Manobala

Manobala (born 8 December 1953) is an Indian film director, producer and comedian actor who predominantly plays supporting roles in Tamil-language films.[3][4][5][6]

Manobala
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Born
Balachander[1]

(1953-12-08) 8 December 1953 (age 67)[2]
Occupation
  • Actor
  • director
  • producer
Years active1979–1982; 1994–present

He started his career in Tamil cinema in the early 1970s and with Kamal Haasan's reference became as assistant director with Bharathiraja for his 1979 film Puthiya Vaarpugal.

FilmographyEdit

ActorEdit

Year Film Role Notes
1979 Puthiya Vaarpugal Panchayat Member
Niram Maaratha Pookkal
1980 Kallukkul Eeram
1981 Tik Tik Tik
1982 Gopurangal Saivathillai Pathani Bhai
1994 Rasa Magan Broker
Thozhar Pandian
Thai Maaman Guest Appearance
1995 Gangai Karai Paattu
Rani Maharani
1997 Nesam Telephone booth owner
Nandhini
Pagaivan Govindhan
Ratchagan Kanniyappan
1998 Swarnamukhi Translator
Natpukkaga Madurai
Thalaimurai
1999 Chinna Raja
Anantha Poongatre Poongavanam
Minsara Kanna Vedhachalam's henchman
Taj Mahal
Sethu Tamil Teacher
2000 Annai Moses
James Pandu Railway porter
2001 Nila Kaalam
Samudhiram Professor
2002 Villain Minister's brother-in-law
2003 Student Number 1 Daas
Banda Paramasivam Police Inspector
Nala Damayanthi Passport Officer
Jayam Kamalesh
Whistle
Ice
Kaakha Kaakha Ramana
Diwan
Boys Ajay
Three Roses
Pithamagan Sakthi's uncle
Jay Jay Jamuna's family friend
Anbe Un Vasam Professor
Kadhal Kirukkan Doctor
Soori Container passenger
2004 Aethirree Seshagopalan
Campus Nallathambi
Arul Customer
Perazhagan Nair
M. Kumaran Son of Mahalakshmi Ganesh's father
Bose
Attahasam Semi Joseph
Dreams Moosa
Maha Nadigan
2005 Aayudham
Devathaiyai Kanden Daas
Ji Train passenger
Kodambakkam
Thaka Thimi Tha Bala
Chandramukhi Priest
Priyasakhi Babloo
Sachein Sanjay
6'2 Krishnamurthy's father
Anniyan Ticket Conductor
Ghajini Ad Director
Sorry Enaku Kalyanamayidichu
Unarchigal Manager
2006 Thambi
Thirupathi Police inspector
Thalai Nagaram Police inspector
Parijatham
Naalai
Kusthi
Imsai Arasan 23rd Pulikecei Kollan
Ilavattam Bilingual film
Dharmapuri Silandhi Karuppu's henchman
Varalaru Police Constable
Vathiyar Ayyanar's father
2007 Deepavali Villager
Muruga
Koodal Nagar Doctor
Parattai Engira Azhagu Sundaram
Madurai Veeran Shiva's grandfather
Nee Naan Nila Professor
Kireedam Constable
Malaikottai Bhaskar's aide
Pasupathi c/o Rasakkapalayam Constable Naidu
Azhagiya Thamizh Magan TTR
Kannamoochi Yenada Senthilkannu
Polladhavan
2008 Pirivom Santhippom
Sila Nerangalil
Vambu Sandai
Maanavan Ninaithal Professor
Vaitheeswaran Dhanasekaran's Henchman
Yaaradi Nee Mohini Balu
Santhosh Subramaniam Bank Manager
Arai En 305-il Kadavul Vengi Raja
Madurai Ponnu Chennai Paiyan Bala Nair
Sutta Pazham Assistant commissioner
Kuselan Sub-Inspector
Kathanayakudu Telugu film
Unnai Naan Vijay's father
Dhanam Cop
Seval
Silambaattam Jaanu's father
Abhiyum Naanum Vardarajan
Dindigul Sarathy Photographer
Panchamirtham
2009 Anjathe Murugesan
TN 07 AL 4777 Police constable
Punnami Naagu Police Officer Telugu film
Guru En Aalu Traffic Inspector
Thoranai Ganesan
Maasilamani Advocate
Sirithal Rasipen Siddhu's father
Indira Vizha
Ninaithale Inikkum Class Teacher
Aarumugam
Oru Kadhalan Oru Kadhali Ramaiah
Aadhavan Tara's Uncle
Kanden Kadhalai Mayilvahanam
Vettaikkaaran Reporter
2010 Thamizh Padam Siddharth
Thairiyam
Rettaisuzhi
Goripalayam
Kutti Pisasu
Kattradhu Kalavu
Singam Mayil's lawyer
Indrasena
Thillalangadi Priest
Baana Kaathadi Conductor
Neeyum Naanum
Puzhal Alex
Drohi Raghu
Thottupaar
Chikku Bukku Sekhar's cousin
Kalloori Kalangal Professor
Agam Puram C. Singamuthu
Siddhu +2
2011 Madhuvum Mythiliyum
Siruthai Bhoom Bhoom
Payanam Narayana Shastry Bilingual film
Thambikottai Puli
Bhavani Ramakrishnan
Appavi College Professor
Maappillai Astrologer
Eththan Bank Manager
Aanmai Thavarael
Udhayan
Doo
Ramanathapuram
Konjam Veyil Konjam Mazhai
Mudhal Idam
Muni 2: Kanchana Priest
Puli Vesham
Kasethan Kadavulada Balram Naidu
Vandhaan Vendraan
Vellore Maavattam
Sadhurangam Thiru's neighbor
