Karunas is an Indian film actor, comedian and politician, born on 21 February, 1970 in Peravurani, Tamil Nadu, India. He mainly appears in the Tamil film industry. He is well known for his work in the film “Enthiran” (2010), “Ayan” (2009) and “Pithamagan” (2003).
Name : Karunas
Birth Name : Karunanidhi Sethu
Born : 21 February, 1970
Birth Place : Peravurani, Tamil Nadu, India
Height : 5’ 4”
Horoscope : Aquarius
Occupation : Actor, Comedian, Musician, Politician
Years Active : 2001 – Present
Nationality : Indian
Religion : Hinduism
Spouse : Grace Karunas
Karunas was born as Karunanidhi Sethu. He did his schooling from the Palangudi Bharathi School. Then he studied in Nandanam Arts, Presidency College. He began his career as a Tamil pop singer and he became popular for his “Gaana” songs. He is also a dancer. He made his debut in television as a musician with the TV show “Naiyaandi Darbar” directed by Yuhi Sethu in the late 1990s.
Karunas started his career in the film industry as a comedian when director Bala noticed him in a TV show and offered him a role in his second directorial venture, the Tamil drama film “Nandha” in 2001. He played the comedy role Lodukku Pandi in this film and received critical acclaim from the critics and the audience for his performance, which prompting him for further film offers. Then he appeared in the film “Baba” in 2002, where he played the role of Sambumani. Subsequently, he appeared in several hit films, including “Pithamagan” (2003), “Vasool Raja MBBS” (2004) and “Polladhavan” (2007), where he played supporting comedy roles.
First time, Karunas has featured in the leading role in 2008 in the comedy drama film “Dindigul Sarathy” where he portrayed the role of an insecure man with an inferiority complex. The film became successful at the box office and Karunas got several offers for the lead roles in the comedy films like “Ambasamudram Ambani” (2010), “Chandamama” (2013), “Ragalaipuram” (2013) and “Lodukku Pandi” (2015).
Later, Karunas made a return to appear in supporting roles and thereafter he appeared in the film “Darling” where he portrayed the role of a suicidal man Athisaya Raj. He received critical acclaim for his performance in this film and he also sang the song Vandha Mala, where the music composer was G. V. Prakash Kumar. Karunas also worked as a music director and playback singer in several films and sang the songs like Jalsa Remix (Chennai 600028), Kathirikka (Rajathi Raja), Koyanbedu Silk Akka (Chandamama) and Obamavum Ingethan (Ragalaipuram).
Karunas received the Filmfare award for Best Comedian for his performance in the film “Thiruda Thirudi” in 2003. Recently, he has acted in the film “Vada Chennai” in 2017 which is under filming.
Karunas is also the leader of the state political party “Mukkulthor Pulipadai”.
- Vada Chennai (filming) (2017)
- Pazhaya Vannarapettai (2016)
- Ka Ka Ka Po (2016)
- Komban (2015)
- Darling (2015)
- Ragalaipuram (2013)
- Chandhamama (2013)
- Pandi Oliperukki Nilayam (2012)
- Kasethan Kadavulada (2011)
- Enthiran (2010)
- Ambasamudram Ambani (2010)
- Dindigul Sarathy (2008)
- Kattradhu Thamizh (2007)
- Ayan (2007)
- Polladhavan (2007)
- Vasoolraja M.B.B.S (2004)
- Puthukkottaielerenthu Saravanan (2004)
- Inidhu Inidhu Kadhal Inidhu (2003)
- April Maadhathil (2002)
- Baba (2002)
- Nandha (2001)
Karunas married playback singer Grace and they have one daughter and one son.
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