is a Tamil film actor
,comedian and playback singer
. Since 2000, he has acted as a comedian in various Tamil films
. During his career, Vadivelu has won several Filmfare Awards
and Tamil Nadu State Film Awards
. He is renowned for his slapstick comedies.
Born in the southern
city of Madurai
, Vadivelu is popularly known as Vaigai Puyal
, meaning "the storm from the Vaigai River
", a river which flows through Madurai, for his high sense of humor. Prior to his film career, he was working in a small shop where glass frames for photos and paintings were done. He was struggling with his then monthly income of just a few hundred rupees. With his movie career taking off, his fortunes turned. By 1994, he owned a TATA Sierra (which at that time was considered a luxury).
Starting as a sidekick to the famed Goundamani
comedy duo, he rose to prominence after his role in Kadhalan
. Vadivelu's debut movie was En Rasavin Manasiley (1991), directed by Kasthoori Raja. This comedy king has worked in 350 movies. He came to the forefront after his role in Kadhalan. Some of his most famous movies are: Bharathi Kannamma, Vetri Kodi Kattu, Winner and Chandramukhi. The actor played the lead role in the blockbuster Imsai Arasan 23am Pulikesi where he played the dual role of twin brothers. His next movie in a lead role... Read More