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Parthiban biography

Date of birth : 1964-11-15
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Chennai,India
Nationality : Indian
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-10-07
Credited as : Actor, Tamil films, Film director

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Parthiepan is a Tamil film actor, director, film producer and writer. Parthiepan is known for having directed critically acclaimed films like Pudhiya Paadhai and Housefull and for his performances in films like Bharathi Kannamma, Vetri Kodi Kattu, Azhagi and Aayirathil Oruvan.
He came from a middle class family and was born and brought up in the ghettos of Chennai. His father was a clerk in the post and Telegraph department, but his family could never make both ends meet.
After completing his 10th from the Hindu Senior Secondary School in Triplicane, He started as a stage artiste who used to perform on stages in Chengalpettu and Vilupuram. It was getting him nowhere and so he came back to Chennai and made the usual round of going to the producers offices and was finally able to become the assistant of Bhagyaraj sir.
He used to make around Rs 6000 a month by dubbing for various artistes. His first film was Dhavani Kanavukal, where he played the role of a postman. Then came Puthiya Pathai as a full-fledged hero, which was his big ticket to stardom.
He acted and directed his first film Pudhiya Paathai in 1989 which won the National Award for Best Regional Film. He did a lead role with actress Seetha in the film. The film was a silver jubilee and won him many awards. He got separated from his lover, wife Seetha. They have two daughters Keerthana, Abhinaya and a son Raaki. His daughter Keerthana won the National Award (Child Artiste) for the Tamil film Kannathil Muthamittal.
He portrays more of complicated and unconventional roles, which normal heroes hesitate to perform. His other National Award winning Tamil film House Full created sensation among the audience. His notable films include Aravindan, Ullae Velliyae, Pullakuttikaran, Sugamana Sumaigal, Abhimanyu, Swarnamukhi, Azhagi, Kathal Kirukkan, etc. He performed a perfect comedy pair with actor Vadivelu in rib - tickling movies Barathi Kannama, Vetri Kodi Kattu, and more.
His apt histrionics in Bharathi Kannamma fetched him many awards. He has worked in more than 45 films and has directed nearly 10 films. Apart from direction and acting, he produces films. He wrote a book named Kirukkkalgal - Thamizh Kavithai Thoguppu which was released by Kalaingar Karunanidhi. He runs a charitable trust named R.Parthiepan Manithaneya Mandram.
He won Tamil Nadu State Best Actor Award for Bharathi Kannamma. Parthipan, the actor, director and producer, loves breaking the conventional rules set by commercial cinema. He has taken roles that other heroes would carefully avoid, directed films that his critics found to be arty.
The actor has remained uncompromising and stuck to his principles in spite of some not-so-memorable roles in the past. After the critically acclaimed and award winning films like Housefull and Azhagi, audience and the trade have acknowledged the maker’s undisputed talents.

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