Born: July 31,1953 Sulur, Tamil Nadu, India

Spouse: Sengamalam

Children: Jyothi,Raghu

Zodiac: Leo

Biography: Manivannan was one of the finest directors and actors in the South Indian movie industry. With a career spanning over 30 years, his movies dealt with varied topics and he dabbled in different genres---from romance to drama to suspense thrillers. He has directed almost 50 films out of which almost 34 were success stories. He made his directorial debut with the film Gopurangal Saivathillai in 1982 and his last (50th) movie was Nagaraja Cholan MA, MLA. Jallikattu, Chinna Thambi Periya Thambi, Ganam Kortaar Avargale, Manidhan Marivittan, Ullathil Nalla Ullam, Vazhkkaichakkaram, Pudhu Manithan, Therku Theru Machan, Government Mapillai, Amaidhipadai are some of the more successful movies directed by him. Throughout his career, Manivannan starred in over 400 films but it is the movie Amaidhi Padai, directed by Manivannan himself that gave him his real break as an actor.

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