Subbu Panchu

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Subbu Panchu
Subramaniam Panchu Arunachalam

(1973-02-16) 16 February 1973 (age 49)
Other namesP. Ar. Subramaniam, Panju Subbu
OccupationActor, producer, voice actor and choreographer
Years active1988-1993
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Political partyBharathiya Janatha Party (2020-)

Subramaniam Panchu Arunachalam, credited as Subbu Panchu or P. Ar. Subramaniam (born 16 February 1973) is an Indian actor and film producer.[1] Son of noted writer-producer Panchu Arunachalam, Subbu first appeared as a child artist in the Malayalam film Daisy, before working in the production department of his father's P. A. Art Productions.[2] He returned to acting with the television series Arasi and shot to fame following his performance in the 2010 comedy film Boss Engira Bhaskaran.[1] Subbu has occasionally worked as a voice actor and choreographer as well.[2]


Subbu, being born as the son to writer-producer Panchu Arunachalam, had been in the film industry since his childhood. He made his acting debut at age 14 as a child artist in the Malayalam film Daisy, directed by Pratap Pothen, who was then his neighbour.[1][2] He was soon made by his father to work as an assistant production manager under Balagopi in his father's P. A. Art Productions for the Rajinikanth-starrer Guru Sishyan. Since Guru Sishyan, Subbu was involved in all the productions until the most recent release Maya Kannadi (2007),[1][2] with Subbu being promoted from an executive producer to the main producer.[3]

In 2002, Subbu acted in a film directed by Agathiyan, Kadhal Samrajyam, as one of its lead actors,[4] However, after the release of the soundtrack, the film was shelved and was never released. In 2008, he ventured into television and appeared in the popular television drama series Arasi on Sun TV. He was approached by its director Samuthirakani to play the antagonist's role in the film, a role which was initially supposed to last for a week only, but was extended following positive responses. His first Tamil film was Saroja (2008), in which he had a cameo appearance. Meri[1][2] Subbu returned to the big screen with M. Rajesh's comedy film Boss Engira Bhaskaran, in which he played a pivotal character as the brother of the character played by Arya.[5] The film became one of 2010's biggest commercial successes, which brought Subbu into the limelight and subsequently led to several more acting offers. He starred in Cloud Nine Movies' Thoonga Nagaram as a tahsildar,[5] and appeared in films including Ajith Kumar's Mankatha where he played a CBI Officer, Kamal Ekambaram, as a negative role.[1][2]

Subbu had previously also worked as a choreographer in the K. Balachander-produced Vidukadhai,[6] and as a voice actor, dubbing for actors Suman and Mukesh Tiwari in Sivaji: The Boss and Kandaswamy, respectively.[1][7]

He has also appeared in advertisements for Hamam and Lakshmi ceramics. Currently he is hosting a game show, Aayirathil Oruvan, on Zee Tamil channel.



  • All films are in Tamil, unless otherwise noted.
Year Film Role Notes
1988 Daisy Thomas Malayalam film
1992 Kalikaalam Dancer special appearance in the song "Kadhal Illamal"
1993 Athma Anil
2008 Saroja Himself Guest Appearance
2010 Boss Engira Bhaskaran Saravanan
2011 Thoonga Nagaram
Aanmai Thavarael Mr. A
Mankatha Kamal Ekambaram
2012 Kalakalappu Manickam
Maalai Pozhudhin Mayakathilaey Coffee Shop Owner
2013 Chennaiyil Oru Naal Murugan
Settai Commissioner Vijayakumar
Pattathu Yaanai Collector
Thalaivaa Ravi Kiran
All in All Azhagu Raja Doctor Cameo appearance
Naveena Saraswathi Sabatham Lord Shiva
Biriyani Subbu Mama
2014 Ninaithathu Yaaro Himself Guest appearance
Vallavanukku Pullum Aayudham One of the Land Brokers
Nimirndhu Nil Lawyer Raja Senthurpandian
2015 Janda Pai Kapiraju Lawyer Rajasekhar Telugu film
Azhagiya Pandipuram Deepika's Brother
Massu Engira Maasilamani Shanmuga Sundaram
2016 Aranmanai 2 Maya's elder brother
Anjala UK
Natpadhigaram 79
Vaaliba Raja Padhmanaban
Unnodu Ka Subash Chandrabose
Ka Ka Ka Po Rishabarajan
Nambiar Ramachandran's elder brother
Chennai 600028 II: Second Innings Chidhambaram
2017 Brindavanam Nagaraj
Balloon Jeeva's Brother
2018 Manushanaa Nee
Pyaar Prema Kaadhal Manager
Padithavudan Killithu Vidavum Minister Duraipandi
Adanga Maru Subash's brother
2019 Chithiram Pesuthadi 2 Salim's boss
Namma Veettu Pillai Arumpon's youngest paternal uncle
RK Nagar Inspector Nagendran
2020 Ponmagal Vandhal Alexander
2021 Live Telecast Mike Web series
Kasada Thapara DCP Chathurvedha
Annabelle Sethupathi Sundar Raman
Maanaadu Mugilan Arivazhagan
Blood Money
2022 Etharkkum Thunindhavan Alagunambi
Enna Solla Pogirai Anjali's Father


Year Title Role Language Channel
2005-2007 Selvi Nallathambi Tamil Sun TV
2007-2009 Arasi[8] Nallathambi Tamil Sun TV

Dubbing artist[edit]

Producer credits[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Cinema Plus / Interview : Making an impression". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 3 October 2010. Archived from the original on 29 June 2011. Retrieved 13 May 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "My First Break: Subbu". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 12 February 2011.
  3. ^ "Friday Review Chennai / Cinema : Mirroring Cheran". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 31 March 2006. Archived from the original on 9 April 2006. Retrieved 13 May 2013.
  4. ^ "The Hindu : Youthful line-up". 5 July 2002. Archived from the original on 17 October 2002. Retrieved 13 May 2013.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  5. ^ a b V Lakshmi, TNN (11 April 2010). "Subbu all set to rock big screen". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 13 May 2013.
  6. ^ "1997–98 Kodambakkam babies Page: Part 2". Archived from the original on 24 July 2012. Retrieved 13 May 2013.
  7. ^ "Subbu dubs for Suman". IndiaGlitz. 9 June 2007. Retrieved 13 May 2013.
  8. ^ "A bad guy with a difference".

External links[edit]