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Arvind Swamy is a Actor, Producer and Playback Singer Indian born on 18 july 1970 at Chennai (Inde)

Arvind Swamy

Arvind Swamy
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Nationality Inde
Birth 18 july 1970 (49 years) at Chennai (Inde)

Arvind Swamy is an Indian film actor who works predominantly in Tamil cinema. He was introduced as an actor by Mani Ratnam in the drama film Thalapathi (1991) and subsequently went on to play the lead role again in Ratnam's Roja (1992) and Bombay (1995). Swamy went on to star in other ventures including the Malayalam film Devaraagam (1996) and Rajiv Menon's, Minsaara Kanavu, and Mani Ratnam's Alaipayuthey (2000).
Swamy spent a decade in businesses ranging from engineering construction, international trade to global outsourcing before returning to acting in Mani Ratnam's production, 2013 film Kadal. He also played a negative role in the 2015 filmThani Oruvan. His next will be a Hindi Movie "Dear Dad" , where he plays the role of a Father.


Swamy married Gayathri Ramamurthy in 1994 and has one daughter, born in 1996 and a son born in 2000 . The couple lived separately for seven years until 2010, when they filed for divorce. He is married to Aparna Mukerjee,a Lawyer, since 2012 . Arvind Swamy continues to live with his children.

Usually with

Mani Ratnam
Mani Ratnam
(7 films)
Santosh Sivan
Santosh Sivan
(4 films)
Suresh Urs
Suresh Urs
(5 films)
Prakash Raj
Prakash Raj
(5 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Arvind Swamy (25 films)

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Thani Oruvan, 2h35
Directed by M. Raja
Genres Thriller, Action, Romance
Actors Jayam Ravi, Arvind Swamy, Nayantara, Ganesh Venkatram, Thambi Ramaiah, Harish Uthaman
Roles Dr. Siddharth Abhimanyu
Rating84% 4.24724.24724.24724.24724.2472
The film opens with a scene of a low-level party cadre Senkalvarayan (Thambi Ramaiah) tying a flag to a street-lamp post. Suddenly his pregnant wife gets labor pain but he completely ignores it as he is more dedicated to his leader and party than family. At the same time, the party's deputy leader (Nassar) happens to visit the locality; upon hearing his party cadre's ignorance to pregnant wife, the party leader lends his car and orders his driver to immediately take the pregnant lady to the hospital and she delivers a baby boy Pazhani /Siddharth Abhimanyu(Arvind Swamy) before they get to the hospital. When Pazhani is fifteen years old, he secures first rank in his 10th standard state exam and visits the party deputy-leader, now the chairman of the party and a member in ruling coalition for his blessings with his father. While they are waiting in the party office for the leader to come in, they witness a murder of a rebel party candidate by their own revered leader due to caste related comments by the rebel on him. When the leader asks Senkalvarayan to take the blame by saying that he killed the man due to rage on the rebel's comments, Pazhani volunteers to take the blame and willing to go to jail citing leniency of juvenile laws in exchange for an MLA seat for his father, in the upcoming by election. The deal is agreed and carried out.
Kadal (2013)
, 2h44
Directed by Mani Ratnam
Origin Inde
Genres Drama, Action, Crime, Melodrama, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Gautham Karthik, Thulasi Nair, Arjun Sarja, Arvind Swamy, Lakshmi Manchu, Thulasi Nair
Roles Sam Fernando
Rating55% 2.755342.755342.755342.755342.75534
Bergmans (Arjun), a brilliant but unruly student, is thrown out of his seminary for committing the sin of the flesh after being caught red-handed by fellow student Sam Fernando (Arvind Swamy). Blaming the good-hearted Sam for his ouster, Bergmans vows revenge and challenges to prove that evil does reign supreme in this world. Sam finishes his education and training and arrives at a village as the new Father of the local church. A local boy named Thomas of this village who is the illegitimate son of a local fisherman (Ponvannan) has grown up in a rough neighbourhood, following the death of his mother and thus being forced to fend for himself.
Sasanam (2006)
, 2h21
Directed by J. Mahendran
Actors Arvind Swamy, Gautami, Ranjitha, Rajinikanth, R. Madhavan, Thalaivaasal Vijay
Roles Muthiah (Ramanathan)

