• Born on
    • July 31st, 1953
  • Died on
    • June 15th, 2013
S Manivannan Rajagopal or popularly known mononymously as Manivannan, was an Indian film actor and director. In a career spanning three decades, Manivannan went from being a story and dialogue writer for veteran director Bharathiraja from 1980–82 to a successful director who thrived in experimenting with different genres, before becoming an actor. With over 400 films to his name, Manivannan was one of the most experienced actors in the field and has directed exact 50 films.[4] Manivannan was mainly a supporting actor in films and often played the comedian or the villain's role. During his lifetime, he supported various political parties, including the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and the Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam. He later became affiliated with the Naam Tamilar Katchi and had long supported its ideology of Sri Lankan Tamil nationalism.


Acting (28 Credits)

2011Velayudham as Rathnavelu
2010Thillalangadi as Ashram Staff
2008Kuruvi as Singamuthu
2007Sivaji as Arumugam
2006Something Something... Unnakum Ennakum as JP
2006Aathi as Mani
2005Ji as Kaasi
2002Red as Narayanan
2002Pammal K. Sambandam
2002Youth as Sandhya's father
2002Panchatanthiram as Smuggling boss
2000Rhythm as Karthik's colleague
2000Priyuralu Pilichindi as Sivagnanam
2000Mugavari as CD Shop Owner
1999Thulladha Manamum Thullum as Mani
1999Mudhalvan as Mayakrishnan
1999Minsara Kanna as Mani
1999Kadhalar Dinam as the man talking with Raja in railway station
1999Padaiyappa as Padayappa's Father's Foster Brother
1997Respect for Love
1997Nerukku Ner
1997Once More as Vijay's Uncle
1996Avvai Shanmugi as Mudaliyar
1996Kadhal Kottai as Kaliyaperumal
1995Deva as Periyavar

Director (1 Credits)


Writer (1 Credits)



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