Biography

M. Nassar is an Indian film actor, director and producer, who mainly works in the South Indian film industry. He is the incumbent president of the Nadigar Sangam.

Nassar made his acting debut in K. Balachander's Kalyana Agathigal (1985) portraying a secondary supporting role, before moving on to play villainous roles in S. P. Muthuraman's Velaikaran (1987) and Vanna Kanavugal. He played the protagonist in Yuhi Sethu's Kavithai Paada Neramillai, though his breakthrough role came through his performance as a police officer in Mani Ratnam's Nayakan. He subsequently became a regular in Mani Ratnam and Kamal Haasan's ventures, appearing in pivotal character roles in Roja, Thevar Magan (1992), Bombay (1994) and Kuruthipunal (1995).

Nassar made his directorial debut with Avatharam (1995), a film based on the backdrop of a folk art troupe. The film won critical acclaim, but failed to become a commercially successful venture.

M. Nassar is an Indian film actor, director and producer, who mainly works in the South Indian film industry. He is the incumbent president of the Nadigar Sangam.

Nassar made his acting debut in K. Balachander's Kalyana Agathigal (1985) portraying a secondary supporting role, before moving on to play villainous roles in S. P. Muthuraman's Velaikaran (1987) and Vanna Kanavugal. He played the protagonist in Yuhi Sethu's Kavithai Paada Neramillai, though his breakthrough role came through his performance as a police officer in Mani Ratnam's Nayakan. He subsequently became a regular in Mani Ratnam and Kamal Haasan's ventures, appearing in pivotal character roles in Roja, Thevar Magan (1992), Bombay (1994) and Kuruthipunal (1995).

Nassar made his directorial debut with Avatharam (1995), a film based on the backdrop of a folk art troupe. The film won critical acclaim, but failed to become a commercially successful venture.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 386

Birthday 1958-03-05

Place of Birth Chengalpattu, Tamil Nadu, India

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Naasar
  • Nazar
  • నాజర్
  • Nasser
  • Naaser

