Biography

Charle sometimes credited as Charlie (born Manohar Velmurugan Thangasamy; born 6 March 1960) is an Indian actor who has acted in more than 550 Tamil films as a comedian and supporting actor.

He completed his undergraduate degree in chemistry from G. V. N. College in Kovilpatti, Tamil Nadu. Even during those days when he was at college, he was known for his histrionics, and had the uncanny ability to imitate Tamil actors like Sivaji Ganeshan, Muthuraman, and Nagesh. He was an avid entertainer, and a popular stage artist, while at this college.

He started his career as a Staff Artist – Actor in Song & Drama Division of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and moved on to perform more than 1000 dramas in Six years. He was named as Charle and introduced in the film "Poikal Kuthirai" in the year 1982 by the eminent director Padma Sri Dr.K.Balachandar. He has proved as a versatile actor in comedy as well as character roles in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam films; he has dubbed his own voice in his role in Malayalam film "Hijack". He has more than 550 films to his credit and has played a vital role in many films, including films produced by National Film Development Corporation of India. He is highly talented in miming, mono acting and anchoring in stage shows and he has performed in various countries.

He holds a Master of Arts degree from Madurai Kamaraj University and Master of Philosophy degree from Karaikudi Alagappa University. He submitted his dissertation for M.Phil in the title, "Contributions of Comedians in the growth of Tamil cinema – 1937 to 1967".

Charle sometimes credited as Charlie (born Manohar Velmurugan Thangasamy; born 6 March 1960) is an Indian actor who has acted in more than 550 Tamil films as a comedian and supporting actor.

He completed his undergraduate degree in chemistry from G. V. N. College in Kovilpatti, Tamil Nadu. Even during those days when he was at college, he was known for his histrionics, and had the uncanny ability to imitate Tamil actors like Sivaji Ganeshan, Muthuraman, and Nagesh. He was an avid entertainer, and a popular stage artist, while at this college.

He started his career as a Staff Artist – Actor in Song & Drama Division of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and moved on to perform more than 1000 dramas in Six years. He was named as Charle and introduced in the film "Poikal Kuthirai" in the year 1982 by the eminent director Padma Sri Dr.K.Balachandar. He has proved as a versatile actor in comedy as well as character roles in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam films; he has dubbed his own voice in his role in Malayalam film "Hijack". He has more than 550 films to his credit and has played a vital role in many films, including films produced by National Film Development Corporation of India. He is highly talented in miming, mono acting and anchoring in stage shows and he has performed in various countries.

He holds a Master of Arts degree from Madurai Kamaraj University and Master of Philosophy degree from Karaikudi Alagappa University. He submitted his dissertation for M.Phil in the title, "Contributions of Comedians in the growth of Tamil cinema – 1937 to 1967".

