Ramdoss, better known as Munishkanth, is an Indian actor who appears in Tamil language films. He had notable roles in films, including Mundasupatti (2014), Maanagaram (2017), Maragadha Naanayam (2017) and Raatchasan (2018).
30 June 1978
|Years active||2002 – present|
|Notable work||Mundasupatti (2014)|
Maragadha Naanayam Maanagaram (2017)
Ramdoss came to Chennai from Oddanchatram in 2002, hoping to get a breakthrough as an actor in films and worked for several years as a junior artiste. Unable to get an immediate breakthrough, he moved to Malaysia for two years to work as a goldsmith before returning to Chennai and often slept homeless at Vadapalani temple. He became involved in short films, often portraying characters in the Naalaya Iyakkunar show on Kalaignar TV, and featured in Ram's original award-winning short film titled Mundasupatti by dubbing for the character of the aspiring actor, Munishkanth, at the insistence of his friend Kaali Venkat.
He continued on the fringe of the film industry, appearing in small roles in Mani Ratnam's Kadal (2013) and C. V. Kumar's Soodhu Kavvum (2013) and Pizza 2: Villa (2013), before being given the chance to portray Munishkanth in Ram's feature film debut Mundasupatti (2014). The film became a critical and commercial success, with Ramdoss portrayal being highly acclaimed by critics. He has since been popularly known as "Munishkanth". He has since worked on films including 10 Endrathukulla (2015), Pasanga 2 (2015) and Maragadha Naanayam (2017). He rose to more fame after acting in crime mystery thriller Ratsasan (2018) alongside Vishnu Vishal.
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|2003||Kadhal Kirukkan||Servant||Uncredited role|
|2007||Aalwar||Punyamoorthy's henchman||Uncredited role|
|2008||Arai En 305-il Kadavul||Raana Singh's henchman||uncredited role|
|2011||Thambikottai||Beeda Pandiamma's henchman||Uncredited role|
|2011||Yuddham Sei||Beep show stripper||Uncredited role|
|2013||Soodhu Kavvum||One of the drug sellers|
|2013||Pizza 2: Villa||Buyer|
|2014||Megha||Joseph Fernando's henchmen|
|2015||Enakkul Oruvan||Drug Dealer|
|2015||Indru Netru Naalai||Actor|
|2015||10 Endrathukulla||Driving School Owner|
|2016||Mapla Singam||Mahesh Babu|
|2016||Darling 2||Valparai Varadhan|
|2016||Oru Naal Koothu||Ganesan|
|2017||Maanagaram||Winnings||Ananda Vikatan Cinema Award for Best Comedian|
Norway Tamil Film Festival Award for Best Comedian
|2017||Bruce Lee||God Father|
|2017||Maragadha Naanayam||'Nochchukuppam' Ramdoss||Ananda Vikatan Cinema Award for Best Comedian|
|2017||Chennaiyil Oru Naal 2||Ranjith|
|2018||Pyaar Prema Kaadhal||Thangaraj|
|2019||Market Raja MBBS||Gunaseelan|
|2019||Irandam Ulagaporin Kadaisi Gundu||Puncture (alias) Subbaiah|
|2019||Dhanusu Raasi Neyargale||Karupasamy|
|2020||Ka Pae Ranasingam||Ranasingam's friend|
|2021||Vinodhaya Sitham||Parasuram’s friend|
|2021||Plan Panni Pannanum||Singam|
|2022||Clap||Babu||Also in Telugu|
|2022||The Legend||Vasanthan Perumal|
|2022||Gatta Kusthi||Ganesan, Keerthi's uncle|
|2022||Naai Sekar Returns||Police Officer|
|2022||Laththi||Constable Panneer Selvan|
|2019||Postman||Raja||ZEE5||Nominated- Blacksheep Digital Awards 2020 Best Actor in a supporting role|
- ^ "Munishkanth marries Thenmozhi at Vadapalani Temple". The Times of India. 26 March 2018. Retrieved 11 March 2020.
- ^ ‘Mundasupatti’ Muniskanth: Came to be Villain; Became Comedian — Interview, Ramdoss. YouTube. 28 July 2014. Retrieved 20 October 2015.
- ^ Baradwaj Rangan. "Mundasupatti: Light, camera, action". The Hindu. Retrieved 20 October 2015.
- ^ "A Face to The Voice: The RJ Balaji Interview". Silverscreen.in. Retrieved 20 October 2015.
- ^ "'I washed cars for a living'". The New Indian Express. 28 June 2017. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
- ^ "Thugs Movie Review". behindwoods.com. Retrieved 8 March 2023.
- Munishkanth at IMDb