Pasupathy (born 5 September 1967) is an Indian actor. He appeared in critically acclaimed roles in many noted films in Tamil cinema, playing supporting, antagonistic, comedic as well as protagonistic roles.

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Pasupathy Masilamani

(1969-09-05) 5 September 1969 (age 53)
Years active1999–present
SpouseSurya [1]

His performance in E (2006) earned him a Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor and a Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Supporting Actor. He also won an ITFA Best Supporting Actor Award for his role in Kuselan (2008). He has also appeared in Malayalam, Telugu, and Kannada films.

Early lifeEdit

Pasupathy Masilamani was born in 1967 at Vannandurai, a northern neighbourhood Chennai, India. In 1984, he joined the Chennai-based theatre group "Koothu-P-Pattarai" where he was there till 1997.[2] He studied and grew up there till he started to act in films. He became friends with actor Nassar who was in the film institute and later joined the Koothu-P-Pattarai.


When he was working in Marudhanayagam, Nassar asked him whether he was interested in films. Pasupathy was then introduced to Kamal Haasan and he was given the villain role in Marudhanayagam. Pasupathy stated "That was the first time I was before the camera".[2] Marudhanayagam was shelved and Nasser's Mayan which he was also part of was his first release.[2]

He got his first major recognised role in Virumaandi as Kothaala Thevar.[3] He later began appearing in negative roles in a number of films such as Dhool, Sullan, Madhurey and Thirupaachi. He later branched out into comedy with Mumbai Xpress and Majaa. His first lead role was in the National Film Award winning film Veyyil. He further played lead roles in Raman Thediya Seethai, in which he appeared as a blind radio jockey, and Kuselan in which he was seen as a village barber. In Aravaan, a period-based action drama, he played Kombhoodhi, the warrior head of a village in the 18th Century, for which he had trained at the gym for six months.[4]

His role as Annachi in the 2013 Tamil film Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara won critical accolades. He acted in an independent English film called The Last Vision, film made by youngsters from Kerala for festivals.[4] Pasupathy's upcoming films include Appavin Meesai, directed by Rohini, where he plays a therukooththu artiste, Mosakutty, where he essays a positive role, Sakunthalaavin Kaadhalan, Yagavarayinum Naa Kaakka, directed by actor Aadhi's brother Sathya Prabhas Pinisetty, Anjala, directed by Thangam Saravanan and Vetrimaran's untitled film with Dhanush and Vijay Milton's untitled film with Vikram.[5] In 2014, Pasupathy played Aditya Karikalan in a theatrical adaptation of Ponniyin Selvan.[6]



  Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Language Notes
1999 Housefull Corrupt cop Tamil uncredited
2001 Maayan Dominic Raj Tamil
2002 Kannathil Muthamittal Pasupathy Tamil
2003 Dhool Aathi Tamil
2003 Iyarkai Father Stephen Tamil
2003 Veede Swarnakka's younger brother Telugu Remake of Dhool
2004 Andhrawala Bade's henchman Telugu
2004 Arul Gajapathy Tamil
2004 Virumaandi Kothalathdevar Tamil
2004 Sullan Soori Tamil
2004 Madhurey K. T. R. Tamil
2004 Machi Narayanan Tamil
2004 Nenunnanu JP's Henchman Telugu
2005 Thirupaachi Pattaasu Balu Tamil
2005 Mumbai Xpress Chidambaram Tamil
2005 Sye Inspector Mosale Kannada
2005 Majaa Aadhi Tamil
2006 Veyyil Murugesan Tamil
2006 E Nellai Mani Tamil Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor
2007 Big B Balaji Sakthivel Malayalam
2007 Manikanda Tamil
2008 Raman Thediya Seethai Nedumaran Tamil
2008 Kuselan Balakrishnan Tamil ITFA Best Supporting Actor Award[7]
2009 TN-07 AL 4777 Mani Tamil
2009 Vedigundu Murugesan Murugesan Tamil
2009 Vairam: Fight For Justice Sivarajan Malayalam
2012 Aravaan Komputhi Tamil
2012 Outsider Komban Lawrence Malayalam
2012 No. 66 Madhura Bus Varadarajan Malayalam
2012 The Last Vision English
2013 Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara Annachi Tamil
2014 Anaamika Ajmad Ali Khan Telugu
2014 Nee Enge En Anbe Tamil
2014 Mosakutty Tamil
2015 India Pakistan Kaattamuthu Tamil
2015 Yagavarayinum Naa Kaakka Kasimedu Deva Tamil
2015 10 Enradhukulla Das Tamil
2016 Anjala Muthirulandi Tamil
2015 Malupu Kasimedu Deva Telugu
2016 Oozham Captain Malayalam
2017 Ma Chu Ka Arivazhakan Malayalam
2017 Nagarvalam Tamil Guest appearance
2017 Karuppan Mayee Tamil
2017 Kodiveeran Villangam Vellaikkaran Tamil
2018 Kinar Shakthivel Malayalam
2019 Vennila Kabaddi Kuzhu 2 Saamy Tamil
2019 Asuran Murugesan, pachaiyammal's brother Tamil
2021 Sarpatta Parambarai Rangan Vaathiyar, Sarpatta clan's boxing coach Tamil Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor
2021 Raja Vikramarka Guru Narayan Telugu
TBA Arasiyalla Idhellam Saadharnamappa TBA Tamil


Year Film Role Language Notes
TBA Ponniyin Selvan Aditya Karikalan Tamil

Web seriesEdit

Year Title Role(s) Language OTT Platform Notes Ref.
2021 November Story Kulandhai Yesu Tamil Disney+ Hotstar Debut Web Series [8]


  1. ^ "Tamil Cinema News - Tamil Movie Reviews - Tamil Movie Trailers". 2 July 2011. Archived from the original on 6 December 2019. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "I want challenges in life too: Actor Pasupathy". 29 December 2006. Archived from the original on 13 December 2019. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  3. ^ "The 'Virumaandi' villain makes a mark". The Hindu. 7 May 2004. Archived from the original on 11 June 2014. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  4. ^ a b Kamath, Sudhish (9 October 2011). "Enter the warrior". Archived from the original on 11 October 2020. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  5. ^ Rao, Subha J. (17 May 2014). "Method actor Pasupathi". Archived from the original on 21 May 2014. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  6. ^ Santhanam, Kausalya (12 June 2014). "Team work at its best". Archived from the original on 16 June 2014. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
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  8. ^ "Tamannaah shares glimpse of recent photoshoot after recovering from COVID-19". The News Minute. 4 November 2020. Archived from the original on 4 November 2020. Retrieved 8 November 2020.
  9. ^ Bhatia, Tamannaah (30 November 2019). "Wrapped up the first schedule of The November's Story, my maiden Tamil web series, eagerly looking forward to the next schedule curated by a young passionate talented lot 💃💃💃 Produced by @anandavikatan for @hotstar Directed by @ram_1825 #Ramsubramanian Director of photography @vidhu.ig #vidhuayyanna Hair @tinamukharjee Makeup @nikki_rajani Costume @nishkalulla". Instagram. Archived from the original on 24 December 2021. Retrieved 30 November 2019.
  10. ^ "November Story Teaser". YouTube. 22 October 2020. Archived from the original on 21 December 2021. Retrieved 22 October 2020.

External linksEdit

Filmfare Awards South
Preceded by Best Supporting Actor
for E

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