M. S. Bhaskar

Muthupettai Somu Bhaskar (born 13 September 1957) is an Indian actor. Before entering the film industry, he was a theatre artist, he made his film debut in 1987 in a small role in the film Thirumathi Oru Vegumathi.[1][2] This was followed by several films in the 1990s, in which he appeared in very minor or small roles. He has appeared in supporting roles in Tamil films and as a comedian in Tamil TV series. After he got film breakthrough in Engal Anna (2004).[3] Then he is regular cast and widely recognised supporting and comedy actor in Tamil cinema.

M S Bhaskar
MS Bhaskar at Dharmadurai Success Meet.jpg
MS Bhaskar at Dharmadurai Success Meet
Born
Muthupettai
Somu
Bhaskar

(1957-09-13) 13 September 1957 (age 63)
NationalityIndian
OccupationActor
Years active1987–present
Spouse(s)Shila
ChildrenIshwarya Bhaskar, Aadithya Bhaskar
Parent(s)Somu (father) Sathyabama (mother)

In addition to acting, Bhaskar is a dubbing artist and occasional playback singer as well. He is probably best known for his performances in the series Selvi (2005), Arasi (2007) and Chinna Papa Periya Papa (2000). He won the Best Actor in a supporting Role for his performance in 8 Thottakkal (2017).[4]

CareerEdit

Bhaskar, who hails from Muthupettai, near Pattukkottai was born and brought up in Nagapattinam, he was a part of a Tamil drama troupe 'Society for New Drama' which performed modern theatrical plays in Tamil Nadu.[2] To supplement his income, Bhaskar also worked as an LIC agent for a brief period. Bhaskar acted in a number of other troupes including Nungambakkam Boys Kondatum and also worked in All India Radio and Doordarshan. Before acting, he worked in a toothpaste company.[2]

During this period, Bhaskar began as a dubbing artist especially for dubbing Telugu films into Tamil where he spoke the comedian's lines. He also dubs English language films into Tamil for Sun TV.

When the dramatic society ended in 1992, Bhaskar began working in tele-serials on DD1 and DD2 including Nam Kudumbam and Vizhudugal, before he played roles in Ganga Yamuna Saraswati and in 1999 teleserial Mayavi Marichan which also starred Thadi Balaji in the lead role. He then landed a role in the comedy series Chinna Papa Periya Papa, in which he played the role of a and brother-in-law and in Senior Junior, Selvi and Arasi.

Bhaskar made his film début in 1987, enacting a small role in the film Thirumathi Oru Vegumathi.[2][5] This was followed by several films in the 1990s, in which he appeared in very minor or small roles. He then appeared in supporting roles for the films Mozhi, Sivaji: The Boss, Sadhu Miranda, Santosh Subramaniam, Dasavathaaram and 8 Thottakkal.

Personal lifeEdit

His elder sister Hemamalini is also a dubbing artist.[2] His daughter Ishwarya is a dubbing artist in the Tamil film industry for leading actresses. His son Aadithya Bhaskar made his acting debut portraying younger version of Vijay Sethupathi's character in 96 (2018).[6]

