R. N. R. Manohar

R. N. R. Manohar (died 17 November 2021) was an Indian actor and director. He directed films like Maasilamani (2009) and Vellore Maavattam (2011).[1]

R. N. R. Manohar
Born17 May 1967
Tamil Nadu, India
Died17 November 2021
OccupationActor, film director
Years active1992–2021


RNR Manohar started his career as a child artist, having played roles in films such as Rathinirvedam (as Krishnachandran's brother), Nidra, and as the hero's friend in Kuyiline Thedi. Later, he assisted K. S. Ravikumar in films like Band Master and Suriyan Chandran.[2] He wrote dialogues for Kolangal and also worked as assistant and appeared in a small role as reporter in that film. He wrote dialogues for Thennavan and Punnagai Poove. Manohar played a small role in Thennavan appearing as a gangster who tries to kill Vivek instead gets killed by him. As an actor, he was seen playing small negative roles in films like Dhill ,Sutta Pazham very recently, "Salim". He also He appeared as Nassar's brother in law in Veeram and as Ajith's uncle in "Ennai Arinthaal".

In 2002, Manohar announced that he would direct a film titled Velu featuring Prashanth and Simran in the lead role, though the film later did not materialise.[3]

He made his directorial debut with Maasilamani.[4][5] His second directorial was Vellore Maavattam, a police drama.[6]


Manohar died on 17 November 2021, at a hospital in Chennai from COVID-19 complications during the COVID-19 pandemic in India.[7][8]


As director and writerEdit

Year Film Credited as Notes
Director Writer
1994 Maindhan  N  Y Also co-director
1995 Kolangal  N  Y Also co-director
1998 Pudhumai Pithan  N  Y Also co-director
2003 Thennavan  N  Y
2003 Punnagai Poove  N  Y
2009 Maasilamani  Y  Y
2010 Vandae Maatharam  N  Y
2011 Vellore Maavattam  Y  Y

As actorEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1992 Senbaga Thottam
1995 Kolangal Madhavan Also co-director
1999 Kallazhagar Also co-director
2001 Dhill
2003 Thennavan Nagappa
2006 Don Chera "Royapuram" Bava
2007 Sabari Manohar
2008 Sutta Pazham Church father
2013 Ya Ya Seetha's father
2014 Veeram Maanikkam
2014 Salim Thavapooniam
2014 Kaadu
2015 Yennai Arindhaal Sathyadev's uncle
2015 Naanum Rowdy Dhaan Thalaivar
2015 Vedalam Corrupt Police Officer
2015 Eetti Sampath
2016 Miruthan Minister
2016 Aarathu Sinam Minister
2016 Aandavan Kattalai Minister
2016 Achcham Enbadhu Madamaiyada Mahesh's father
2016 Sahasam Swasaga Sagipo Mahesh's father Telugu film
2017 Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru Minister
2017 Enakku Vaaitha Adimaigal Krishna's father
2017 Kavan Thilak's father
2017 Rubaai
2017 Puyala Kelambi Varom
2017 Pichuva Kaththi
2018 Veera Maavattam Thamizhazhagan
2018 Kaala Koothu Gayathri's father
2018 Enna Thavam Seitheno Village gangster
2019 Viswasam Thookudurai's uncle
2019 Aghavan
2019 Kanchana 3 Shankar's friend
2019 Ayogya Advocate
2019 Kuppathu Raja Kai Saamman's father
2019 Kaappaan Member of Parliament
2019 Sixer Politician
2019 Kaithi Senior Police Officer
2020 Adavi Estate owner
2020 Seeru MLA
2020 Nungambakkam Director General of Police
2020 Naanga Romba Busy
2021 V
2021 Bhoomi Judge
2021 Teddy Purushottaman
2021 4 Sorry
2021 Enemy Police Officer
2022 FIR Perumal
2022 Veeramae Vaagai Soodum Kaatamuthu Posthumous release
2022 Etharkkum Thunindhavan Aaron's father Posthumous release
2022 O2 Ex-MLA Posthumous release


Year Title Role Channel Language Notes
2022 Vilangu Kodilingam ZEE5 Tamil Web-Series


  1. ^ "'வேலூர் மாவட்டம்' நந்தாவுக்கு நிச்சயம் ஒரு மைல்கல்லா இருக்கும்! - ஆர்.என்.ஆர்.மனோகர்" ['Vellore Maavattam' will be a milestone in Nandha's career - R. N. R. Manohar]. Koodal. Archived from the original on 23 March 2014. Retrieved 23 March 2014.
  2. ^ "- YouTube". YouTube.
  3. ^ "28-12-02". Archived from the original on 8 November 2004.
  4. ^ "- Tamil News".
  5. ^ "Archived copy". www.hindu.com. Archived from the original on 22 June 2009. Retrieved 17 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Vellore Mavattam Review | Vellore Mavattam Tamil Movie Review by PGV".
  7. ^ "Director-actor RNR Manohar passes away - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 17 November 2021.
  8. ^ "Popular Tamil actor-director RNR Manohar passes away". The New Indian Express. 17 November 2021. Retrieved 17 November 2021.