Mambattiyaan Annachchi's Accountant
Mahaan Kanakku Traffic Police Officer
2012 Vilayada Vaa Kothandam
Nanban Bose
Oru Nadigaiyin Vaakkumoolam
Kondaan Koduthaan
Sooriya Nagaram
Aathi Narayana
Kalakalappu Marudhamuthu
Idhayam Thiraiarangam
Saguni Induratagaval
Ajantha
Thuppakki Nisha's father
Akilan
Madha Gaja Raja
2013 Kurumbukara Pasanga
Alex Pandian Captain Divakaran
Puthagam Kalyanasundaram aka Kallis
Sillunu Oru Sandhippu
Onbadhule Guru Bun Rotti Babu
Chennaiyil Oru Naal Sathyamoorthy
Vetkathai Kettal Enna Tharuvaai
Settai Gourishankar
Ethir Neechal Gunasekara Raja
Neram Doctor
Masani Priest
Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru Pencil Mama / Cone Ice
Thillu Mullu Sounderrajan
Thulli Vilayadu
Pattathu Yaanai
Sonna Puriyathu Rajesh Kanna
Thalaivaa Viswa's Follower
Ainthu Ainthu Ainthu Yoga Instructor
Raja Rani Air Voice CEO-Ramamoorthy
Naiyaandi
Vanakkam Chennai Constable
Ragalaipuram Inspector
Maayai
Naveena Saraswathi Sabatham Naradhar
Kolagalam
2014 Manasunu Maaya Seyake Sundaram Telugu film
Ninaivil Nindraval
Virattu
Oru Kanniyum Moonu Kalavaanikalum Chetan
Tenaliraman Education Minister
Damaal Dumeel
Thalaivan
Yennamo Yedho Guruji
Enna Satham Indha Neram
Ramanujan Krishna Rao
Anjaan Director
Aindhaam Thalaimurai Sidha Vaidhiya Sigamani Soori
Jamai
Aranmanai Eshwari's husband
Irumbu Kuthirai Pizza Shop Manager
Poojai Kovai Group's Secretary
Kalkandu
Jaihind 2 Nandhini's father Multilingual film
Velmurugan Borewells
Naaigal Jaakirathai Pichumani
Dega Telugu film
Lingaa Train Driver
Vellaikaara Durai
2015 Vettaiyadu
Aambala Police Commissioner
Touring Talkies Koteeswaran
Tamizhuku En Ondrai Azhuthavum Swaminathan
Kaaki Sattai Jyothi Lingam
JK Enum Nanbanin Vaazhkai Drawing Artist
Ivanuku Thannila Gandam Dr. Markandeyan
Sonna Pochu
Nannbenda Senthamarai
Thunai Mudhalvar
Kanchana 2 Arnold
Vai Raja Vai Mano
India Pakistan Idichapuli
Vindhai
Massu Engira Masilamani Arnold
Soan Papdi
Palakkattu Madhavan Madhavan's boss
Aavi Kumar
Idhu Enna Maayam
Kalai Vendhan
Savaale Samaali Manobala
Maanga Rengasamy Nagarajan
10 Endrathukulla Road Transport Officer Manikandan
Urumeen Soundappan
2016 Karai Oram
Peigal Jaakkirathai
Rajinimurugan Kunjithapatham
Aranmanai 2 Komalam's brother
Kanithan Anu's father
Pokkiri Raja Raghav
Sowkarpettai Mani
Mapla Singam
Thozha Old Age Home Warden Bilingual film
Theri School principal
Unnodu Ka Traffic police
Pandiyoda Galatta Thaangala
Rajadhi Raja Drawing Artist Telugu film
Vellikizhamai 13am Thethi Doctor
Nayaki Bilingual film
Kadalai Businessman
Kadavul Irukaan Kumaru Pesuvadhellam Unmai show director
Kavalai Vendam Pattai Babu
Virumandikum Sivanandikum
Parandhu Sella Vaa
Andaman
2017 Jomonte Suvisheshangal Perumal Malayalam film
Motta Shiva Ketta Shiva GK's sidekick
465
Vaigai Express Kannitheevu Kaarmegam / Thavittaisaamy
Saravanan Irukka Bayamaen Swamy
Thirappu Vizha
Adhagappattathu Magajanangalay
Sathura Adi 3500 Gauri Shankar
Katha Nayagan Swamy
Hara Hara Mahadevaki Bhakta
Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru Priya's father
Laali
2018 Kalakalappu 2 Ganesh's assistant
Solli Vidava Apartment president
Nagesh Thiraiyarangam Priya's father
Kaathadi
Merlin
B.Tech Mano Malayalam film
Mahanati P. Pullaiah Telugu film
Abhiyum Anuvum Abhi's boss Bilingual film
Traffic Ramasamy Judge
Kaathiruppor Pattiyal Kunjitha Padham
Semma Botha Aagathey Devi's father
Inba Twinkle Lilly China
Kadaikutty Singam Judge
Tamizh Padam 2 Siddharth
Ghajinikanth Kamal Vishwanathan
Marainthirunthu Paarkum Marmam Enna
Seema Raja Headmaster
Devadas Tata Telugu film
Koothan Film Director
Kalavani Mappillai
Kaatrin Mozhi Murthy
Utharavu Maharaja
Sei Film director
Thulam
2019 Maanik
LKG Mukesh
Thirumanam Narasimhachari
Kee College Professor
Rajdooth (Telugu) Lender
Gurkha Kavariman
Jackpot Rice Mill Rayyappan
Zombie Chinna Thambi's Father in law
En Kaadhali Scene Podura
Ongala Podanum Sir
Aruvam School Head Master
Bigil Professor
2020 Ayya Ullen Ayya
Pachai Vilakku Professor
Dagaalty Film director
College Kumar Bilingual film
Asuraguru Shakthi's boss
2021 Chakra Gayathri's uncle

