|Born||23 March 1953|
Senthil (born 23 March 1951) is an actor from Tamil Nadu, India. He is famous for his comedian roles along with fellow actor Goundamani. The pair dominated the Tamil industry as comedians in the 1980s and 90s.
He was born on 23 March 1951 in a small village called Ilanjambore near Mudukulathur in Ramanathapuram District. He married Kalaiselvi on 14 May 1984. He has two sons, Dr Manikanda Prabhu and Hemachandra Prabhu. His two grand daughters were born in 2008 and 2014.
He ran away from his village at the age of 13 due to his father's scoldings. He first worked in an oil mart, then in a private wine shop as a waiter and then ended up in drama where he started developing his skills.
He made his debut with Oru Koyil Iru Dheepangal (1979) though officially his first film was Ithikkara Pakki which was released in 1980. He slowly entered the Tamil film industry in small characters and finally landed a good role in the film Malayoor Mambattiyan. He has acted in many popular films with several of the leading actors and comedians in the south Indian cine industry. He usually appears in films with Goundamani in a slapstick double act. Together they have formed a comic pair in many Tamil films and was known as the Laurel and Hardy of Tamil Cinema.
Initially campaigning for AIADMK, Senthil is currently campaigning for AMMK party. Former minister Gokula Indira was replaced in the post of organising secretary by Senthil, appointed by T. T. V. Dhinakaran in AIADMK in 2017. Later, he joined TTV Dinakaran's Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam political party. In September 2019, Senthil, Kathirkamu, Raja Manickam, Devadas and Henry Thomas were announced as the five organisation secretaries of AMMK party. He joined Bharatiya Janata Party, just before the 2021 Tamil Nadu Assembly elections.
|1979||Oru Koyil Iru Dheepangal|
|1981||Indru Poi Naalai Vaa|
|1982||Thooral Ninnu Pochchu||Karuppannai|
|1982||Antha Rathirikku Satchi Illai|
|1983||Saattai Illadha Pamparam|
|1983||Bhagavathipuram Railway Gate|
|1984||Neram Nalla Neram|
|1984||Kuva Kuva Vaathugal|
|1984||Ingeyum Oru Gangai|
|1984||Ambigai Neril Vanthaal|
|1984||24 Mani Neram|
|1984||Naan Paadum Paadal|
|1984||Aval Oru Madhiri|
|1984||Vaidehi Kathirunthal||Komuti Thalaiya|
|1985||Rajathi Rojakili||Patta Sombu|
|1985||Naane Raja Naane Mandhiri|
|1985||Naan Sigappu Manithan|
|1985||Thendral Thodatha Malar|
|1986||Badhil Solval Badrakali|
|1986||Mella Thirandhathu Kadhavu|
|1986||Amman Koil Kizhakale|
|1986||Aayiram Pookkal Malarattum|
|1986||Enakku Nane Needipathi|
|1986||Kalamellam Un Madiyil|
|1986||Namma Ooru Nalla Ooru|
|1986||Paru Paru Pattanam Paru|
|1986||Dharma Pathini||Ponnusaami's sidekick|
|1986||Rasigan Oru Rasigai|
|1987||Paadu Nilave||Thiri Vetti|
|1987||Poo Poova Poothirukku|
|1987||Poo Mazhai Pozhiyuthu|
|1987||Ninaive Oru Sangeetham||Gundulingham|
|1987||Krishnan Vandhaan||Guest Appearance|
|1987||Enga Ooru Pattukaran||Vadakku Vinayagam|
|1987||Chinna Kuyil Paaduthu||Santhana Pottu Shanmugam|
|1987||Arul Tharum Ayyappan|
|1987||Idhu Oru Thodar Kathai|
|1987||Iniya Uravu Poothadhu|
|1987||Ullam Kavarndha Kalvan|
|1987||Thaye Neeye Thunai|
|1987||Ninaikka Therindha Maname|
|1987||Kizhakku Africavil Sheela|
|1987||Uzhavan Magan||Chinna Durai's friend|
|1988||Enga Ooru Kavalkaran|
|1988||Ennai Vittu Pogaathe|
|1988||Raasave Unnai Nambi||Azhagesan|
|1988||Oruvar Vaazhum Aalayam|
|1988||Kan Simittum Neram||Kannayiram (Kanna)|
|1988||Poonthotta Kaavalkaaran||Azhagu (Guest Appearance)|
|1988||En Vazhi Thani Vazhi|
|1988||Ithu Engal Neethi|
|1988||Kaalaiyum Neeye Maalaiyum Neeye|
|1988||Koil Mani Osai|
|1988||Manaivi Oru Mandiri|
|1988||Naan Sonnathey Sattam|
|1988||Paatti Sollai Thattathe||Sub-Inspector|
|1988||Thambi Thanga Kambi||Karuppu|
|1988||Ullathil Nalla Ullam||Acolyte of Michael Raj|
|1988||Thaimel Aanai||Fisherman of Rangukuppam|
|1988||Uzhaithu Vaazha Vendum||Peter's employee|
|1988||Sudhanthira Nattin Adimaigal|
|1988||Namma Oor Nayagan|
|1988||Oorai Therinjikitten||Rajan's friend|
|1989||Ore Oru Gramathiley|
|1989||Paattukku Oru Thalaivan||Azhagu|
|1989||Orey Thai Orey Kulam|
|1989||Enne Petha Raasa|
|1989||Engal Annan Varattum|
|1989||Enga Ooru Mappillai|
|1989||Paandi Nattu Thangam||Vinayagam|
|2010||Siddhu +2||Cameo appearance|
|2010||Irumbukkottai Murattu Singam||Rangula Peri|
|2011||Money Money, More Money||Dr. Sabhapathi||Telugu film|
|2016||Ennama Katha Vudranunga|
|2017||Unnai Thottu Kolla Vaa|
|2018||Thaanaa Serndha Koottam||KP|||
|2019||Charlie Chaplin 2||Guest appearance|
|2019||Oviyavai Vitta Yaru|
|2019||Kadhalikka Yarumillai||Guest appearance|
|2021||Untitled Suresh Sangaiah project||TBA||Filming |
|2019||Rasaathi||Alagar Swamy||Sun TV|||
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