Chandrasekhar (Tamil actor)

Chandrasekhar (born 03 May 1956),[2] also known as Vagai Chandrasekhar,[3] is an Indian stage, film and television actor working in Tamil language films, known for his histrionics. He played lead or supportive roles in Tamil films of the 1980s.[4] He won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the 2002 film Nanba Nanba. He contested and won from Velachery constituency in State legislative assembly election 2016 from DMK party.[5]

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Member of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly
Assumed office
Preceded byM. K. Ashok
Personal details
Born (1956-05-03) 3 May 1956 (age 64)
Vagaikulam, Madurai district, Tamil Nadu
Sivanandhini (Twins)
ResidenceChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Actor
  • Politician
AwardsNational Film Award for Best Supporting Actor
2002 Nanba Nanba





  • Appa
  • Therkathi Ponnu
  • Vasantham
  • Priyamanaval (Sun TV)

Dubbing artistEdit

Actor Film Notes
Vijayan Chinna Thambi Periya Thambi,
Ajay Rathnam Gunaa
Annu Kapoor Siraichaalai Dubbed version of Malayalam film Kalapani
Mammootty Narasimha Naicker Dubbed version of Malayalam film Dhruvam


  1. ^ "படங்களில் பிசியாக இருந்தபோது சந்திரசேகருக்கு திருமணம் நடந்தது" [Chandrasekhar got married when he was busy with films]. Maalai Malar. 18 July 2013. Archived from the original on 30 October 2013. Retrieved 13 December 2020.
  2. ^ "300 படங்களில் நடித்து சந்திரசேகர் சாதனை" [Chandrasekhar charts record by performing in about 300 films]. Maalai Malar (in Tamil). 13 July 2013. Retrieved 25 July 2013.
  3. ^ Srikanth, R. (29 April 2016). "The name of the game is 'Vagai'". The Hindu. Retrieved 13 December 2020.
  4. ^ Kumar, S. R. Ashok (30 November 2006). "I wanted to do only powerful roles". The Hindu. Retrieved 17 February 2013.
  5. ^ Rangarajan, Malathi (1 August 2003). "Reapers of a happy harvest". The Hindu. Retrieved 17 February 2013.