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Name Vadivelu
Nick Names Vaigai puyal, king of comedy, India's Charlie Chaplin, Vedivelu
Profession Actor
Native place  Madurai
Nationality  Indian
Mother Tongue  Tamil
Previous acting experiences street-corner theatres
debut  Comedy: T.Rajendar's "En Thangai Kalyani".
Hero: 'Imsai Arasan 23am Pulikesi'
Rose to fame The role of Essakki in Thevar magan
Style of comedy * no double meaning dialogues
* adds his own inputs to his dialogues
* perfect timings
First car TATA Sierra
Hairstylist Nehru
Political affiliations   none
Songs sung by him “Vandhutan Vandhutan” and “Frea vudu frea vudu”.
300th film Vijay's "Bhagavathy"
Spider man In the movie 'Vyapari' he has acted as a spiderman
Mentors Raj Kiran, R.V.Udayakumar, and later Kamal Hassan
Connection with Rajkiran * His second film Raasaavin Manasiley by Rajkiran came in 1991. He got this film offer after he lost all his hopes in acting in films..
* In "En Rasavin Manasile" he had six scenes and a song "Poda..Poda..Punnakku.."
* He stayed in Raj Kiran's office for over a year and it was a good address, which gave me a lot of breaks.
Influence of MGR The magic of MGR's films and the lyric of the MGR film 'Nan Yein Piranthein' had a special significance for him.
Awards * The Rotary Clubs of Madras Central, Madras T Nagar and Chennai East RA Puram, conferred him the Vocational Excellence Award

* In the 53rd Filmfare Awards he received the best comedian award for the film Chandramukhi

* Kalaimamani award 
About Hero roles “I made a name for myself as a comedian and want to remain like that till the end. But I may do a lead role once in a while if the script is convincing”.
Residence  Saligramam, chennai
Facts  * His father was a glass cutter doing framework.
* Strictly guards the privacy of his family
* Initially he did not accept the role of hero in 'Imsai arasan' He seriously thought that someone was sabotaging his career.

Courtesy: Web Resources
Compiled by: PS and Gayathri

Other Sites about Vadivelu :
- Vadivelu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- Vaigai Puyal Vadivelu
- Vadivelu - Tamil Actors, Tamil Actress
- Vadivelu, hero
- Vadivelu Comedy - Friends | Vadivelu Comedy|Vadivelu Comedy Video
- Vadivelu in a spot of bother - Tamil Movie News - IndiaGlitz.com
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- Vadivelu's Advice to Vivek - Music India OnLine

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