Elango Kumaravel

Elango Kumaravel (born 27 August 1965) is an Indian film and theatre actor and writer. He is also a co-founder of the Chennai based theatre group "Magic Lantern".[1][2][3][4] He is an alumnus of Pondicherry University's Sankaradas Swamigal School of Performing Arts and the Chennai-based theatre workshop koothuppattarai.[5][6] He has also worked as a casting assistant for the 2007 film Loins of Punjab Presents and wrote the script for the 2008 film Kattradhu Kalavu.[7] He was involved in the production of "Ey Aa O!" a musical fusion work of collaboration between Indian folk and classical musicians.[8]

Elango Kumaravel
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Born (1965-08-27) 27 August 1965 (age 56)
Tamil Nadu, India
Other namesKumaravel
OccupationActor, writer
Years active2001–present

CareerEdit

When Kumaravel was staging Kalki's Ponniyin Selvan, he was spotted by Nassar and approached to star in his film Maayan.[9] While Vishwanathan met Kumaravel on the sets of the play Minnal Ravi (Virtuous Burglar), he was introduced to Radha Mohan and starred in Azhagiya Theeye.[10][11] Kumaravel became a regular in Radha Mohan's films.[9] He garnered acclaim for his role in Abhiyum Naanum as a beggar named Ravi Shastri.[12][9]

FilmographyEdit

  • All films are in Tamil, unless otherwise noted.
Actor
Year Film Role Notes
2001 Maayan
2002 Azhagi Kaakaiyan
2003 Iyarkai Satan preacher Credited as Kumaravel
2004 Azhagiya Theeye Gopi (Chithappa)
2005 Ponniyin Selvan Pandiya
2005 Sandakozhi Balu and Kartik's friend uncredited role
2008 Velli Thirai Hamid Mustafa Credited as Kumaravel
2008 Abhiyum Naanum Ravi Shasthri
2008 Mudhal Mudhal Mudhal Varai Gopal
2010 Madrasapattinam Taxi driver
2010 Irandu Mugam Parthasarathy's friend
2011 Gaganam Subash Telugu film
2011 Payanam credited as Kumaravel
2011 Vaagai Sooda Vaa Kuruvikaarar
2013 Gouravam Maasi
2013 Baachi Telugu film
2013 Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam Constable
2014 Un Samayal Arayil Kalidas's uncle
2015 Dharani Mahesh
2015 Ivanuku Thannila Gandam James
2015 Uppu Karuvaadu Manja alias Karnan
2017 Kurangu Bommai Sekar
2017 12-12-1950 Jail wardern
2017 Richie 'Kaaka' Peter
2018 Diya Police officer
2018 60 Vayadu Maaniram Rajappan
2018 Kaatrin Mozhi Kumbakarai Krishnamurthy aka 'Kumki'
2019 Sarvam Thaala Mayam Johnson Credited as Kumaravel
2019 Natpe Thunai B.C, The Corrupt coach
2019 Ninu Veedani Needanu Nene Subha Reddy Telugu film; credited as Kumaravel
2019 Aruvam Jagan's friend
2019 Hero Mathi's father
2020 Asuraguru Kumaravel Credited as Kumaravel
2021 Jai Bhim Police officer Credited as Kumaravel
2022 Veeramae Vaagai Soodum Parishuddam
2022 Vikram Lawrence
2022 Suzhal: The Vortex Guna Webseries
Other departments
Year Film Role Notes
2007 Mozhi Ananthakrishnan Voice actor only (dubbed for Brahmanandham)
2010 Kattradhu Kalavu story writer only
2022 Ponniyin Selvan   screenplay writer only

PlaysEdit

ActorEdit

  • Vaali Vadham (2006)
  • Bheeshma (2007)
  • Ravana (2008)
  • Kurukshetra (2009)
  • Raghuvamsam (2010)
  • Krishna the Soul Seeker (2011)
  • Sundara Kaandam (2012)
  • Chakravyuh (2013)
  • Hanuman (2014)
  • Parasurama: Wielder of the Axe of Justice (2018)[13]

Other including rolesEdit

  • Camus' Caligula in Tamil (1993)
  • Molière's Tartuffe in Tamil (1997)
  • Philip Minyana's Ou Va Tu Jeremie? In Tamil (1998)
  • Kalki's Ponniyin Selvan performed in 1999 (Tamil historical play)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The stage is his world The Hindu, 27 February 2009[Usurped!]
  2. ^ "A studio for actors". The Hindu. India. 2 July 2001. Archived from the original on 11 November 2003. Retrieved 13 January 2012.
  3. ^ "A glorious riot of colours". The Hindu. 21 October 2002. Archived from the original on 26 June 2006.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  4. ^ Culture, with pleasure The Hindu 25 October 2002[Usurped!]
  5. ^ "(in Tamil) 5 July 2009". Puducherrynews. 7 May 2009. Retrieved 13 January 2012.
  6. ^ "I want challenges in life too: Actor Pasupathy The Hindu 29 December 2006". The Hindu. India. 29 December 2006. Archived from the original on 4 February 2007. Retrieved 13 January 2012.
  7. ^ "Kumaravel Elango filmography, The New York Times". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. 2012. Archived from the original on 26 October 2012. Retrieved 13 January 2012.
  8. ^ "Coming together for a musical dialogue The Hindu, 23 June 2008". The Hindu. India. 23 June 2008. Archived from the original on 22 September 2008. Retrieved 13 January 2012.
  9. ^ a b c http://www.behindwoods.com/new-videos/videos-q1-09/actor-actress-interview/kumaravel.html
  10. ^ Rangarajan, Malathi (6 August 2004). "Azhagiya Theeyae ..." The Hindu. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  11. ^ "I was afraid of being typecast: Elango Kumaravel".
  12. ^ Saravanan, T. (3 July 2014). "For the love of theatre". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  13. ^ "Exploring the life of Parasurama". The New Indian Express. 23 November 2018. Retrieved 28 November 2018.

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