Venniradai Moorthy

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Venniradai Moorthy
Natesamoorthy Shastri (Moorthy)

(1936-05-19) 19 May 1936 (age 83)
OccupationFilm actor, comedian
Years active1965–present
Spouse(s)Manimala (m.1966)[1]
ChildrenMano (1972)
Parent(s)Father : Natarajan Shastri

Venniradai Moorthy (born 1936)[2] is an Indian actor and comedian. He has starred in many Tamil films and television serials as a comedian and also played supporting roles.[3][4] He is a lawyer by education, and holds a B.L. degree in addition to a PhD in astrology. He is married to actress Manimala who played Suhasini's mother in Sindhu Bhairavi and the heroine in Vallavanukku Vallavan (1965). He is also a well known script-writer. Kamal Haasan's first full-fledged film as hero Maalai Sooda Vaa, had Murthy as a script writer.[5]

He is especially remembered for his Sunday TV Show 'Meendum Meendum Sirippu', which aired on Sun TV for 11 years.[6] The show had a comical take on common household themes involving slapstick and wordplay, usually ending with a social message. Moorthy wrote much of the material himself, in addition to starring on the show.


TV Serials[edit]

  • Meendum Meendum Sirippu (Sun TV)


  1. ^ "நடிகை மணிமாலாவை மணந்தார், மூர்த்தி: 5 ஆண்டு காதல், திருமணத்தில் முடிந்தது". Maalai Malar. 22 January 2017. Archived from the original on 28 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Memories of Madras — Days of baby taxis and food tickets". The Hindu. 19 April 2011. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Tamil Kavithai". Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  4. ^ "வெண்ணிற ஆடை மூர்த்தி சின்னத்திரையில் சாதனை" [Venniradai Moorthy succeeded in Television also]. Maalai Malar. 20 May 2016. Archived from the original on 28 June 2019.
  5. ^ "Vignettes from a veteran". The Hindu. 18 November 2010. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
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