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Thambi Ramaiah Biography:

Name: Thambi Ramaiah
Real Name: Thambi Ramaiah Jagannathapillai
Nickname: Thambi Ramaiah
Profession: Indian film actor and director
Date of Birth: 27 February 1956
Age: 62

Thambi Ramaiah is an actor from South India. He hails from Rarapuram, Pudhukottai district, Tamil Nadu and was born on 27 February 1956 in the said place. He was raised in his village and did his schooling and junior college in this hometown. Besides being an actor, he is also a filmmaker and lyricist. He entered into the film industry just to be a screenwriter as he was very much fond of writing. In his school days, he used to write love letters for his friends and even made money out of it. He got his training in various musical instrument and also developed the interest in writing lyrics. When he turned 20, he headed to Chennai to enter the film industry. However, with a lack of contacts, he had to struggle to work in a private firm.

Thambi RamaiahIn the year 1994, he got his first break as a dialogue writer for a TV show on Sun TV along with getting a chance to be an assistant director, lyricist, and scriptwriter. With opportunities to work as assistant director to veterans like P Vasu and T. Rajender and P. Vasu, he learned a lot about screenplay-writing. This also helped in getting a cameo in Vasu’s movie called Malabar Police released in 1999. In 2000, he got the chance to get into the film of Manu Needhi with stars like Murali and Napolean. He kept on getting supporting roles in the movies like writing comedy tracks. He also got the chance to direct Indiralohathil Na Azhagappan in 2008 with stars like Vadivelu.

Some of his earlier films include Jore, Kodambakkam, Kovai Brothers, Imsai Arasan 23m Pulikesi, Sillunu Oru Kadhal, Thalaimagan, Vathiyar, Thagapansamy, Kodambakkam, Sillunu Oru Kadhal, Thottal Poo Malarum, Thottal Poo Malarum, Oram Po and Piragu. Some of the recent movies include Virumandikkum Sivanandikkum, Bairavaa, Koditta Idangalai Nirappuga, Enakku Vaaitha Adimaigal, Kuttram 23, Mupparimanam, Motta Shiva Ketta Shivam, Bairavaa, Dora, Palli Paruvathile, 12-12-1950, Palli Paruvathile, and Velaikkaran to name a few. He is currently filming for Viswasam. As a director, he has directed movies like Manu Needhi, Indiralohathil Na Azhagappan, and Maniyar Kudumbam. He is also given his voice for films like Vu, Oru Koodai Mutham and Oru Koodai Mutham.

Thambi Ramaiah Filmography

As actor

Year Film Role Notes
1999 Malabar Police Perumal
2001 Manu Needhi Broker Dharmalingam Also director
2004 Jore
2005 Kodambakkam
Vetrivel Sakthivel Selvi’s father-in-law
Aaru
2006 Kovai Brothers Astrologer
Imsai Arasan 23m Pulikesi
Sillunu Oru Kadhal Vellaichaamy’s assistant
Thalaimagan
Vathiyar
Thagapansamy
2007 Maa Madurai Osamma’s husband
Thottal Poo Malarum
Oram Po
Piragu
2008 Indiralohathil Na Azhagappan Chithraguptan Also director
Theekuchi Kurangu Ramasamy
Kee Mu
2009 Guru En Aalu Lawyer
Malai Malai
Odipolama
2010 Magane En Marumagane
Mynaa Ramaiah Winner, Vijay Award for Best Supporting Actor
Winner, National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor
Winner, Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Comedian
Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor – Tamil
Mandhira Punnagai Manmadhan Naidu
2011 Nanjupuram
Aayiram Vilakku
Vaagai Sooda Vaa Twonaalettu (2×4=8)
Osthi Maasaana Moorthy
Rajapattai Shanmugham
2012 Vettai Constable
Ambuli Vethagiri
Kazhugu Shanmugam (Chittappa)
Pechiyakka Marumagan
Pandi Oliperukki Nilayam Muthiah
Mannaru Also writer
Saattai Singam Perumal Nominated, SIIMA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated, Vijay Award for Best Villain
Thaandavam Thappachae Mama
Neerparavai Joseph Bharathi
Kumki Kothali Winner, SIIMA Award for Best Comedian
Winner, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor – Tamil
2013 Lokpal SI Ramdas Malayalam film
Mathil Mel Poonai
Moondru Per Moondru Kadhal Thiruvengadam
Keeripulla
Neram Saravanar
Summa Nachunu Irukku Chinniah
Apple Penne Aarumugam
2014 Jilla
Veeram Savarimuthu
Pulivaal Valliappan
Vu Ganesh
Nimirndhu Nil Head constable
Nedunchaalai Master
Ennamo Nadakkudhu
Un Samayal Arayil Krishna
Athithi Ondipuli
Kathai Thiraikathai Vasanam Iyakkam Seenu Winner, Vijay Award for Best Comedian
Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor – Tamil
Amara Kaaviyam Gnanam
Aindhaam Thalaimurai Sidha Vaidhiya Sigamani Silambu Chinnadurai
Vanavarayan Vallavarayan
Rettai Vaalu Ramasamy Padayatchi
Yaan Chinna
Nerungi Vaa Muthamidathe Rajagopalan
Gnana Kirukkan
Oru Oorla Rendu Raja Good Samaritan
Kaaviya Thalaivan Koduvaai
Kaadu Chettiar
2015 Isai Church priest
Sandamarutham Nirukalathan
Vajram
En Vazhi Thani Vazhi
Serndhu Polama Kumaran
Komban Rajakili
Kangaroo Thakapan Swami Nadar
Inimey Ippadithan
Thani Oruvan Sengalvarayan Winner, Edison Award for Best Character Actor
Adhibar
Strawberry
Yatchan Sotta Mani
Maanga
Puli Kodangi
Sivappu
Thiraipada Nagaram
Vedalam Thamizh’s father
2016 Azhagu Kutti Chellam
Peigal Jaakkirathai Pazhaivel Annachi
Saagasam ACP Seetharaman
Vetrivel Othasai
Appa Singamperumal Main Antagonist
Tamilselvanum Thaniyar Anjalum Manikandan
Iru Mugan Muthaiah
Thodari Chandrakanth
Virumandikkum Sivanandikkum
2017 Bairavaa Narayanan
Koditta Idangalai Nirappuga
Enakku Vaaitha Adimaigal Muthu Vinayagam
Kuttram 23 Thirupathi
Mupparimanam Santhosh
Motta Shiva Ketta Shiva Home Minister
Dora Vairam
Sangili Bungili Kadhava Thorae Jambulingam
Thondan Income tax officer
Vanamagan Pandian
Vizhithiru
12-12-1950 Vanangamudi
Velaikkaran Stella Bruce
2018 Thaanaa Serndha Koottam Iniyan’s father
Viswasam Filming

As director

Year Film Language Cast
2000 Manu Needhi Tamil Murali, Prathyusha
2008 Indiralohathil Na Azhagappan Tamil Vadivelu, Yamini Sharma

As singer

Year Film Song Composer Lyrics
2013 Vu “Oru Padi Mela” Abhijith Ramasamy Murugan Manthiram
2010 Oru Koodai Mutham “Nongala Enakku” Shanthan Thambi Ramaiah
2010 Oru Koodai Mutham “Pappa Poranthathu” Shanthan Thambi Ramaiah

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