Benjamin (actor)

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Benjamin
Born
K. Benjamin

(1965-05-17) 17 May 1965 (age 57)[1]
NationalityIndian
OccupationActor
Years active2000-present

Benjamin is an Indian film actor and comedian who has appeared in Tamil language films in supporting roles.[2]

Career[edit | edit source]

Benjamin made his acting debut through Cheran's Vetri Kodi Kattu (2000), where he played the foul-mouthed brother of Vadivelu's character.[3][4]

Benjamin had a career breakthrough with Cheran's Autograph (2004) where he played the childhood friend of the lead character who assists him in his search for his former lovers. The success of the film led to his first lead comedy role in Thirupaachi (2005), as the friend of Vijay's character.[5][6][7][8]

In 2020, Benjamin suffered a heart attack and made a public appeal for financial donations from his film industry colleagues.[9][10][11]

Selected filmography[edit | edit source]

Films
Year Film Role Notes
2000 Vetri Kodi Kattu Sudalaimuthu's brother-in-law
2002 Bagavathi
2002 Saamy Kudai repair
2003 Anbe Sivam Theatre artiste
2004 Autograph Oolamookkan Subramani
2004 Arul Arul's friend
2004 Vasool Raja MBBS Pickpocket
2005 Thirupaachi Kannappan
2005 Ayya Monkey owner
2006 Thirupathi
2007 Sivi
2010 Thamizh Padam Railway guard
2011 Venghai Selvam's friend
2019 Miga Miga Avasaram Marimuthu
2020 Naadodigal 2 Head constable
Television

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "K. Benjamin - membership". Retrieved 17 December 2020.
  2. https://www.india.com/news/agencies/tamil-film-actor-robbed-assaulted-in-salem-2272319/
  3. "Popular comedian Benjamin seeks help after suffering serious health problem - Tamil News". IndiaGlitz.com. 16 December 2020.
  4. Palani, Dhiwaharan. ""I Waited 18 Days To Act In That One Scene With Vadivelu" – Benjamin !! | Chennai Memes".
  5. https://www.sify.com/movies/tirupachi-review-tamil-pclvGfehaddac.html
  6. https://www.sify.com/movies/tirupachi-review-tamil-pclvGshdhfijj.html
  7. "Vijay's Thirupachi begins - Tamil News". IndiaGlitz.com. 14 July 2004.
  8. https://web.archive.org/web/20051207043152/http://www.chennaionline.com/film/reeltalk/05reeltalk11th.asp
  9. "'Thirupaachi' actor Benjamin seeks financial help for his heart treatment | Tamil Movie News - Times of India". timesofindia.indiatimes.com.
  10. "Thirupachi fame actor Benjamin requests help on video because of this". Behindwoods. 17 December 2020.
  11. "Comedian Benjamin Seeks Financial Aid From Fans For Medical Treatment". dtNext.in. 17 December 2020.