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Birth 24 october 1974 (45 years)

Shanmugarajan is an Indian film actor known for playing villain / cop roles in Tamil films serials. He made his debut in Virumaandi as a jailor. He is an alumnus of The American College in Madurai and National School of Drama.

Usually with

(10 films)
(8 films)
Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
(2 films)
N. Linguswamy
N. Linguswamy
(3 films)
(7 films)
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Filmography of Shanmugarajan (31 films)

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Bairavaa (2017)
, 2h49
Origin Inde
Genres Action
Actors Vijay, Keerthy Suresh, Jagapati Babu, Rajendran, Daniel Balaji, Harish Uthaman
Roles Advocate
Rating59% 2.9511052.9511052.9511052.9511052.951105
Sagaptham (2015)

Actors Ranjith, Jagan, Devayani, Singampuli, Srinivasan, Suresh
Roles Neha's father
Rating40% 2.0156452.0156452.0156452.0156452.015645
Uttama Villain, 2h53
Directed by Ramesh Aravind
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors Jayaram, Kamal Haasan, Andrea Jeremiah, Pooja Kumar, Parvathy, Nassar
Roles Shanmugarajan
Rating71% 3.5962353.5962353.5962353.5962353.596235
Manoranjan (Kamal Haasan) is a leading film star who is immensely popular among his fans; however, he is beset with several personal problems. He is an alcoholic and his teenage son Manohar (Ashwin) despises him. 25 years back, he had been forced to marry Varalakshmi (Urvashi), the daughter of noted film director Poornachandra Rao (K. Viswanath), despite being in a relationship with a woman named Yamini. He has a daughter Manonmani (Parvathi Menon) who was born out of wedlock to Yamini and was raised by Yamini's husband Jacob Zachariah (Jayaram) after Yamini's death. She also despises Manoranjan. He has been diagnosed with advanced stage brain cancer and has only a few more months to live, which is unknown to anyone including his own family. He is treated by his family doctor Dr. Arpana (Andrea Jeremiah), with whom he has an extramarital affair.
Eli (2015)
, 2h34
Genres Comedy
Actors Vadivelu, Sadha, Pradeep Rawat, Adithya Menon, Santhana Bharathi, Raj Kapoor
Rating49% 2.4720352.4720352.4720352.4720352.472035
The film is set in 1960s Chennai (Madras then). A police officer and a social worker give speech about ban of cigarettes in All INDIA RADIO. Then 3 men get out from a car . They were thieves and were headed by Eli (Vadivel) a petty thief (who once aspired to become a police officer), who pretends to be a thief who has sold all his robbery items to a jewellery shop owner. The jewellery shop owner had no contact with him and his henchmen dressed as police take all the items pointed out and pretend to arrest Eli and loot the shop. He uses his tricks and loots many other places . One day he enters the house of retired police officer Mr.Rangarajan who had rejected him at the police selection. He loots everything except his photograph. When the current police I.G came there to meet Rangarajan, Eli pretends as though Rangarajan had vacated his house and he is performing rituals and not to disturb him. When the police officer meets Rangarajan on the way he is shocked to find that he had been tricked and Eli had looted the house.
Maari (2015)
, 2h18
Directed by Balaji Mohan
Genres Action
Actors Dhanush, Kajal Agarwal, Vijay Yesudas, Robo Shankar, Kaali Venkat, Shanmugarajan
Roles Velu Anna
Rating61% 3.099863.099863.099863.099863.09986
The movie starts off with a Constable talking to the new subinspector Arjun about Maari, a local rowdy, who apparently rose to fame after killing a rival rowdy. Maari (Dhanush) happens to be an irritating guy, who along with his henchmen Sanikilamai (Robo Shankar) and Adithangi (Kalloori Vinoth), constantly pester the people in the locality and extort them. His main line of work is in training pigeons to perform in races and performance events. His boss is Velu, a bigger don who also is involved in the pigeon races as well as smuggling of sandalwood. Maari constantly has fights with "Bird" Ravi (Mime Gopi), another local rowdy who is also working under Velu. That is when Sridevi (Kajal Agarwal) enters, trying to open a boutique in Maari's locality. Maari forcefully becomes her partner in the business, which angers her after she loses some customers. So she helps Arjun in catching Maari by getting close to him, pretending to fall in love with him and incriminating him with an evidence of his confession of trying to kill the rival gang leader, but failing after which he was killed by someone else and the fame comes to Maari. Maari gets arrested and after he is released, he finds out that Velu also has been arrested, Arjun and Ravi are working together and has arrested some people in the area under the pretext of smuggling. Maari decides to take revenge on the duo. He first frees the local people from the extortion by Ravi's gang, when Sridevi also falls in love with him. Later he captures one of Arjun's smuggling vehicles and the driver and forces him to release Velu. When he takes revenge by burning the pigeon coop of Maari, he gets angry and beats up Ravi and Arjun, with the former agreeing to confess to everything. Angered, Arjun stabs Ravi but eventually gets arrested by the Revenue Department after his constable reveals all the secrets. Finally Sridevi approaches Maari to confess her love, which he rejects, returning to pester the local people and extort them for cash.