Acting TV ShowsMovies

Ala Vaikuntapuramlo
Party as Benjamin Button, Businessman
Kamasutra 3D
Pattas
Clap
Agni Siragugal
Maha
Sathuranga Vettai 2
Madai Thirandhu
Spot
2019 Marjaavaan
2019 Sangathamizhan
2019 Chanakya as Kulkarni
2019 100% Kaadhal as Balu and Mahalakshmi’s Grandfather
2019 Sitara as Kabir Mhajan
2019 Manmadhudu 2
2019 Kalki
2019 Voter
2019 Kolaigaran as Retired Police Officer
2019 Article 15 as Panicker
2019 Maharshi as Chief minister
2019 Rocky: The Revenge
2019 Neerthirai
2019 Mouname Ishtam
2019 118 as Mahendra
2019 Vantha Rajavathaan Varuven as Raghunandhan
2019 F2: Fun and Frustration as DGP
2018 Utharavu Maharaja
2018 Sei
2018 Sharabha as Tatikonda Chinnarao
2018 Nota as Vinothan Subramani
2018 Nannu Dochukunduvate
2018 Odu Raja Odu as Kali Muthu
2018 Vishwaroopam II
2018 Nieraali as George
2018 Vijetha
2018 Kaali as Thala Vatti Maari
2018 Bhaskar Oru Rascal as Rangasamy
2018 Aabhaasam as Inspector
2018 Keni
2018 Kutram Nadanthathu Enna
2018 Manasuku Nachindi
2018 Savarakathi
2018 Inttelligent as Nanda Kishore
2017 Thittam Pottu Thirudura Koottam
2017 PSV Garuda Vega as NIA Head
2017 Thittivasal
2017 Solo as BRIG. Ramachandran
2017 Mahanubhavudu as Meghana's father
2017 Valladesam
2017 Magalir Mattum as Kodandaraman
2017 Ka..Ka..Ka.. Aabathin Arikuri
2017 LIE
2017 Kootathil Oruthan
2017 7 Naatkal as Peter
2017 Baahubali 2: The Conclusion as Bijjaladeva (Pingaladevan in the Tamil version)
2017 Mister as Pichchaiah Naidu Sr./ Chai's Grandfather
2017 8 Thottakkal as Pandian
2017 Kavan as Police Commissioner
2017 Guru as Punch Ponds
2017 Katamarayudu as Judge Bhupathi
2017 Vaigai Express
2017 Bogan as Professor Chezhiyan
2017 Si 3 as Mahalingam, Kavya's father
2017 Azhiyatha Kolangal
2016 Konjam Koffee Konjam Kaadhal
2016 Sila Samayangalil as Doctor
2016 Devi(L) as Spirit Priest
2016 Dhruva
2016 Aandavan Kattalai
2016 Iru Mugan
2016 Kuttrame Thandanai
2016 Meendum Oru Kadhal Kadhai as Abdul Khader
2016 Kotigobba 2 as Police commissioner
2016 Mudinja Ivana Pudi
2016 Manamantha
2016 Tamilselvanum Thaniyar Anjalum
2016 Kabali as Tamilnesan
2016 Arthanari
2016 Paisa
2016 Right Right
2016 Brahmotsavam as Ajay's Relative
2016 Ko 2 as Kumaraswamy
2016 Terror
2016 Jil Jung Juk as Nanjil Shivaji's (Jil) father
2016 Kattumakkan
2016 Saahasam as Narayana Murthy / Ravi's Father
2016 Saala Khadoos as Punch Pandian
2016 Irudhi Suttru as 'Punch' Pandian
2016 Dictator
2016 Soggade Chinni Nayana as Rudraraju
2015 Charlie as Magician
2015 Courier Boy Kalyan
2015 Savaale Samaali
2015 Thani Oruvan as Chief Minister
2015 Idhu Enna Maayam as Arun's Father
2015 Aavi Kumar
2015 Bahubali: The Beginning as Bijjaladeva
2015 Yagavarayinum Naa Kaakka as Raghavan
2015 36 Vayadhinile as Commissioner Rajan
2015 Uttama Villain as Muttharasan
2015 Yevade Subramanyam
2015 Janda Pai Kapiraju
2015 Ennai Arinthaal as Sathyadev's father
2015 Malli Malli Idhi Rani Roju
2014 Chinnadana Nee Kosam
2014 Kaaviya Thalaivan as Thavathiru Sivadas Swamigal
2014 Appuchi Gramam
2014 Oru Oorla Rendu Raja as Selva Vinayagam
2014 Yaan as Rajan
2014 Aagadu as S.I.Dakshina Murthy
2014 Rabhasa
2014 Jigarthanda as Mukil
2014 Saivam as Kathiresan
2014 Kochadaiiyaan as Rishikodagan
2014 Oru Kanniyum Moonu Kalavaanikalum as Hippy Lahiri
2014 Koottam
2014 Nimirndhu Nil as Harichandra
2014 Appavin Meesai
2014 Brahma
2014 Veeram as Nallasivam
2014 1: Nenokkadine as Chandrashekhar's Co-Scientist
2013 Endrendrum Punnagai
2013 Biriyani as Varadharajan
2013 Geethanjali as Kathalikaattu Thirumeni
2013 Pizza 2: Villa as Marshall P. Jose
2013 All in All Azhagu Raja as Burma/Paadai Ramasammy
2013 Sutta Kadhai as Thirumeni
