Subramaniam Panchu Arunachalam, credited as Subbu Panchu or P. Ar. Subramaniam (born 16 February 1969) is an Indian actor and film producer. Son of noted writer-producer Panchu Arunachalam, Subbu first appeared as a child artist in the Malayalam film Daisy, before working in the production department of his father's P. A. Art Productions. He returned to acting with the television series Arasi and shot to fame following his performance in the 2010 comedy film Boss Engira Bhaskaran. Subbu has occasionally worked as a voice actor and choreographer as well.
Subramaniam Panchu Arunachalam
16 February 1969
|Other names||P. Ar. Subramaniam, Panju Subbu|
|Occupation||Actor, producer, voice actor and choreographer|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
Subbu, being born as the son to writer-producer and nagarathar Panchu Arunachalam, had been in the film industry since his childhood. He made his acting debut at age 8 as a child artist in the Malayalam film Daisy, directed by Pratap Pothen, who was then his neighbour. He was soon made by his father to work as an assistant production manager under Balagopi in his father's P. A. Art Productions for the Rajinikanth-starrer Guru Sishyan. Since Guru Sishyan, Subbu was involved in all the productions until the most recent release Maya Kannadi (2007), with Subbu being promoted from an executive producer to the main producer.
In 2002, Subbu acted in a film directed by Agathiyan, Kadhal Samrajyam, as one of its lead actors, However, after the release of the soundtrack, the film was shelved and was never released. In 2008, he ventured into television and appeared in the popular television drama series Arasi on Sun TV. He was approached by its director Samuthirakani to play the antagonist's role in the film, a role which was initially supposed to last for a week only, but was extended following positive responses. His first Tamil film was Saroja (2008), in which he had a cameo appearance. Meri Subbu returned to the big screen with M. Rajesh's comedy film Boss Engira Bhaskaran, in which he played a pivotal character as the brother of the character played by Arya. The film became one of 2010's biggest commercial successes, which brought Subbu into the limelight and subsequently led to several more acting offers. He starred in Cloud Nine Movies' Thoonga Nagaram as a tahsildar, and appeared in films including Ajith Kumar's Mankatha where he played a CBI Officer, Aanmai Thavarel, as a negative role.
Subbu had previously also worked as a choreographer in the K. Balachander-produced Vidukadhai, and as a voice actor, dubbing for actors Suman and Mukesh Tiwari in Sivaji: The Boss and Kandaswamy, respectively.
- All films are in Tamil, unless otherwise noted.
|1992||Kalikaalam||Dancer||special appearance in the song "Kadhal Illamal"|
|2010||Boss Engira Bhaskaran||Saravanan|
|Aanmai Thavarael||Mr. A|
|Maalai Pozhudhin Mayakathilaey||Coffee Shop Owner|
|2013||Chennaiyil Oru Naal||Murugan|
|All in All Azhagu Raja||Doctor||Cameo appearance|
|Naveena Saraswathi Sabatham||Lord Shiva|
|2014||Ninaithathu Yaaro||Himself||Guest appearance|
|Vallavanukku Pullum Aayudham||One of the Land Brokers|
|Nimirndhu Nil||Lawyer Arunachalam|
|2015||Janda Pai Kapiraju||Lawyer Rajasekhar||Telugu film|
|Azhagiya Pandipuram||Deepika's Brother|
|Massu Engira Maasilamani||Shanmuga Sundaram|
|2016||Aranmanai 2||Maya's elder brother|
|Unnodu Ka||Subash Chandrabose|
|Ka Ka Ka Po||Rishabarajan|
|Nambiar||Ramachandran's elder brother|
|Chennai 600028 II: Second Innings||Chidhambaram|
|Pyaar Prema Kaadhal||Manager|
|Padithavudan Killithu Vidavum||Minister Duraipandi|
|Adanga Maru||Subash's brother|
|2019||Chithiram Pesuthadi 2||Salim's boss|
|Namma Veettu Pillai||Arumpon's youngest paternal uncle|
|RK Nagar||Inspector Nagendran|
- Suman (Sivaji, Irumbu Thirai, Vantha Rajavathaan Varuven)
- Mukesh Tiwari (Kandaswamy)
- Jamie Foxx (The Amazing Spider-Man 2)
- Jagapathi Babu (Kaththi Sandai)
- Adil Hussain (Yatchan)
- Guru Sishyan (1988) – co-producer
- Michael Madhana Kamarajan (1991) – executive producer
- Rasukutty (1992) – co-producer
- Thambi Pondatti (1992) – co-producer
- Veera (1994) – co-producer
- Poovellam Kettuppar (1999) – co-producer
- Rishi (2001) – co-producer
- Solla Marandha Kadhai (2002) – co-producer
- Maya Kannadi (2007) – producer
- Chennai 600028 II: Second Innings (2016) – executive producer
- "Cinema Plus / Interview : Making an impression". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 3 October 2010. Retrieved 13 May 2013.
- "My First Break: Subbu". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 12 February 2011.
- "Friday Review Chennai / Cinema : Mirroring Cheran". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 31 March 2006. Retrieved 13 May 2013.
- "The Hindu : Youthful line-up". Hinduonnet.com. 5 July 2002. Retrieved 13 May 2013.
- V Lakshmi, TNN (11 April 2010). "Subbu all set to rock big screen". The Times of India. Retrieved 13 May 2013.
- "1997–98 Kodambakkam babies Page: Part 2". Indolink.com. Archived from the original on 24 July 2012. Retrieved 13 May 2013.
- "Subbu dubs for Suman". IndiaGlitz. 9 June 2007. Retrieved 13 May 2013.