Active - 1963 - 2013  |   Born - Sep 27, 1933 in Dharapuram, Madras Presidency, India  |   Died - Jan 31, 2009   |  

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  • Appeared in several hundred films in a career spanning 50 years.
  • Due to his comedic style he has often been referred to as the "Jerry Lewis of India".
  • Worked as a clerk for Indian Railways, before establishing himself as an actor.
  • At one stage in his career worked on six films simultaneously.
  • Won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Nammavar (1994).