Dhamu is an Indian film actor, comedian and TV anchor, born on 31 August, 1965 in Chennai, India. He mainly appears in Tamil language films and he is well known for his role in “Ghilli” (2004), “Pokkiri” (2007) and “Thulladha Manamum Thullum” (1999).
Name : Dhamu
Birth Name : Tamarai Bharani
Born : 31 August, 1965
Birth Place : Chennai, India
Height : 5’ 6”
Occupation : Comedian, Film Actor, TV Anchor
Years Active : 1992 – Present
Nationality : Indian
Religion : Hinduism
Parents : A. V. Viswanathan (Father), V. Saroja (Mother)
Spouse : Suganthi Dhamu (1997 – Present)
Children : Saroja Suganthi, Suseela Suganthi (Twins)
Siblings : Murali, Sridevi
Dhamu was born in Chennai, India as Tamarai Bharani. He studied in the Pananthope Railway colony Hr. Sec. School. Then he completed his graduation in Chemistry from Presidency College, Chennai. He also practices mimicry from his childhood and he performed more than 7000 stage shows. He has done research on the art of mimicry and found special mimicry notations to mimic sound exercises. He took private classes and conducted mimicry training camps all over the world. He was a member of a popular touring and acting comedy troupe “Gaana Galata Group”.
Dhamu started his film career, when he was first spotted by assistant director Sukumaran, who gave him the chance to the film. He made his film debut with the Tamil Film “Malar” in 1991 as the role of comical rowdy along with young actor Prashant. Dhamu got his major break with the film “En Thozi” as the role Jeans Sivam in 1992 along with actor Joseph Vijay.
Since 1991, he has acted in several important roles in the film, such as Kadhalukku Mariyadhai, Baasha, Thulladha Manamum Thullum, Parthen Rasithen, Ullam Kollai Poguthae, Ghilli and Manathai Thirudi Vittai.
After a while, Dhamu quit mainstream acting and has started an agency named Tamarai Bharani Comedy Agency to represent comedy shows. He also hosts comedy show “Kalakkal Comedy” which aired on Sun TV.
He has acted in many films including Rasikkum Seemane, Villu, Thotta, Pokkiri, Ghilli, Arasatchi, Jay Jay, Gemini, Jodi, Amarkalam, Poovellam Kettuppar, Endrendrum Kaadhal, Baasha, Pudhiya Mannargal.
Currently, Dhamu serves in Lead India 2020 National Movement as a student trainer. He has also attended an orientation for class 10, 11 and 12 at Sagar International School in Perundurai, Tamil Nadu.
- Rasikkum Seemane (2010)
- Sivaji (as Damu) (2007)
- Pokkiri (2007)
- Ghilli (2004)
- Jai (2004)
- Jay Jay (2003)
- Gemini (2002)
- Dhaya (2002)
- Badri (2001)
- Piriyatha Varam Vendum (2001)
- Kannukkul Nilavu (2000)
- Poovellaam Kettuppaar (1999)
- Endrendrum Kadhal (1999)
- Thulladha Manamum Thullum (1999)
- Amarkalam (1999)
- Aval Varuvala (1998)
- Love Today (1997)
- Nerukku Ner (1997)
- Vaanmathi (1996)
- Baasha (1995)
- Kadhalan (1994)
- Thiruda Thiruda (1994)
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