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Arulnithi Tamilarasu

(1987-07-21) 21 July 1987 (age 35)
Alma materLoyola College, Chennai
Years active2010–present
Height188 CMS
Keerthana (m. 2015)

Arulnithi Tamilarasu (born 21 July 1987) is an Indian Tamil actor best known for playing the lead role in Vamsam, directed by Pandiraj.

Personal life[edit | edit source]

Arulnithi's grandfather is M. Karunanidhi, former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. His father is M. K. Tamilarasu, brother of M. K. Stalin, former deputy Chief Minister and Home Minister of Tamil Nadu. His cousins include noted producers, Udhayanidhi Stalin and Dhayanidhi Alagiri.[1]

Arulnithi was educated at St. Michael's Academy in Chennai, before pursuing a degree at Loyola College. He then went on to Pondicherry University to undertake more qualifications.[2] Arulnithi married Keerthana on 7 June 2015.[3]

Acting career[edit | edit source]

Arulnithi was offered the lead role in Pandiraj's Vamsam after his cousin, Udhayanidhi Stalin, had opted out. The film featured him as a young man shying away from the politics of his village, despite claims for him to avenge his father's death. The film, which featured him alongside Sunaina, was heavily promoted in Tamil Nadu as a result of the influence of his family, and became a profitable venture at the box-office, garnering positive reviews. His second film was Udhayan in which he played a dual role for the first time.[4][5] The next film Mouna Guru directed by debutant Santhakumar was a critically acclaimed sleeper hit which was also screened at the Hong Kong International Film Festival 2013.[6]

Filmography[edit | edit source]

Year Film Role Notes
2010 Vamsam Anbarasu Nominated, Vijay Award for Best Debut Actor
2011 Udhayan Vasanth, Udhayan
2011 Mouna Guru Karunakaran
2013 Thagaraaru Saravanan
2014 Oru Kanniyum Moonu Kalavaanikalum Thamizh
2015 Demonte Colony Srinivasan
Naalu Policeum Nalla Irundha Oorum Shanmugapandian
2016 Aarathu Sinam ACP Aravind
2017 Brindhavanam Kannan
2018 Iravukku Aayiram Kangal Bharath
2019 K-13 Madhiazhagan
2020 Untitled Seenu Ramasamy project TBA Filming[7]
2020 Kalathil Santhipom TBA filming[8]
2021 Diary TBA Post Production[8]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Friday Fury- 13 August. (13 August 2010).
  2. Another hero is here. The Hindu (13 August 2010).
  4. Arulnidhi Is Going To Be Twice As Good – Arulnidhi – Udayan – Charlie – Tamil Movie News. (16 May 2011).
  5. [1][dead link]
  6. "Mouna Guru in Hong Kong film festival". The Times of India. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Arulnithi's next film titled Diary". The newindianexpress. Retrieved 27 April 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)