Alex (actor)

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OccupationActor, magician
Years active1993–2011
Children2 (daughters)

Alex (1959 – 1 May 2011) was an Indian actor and magician. He appeared in over 100 Tamil films after making his debut in Rajinikanth's production Valli (1993) and won awards for his portrayal of characters in Mitta Miraasu and Kovilpatti Veeralakshmi.[1][2]


The state government had conferred the Kalaimamani award on the actor, who also received the state award for the best character award for his performance in Mitta Miraasu (2001).[3] Alex had also worked as an office-bearer of the South Indian Film Artistes' Association. He was in The Guinness Book of World Records and the Limca Book of Records for performing magic non-stop for 24 hours.[4][5]

He died at a private hospital in Chennai on 1 May 2011 following a brief illness aged 52. He was survived by his wife and two daughters.[6]

Notable filmography

Year Film Role Notes
1993 Valli
1994 Seevalaperi Pandi Sivankalai
1994 Aranmanai Kaavalan
1994 Thamarai Parisal
1995 Avatharam
1996 Kizhakku Mugam Kannapan
1996 Musthaffaa
1996 Summa Irunga Machan
1996 Thuraimugam Ethiraj
1996 Andha Naal Bar owner
1997 Pasamulla Pandiyare
1997 Thadayam
1998 Sundara Pandian
1998 Guru Paarvai
1998 Bhagavath Singh
1998 Sivappu Nila Maruthu
1998 Kumbakonam Gopalu
1999 Kudumba Sangili
1999 Poomaname Vaa
2000 Athey Manithan Appusamy
2000 Kadhal Rojavae
2001 Super Kudumbam
2001 Ponnana Neram
2001 Krishna Krishna
2001 Mitta Miraasu Masilamani Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Villain
2001 Seerivarum Kaalai
2001 Thaalikaatha Kaaliamman Nattamai
2002 Enge Enadhu Kavithai
2002 Andipatti Arasampatti Walter Pichamuthu
2002 I Love You Da Inspector Pandiyan
2003 Ilasu Pudhusu Ravusu PT Master
2003 Kovilpatti Veeralakshmi Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Male Character Artiste
2004 En Purushan Ethir Veetu Ponnu Manikkam
2005 Mannin Maindhan
2005 Padhavi Paduthum Paadu
2007 Adavadi
2007 Kodaikanal Police inspector
2008 Pazhani
2008 Vasool Geetha's father
2009 Aadhavan
2009 Jaganmohini
2009 Kanthaswamy Pichumani
2010 Sivappu Mazhai Sri-Lankan Refugee
2010 Kutti Pisasu
2010 Pollachi Mappillai
2010 Baana Kaathadi
2010 Agam Puram Thiru's uncle
2011 Ilaignan
2011 Sattapadi Kutram Politician
2011 Karungali



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  1. "Tamil actor Alex dies". The Times of India. 2 May 2011. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  2. Noted Actor-magician Dead - Alex - Tamil Movie News -
  3. Actor Alex passes away
  4. Alex passes away - Tamil Movie News
  5. Behindwoods : Alex - actor magician
  6. Actor-cum-magician Alex dies of liver problems - Oneindia Entertainment