FilmographyEdit

ActorEdit

Films
Year Title Role Notes
1987 Thirumathi Oru Vegumathi Krishnan's college classmate
Makkal En Pakkam
Kavalan Avan Kovalan
1989 Annanukku Jai
1990 Salem Vishnu Professor
Vedikkai En Vadikkai Man who doubts his baby
1991 Gnana Paravai
1992 Kaaval Geetham Purse snatcher
2001 Dumm Dumm Dumm Doctor
Kottai Mariamman Traffic policeman
2002 Kannathil Muthamittal Shankaralingam
Thamizhan Conductor Ganesan
Ivan Meena Kumari's father
Jjunction Sivalingam
University
Mutham Maya
2003 Military Muthu
Anbe Anbe Ramya's father
Aahaa Ethanai Azhagu
Ilasu Pudhusu Ravusu Deepak's father
Ragasiyamai
2004 Engal Anna Drunkard
Machi
Azhagiya Theeye Annachi
Gajendra
Bose Vedimuthu
Neranja Manasu Nariyan
Attahasam Sex Doctor
2005 Thirupaachi Tharakar
Sukran Comic Inspector
Amudhey Dudu
Neeye Nijam Watchman
Chinna
Sivakasi 'Vakkeel' Venky
Sorry Enaku Kalyanamayidichu Azhagusundaram
2006 Idhaya Thirudan
Azhagai Irukkirai Bayamai Irukkirathu Manager
Thirupathi P.A. Brahma
Kedi Raghu's father
Ilavattam Teacher Bilingual film
Dharmapuri Shanmugam
Varalaru Mental
2007 Veerasamy Advocate
Mozhi Gnanaprakasam
Sivaji: The Boss P.S to chief secretary
Kireedam Constable
Inimey Nangathan Vichu
Thirutham Punniyakodi
Azhagiya Tamil Magan Coach
Machakaaran Police constable
2008 Pazhani
Pirivom Santhippom Aarumugam
Sadhu Miranda Moneylender
Anjathe Loganathan
Velli Thirai Ram Gopal Sharma
Santosh Subramaniam Kooththa Perumal (Sarukku Maram)
Arai En 305-il Kadavul Sottaikaruvaapaya Kutti Madasaamy
Iyakkam Muthukutty
Azhaipithazh Project manager
Dasavathaaram Broadway Kumar
Sutta Pazham Kumaraswamy
Kuselan Kuppusamy's assistant
Dhanam
Saroja
Theeyavan Velu
Dindigul Sarathy Kavignar Kaakkaakarayaan
Panchamirtham Thirupathi
2009 Kadhalna Summa Illai
Innoruvan Vaali
Naalai Namadhe DGP Pullaiah
Guru En Aalu Gopal
Thoranai Tamizharasan's assistant
Manjal Veiyil
Maasilamani 'Coma' Ramaswamy
Sirithal Rasipen Boopathy Pandian
Eesa Duraisamy
Unnaipol Oruvan
Suriyan Satta Kalloori Saama Iyer
2010 Thamizh Padam Nakul
Thambikku Indha Ooru
Veerasekaran
Irumbukkottai Murattu Singam Aathrikesa
Kola Kolaya Mundhirika Santhanam
Madrasapattinam Vengayappan
Irandu Mugam
2011 Kaavalan Sakkaran
Payanam Rev. Fr. Alphonse Bilingual film
Thambikottai Valayapatti
Eththan Swami
Deiva Thirumagal Murthy
Markandeyan
Puli Vesham Senthil
Velayudham Vaidehi's father
2012 Oththa Veedu
Konjum Mainakkale
Krishnaveni Panjaalai
Thaandavam Thambi Mama
Thiruthani Kannayiram
Pudhumugangal Thevai
2013 Chandhamama
Karuppampatti Don Stanlee
Soodhu Kavvum Gnanodayam
Nagaraja Cholan MA, MLA Kootha Perumal
Thee Kulikkum Pachai Maram
Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara Poochandi
