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Vadivelu

Date of birth : 1960-10-10
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
Nationality : Indian
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-08-07

Vadivelu is a Tamil comedian film actor. Post-2000, he has dominated Tamil films as a comedian in Kollywood, along with comedian Vivek. During his career, Vadivelu has won several Filmfare Awards and Tamil Nadu State Film Awards.

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).

Filmography:

As Actor:
1999 Mudhalvan Palavesham
1999 Manaivikku Mariyadhai
1999 Nee Endhan Vaanam
1999 Nesam Pudhusu
2011 Mambattiyaan
2011 Kulasekaranum Koolipadaiyum
2011 Medhai

As Singer:
"Ettanaa Irundaa"
"Thaaney Naaney"
"Santhanamalligaiyil"
"Freeyaavudu"


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