Vadivelu is an Indian film actor, comedian and playback singer. Since the 1990s, he performed supporting roles as a comedian in Tamil films and is renowned for his slapstick comedies. While having worked in over 200 films, Vadivelu received awards in the Best Comedian category for his performances in Kaalam Maari Pochu (1996), Vetri Kodi Kattu (2000), Thavasi (2001), Chandramukhi (2005), Imsai Arasan 23m Pulikesi (2006), Marudhamalai (2007) and Kathavarayan (2008). His popularity led to his media-coined nickname, Vaigai Puyal, meaning «the storm from the Vaigai River which flows through his hometown Madurai.
S. Krishnamoorthy (born 9 October), better known by his screenname Madhan Bob, is a popular comedian and Tamil film actor from Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. He started his film career as a musician and became an actor instead. Apart from appearing in supporting roles in Tamil films he also appears in the Sun TV comedy show Asathapovathu Yaaru as one of the judges. His debut film was Vaaname Ellai. It was Madan Bob who first taught Maragathamani music.
He was eighth child in his family, so he was named Krishnamurthy which also happened to be his uncle’s name and there was a lot of confusion in the house, so they changed his name to Madan. his brother’s name is Padmanabhan a.k.a. Babu. Both started a music group called ‘Madan and Babu’. In time, the Babu became Bob and that’s how director Balachander introduced him in his first film.
During the shooting of Mappillai (2011), Madhan Bob was injured in an accident. His assistant was also with him. When the car was nearing Vaagai Kulam a dog crossed the road. In order to avoid hitting the dog, the driver applied a sudden brake. Because of this the car capsized. Madan Bob, his assistant and car driver were seriously injured. Madan Bob somehow managed to break the glass door. He saved the driver and his assistant. The three were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. After the treatment Madan Bob participated in the shooting.
Pandiarajan wanted to act in films. But due to his height and appearance he decided to join as an assistant director. He joined Thamizisai College where he had learnt violin and got his diploma as «Isai Selvam» in 1977. After that he had joined writer Thooyavan as an office assistant. Here he met director K. Bhagyaraj and later joined him as an assistant director. He had become his associate director in Darling Darling Darling and worked till the discussion of Munthanai Mudichu. Pandiarajan told the story of the film kanniraasi to Sivaji ganesan’s brother shanmugam, he listened to the story and accepted it, though financiers refused to buy, the film was successful at the box-office.
His first directorial venture was Kanni Rasi in 1985 starring Prabhu and Revathi. He directed and made his debut as a hero in Aan Paavam. Till now, he had directed nine films, including Kaivantha Kalai, Doubles where he directed prabhudeva in the lead role and acted in some 90 Tamil films and one Malayalam hit Kathavasheshan, where he acted with Dilip. Recently, he is acting in a TV serial called Mama Maaple in Sun TV. His English short film called Help has been nominated at the ArtDeco Film Festival 2011, at São Paulo, in Brazil. ‘Help’ is Pandiarajan’s first short film in English.