Muthiah (Arvind Swamy) and his wife Visalakshi (Gouthami) are a loving couple, and they come across Saroji (Ranjitha) who with no one to go for, takes refuge in Muthiah's house. Muthiah and Saroji develop soft corner towards each other. The rest is what transpires between the trio, exploring the nuances of an extra-marital affair.
Alaipayuthey, 2h36
Directed by Mani Ratnam
Origin Inde
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Musical theatre, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors R. Madhavan, Shalini Ajith Kumar, Jayasudha Kapoor, Swarnamalya, Vivek, Pyramid Natarajan
Roles Collector
Rating82% 4.143084.143084.143084.143084.14308
Karthik Varadarajan (Madhavan) is an independent and free-spirited software engineering graduate establishing a software start-up with his friends. At a friend's wedding, he meets Shakti Selvaraj (Shalini), a student of medicine at Madras Medical College. They continue to bump into each other on local trains that they both use on their daily commute, and fall in love. Karthik pursues Shakti aggressively and proposes marriage; Shakthi, however, is reluctant. Karthik manages to convince Shakthi and requests his parents to formally ask Shakti's parents for her hand in marriage; however, when the parents meet, they do not get along, and Shakti calls off the relationship altogether and leaves for an extended medical camp in Kerala.
En Swasa Kaatre
Directed by Vasanth
Genres Drama, Adventure, Romance
Actors Arvind Swamy, Isha Koppikar, S. Manivannan, Prakash Raj, Arjun Sarja, Jyothika
Roles Arun Raj
Rating62% 3.1021753.1021753.1021753.1021753.102175
A seemingly down to earth guy Arun (Arvind Swamy) by day leads a life of a computer hacker and thief by night. When he meets a girl (Isha Koppikar) whom he fancies, he wishes to turn over a new leaf. But Arun's rogue brother who has been blackmailing him since young to do his dirty deeds does not think likewise. A deep love-hate relationship between them which unfolded during their childhood days traps Arun into a life of crime. How Arun chooses between his family and his love forms the crux of the story.
Minsara Kanavu, 2h33
Directed by RajivMenon kumar
Origin Inde
Genres Drama, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Prabhu Deva, Arvind Swamy, Kajol, Nassar, V K Ramasamy, Girish Karnad
Roles Thomas
Rating69% 3.4941053.4941053.4941053.4941053.494105
Priya Amal Raj (Kajol) loses her mother at a very young age. She is friendly, outspoken, sensitive, yet precocious.Young Priya is brought by her dad, Amal Raj (Girish Karnad) [who is a very rich old-styled clothing industrialist] to a christian residential convent to stay and study. Since her childhood, Priya is interested in singing, music and church.
Mounam (1996)
, 2h17
Directed by Priyadarshan
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists
Actors Arvind Swamy, Nagma, Raghuvaran, Charuhasan

Kiran (Arvind Swamy) is a Cop. His beautiful and alluring wife Manjari (Nagma) is a reputed actress. Misunderstanding creeps into their relationship and they do not live together. Their only son Raju (Master Raju) is living with his mother Manjari. Rajus only friends is Narayan and both go to school together. A group of corrupt politicians plan to kill Dr. Hameed Ali (Charu Hassan) who is a well known Nuclear scientist. Accidentally, a thief comes to know the murder plans of the scientist Dr. Hameed Ali.
Devaraagam (1996)

Directed by Bharathan
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Arvind Swamy, Sridevi, Nedumudi Venu, K. P. A. C. Lalitha, Kozhikode Narayanan Nair, Zeenath A. P.
Roles Vishnu
Rating67% 3.3777753.3777753.3777753.3777753.377775
Devaragam is a romantic movie which has a positive ending with a lot of twists.
Bombay (1995)
, 2h21
Directed by Mani Ratnam
Origin Inde
Genres Drama, Musical, Politic, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about religion, Musical films, Bollywood
Actors Arvind Swamy, Manisha Koirala, Tinnu Anand, Nassar, Prakash Raj, Kitty
Roles Shekhar Narayanan Pillai
Rating80% 4.0475954.0475954.0475954.0475954.047595
Shekhar (Arvind Swamy) is the son of an orthodox Hindu Narayana Pillai (Nassar) living in a coastal village in Tamil Nadu. A journalism student studying in Bombay, Shekhar visits home to be with his family. On one of his return trips, he notices Shaila Banu (Manisha Koirala), a Muslim schoolgirl in the village and loses his heart to her. Initially shy, Shaila seeks to distance herself from Shekhar, but after frequent run-ins, and days of pursuit, Shaila begins to like Shekhar. Eventually, they both fall in love.
Indira (1995)
, 2h17
Directed by Suhasini Maniratnam
Actors Anu Hasan, Arvind Swamy, Radha Ravi, Nassar, Monica (a) M. G. Rahima, Janagaraj
Roles Thiyagu
Rating68% 3.4293853.4293853.4293853.4293853.429385
The film revolves around a group of villagers from Maranur, India, and their clash with a neighbouring village leader, as their community begins to prosper. Soon money and greed threaten a will for peaceful coexistence between the two rivalling communities. The main theme involves the role of the caste system, and how the younger generation strive to overcome it. The film stars Anu Haasan, cousin of the director Suhasini, as well as Arvind Swamy and Nassar in lead roles.
Duet (1994)
, 2h36
Directed by Kailasam Balachander
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical
Themes Musical films, Films based on plays
Actors Meenakshi Seshadri, Prakash Raj, Prabhu, Ramesh Aravind, Charle, Mohan Raman
Roles Guest appearance
Rating67% 3.38483.38483.38483.38483.3848
In a bridge across a sea, saxophone music is heard which is played by Guna. He recollects about the tragedy which happened two years back in his life.
Marupadiyum, 2h19
Directed by Balu Mahendra
Themes Films about sexuality
Actors Revathi, Nizhalgal Ravi, Arvind Swamy, Rohini
Roles Gowri Shankar
Rating72% 3.6068053.6068053.6068053.6068053.606805
Marupadiyum is an emotional and psychological drama that focuses on the central female protagonist, a wife caught up in marital discord played by Revathi and her life henceforth. Revathi is married to Ravi, a movie director who has an extra-marital affair with his star heroine, played by Rohini. Revathi discovers this intimacy between her husband and Rohini but is treated with indifference by her husband. Ravi moves on to get a divorce from Revathi. Revathi pleads with Ravi not to proceed with the divorce and asks Rohini to leave her husband but both disagree to do so. Arvind Swamy, a stranger, helps and befriends Revathi after she leaves her husband.