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Senthil at Producer AL Alagappan & Valliammai 60th Wedding Day Function.jpg
Born (1951-03-23) 23 March 1951 (age 67)[1][2]
Ilanjambore, Tamil Nadu, India
ResidenceChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
OccupationFilm actor
Years active1979-present
ChildrenManikanda Prabhu
Hemachandra Prabhu

Senthil (born 23 March 1951), is an actor from Tamil Nadu, India. He is notable for his comedian roles along with fellow actor Goundamani.[3][4][5][6][7][8][9]

Acting career

He ran away from his village at the age 13 due to his father's scoldings.[10] He first worked in an oil mart, then in a private wine shop as a waiter and then landed up in drama where he started developing his skills.He made his debut with Oru Koyil Iru Dheepangal (1979) though he officially his first film was Ithikkara Pakki which released in 1980.[11] He slowly entered the Tamil film industry in small characters and finally landed in a good role in the film Malayoor Mambattiyan. He has acted in many popular films with several of the leading actors and comedians in the south Indian cine industry. He usually appears in films with Goundamani in a slapstick double act. Together they have formed a comic pair in many Tamil films and was known as the Laurel and hardy of Tamil Cinema.[12] Recently, Senthil has started acting in Tamil tele-serials.

Personal life

He was born on 23 March 1951 in a small village called Ilanjambore near Mudukulathur in Ramanathapuram District. He married Kalaiselvi on 14 May 1984.[13] He has two sons, Dr Manikanda Prabhu and Hemachandra Prabhu.



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  2. ^ "எதிர்ப்புகளை எதிர்கொள் - நடிகர் செந்தில் சொல்லாமல் சொல்லும் பாடம் #HBDSenthil". 23 March 2016. Retrieved 21 March 2018.
  3. ^ "The Hindu : From scratch to success". Retrieved 21 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Actor Senthil joins AIADMK". 2 February 2006. Retrieved 21 March 2018 – via
  5. ^ "Senthil to play lead role". 3 December 2007. Retrieved 21 March 2018 – via
  6. ^ "Andipatti witnesses `star wars'". 5 May 2006. Retrieved 21 March 2018 – via
  7. ^ Shot in the old world charm
  8. ^ Goundamani presides Senthil's son marriage! Archived 7 July 2012 at
  9. ^ "Tamil Cinema News - Tamil Movie Reviews - Tamil Movie Trailers - IndiaGlitz Tamil". Retrieved 21 March 2018.
  10. ^ "அண்ண்ணே.... கவுண்டமணி அண்ண்ணே...! - உருகும் செந்தில்". 30 November 2016. Retrieved 21 March 2018.
  11. ^ "The Hindu : From scratch to success". Retrieved 21 March 2018.
  12. ^ "'Koundamani and I may pair up again' - Times of India". Retrieved 21 March 2018.
  13. ^ "Namma Veetu Kalyanam 10/25/14". Vijay TV. sec. 467. Retrieved 30 October 2014.

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