Paadu Tamil
2006 Don Chera Tamil
2007 Janmam Malayalam
Pasupathi c/o Rasakkapalayam Tamil Pasupathi
Thirumagan Tamil
2008 Valluvan Vasuki Tamil Anandha Konar
2009 Munnar Tamil Karthikeyan
2010 Thambikku Indha Ooru Tamil Thirumalai
Thanthonni Malayalam Neelakantan
Gowravargal Tamil
2011 August 15 Malayalam Selvam
2012 Oru Kudumba Chithram Malayalam Varunagiri
2014 Little Superman Malayalam Wilson
2015 Sagaptham Tamil Chinrasu
Adhibar Tamil Easwaran

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.kollytalk.com/cinenews/priya-raman-doesnt-bother-ranjiths-second-marriage-184812.html
  2. ^ http://www.kollytalk.com/cinenews/priya-raman-doesnt-bother-ranjiths-second-marriage-184812.html
  3. ^ Ranjith’s next venture soon – TAMIL NADU. The Hindu (28 September 2007). Retrieved on 2015-10-12.
  4. ^ Jointscene – Tamil Actor Ranjith. Web.archive.org. Retrieved on 12 October 2015.
  5. ^ K. Vijiyan (24 July 1993). "Surprise hit for movie using well-tried formula". New Straits Times: 26. Retrieved 8 August 2014. 
  6. ^ Bharathi Kannamma – Director. Director Cheran (15 January 1997). Retrieved on 2015-10-12.
  7. ^ Marumalarchi: Movie Review. Indolink.com. Retrieved on 12 October 2015.
  8. ^ Ranjith is anxious – Tamil Movie News. Indiaglitz.com (25 May 2006). Retrieved on 2015-10-12.
  9. ^ http://www.indiaglitz.com/tamil-movies-padhavi-paduthum-paadu-gallery-7569.html