Active - 1979 - 2015  |   Born - Dec 12, 1950 in Bangalore, Mysore State, India  |   Genres - Action, Musical

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  • Worked in various jobs before becoming an actor, including working as a bus conductor.
  • Debuted in the Tamil film Apoorva Raagangal (1975).
  • Won the Filmfare Awards South Best Actor award for Nallavanukku Nallavan (1984).
  • Four-time winner of the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor.
  • Was awarded the Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian award, in 2000.