Ragalaipuram Vincent
Sutta Kadhai Ottagam
All in All Azhagu Raja Dhillaana Divyanathan
2014 Ner Ethir Neeraavi
Ninaithathu Yaaro Special appearance
Ninaivil Nindraval
Kadhal Solla Aasai Anjali's father
Oru Kanniyum Moonu Kalavaanikalum
Arima Nambi S. I. Arumugam
Aindhaam Thalaimurai Sidha Vaidhiya Sigamani
Nee Naan Nizhal Thambiannan Bilingual film
Aaaah Guru
Mosakutty
13 aam Pakkam Paarkka
Azhagiya Pandipuram Pambukutty
Vellaikaara Durai Tanjore Mahadevan
2015 Ivanuku Thannila Gandam Ponvandu
Vai Raja Vai Karthik's uncle
Uttama Villain Chokku Chettiar
India Pakistan Marudhamuthu
36 Vayadhinile Stephen
Demonte Colony Saaminadhan
Vindhai Tamizh Aayndha Nallon
Kaaval Gunasekharan
Moone Moonu Varthai Raaman Bilingual film
Papanasam Sulaiman Baai
Aavi Kumar Very Good Sivasu
Savaale Samaali Elango
Yatchan
Apoorva Mahaan
Uppu Karuvaadu Neithal Jayaraman
Thanga Magan Prakash Kumar's assistant
2016 Karai Oram
Bangalore Naatkal Kannan's father
Saagasam Sadhanandham
Nayyapudai Satyamurthy
Natpadhigaram 79
Narathan Bhaskar
Unnodu Ka Master
Ka Ka Ka Po Kimute (Egyptian god)
Vellikizhamai 13am Thethi Saravanan's friend
Dharma Durai Paraman
Kagitha Kappal Ranagupta
Meen Kuzhambum Mann Paanaiyum Don
Kadavul Irukaan Kumaru Michael Aasirvadham
Kannula Kaasa Kattappa Chinnapaiyan
Manal Kayiru 2 Josiyar
2017 Yaakkai Kathir's father
Vaigai Express King Kesavan
8 Thottakkal Krishnnamoorthy
Brindavanam Louis
7 Naatkal Bhaskar
Maragadha Naanayam Pandurangan
Peechankai Thamizhmagan
Sathura Adi 3500 John Peter
Pannam Pathinonnum Seyum Kaalimuthu
Ippadai Vellum Dr. S. Thillairajan
Guru Uchaththula Irukkaru Uthaman
Indrajith Salim
Thiruttu Payale 2 Muthupandi
12-12-1950 Kumudhavalli's father
2018 Nimir Sadha
Keni Bilingual film
Sometimes Raghavan
Semma Botha Aagathey Kunjunni
Kalari Maari
NOTA Bhai Bilingual film
Kayamkulam Kochunni Mothalali Malayalam film
Kaatrin Mozhi Neelakandan
Pattinapakkam Thee Thangavel
Utharavu Maharaja
Thuppakki Munai Uyya
2019 Thirumanam Arunachalam
Agni Devi Manimaran
Kuppathu Raja Oor Niyayam
Ayogya Venkatraman
A1 Saravanan's father
Kazhugu 2 Maari
Bakrid Veterinarian Guest appearance
2020 Aswathama Telugu film
Oh My Kadavule Anu's father
Kutty Devathai
Putham Pudhu Kaalai Thatha
2021 Maara Usmaan Bhai
Television
  • 1991 Nam Kudumbam
  • 1991 Vizhudugal
  • 1992 Mayavi Marichan
  • 1996 Kaiyalavu Manasu
  • 1997 Premi
  • 1990s Senior Junior
  • 2000-2001 Anandha Bhavan as Narasimhan
  • 2000 Ganga Yamuna Saraswati
  • 2000-2006 Chinna Papa Periya Papa as Pattabi
  • 2000-2001 Vaazhkai as Zinda
  • 2001-2003 Alaigal as Mouli
  • 2005-2006 Selvi as Aandavar Lingam
  • 2007 Arasi as Aandavar Lingam
Web series

