Halwa Vasu

Vasu, popularly known as Halwa Vasu, (died 17 August 2017) was a comedian in the Tamil film industry in India. He worked in around 900 films.[1][2]

Halwa Vasu
Died(2017-08-17)17 August 2017
Years active1984-2017


Vasu who hailed from Madurai district, came to Chennai to work in cinemas after his graduation. Vasu worked as an assistant to director-actor Manivannan, he carved a niche for himself in comedy films and has also acted alongside the likes of Vadivelu.[3] He was given the name "Halwa Vasu" after the film Amaidhi Padai (1994), in which he brings halwa which is adulterated with abin, a drug, by the antagonist in the movie who uses it to rape an innocent girl.


He was hospitalized for some time but died due to liver failure at his home on 17 August 2017.[4][5]



  1. ^ "Comedian 'Alva' Vasu passes away". Deccan Chronicle. 18 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Comedian 'Alwa' Vasu passes away". The Hindu. 18 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Tamil Nadu: Comedian 'Alva' Vasu critically ill after suffering liver failure". Asianet News Network Pvt Ltd.
  4. ^ "Comedy actor 'Alva' Vasu critically ill after suffering liver failure | Chennai News - Times of India". The Times of India.
  5. ^ "Actor Alva Vasu passes Away - Tamil News". IndiaGlitz.com. 18 August 2017.

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