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J. K. Rithesh
Born Mugavai Kumar
Kandy, Sri Lanka[1]
Occupation Actor
Years active 2007 - present
Spouse(s) Jodi
(2007 - Present)
Official website

J. K. Rithesh[2] is an Indian actor and politician. He is the current sitting DMK Member of Parliament (MP) in the 15th Lok Sabha from Ramanathpuram constituency. In the Indian general elections of 2009, Rithesh received 294,945 votes to defeat his closest rival, Satiyamoorthy of AIADMK party by a margin of 69,215 votes.



Rithesh (Original Name - Muthu) was born in Kandy, Srilanka in 1973 before migrating to Rameswaram in 1976, where he was brought up. He is the grandson of Tamil Nadu Minister for Housing and Slum Clearance, Suba Thangavelan. His father is employed in the agricultural sector, whilst his mother is a housewife, furthermore Rithesh has two elder sisters, Shanthi and Mani. Rithesh married Jodi in 2007 and has a son, Arik Roshan (born 2008).[1]



Muthur as seen in his debut, Kaanal Neer

His first film was Kaannal Neer, directed by Chinni Jayanth.[3] Rithesh had helped produce the project but the film failed to become a success at the box-office. His second film, Nayagan took an average opening at the box-office.

File:200.jpg His forthcoming films include Thillu Mullu alongside another debutant Siddique, a film with Chinni Jayanth, Deivamagan and his home production, Thalapathy.


Year Film Role Notes
2007 Kaanal Neer Rajavel
2008 Nayagan Guru
2010 Pen Singam Filming
Thillu Mullu Filming
Thalapathy Filming
Thalamilla Raagam Filming
Vettaikara Puli Filming

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