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Charle (Tamil: சார்லி, born Velmurugan Thangasamy Manohar Charle) is a Tamil film actor who has acted in more than 550 movies. He started his career as a Staff Artist - Actor in Song & Drama Division of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and moved on to perform more than 10000 drama shows in Six years. He was named as Charle and introduced in the film "Poikal Kuthirai" in the year 1982 by the eminent director Padma Sri Dr.k.Balachandar. He has proved as a versatile actor in comedy as well as character roles in Tamil and Telugu films. He has more than 550 films to his credit and has played a vital role in many films, including films produced by National Film Development Corporation Of India. He is highly talented in miming, mono acting and anchoring in stage shows and he has performed in various countries. He holds a Master of Arts degree from Madurai Kamaraj University and Master of Philosophy degree from Karaikudi Alagappa University.

He submitted his dissertation for M.Phil in the title, "CONTRIBUTIONS OF COMEDIANS IN THE GROWTH OF TAMIL CINEMA - 1937 to 1967".


Tamil Nadu State Government Award


Film Fans Association,Chennai

  • Best Comedian Award - 1994- 2 times
  • Best Character Artiste Award - 1996

Bharath Social & Cultural Academy, Chennai

  • Best Comedian Award - 1998, 1999, 2000 & 2001- 4 times

Kalaimamani Award


(as Charlie) at the Internet Movie Database


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