A. L. Azhagappan

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A. L. Azhagappan
OccupationFilm actor, producer, writer
Years active2000 - 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.

Career[edit | edit source]

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 political supremo 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)

Filmography[edit | edit source]

As actor[edit | edit source]

Year Film Role Notes
2010 Easan Deivanayagam Nominated, Vijay Award for Best Villain
2014 Kathai Thiraikathai Vasanam Iyakkam Guest appearance
Nerungi Vaa Muthamidathe Kaleeshwaran
2017 Thiri Anganan

As producer[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Events - AL Azhagappan's Shasti Poorthi". Indiaglitz.com. 24 September 2011. Retrieved 9 April 2015.
  2. "Tamil film producers to sue Sun Network". Hindustantimes.com. 23 February 2006. Archived from the original on 4 September 2014. Retrieved 9 April 2015.
  3. "A.L.Alagappan arrested!". Sify.com. 17 June 2006. Retrieved 9 April 2015.

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