2013 Thalaivaa as Ratnam
2013 Dalam as JK
2013 D-Day as Ashwini Rao
2013 Ramaiya Vastavaiya as Jayprakash (J.P.) (Krishnakant's Business Partner)
2013 Singam II as Mahalingam
2013 Iddarammayilatho as Sanju's Father
2013 Neram as Dhandapaani M
2013 Shadow as Baba
2013 Gouravam as Soundarapandyan
2013 Bachchan as Dr. Srinivasa Iyengar
2013 Settai
2013 Baadshah as Jai Krishna Simha
2013 Jayantabhai Ki Luv Story as Alex Pandian
2013 Dracula 2012
2013 David as Father Noyal as Father Noel
2013 Vishwaroopam as Nassar
2012 Cameraman Ganga Tho Rambabu as Chandrasekhara Reddy
2012 Thaandavam as Veerakathi
2012 Mugamoodi as Gaurav
2012 Saguni as Nelly Saami
2012 Rowdy Rathore as Baapji
2012 Dammu
2012 Aduthathu
2012 Rachcha as Ramamurthy
2012 Nanda Nanditha
2012 Muppozhudhum Un Karpanaigal as Guest Appearance
2012 Dhoni
2012 Businessman as Ajay Bharadwaj
2012 Vettai as DGP
2011 Maharaja
2011 Osthe as Velan and Balan's Father
2011 Rajanna
2011 Dookudu as Murthy
2011 Sankarankovil
2011 Deiva Thirumagal as Bashyam
2011 Kochi
2011 Ponnar Shankar as Mayavar
2011 Shakti
2011 Wanted
2011 Ilaingan as Arokkyasami
2010 Aattanayagan
2010 Nandalala
2010 Suryakanthi
2010 Komaram Puli as Assistant Commissioner of Police
2010 Vandae Maatharam
2010 Irandu Mugam as Tamizh Sakthi
2010 Sye Aata
2010 Madrasapattinam as Ayyakanu
2010 Thamassu
2010 Panchakshari
2010 Singam as Mahalingam
2010 Golimaar as DIG
2010 Rama Rama Krishna Krishna
2010 Kutti Pisasu
2010 Irumbu Kottai Murattu Singam
2010 Varudu as Ahmed Khan
2010 Adhurs
2010 Panchamugi
2009 Quick Gun Murugan as Rice Plate Reddy
2009 Anjaneyulu as Krishnamurthy
2009 Snehituda
2009 Ainthaam Padai
2009 Indira Vizha
2009 Aa Okkadu
2009 Firaaq as Grave digger
2009 Konchem Ishtam Konchem Kashtam as Subramaniam
2008 Panchamirtham as Rajaram/Manickam
2008 Dindigul Sarathy
2008 Ellam Avan Seyal as Inspector Easwarapandian
2008 Poi Solla Porom as Baby
2008 Ayutham Seivom
2008 Ready as Raghupathi / "Chicago" Subba Rao
2008 Kaalaippani
2008 Paandi as Sundarapandi
2008 Pachamarathanalil as C.I. Venkatachala Iyer
2008 Kuruvi as Raj
2008 Bindaas as ACP Vikram Rathod
2008 Krishnarjuna
2008 Indiralohathil Na Azhagappan
2008 Pourudu
2008 Aegan as Karthikeyan
2007 Onbadhu Roobai Nottu as Haja Bhai
2007 Vel as Vel's adoptive father
2007 Athidhi as Home Minister
2007 Muni
2007 Nam Naadu as Aalavandhar
2007 Satham Podathey as Vincent Selvakumar
2007 Marudhamalai
2007 Thottal Poo Malarum as Thyagarajan, Ravi's father
2007 Himsinche 23va Raju Pulikesi
2007 Parattai Engira Azhagu Sundaram as Bhai
2007 Viyabari as Dr. Stephen Raj
2007 Okkadunnadu
2007 Nishabd as Shridhar
2007 Vijetha
2007 Thaamirabharani as Vellathurai
2007 Pokkiri as Shanmughavel
2006 Nenjirukkum Varai
2006 Imsai Arasan 23am Pulikesi as Raja Guru
2006 Vattaram as Burma's father
2006 Boss
2006 Perarasu as ivam
2006 Em Magan as Emtan
2006 Yuga as Narrain
2006 Naalai as Nair
2006 Dishyum as Jayachandran
2006 Pokiri as Suryanarayana
2006 Idhaya Thirudan as Aalwar
2006 Aadhi as Ramachandra
2006 Pasa Kiligal as Vairaghya Bhoopathy
2006 Paramasivan
2005 Athadu as Satyanarayana Murthy (Grandfather)
2005 Anniyan as Psychiatrist
2005 Narasimhudu
2005 Sukran
2005 Mumbai Xpress as Rao
2005 Chandramukhi as Kandaswamy
2005 Devathayai Kanden as Babu's Advocate
2004 Nothing but Life as Dr Mathew (English Version)
2004 Neranja Manasu
2004 Sye
2004 Arasatchi
2004 New as Priya's Father
2004 Adavi Ramudu
2004 Naani as Priya's Father
2004 Vaanam Vasappadum
2004 Udhaya
2004 Varnajalam
2004 Kovil as Susa Michael
2004 Andhrawala
2003 Kurumbu as Ruchi's Father
2003 Thennavan as Ilanthiraiyan
2003 Vikadan
2003 Kalyana Ramudu
2003 Simhadri as Ram Bhupal Varma
