A. L. Azhagappan

A. L. Azhagappan
Born 1951[1]
Occupation Film actor, producer
Years active 2000 - Present

A. L. Azhagappan is a Tamil film actor and producer. After making films and serving as President of Tamil Nadu Producers Council, he has made a career appearing in supporting roles in films. His sons Vijay and Udhaya are also a part of the Tamil film industry as a director and actor respectively.


He was appointed President of Tamil Nadu Producers Council in 2004, and controversially threatened to sue television network Sun TV for showing clips of films.[2] Azhagappan's work was halted in June 2006, when he was arrested in a cheating case for failing to return money to a financier Vishal Jain regarding a film that never began production. The arrest was considered highly political as a result of Azhagappan's declining relationship with the then poltiical supremo Mu. Karunanidhi.[3]

Since 2010, Azhagappan has also worked in film as a supporting actor, notably winning award nominations for his negative role in M. Sasikumar's Easan (2010)


As actor

Year Film Role Notes
2010 Easan Deivanayagam Nominated - Vijay Award for Best Villain
2014 Kathai Thiraikathai Vasanam Iyakkam
Nerungi Vaa Muthamidathe Kaleeshwaran

As producer


  1. "Events - AL Azhagappan's Shasti Poorthi". Indiaglitz.com. 2011-09-24. Retrieved 2015-04-09.
  2. "Tamil film producers to sue Sun Network". Hindustantimes.com. 2006-02-23. Retrieved 2015-04-09.
  3. "A.L.Alagappan arrested!". Sify.com. 2006-06-17. Retrieved 2015-04-09.

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