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 140

Birthday 1960-03-06

Place of Birth Kovilpatti, Tamil Nadu, India

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Also Known As

  • Charlie
  • Charle
  • Manohar Velmurugan Thangasamy

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 Velaikkaran as Murugesan
2017 Kadhal Kasakuthaiya
2017 Pattinapakkam
2017 Paambhu Sattai as Kannan
2017 Maanagaram
2017 Yaman as Thiyagarajan
2016 Enakku Innoru Per Irukku as Subbiah
2016 Oru Naal Koothu
2016 24 as Chettiyar
2016 Aarathu Sinam as Arokiya Raj
2015 Kirumi as Prabhakar
2015 Thakka Thakka
2015 Idhu Enna Maayam as RJ Balaji 's Father
2015 Papanasam as Bus Conductor
2014 Jeeva
2014 Angusam
2014 Damaal Dumeel
2013 Desingu Raja
2009 Naalai Namathe
2009 Mathiya Chennai
2009 Ananda Thandavam
2008 Velli Thirai as Cameo Appearance
2008 Sadhu Miranda
2007 Vel as Moorthy, Vasu's friend
2006 Thiruttu Payale
2005 Mazhai
2005 Oru Kalluriyin Kathai
2005 Anniyan as Wastrel
2005 Girivalam
2004 Birth
2004 Manathil
2004 Kovil
2003 Alaudin
2003 Punnagai Poove as Sudhakar
2003 Sena
2002 Thenkasi Pattanam
2002 Unnai Ninaithu as Mei Meiyappan
2002 Junior Senior
2002 Gemini
2002 Pammal K. Sambandam
2002 Alli Arjuna as Oomaiyan
2001 Kasi as Sodala
2001 Pandavar Bhoomi
2001 Chocolate as Sasi
2001 Piriyadha Varam Vendum
2001 Friends as Gopal
2000 Ennavale as Ganeshan
2000 Thenali as Kanthaswamy
2000 Parthen Rasithen
2000 Vetri Kodi Kattu as Pazhani
2000 Unnai Kodu Ennai Tharuven
2000 Kannukkul Nilavu as Surya
2000 Kaadhal Rojave
1999 Aasaiyil Oru Kaditham
1999 Time
1999 Hello
1999 Amarkalam as Jo
1999 Kanave Kalaiyadhe
1999 Sangamam
1998 Kadhal Kavithai
1998 Pooveli
1998 Pudhumai Pithan
1998 Ellame En Pondattithaan
1998 Thaayin Manikodi
1998 Nilaave Vaa as Kilipas
1998 Ninaithen Vandhai
1998 Velai
1998 Ponmanam
1997 Kaadhalukku Mariyaadai as Kesavan
1997 Adimai Changili
1997 Raman Abdullah
1997 Pongalo Pongal as Arumugam
1997 Kaalamellam Kadhal Vaazhga
1996 Karuppu Roja
1996 Poove Unakkaga as Gopi
1995 Gandhi Pirantha Mann
1995 Oru Oorla Oru Rajakumari
1994 Duet
1994 Veera
1993 Uzhaippali as Tamilarasan's Friend
1993 Chinna Kannamma
1993 Amaravathi
1993 Vedan
1993 Dasarathan
1992 Chinna Pasanga Naanga as Manikkam
1992 Kaaviya Thalaivan
1992 Mudhal Kural
1992 Nadodi Paattukkaran
1992 Uyarndhavan
1992 Singaravelan
1992 Kaaval Geetham
1991 Pondatti Sonna Kettukanum
1991 Azhagan as Television Anchor
1991 Gopura Vasalile
1991 Veetla Eli Veliyila Puli
1991 Gnana Paravai
1991 Amma Pillai
1991 Sigaram as Madhavan
1990 Raja Kaiya Vacha
1990 Vaigasi Poranthachu
1990 Inaindha Kaigal
1990 Siraiyil Pootha Sinna Malar
1990 Mounam Sammadham
1990 Ulagam Pirandhadhu Enakkaga
1990 Pudhu Vasantham as Manohar
1990 Unnai Solli Kutramillai
1990 En Uyir Thozhan
1990 Idhaya Thamarai
1989 Manidhan Marivittan
1989 Nyaya Tharasu as Bose
1989 Yogam Rajayogam
1989 Thangamani Rangamani
1989 Varusham Padhinaaru
1988 Uzhaithu Vaazha Vendum
1988 Dharmathin Thalaivan
1988 Senthoora Poove
1988 Nallavan
1988 Ullathil Nalla Ullam
1988 Solla Thudikkuthu Manasu
1988 Anna Nagar Mudhal Theru
1987 Thangachi
1987 Thulasi as Khan
1987 Jallikkattu
1987 Vanna Kanavugal
1987 Solvadhellam Unmai
1986 Thazhuvatha Kaigal
1986 Vidinja Kalyanam
1986 Mella Thirandhadhu Kadhavu as Subramani's Friend
1986 Dharma Pathni
1986 Uyire Unakkaaga
1985 Idhaya Kovil
1985 Udhaya Geetham
1985 Kalyana Agathigal
1985 Naam Iruvar
1984 Enakkul Oruvan
1984 Achamillai Achamillai
1984 Poovilangu
1983 Poikkal Kudhirai as Paramasivam
1982 Yaaro Ezhuthiya Kavithai
1981 Thanneer Thanneer

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