Kochadaiiyaan, 2h4
Directed by Soundarya R. Ashwin
Origin Inde
Genres Biography, Action, Adventure, Historical, Animation
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Rajinikanth, R. Sarathkumar, Aadi Pinisetty, Deepika Padukone, Shobana, Rukmini Vijayakumar
Roles Devadhevan
Rating64% 3.248323.248323.248323.248323.24832
A young boy named Rana, who hails from the kingdom of Kottaipattinam, leaves his family, despite his brother Sena pleading him not to do so. The boy soon meets with an accident while rowing in the river and is eventually discovered by some fishermen from the neighbouring kingdom of Kalingapuri, a rival of Kottaipattinam. Rana (Rajinikanth) grows up there and trains in weaponry, and grows up to be a fearless warrior. Due to his fighting skills and bravery, he soon wins the confidence of the king of Kalingapuri, Raja Mahendran, who promotes him as Commander-in-Chief of the Kalingapuri army. Rana's first job as Commander-in-Chief is to free the soldiers of his hometown Kottaipattinam, who are being treated as slaves, enlist them in the army and train them. He then seeks the permission of Raja Mahendran to attack Kottaipattinam, to which the latter agrees. However, during the war, Rana encounters his childhood friend, crown prince Sengodagan, the son of Rishikodagan, king of Kottaipattinam. Immediately signalling an end to the war, he, along with the soldiers disown Kalingapuri and return to Kottaipattinam, much to the disgust of Raja Mahendran and his son, crown prince Veera Mahendran, who swear revenge on Rana for tricking them and betraying Kalingapuri.
Veeram (2014)
, 2h35
Directed by Siva
Genres Comedy, Action, Romance
Actors Ajith Kumar, Tamannaah Bhatia, Santhanam, Bala, Abhinaya, Vidharth
Rating65% 3.2984753.2984753.2984753.2984753.298475
Vinayagam (Ajith) is a brave person living in a village called Oddanchatram, who lives with his four brothers Murugan (Bala), Shanmugam (Vidharth), Kumaran (Suhail) and Senthil (Munish). The elder brother loves the younger ones to the core, and sacrifices his happiness for their good. They are often caught in fights and they are proud of it. Advocate Bail Perumal (Santhanam), who bails them out whenever legal issues arise because of their brawls. Vinayagam hates the idea of marriage as he feels that his wife might create disharmony among brothers. Though the four younger brothers say that they don't want to either fall in love or get married, when Vinayagam is not around, they all have their secret lovers. Now, in order to get the green light for their love stories, they learn through his brother's childhood friend Collector Subbu (Ramesh Kanna) that Vinayakam, in school, was in love with a girl named Koppuram Devi (fondly called Kopu) and his brothers hatch a plan to find her and reintroduce her to Vinayakam, so he can fall for her all over again. But she's married now and has kids. So the brothers conspire to do the most logical thing, which is to find another woman named Koppuram Devi (fondly called Kopu), because, you see, Vinayakam was not in love with that girl so much as her name, and when he meets another (completely random) girl with that name, he is sure to lose his heart to her, just because she bears that name. Though initially reluctant later Vinayakam himself falls in love with her. He clashes with a goon called Vanangamudi (Pradeep Rawat) to take care of market in the village. Vanangamudi tries to kill Vinayagam's brothers while Vinayagam kidnaps Vanangamudi's son (Amit Kumar Tiwari) after clashing, Vinayagam orders Vanangamudi to leave this village.
Tenaliraman, 2h26
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Vadivelu, Meenakshi Dixit, Thambi Ramaiah, Radha Ravi, G. M. Kumar, Manobala
Roles One of the Ministers
Rating55% 2.773082.773082.773082.773082.77308
The movie opens to a prologue, where King Parasbaram (Radha Ravi), ruler of a small rival kingdom and the nine ministers of the great Empire of Vikata Nagaram are on their way to a Chinese consulate's mansion. They are warmly welcomed by General Wang (Wilson Ng) and courtesan Hong (Vivienne Tseng) once they reach there. The Chinese consulate, headed by Chao Gong Gong (Nickson Cheng), wishes to engage in trade with the people of the Kingdom of Vikata Nagaram and reap the benefits. Thus, the ministers strike a deal with Parasbaram and the ministers to help them, promising them a huge share of the benefits. One of the ministers, Nandivarma Rayar (Joe Malloori) objects to this, saying that he doesn't want to betray the King and his people for money. Chao Gong Gong realising that he is of no use to the plan, has courtesan Hong kill him with a poisoned needle from her hair.
Saivam (2014)