DirectorEdit

Films
Year Film Notes
1982 Agaya Gangai
1985 Naan Ungal Rasigan
1985 Pillai Nila
1986 Paaru Paaru Pattanam Paaru
1986 December 31 Kannada film
1987 Sirai Paravai
1987 Dhoorathu Pachai
1987 Oorkavalan
1988 Chutti Poonai
1989 En Purushanthaan Enakku Mattumthaan
1989 Moodu Manthiram
1989 Thendral Sudum
1990 Mera Pati Sirf Mera Hai Hindi film
1990 Mallu Vetti Minor
1991 Vetri Padigal
1991 Moondrezhuthil En Moochirukkum
1992 Shenbaga Thottam
1993 Mutrugai
1993 Karuppu Vellai
1993 Paarambariyam
1997 Nandhini
2000 Annai
2001 Siragugal Telefilm
2002 Naina

TelevisionEdit

Year Series Role Network Notes
2000 Punnagai Sun TV
2009 777 Polimer TV
2018 Maya Sun TV
2020-present Sembaruthi Mr. Perumal Zee Tamizh

As producerEdit

Year Film Notes
2014 Sathuranga Vettai SIIMA Award for Best Debut Producer
2017 Paambhu Sattai
2021 Sathuranga Vettai 2 Delayed

As dubbing artistEdit

Year Film Role Notes
2019 The Lion King Zazu (John Oliver)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "பாரதிராஜாவிடம் சேர்த்துவிட்ட கமல்ஹாசன் - Actor & Director Mano Bala - Part -1Chai with Chitra". YouTube. Touring Talkies. 31 January 2020. Retrieved 19 February 2020. Mentions his birth name at 3:26
  2. ^ "TANTIS". 30 October 2012. Archived from the original on 30 October 2012. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Manobala to play a small role in Bigil?". The Times of India. Retrieved 22 October 2020.
  4. ^ "Manobala and Soundara Raja meet TN CM; offer condolences". The Times of India. Retrieved 22 October 2020.
  5. ^ "Manobala elected as the president of Chinnathirai Nadigar Sangam". The Times of India. Retrieved 22 October 2020.
  6. ^ "Shanthnu and Manobala begin shooting for Murungakkai Chips". The Times of India. Retrieved 22 October 2020.

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