Born (1960-10-18) 18 October 1960
Okkur, Sivagangai, Tamil Nadu
Years active 1986-2001; 2012 – present
Spouse(s) Nalini (1987-2000) (divorced)
Children Arun, Aruna (b.1988)
Parent(s) Ramaiya,

Ramarajan (Tamil: ராமராஜன்) is a Tamil film actor who specialised in acting films on village-based subjects. He is also known as Makkal Nayagan. He gave many super-hit films. He was called as the rural box office emperor in the late 1980s, his films used to do well in rural centres. He is known for his colourful gaudy costumes and excessive makeup. His pairing with Rekha in Tamil film is a hit.


Ramarajan hails from a small town Melur situated near Sivagangai. He grew up from a Cinema entrance ticket validator and plantain seller to a cinema producer.[1][2] Known for his films with rustic simplicity, he had disappeared from filmdom following a string of failures. His films were so popular and made big at box-offices that they were equally competent to Superstar Rajinikanth and Kamalhassan's films. Considered as the man of the rural audiences, he was nicknamed Vasool Chakravathi. Many of his films based on village-based subjects were a big hit in B and C centres. He is known for his dark shirts and colourful costumes. His film Karagattakaran was a block buster which ran for 365 days in Madurai and in Chennai.

He took a plunge in politics and managed to become an MP. He was elected to the Lok Sabha from the Tiruchendur constituency on the AIADMK ticket in 1998.[3] His film and political career both failed for a certain period. His last low budget film Medhai got released on 2012 which largely went unnoticed and failed.

Political career

He was elected to 12th Lok Sabha as an All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam candidate from Tiruchendur Lok Sabha constituency in 1998.

Personal life

Ramarajan fell in love with actress Nalini and they got married in 1987. However, they divorced citing differences in their relationship and got divorced in 2000. They have twin children, daughter Aruna, and son Arun born in 1988. His Daughter Aruna is married to Ramesh Subramanian on 6 May 2013. His Son Arun is married to Pavithra on 25 April 2014.


Year Title Credited as Role Notes
Actor Director Writer
1977 Meenakshi Kungumam Green tick Uncredited
1979 Anbe Sangeetha Green tick Uncredited
1980 Theru Vilakku Green tick Uncredited
1981 Pattam Parakattum Green tick Uncredited
1984 Sattathai Thiruthungal Green tick
1985 Mannuketha Ponnu Green tick
1985 Marudhani Green tick
1985 Hello Yaar Pesurathu Green tick
1986 Marakka Maatten Green tick
1986 Solai Pushpangal Green tick
1986 Namma Ooru Nalla Ooru Green tick Debut as Hero[4]
1987 Enga Ooru Pattukaran Green tick Seethan
1987 Evargal Indiyargal Green tick
1987 Ondru Engal Jathiye Green tick Green tick
1987 Neram Nalla Irukku Green tick
1987 Gramatthu Minnal Green tick
1988 Shenbagamae Shenbagamae Green tick
1988 Ennai Vittu Pogaathe Green tick
1988 Raasave Unnai Nambi Green tick
1988 Rayilukku Neramachu Green tick
1988 Paarthal Pasu Green tick
1988 Melam Kottu Thali Kattu Green tick
1988 Enga Ooru Kavalkaran Green tick
1988 Namma Ooru Nayagan Green tick
1989 Pongi Varum Kaveri Green tick
1989 Enne Petha Raasa Green tick
1989 Enga Ooru Mappillai Green tick
1989 Karagattakaran Green tick Muththaiyaa
1989 Raaja Raajathan Green tick Raja
1989 Anbu Kattalai Green tick
1989 Thangamana Raasa Green tick
1989 Manasukketha Maharasa Green tick
1990 Paattukku Naan Adimai Green tick
1990 Thangathin Thangam Green tick
1990 Ooru Vittu Ooru Vanthu Green tick
1990 Puthu Paatu Green tick
1991 Naadu Adhai Naadu Green tick
1991 Annan Kattiya Vazhi Green tick
1991 Mill Thozhilali Green tick
1991 Oorellam un Pattuthan Green tick
1991 Nenjamundu Nermaiundu Green tick
1992 Ponnuketha Purushan Green tick
1992 Villu Pattukaran Green tick Kalimuthu
1995 Thedi Vandha Raasa Green tick
1996 Amman Kovil Vaasalile Green tick Green tick
1996 Namma Ooru Raasa Green tick Green tick
1997 Gopura Deepam Green tick Green tick Green tick
1997 Vivasaayi Magan Green tick Green tick Green tick
1997 Themmangu Paattukaaran Green tick
1999 Poo Maname Vaa Green tick
1999 Annan Green tick Velan
2001 Ponnana Neram Green tick Green tick
2001 Seerivarum Kaalai Green tick Green tick Green tick
2012 Medhai Green tick


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