Biography

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.

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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 196

Birthday 1953-07-31

Day of Death 2013-06-15

Place of Birth Sulur, Tamil Nadu, India

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Manivannan Rajagopal S
  • മണിവണ്ണൻ
  • మణివన్నన్

Acting TV ShowsMovies

Madha Gaja Raja
2017 Kalavaadiya Pozhuthugal
2014 Sooran
2014 Ninaithathu Yaaro
2013 Nagaraja Cholan MA, MLA as Manimaran
2013 Naan Rajavaga Pogiren
2011 Velayudham as Rathnavelu
2011 Sadhurangam
2011 Puli Vesham
2011 Vengayam
2011 Ilaingan
2010 Thillalangadi as Ashram Staff
2010 Pollachi Mappiley
2009 Naalai Namathe
2009 Mayandi Kudumbathar as Mayandi
2008 Ellam Avan Seyal as Veeramani
2008 Seval
2008 Raman Thediya Seethai as Manickavel
2008 Ayutham Seivom
2008 Bommalattam as Village Chief
2008 Kuruvi as Singamuthu
2008 Nenjathai Killadhe
2008 Sadhu Miranda
2007 Puli Varudhu
2007 Rameswaram as Jeevan's grandfather
2007 Cheena Thaana 001
2007 Sivaji: The Boss as Arumugam
2006 Sivappathigaram as Sathyamorrthy's Father
2006 Dharmapuri as Mokkayam
2006 Vathiyar
2006 Something Something... Unakkum Enakkum as JP
2006 Thambi
2006 Aadhi as Mani
2005 Majaa as Govindan
2005 Vishwa Thulasi
2005 Chinna
2005 Ji as Kaasi
2005 London
2004 Arasatchi
2004 Madurey
2004 New
2004 Sullan
2004 Engal Anna
2003 Enakku 20 Unakku 18 as Preeti's Father
2003 Alaudin
2003 Priyamana Thozhi
2003 Parthibhan Kanavu as Sathya's father
2003 Anjaneya
2003 Kadhaludan as Ajmal
2003 Vaseegara
2002 Solla Marandha Kadhai
2002 Shakalaka Baby
2002 Samasthanam
2002 Azhagana Naatkal
2002 Panchathantiram as Smuggling boss
2002 Red as Narayanan
2002 Phantom as Annachi
2002 Pammal K. Sambandam
2001 Aandan Adimai
2001 Kasi as Irulaandi
2001 Paarthale Paravasam as Nellai Amaran (Azhagu's dad
2001 Samuthiram
2001 Star
2001 Sonnal Thaan Kaadhala as Roja's Father
2001 Lovely as Mahadevan
2001 Dumm Dumm Dumm as Sivaji
2001 Piriyadha Varam Vendum
2001 Engalukkum Kaalam Varum as Mannangatti
2000 Ennavale as Subramani
2000 Vaanavil as Ramasamy
2000 Rhythm
2000 Budget Padmanabhan
2000 Kuberan
2000 Doubles
