Thambi Ramaiah. Thambi Ramaiah is an Indian actor, comedian, and former politician who has predominantly appeared in Tamil films.
Ramaiah was born on 21 May 1951 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu to Ramiah and Chinnamma. He has four brothers and two sisters. He did his schooling at Corporation High School, Chennai, and pursued a bachelor’s degree in economics from Loyola College, Chennai.
Ramaiah started his career as a journalist with the daily Thanthi. He later joined the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party and became close to its leader M. Karunanidhi. He contested in the 1996 assembly elections from the Maduravoyal constituency but lost to V.K. Sasikala by a margin of 4,000 votes.
He has acted in over 500 films. Some of his notable film roles include Kavalan (2011), Sundarapandian (2012), Pannaiyarum Padminiyum (2014), and Vishal Chandra’s Veerasekaran (2017). Ramaiah has also appeared in television series such as Chinnathambi (2017-2018) and Neelakuyil (2018).
In 2019, he was a contestant on the reality show Bigg Boss Tamil 3. Ramaiah has also produced and directed two films, Kavalan (2011) and Ellam Avan Seyal (2008).
Ramaiah is married to Lakshmi and the couple has three daughters. One of his daughters, Saranya Mohan, is an actress who has worked in Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam films.
Ramaiah has won several awards for his work in films and television. In 2011, he won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Mynaa. He has also won the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Comedian four times, for his roles in Thenmerku Paruvakatru (2010), Kurangu Bommai (2017), Mersal (2017), and Asuran (2019).
In 2018, he was awarded the Kalaimamani award by the Government of Tamil Nadu.
Ramaiah is a recipient of the Dr. M.G.R. Educational and Charitable Trust Award (2019), for his contributions to the Tamil film industry.www rediffbol com wagon r riyasewana met gala priyanka chopra 2021 inr to lkr