Dubbing artistEdit

Partial Filmography
Year Title Actor Character
1991 Seetha Geetha Vijayakumar's PA
1991 Uruvam Veerapandiyan
1991 Gnana Paravai Raghuram
1991 Apoorva Shakthi 369 Chandra Mohan, Brahmanandam
1991 Coolie No. 1 Brahmanandam
1992 Pokkiri Ponnu Brahmanandam
1992 Mouna Mozhi Ramesh Aravind's friend
1993 Galatta Mappillai Brahmanandam
1993 Mayandi IPS Jagathy Sreekumar
1993 Aranmanai Kadhali Jagathy Sreekumar
1994 Chinna Durai Periya Durai Dharmavarapu Subramanyam
1994 Manidha Manidha Brahmanandam
1994 Mr Maharani Brahmanandam
1994 Anbalayam Ajit Vachani
1994 The Shawshank Redemption Morgan Freeman Ellis Boyd "Red" Redding
1994 Commissioner For the character constable Babu and election commissioner
1995 Jurassic Park Martin Ferrero Donald Gennaro
1995 Bad Boys Martin Lawrence Detective Sergeant Marcus Burnett
1995 Chutti Kuzhandai Brahmanandam
1995 Jiththan Ali
1995 Rowdy Boss Brahmanandam
1995 Mr. Deva Ravi Vallathol
1995 Ellame En Kaadhali Brahmanandam
1995 Raanuvam Jagadish
1996 Delhi Durbar M.G. Soman
1996 Nakkeeran A. V. S.
1996 Miss Madras Brahmanandam
1997 Yelam Maniyan Pilla Raju
1998 Nilave Unakkaga Kalabhavan Mani
1998 Ganesh Brahmanandam
1998 Autokaaran Brahmanandam
1998 Muradan Brahmanandam
1999 Kaadhal Vennila Brahmanandam
1999 Mannavaru Chinnavaru Shivaji Ganesan's PA
1999 Kaaki Sattaiya Karuppu Sattaiya Sundar Raj
1999 No. 1 Police M. S. Narayana
1999 Sethu Nair Raman Abitha's father
2001 Nandha Saravanan
2001 Aandan Adimai Sathyaraj's father
2001 Kadhal Galatta Brahmanandam Hotel Server
2002 Spider-Man J.K. Simmons J. Jonah Jameson
2002 Mounam Pesiyadhe Duraipandiyan Mahalakshmi's father
2003 Thiruda Thirudi S. V. Thangaraj Apartment president
2003 Kalam Kalabhavan Mani
2003 Bad Boys II Martin Lawrence Detective Sergeant Marcus Burnett
2004 Spider-Man 2 J.K. Simmons J. Jonah Jameson
2004 Kamaraj Richard Madhuram Kamaraj
2007 Spider-Man 3 J.K. Simmons J. Jonah Jameson
2008 Saroja Brahmanandam
2010 Eesan Blessy Karuppasamy
2011 Sri Rama Rajyam Brahmanandam
2013 Ethir Neechal Sharath Lohitashwa Valli's father
2014 Lingaa Brahmanandam
2015 Massu Engira Masilamani Brahmanandam
2015 Inji Iduppazhagi Brahmanandam
2015 Puli Ali
2017 Payanathin Mozhi Nedumudi Venu
2019 Asuran Various characters
2020 Dagaalty Brahmanandam
2020 Silence Kalyana Sundaram
Serials
Year Title Actor Character
1998 Marmadesam - Sorna Regai R. Sundaramoorthy Theatre owner
1999 Micro Thodargal-Plastic Vizhuthugal Pandiyan
2001 Balachander-in Chinnathirai - Ilakkanam Marumo Nirosha's boss and Prathap pothan's car driver
2001 Kaveri Kaveri's father
As narrator

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Talent bides its time". 13 November 2009 – via www.thehindu.com.
  2. ^ a b c d e "There's no spontaneity in acting; every actor needs to do homework - Times of India". The Times of India.
  3. ^ "The Hindu : "Engal Anna"". www.thehindu.com.
  4. ^ "In pictures: the South Indian International Movie Awards (SIIMA) in Dubai". The National.
  5. ^ "Cinema Plus: Talent bides its time". The Hindu. 13 November 2009. Retrieved 22 May 2013.
  6. ^ "M.S.Bhaskar's son Aadhitya to act in Vijay Sethupathi's 96". Behindwoods. 16 November 2017.

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