2000 Unnai Kodu Ennai Tharuven
2000 Kandukondain Kandukondain as Sivagnanam
2000 Mugavari as CD Shop Owner
2000 Thai Porandaachu
1999 Pattali
1999 Unnaruge Naan Irundhal
1999 Taj Mahal
1999 Mudhalvan as Mayakrishnan
1999 Hello
1999 Minsara Kanna as Mani
1999 Kannodu Kanbathellam
1999 Sangamam as Aavudapillai
1999 Nenjinile
1999 Anandha Poongatre
1999 Rajasthan
1999 Poomagal Oorvalam
1999 Nilavey Mugam Kaattu
1999 Periyanna
1999 Padayappa as Padayappa's Father's Foster Brother
1999 Chinnadurai
1999 Chinna Raja
1999 Kallazhagar
1999 Thulladha Manamum Thullum as Mani
1999 Thodarum
1999 Mannavaru Sinnavaru
1998 Kadhal Kavithai as Vishwa's father
1998 Porkkalam
1998 Desiya Geetham
1998 Veeram Vilanja Mannu
1998 Simmarasi
1998 Unnudan
1998 Ellame En Pondattithaan
1998 En Aasai Rasave
1998 Poonthottam
1998 Sandhippoma
1998 Priyamudan
1998 Veera Thalattu
1998 Ninaithen Vandhai
1998 Swarnamukhi as Varadarajan
1998 Dhinamdhorum
1998 Udhavikku Varalaamaa
1998 Kizhakkum Merkkum
1998 Kaadhale Nimmadhi
1998 Naam Iruvar Namakku Iruvar
1998 Moovendhar
1997 Kaadhalukku Mariyaadai
1997 Janaki Raman
1997 Vidukathai
1997 Nerrukku Ner
1997 Nandhini
1997 V.I.P as Auto Mechanic
1997 Once More as Vijay's Uncle
1997 Suryavamsam as Chinnarasu's Friend
1997 Pistha
1997 Sishya
1997 Vallal
1997 Thaali Pudhusu as Mani, Balu's father
1997 Kaalamellam Kadhal Vaazhga
1997 Pudhayal as Tiruchitrambalam
1997 Nesam
1997 Dharmasakkaram
1997 Kaalamellam Kaathiruppen
1996 Poomani
1996 Selva
1996 Gokulathil Seethai
1996 Nethaji as Mani
1996 Tata Birla as Ramanathan
1996 Metukudi
1996 Kadhal Kottai as Kaliyaperumal
1996 Ullathai Allitha as Viswanathan / Kasinathan
1996 Avvai Shanmugi as Mudaliyar
1996 Kalloori Vaasal
1996 Thirumbi Paar
1995 Murai Mappillai as Kai Ezhuthu Gounder, Raja's father
1995 Gangai Karai Paattu
1994 Veera Padhakkam
1994 Thai Maaman
1994 Thozhar Pandian
1994 Rasa Magan
1994 Deva as Periyavar
1994 Amaidhi Padai as ex-MLA Manimaran
1992 Therku Theru Machan as Cameo
1992 Government Mappillai
1991 Pudhu Manidhan
1990 Vazhkai Chakkaram
1988 Kodi Parakuthu
1987 Theertha Karayinile
1987 Puyal Paadum Pattu
1982 Kaadhal Oviyam
1980 Nizhalgal as Mani

