Vela Ramamoorthy

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Vela Ramamoorthy
Born1st February
Perunali, Ramanathapuram district, Tamil Nadu, India
OccupationActor, writer

Vela Ramamoorthy is an Indian writer and actor who has appeared in Tamil language films. He has acted in films including Paayum Puli (2015) and Sethupathi (2016).

His novels are Pattathu Yaanai, Kutraparambarai (initially known as Kootanchoru) and Kuruthi Aattam. His short stories are compiled and released as Vela Ramamoorthy Kathaikal (வேலராமமூர்த்தி கதைகள்)


He is a PUC Graduate. He joined the Indian Army and served for five years. Then he was posted in Post office. Since he is a writer, many people would come to meet him in his office. "I used to spend half of my salary in the tea shops." He remembers in an interview with ‘Pudhiya Thalamurai ‘ Tamil magazine. Vela Ramamoorthy has written acclaimed Tamil novels including Kuttra Parambarai and Kuruthi Aattam, and is considered one of the leading Tamil story writers of his time.[1][2] He was also involved in the dispute regarding the rights of making a film out of Kuttra Parambarai and had supported Bala's project ahead of Bharathiraja's.[3]

In the mid-2010s, he was cast as an actor and has since gone on to portray supporting roles in notable films including Komban (2015), Paayum Puli (2015) and Sethupathi (2016).[4][5]


Year Film Role Notes
1997 Suryavamsam Bus passenger
2013 Madha Yaanai Koottam Veera Thevar
2015 Komban Duraipandi
2015 Paayum Puli Jayaseelan's father
2016 Rajini Murugan Chellakaruppan
2016 Ra Ra Rajasekhar
2016 Sethupathi Vathiyar
2016 Appa Dhayalan's Father in law
2016 Kidaari Kombiah Best Villain award from Vikatan Magazine
2017 Yeidhavan
2017 Vanamagan Jayam Ravi's Father
2017 Thondan Samuthirakani's Father
2017 Aramm MLA
2017 Veeraiyan
2018 Sketch Jeeva's father
2018 Gulaebaghavali
2018 Madura Veeran Gurumoorthy
2018 Kaali Parvathy’s husband
2018 Thuppakki Munai Brahmaraja
2019 Mehandi Circus Amaladass
2019 Devarattam Vetri’s father
2019 NGK Saghayam