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Karan (born 19 August 1967) is an Indian actor who has appeared predominantly in Tamil language films. After starting his career as a child actor (under the stage name Master Raghu), he moved on to appear in supporting roles throughout the 1990s, often portraying antagonistic roles. In the mid-2000s, after a sabbatical, Karan chose to prioritise appearing in films where he would portray the lead role following the relative success of Kokki (2006).

Karan
Born (1967-08-19) 19 August 1967 (age 51)
Tamil Nadu, India
OccupationActor
Years active1990–present

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CareerEdit

Karan started his career as child actor under the name Master Raghu for more than 70 films in Malayalam and Tamil. In 1990, he made his Tamil debut as an adult in Annamalai starring alongside Rajinikanth in an uncredited role, before making a breakthrough with his performance as a rogue college student in Nammavar alongside Kamal Haasan. Then he was a part of many Tamil films, especially starring Vijay and Ajith.

In 2006, Karan became a solo hero with Kokki and continued with films like Karuppusamy Kuththagaithaarar and Kathavarayan. His recent films are Sooran (2014) and Uchathula Shiva (2016).

In 2018, a clip from his film Coimbatore Mappillai went viral online, prompting internet users to associate the word "Shroov" with the actor.[1][2]

Other workEdit

Karan made his advertisement debut in a 45-second Mahindra Duro advertisement with Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor.[3][4]

AwardsEdit

FilmographyEdit

As child artist: Credited as Master RaghuEdit

Year Film Role Language Notes
1972 Achanum Bappayum Young Devadas Malayalam
1972 Pulliman Malayalam
1973 Thekkan Kattu Joy Malayalam
1972 Punarjanmam Young Aravindan Malayalam
1974 Rajahamsam Rajan Malayalam Kerala State Film Award for Best Child Artist
1975 Prayanam Appu Malayalam Kerala State Film Award for Best Child Artist
1975 Kannappanunni Ambu Malayalam
1975 Swami Ayyappan Malayalam Kerala State Film Award for Best Child Artist
1975 Babumon Babu Malayalam
1975 Mattoru Seetha Malayalam
1975 Manishada Young Kareem Malayalam
1975 Pravaham Chandru Malayalam
1975 Ayodhya Gopi Malayalam
1975 Kalyaanappanthal Malayalam
1975 Chattambikkalyaani Young Vaasu Malayalam
1975 Ashtamirohini Malayalam
1976 Panchami Chinnan Malayalam
1976 Themmadi Velappan Young Velappan Malayalam
1976 Ammini Ammaavan Malayalam
1976 Agnipushpam Malayalam
1976 Mallanum Mathevanum Malayalam
1976 Chennaaya Valarthiya Kutty Malayalam
1976 Aayiram Janmangal Young Rajan Malayalam
1977 Sreemurukan Malayalam
1977 Sridevi Malayalam
1977 Aparaadhi Raju Malayalam
1977 Anugraham Young Rajan Malayalam
1977 Achaaram Ammini Osharam Omana Raghu Malayalam
1977 Jagadguru Aadisankaran Young Aadisankaran Malayalam
1977 Tholkan Enikku Manassilla Malayalam
1977 Oonjaal Rajan Malayalam
1977 Vezhambal Malayalam
1978 Velluvili Pappan Malayalam
1978 Raghuvamsham Malayalam
1978 Kudumbam Namukku Sreekovil Reghu Malayalam
1978 Avalude Ravukal Sudhakaran Malayalam
1979 Choola Malayalam
1979 Puthiya Velicham Kochu Govindan Malayalam
1980 Avan Oru Ahankaari Malayalam
1980 Chandrahaasam Malayalam
1980 Theenalangal Ramu Malayalam
1982 Ina Vinod Malayalam
1983 Kuyiline Thedi Shyam Malayalam

As ActorEdit

Year Film Role Language Notes
1990 Mridula Anirudh Malayalam credited as Raghu
1991 Neelagiri Malayalam credited as Raghu
Mahassar Suresh Malayalam credited as Raghu
Theechatti Govindhan Henchman (uncredited role) Tamil
1992 Annamalai Deepak, Ashok's son Tamil
Apaaratha Hari Malayalam
1994 Nammavar Ramesh Tamil First film credited as Karan
1995 Thottil Kuzhandhai Murali Tamil
Chandralekha Jamal Tamil
1996 Coimbatore Mappillai Mahesh Tamil
Vaikarai Pookal Shankar Tamil
Kadhal Kottai Siva Tamil
Gokulathil Seethai Mohan Tamil
1997 Kaalamellam Kaathiruppen Raja Tamil
Kaalamellam Kadhal Vaazhga Prakash Tamil
Love Today Peter Tamil
Kaadhali Tamil
Raman Abdullah Abdullah Tamil
Nerukku Ner Muthukumaraswamy Tamil
Kaduva Thomas Malayalam
1998 Suswagatham Peter Telugu
Ponmanam Kumar Tamil
Kangalin Vaarthaigal Tamil
Kaadhal Mannan Ranjan Tamil
Color Kanavugal Bharani Tamil
Thulli Thirintha Kalam Raghu Tamil
Sollamale Vikram Tamil
Kannedhirey Thondrinal Shankar Tamil
Kannathal Chinna Durai Tamil
Kaadhal Kavidhai Tamil
1999 Unnaithedi Prakash Tamil
Ullathai Killathe Tamil
Poovellam Kettuppar Director Tamil
Sneha Vijay Kannada
Minsara Kanna Ashok Tamil
Maravathe Kanmaniye Tamil
Kannupada Poguthaiya Subramaniyam Tamil
Manam Virumbuthe Unnai Chandru Tamil
2000 Thirunelveli Varadappan Tamil
Vallarasu Seshadri Tamil
Koodi Vazhnthal Kodi Nanmai Sivaraman Tamil
Ilayavan Tamil
Budget Padmanabhan Abishek Tamil
2001 Nageswari Easwar Tamil
Engalukkum Kaalam Varum Ramesh Tamil
Paarvai Ondre Podhume Manoj Tamil
Sonnal Thaan Kathala Inbaraj Tamil
Kunguma Pottu Gounder Siva Tamil
Kabadi Kabadi Sivaprakash Tamil
Kottai Mariamman Eashwar Tamil
2002 Alli Arjuna Kishore Tamil
Sri Bannari Amman Vaanamaalai Tamil
2003 Nee Varum Paathaiyellam Tamil
2004 Arasatchi Prakash Tamil
Isra Muhammed Isra Malayalam Dubbed and released in Tamil as Kombu
2006 Kokki Kokki Tamil
2007 Karuppusamy Kuththagaithaarar Karuppusamy Tamil
Thee Nagar Murugan Tamil
2008 Kathavarayan Kathavarayan Tamil
2009 Malayan Malayan Tamil Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor
2010 Kanagavel Kaaka Kanagavel Tamil
Irandu Mugam Parthasarathy Tamil
2011 Thambi Vettothi Sundaram Sundaram Tamil
2013 Kantha Kantha Tamil
2014 Sooran Sooran Tamil
2016 Uchathula Shiva Shiva Tamil

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.newindianexpress.com/entertainment/tamil/2018/oct/09/something-like-shroov-now-trending-really-shows-power-of-cinema-karan-1882816.html
  2. ^ https://www.thehindu.com/entertainment/movies/wherever-i-go-people-say-shroov-shroov/article25121610.ece
  3. ^ "Kareena Kapoor has no ego hassles: Karan". The Times of India. 14 January 2012.
  4. ^ "Why South Indian characters are replacing Punjabi Mundas in ads". The Economic Times. Retrieved 19 May 2017.

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