Writing

2013 Nagaraja Cholan MA, MLAScreenplay
2013 Nagaraja Cholan MA, MLAStory
2013 Nagaraja Cholan MA, MLAWriter
2001 Aandan AdimaiDialogue
2001 Aandan AdimaiScreenplay
2001 Aandan AdimaiStory
1997 NesamDialogue
1995 Gangai Karai PaattuDialogue
1995 Gangai Karai PaattuScreenplay
1994 Veera PadhakkamDialogue
1994 Veera PadhakkamScreenplay
1994 Veera PadhakkamStory
1994 Thozhar PandianDialogue
1994 Thozhar PandianStory
1994 Thozhar PandianScreenplay
1994 Rasa MaganDialogue
1994 Rasa MaganScreenplay
1994 Rasa MaganStory
1994 Amaidhi PadaiDialogue
1994 Amaidhi PadaiScreenplay
1994 Amaidhi PadaiStory
1993 Moondravadhu KannDialogue
1993 Moondravadhu KannScreenplay
1993 Moondravadhu KannStory
1993 AlimayyaScreenplay
1993 AlimayyaStory
1992 Therku Theru MachanDialogue
1992 Therku Theru MachanScreenplay
1992 Therku Theru MachanStory
1992 Government MappillaiDialogue
1992 Government MappillaiScreenplay
1992 Government MappillaiStory
1991 Pudhu ManidhanDialogue
1991 Pudhu ManidhanScreenplay
1990 Sandhana KaatruDialogue
1990 Sandhana KaatruScreenplay
1990 Sandhana KaatruStory
1990 Vazhkai ChakkaramDialogue
1990 Vazhkai ChakkaramScreenplay
1990 Vazhkai ChakkaramStory
1989 Manidhan MarivittanDialogue
1989 Manidhan MarivittanScreenplay
1989 Hum Bhi Insaan HainStory
1988 Ullathil Nalla UllamDialogue
1988 Ganam Courtar AvargaleDialogue
1988 Ganam Courtar AvargaleScreenplay
1988 Ganam Courtar AvargaleStory
1987 Theertha KarayinileScreenplay
1987 Ini Oru SudhanthiramDialogue
1987 Ini Oru SudhanthiramScreenplay
1987 Ini Oru SudhanthiramStory
1987 Chinna Thambi Periya ThambiDialogue
1987 Chinna Thambi Periya ThambiScreenplay
1986 Vidinja KalyanamDialogue
1986 Vidinja KalyanamScreenplay
1986 Vidinja KalyanamStory
1986 Muthal VasanthamDialogue
1986 Muthal VasanthamScreenplay
1985 Darja DongaScreenplay
1985 KhooniScreenplay
1984 January 1Dialogue
1984 January 1Screenplay
1984 January 1Story
1984 24 Mani NeramDialogue
1984 24 Mani NeramScreenplay
1984 24 Mani NeramStory
1984 Nooravathu NaalWriter
1984 Ingeyum Oru GangaiDialogue
1984 Ingeyum Oru GangaiScreenplay
1984 Ingeyum Oru GangaiStory
1984 Kuva Kuva VaathugalDialogue
1984 Kuva Kuva VaathugalScreenplay
1984 Kuva Kuva VaathugalStory
1983 Ilamai KaalangalDialogue
1983 Ilamai KaalangalScreenplay
1983 Ilamai KaalangalStory
1983 Veetula Raman Veliyila KrishnanWriter
1983 JothiDialogue
1983 JothiScreenplay
1983 JothiStory
1982 Aagaaya GangaiDialogue
1982 Aagaaya GangaiScreenplay
1982 Aagaaya GangaiStory
1982 Gopurangal SaivathillaiDialogue
1982 Gopurangal SaivathillaiScreenplay
1982 Kaadhal OviyamWriter
1981 Seethakoka ChilakaStory
1981 Alaigal OyivadhilaiDialogue
1981 Alaigal OyivadhilaiStory
1980 NizhalgalStory
1980 NizhalgalDialogue

Directing

2013 Nagaraja Cholan MA, MLADirector
2001 Aandan AdimaiDirector
1995 Gangai Karai PaattuDirector
1994 Veera PadhakkamDirector
1994 Thozhar PandianDirector
1994 Rasa MaganDirector
1994 Amaidhi PadaiDirector
1993 Moondravadhu KannDirector
1992 Therku Theru MachanDirector
1992 Government MappillaiDirector
1991 Pudhu ManidhanDirector
1990 Sandhana KaatruDirector
1990 Vazhkai ChakkaramDirector
1989 Gopala Rao Gari AbbayiDirector
1989 Kaadhal OyvathillaiDirector
1989 Manidhan MarivittanDirector
1989 Hum Bhi Insaan HainDirector
1988 Ullathil Nalla UllamDirector
1988 Ganam Courtar AvargaleDirector
1987 Theertha KarayinileDirector
1987 JallikkattuDirector
1987 Ini Oru SudhanthiramDirector
1987 Puyal Paadum PattuDirector
1987 Chinna Thambi Periya ThambiDirector
1987 Kalyana KacheriDirector
1986 Palaivana RojakkalDirector
1986 Vidinja KalyanamDirector
1986 Muthal VasanthamDirector
1985 Darja DongaDirector
1985 KhooniDirector
1985 Anbin MugavariDirector
1984 January 1Director
1984 24 Mani NeramDirector
1984 Ambigai Neril VanthaalDirector
1984 Nooravathu NaalDirector
1984 Ingeyum Oru GangaiDirector
1984 Kuva Kuva VaathugalDirector
1983 Ilamai KaalangalDirector
1983 Veetula Raman Veliyila KrishnanDirector
1983 JothiDirector
1982 Gopurangal SaivathillaiDirector

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