We know, how tough is to do the comedy, it isn’t about just reading the script and performing it, you can learn the acting by taking the acting classes but to become a comedian needs precise timing, an apt facial expression and then the toughest task is to crack up the audience.
One of those comedians was Vivekanandan aka Vivek who was familiar to every movie lover across the nation for his cool comic acts. His most notable works were Run (2002), Anniyan (2005), Sivaji(2007), etc. The actor passed away in April this year, his last film Aranmanai 3 was released posthumously.
Here we are listing the Top 10 Tamil cinema comedy actors like Vivek, who are still making us laugh, with their precise comic timing a Kollywood film is incomplete without them.
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Vadivelu began his career in acting from the 1988 film T. Rajendar directorial Thangai Kalyani he played a small character in that film, his most notable works are Kaalam Maari Pochu (1996), Thavasi (2001), Pokkiri (2007), etc. for which he got many accolades.
His full name is Kumaravadivel Natarajan. The actor was at his prime between the years 1998 to 2008. In 2019 The TFPC banned him from cinema over the film Pulikesi with the director Chimbu Deven. In Aug 2021 the actor confirmed that his ban has been lifted and he has signed the deal for 5 films with the production company Lyca.
Charle was born in 1960 started his career in the film Lottery Ticket (1982). So far the actor has worked in more than 800 films. His real name is Dr. Velmurugan Thangasamy Manohar, his name is Charle derived from the legendary comedian Charlie Chaplin. The actor in 2019 got a Ph.D. degree from Tamil University in Humour in Tamil Cinema topic.
3- Yogi Babu
Tamil comedian Yogi Babu, came in limelight from the films Aandavan Kattalalai (2016), Kolamavu Kokila (2018), though the actor began his acting career in the 2009 film Yogi starring Ameer. This year he featured in two commercially successful films Doctor and Aranmanai 3. The actor got married in the year 2020.
Senthil started his acting career from the film Ithikkara Pakki in the year 1980, since then the actor has worked in many films, he was at prime during the ’80 and ’90, his pairing with Goundamani was widely appreciated by the viewers during the ’90s. He was born in 1951 in Ramanathapuram, Tamilnadu.
Manobala was born in 1953, Marungoor, Tamil Nadu, Apart from comedy, he was also a director & producer. The actor began his acting career from the 1979 film Puthiya Vaarpugal, where he did the role of a panchayat member. The actor has produced three films Sathuranga Vettai(2014), Paambhu Sattai(2017), and Sathuranga Vettai 2 (delayed). Manobala died at 69 on 3rd May 2023, left wife Usha and son Harish behind.
Soori started his career in the 1997 musical romantic film Kadhalukku Mariyadhai, he came to the limelight from the 2009 sports drama Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu. Since then the actor appeared in many notable movies like Porali (2011), Jilla (2014), Sangili Bunili Kadhava Thorae (2017), etc. Recently the actor was seen in Jyothika starrer Udanpirappe and Annaatthe starring Rajinikanth.
N. Santhanam started his career from Manmadhan starring alongside Silambarasan, he considers Silambarasan as his godfather as the actor gave him the breakthrough in the industry. From 2012 the actor started his own production company namely Handmade films. His recent release Sabhaapathy was well received by the critics.
8- Kovai Sarala
Kovai Sarala was born in 1962, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. She started her career from the 1979 film Velli Ratham. She is part of the Makkal Needhi Maiam Party founded by Kamal Haasan. She is not married yet, she looks after her relative’s children. Her most notable works are Poovellam Un Vasam (2001), Uliyin Osai (2008), and Kanchana (2011).
Goundamani was born in 1939, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, his full name is Subramaniyam Karuppaiya. He started his career from the 1964 film Server Sundaram where he did a funny driver role. He was at his prime during the ’80s and ’90s. The actor got married in 1963 and has 2 daughters.
Pandiarajan born in 1959 Thuraipakkam, Chennai. He began his career in 1981 film Andha 7 Naatkal, he was recently seen in Rajinikanth starrer Annaatthe. He tied the knot with Director-producer Avinasi mani’s daughter Vasuki in 1986 and has three sons.