2003 Alai
2003 Nala Damayanthi as Himself
2003 Puthiya Geethai as Chinnaya
2003 Manasellam
2003 Pallavan
2003 Aasai Aasaiyai
2003 Vaseegara
2003 Anbe Sivam as Kandasamy Padayachi
2003 Naaga
2002 Virumbugiren
2002 King as Shanmugam
2002 Baba as Suryaprakash (Special Appearance)
2002 Samurai as Sandana Pandian
2002 Thamizh
2002 Thamizhan as Shakthivel
2002 Sudhandhiram
2002 Virumbugirean
2001 Thavasi
2001 Maayan as Maayan
2001 Kutty as Pavadai
2001 Narasimma
2001 Dhill as Police Academy Chief
2001 Khushi as Siddhu's Father
2001 Little John as Inspector Vijay
2001 Eduruleni Manishi
2000 Manu Neethi
2000 Vamsi
2000 Koodi Vazhnthal Kodi Nanmai as Thangaraj
2000 Unnai Kodu Ennai Tharuven
2000 Dil Hi Dil Mein as Professor Ram Chandra
2000 Satyam, Shivam, Sundaram as Indra Raja Reddy
2000 Eazhaiyin Sirippil
1999 Time
1999 Olympian Anthony Adam as Roy Mamman
1999 Mugam as Rangan
1999 Jodi as Rudramurthy
1999 Amarkalam as Birla Bose
1999 Poovellam Kettuppar as C. R. Kannan
1999 Viralukketha Veekkam as Teacher
1999 Kadhalar Dhinam as Dean Ramachandra
1999 Alludugaaru Vachcharu as Raghava Rao
1999 Padayappa as Suryaprakash
1999 Kallazhagar
1998 Desiya Geetham
1998 Poonthottam
1998 Priyamudan as CBI officer
1998 Jeans as Nachiappan / Pechiappan Rajamani
1998 Velai
1998 Ooyala
1998 Kaadhale Nimmadhi
1998 Kizhakkum Merkkum as Kathalingam
1997 Chachi 420 as Siraj Akhtar
1997 Guru as Culprit
1997 Devathai as Shasangan
1997 Kaalamellam Kadhal Vaazhga
1997 Iruvar as Ayya Veluthambi
1997 Minsara Kanavu as Guru
1996 Kuruthipunal as Badri
1996 Avvai Shanmugi as Bhai
1996 Krishna
1996 Akkada Ammayi Ikkada Abbayi
1995 Criminal as ACP Teja
1995 Avatharam as Kuppusamy
1995 Indira as Sethupathy
1995 Bombay as Narayanan Pillai
1994 Pavithra as Raghu
1994 Vietnam Colony
1994 Duet as Guest appearance
1994 Adharmam
1994 Varavu Ettana Selavu Pathana as Sivaraman
1994 Magalir Mattum as Pandian
1994 Rajakumaran
1993 Airport
1993 Sakkarai Devan
1993 Butterflies as Colonel Devan Nambiar
1993 Kathirukka Neramillai as Chatterjee
1993 Chinna Kannamma
1993 Pudhiya Mugam as ACP Shekar IPS
1993 Amaravathi
1993 Ghazal
1993 Kalaignan
1993 Walter Vetrivel as Rayappa
1993 Jathi Malli
1992 Meera as Head Villager - Cameo
1992 Thirumathi Palanisamy
1992 Kaaviya Thalaivan
1992 Thalaivasal as Beeda Settu
1992 Roja as Colonel Rayappa
1992 Chembaruthi as Murugan
1992 Thevar Magan as Maya-thevar
1992 Sevagan
1992 Dharma Kshetram as S.P.
1992 Unnai Vaazhthi Paadugiren as Asha's father
1992 Chanti
1991 Maanagara Kaaval
1991 Gopura Vasalile
1991 Amma Pillai
1991 Dhanam as Stephen
1991 Sigaram as Guest Appearance
1990 Raja Kaiya Vacha as Johnny
1990 Pudhiya Sarithiram
1990 Inaindha Kaigal as P K Roy
1990 Mukham as Narendran
1990 Maruthu Pandi as Thiagarajan
1990 Michael Madana Kamarajan as RamGopal, Madhan's cousin
1990 Kaavalukku Gettikkaaran
1989 Nyaya Tharasu as Advocate Singara Sithan
1989 Pudhea Paadhai
1989 Apoorva Sagodharargal as Nallasivam
1989 Thaai Naadu as S.K.T. alias Major S.Krishna Tulasi
1988 Paravaigal Palavitham as Raja
1988 Poovizhi Raja
1988 Dharmathin Thalaivan as Raghupathy
1988 Unnal Mudiyum Thambi as Wine Shop Owner
1988 Sathya as Seena Thana
1987 Vanna Kanavugal
1987 Nayakan as Assistant Commissioner / Charu 's husband
1987 Kadamai Kanniyam Kattupaadu
1987 Velaikkaran as Pounraj
1985 Kalyana Agathigal as Kannayiram, Thangam's husband
1984 Thambikku Entha Ooru

Writing

2003 Pop Corn Screenplay Story Dialogue
1997 Devathai Writer
1995 Avatharam Writer

Directing

2003 Pop Corn Director
2001 Maayan Director
1997 Devathai Director
1995 Avatharam Director

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