Directed by A. L. Vijay
Genres Drama
Actors Sara Arjun, Nassar, Suresh, Kausalya, Sankarabharanam Rajyalakshmi, Shanmugarajan
Roles AL. K. S. Swamigal
Rating66% 3.338173.338173.338173.338173.33817
Kathiresan (Nassar) is the head of a large family which consists of three of his sons and a daughter and their respective families. Everyone get together at his house for a vacation. When the entire family goes to their temple on a given day, some ill fated events occur. The family thinks it is because it had forgotten to perform a ritual sacrifice which involved the slaughter of a rooster known as Paappa (a rooster), which was part of their poultry. This thought is fueled all the more by each family member blaming this to be the cause for all their problems both at home and at work. Kathiresan decides to sacrifice Paappa in the upcoming festival, and the family rests assured that all their problems will disappear eventually after the ritual. Then, suddenly, Paappa goes missing.
Vettai (2012)
, 2h48
Directed by N. Linguswamy
Genres Thriller, Action
Actors R. Madhavan, Arya, Sameera Reddy, Amala Paul, Ashutosh Rana, Nassar
Rating60% 3.001513.001513.001513.001513.00151
Thirumurthy and Gurumurthy are two brothers in Thoothukudi, with Thirumurthy being the elder. He is however sensitive to violence and his younger brother is brave and rogue. Whenever Thirumurthy is beaten by anyone, he has Gurumurthy to finish them. However, Gurumurthy gets frequently punished by his policeman father (Nagendra Babu) for beating up the local people, while Thirumurthy only feels for him.
Quick Gun Murugan, 1h37
Directed by Shashanka Ghosh
Origin Inde
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action, Western
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Rajendra Prasad, Sandhya Mridul, Nassar, Raju Sundaram, Ranvir Shorey, Vinay Pathak
Roles Gun Powder
Rating60% 3.0014253.0014253.0014253.0014253.001425
Quick Gun Murugun is an unlikely superhero (played by Telugu actor Dr. Rajendra Prasad) a South Indian Tamil cowboy whose duty is to protect the world against arch villain restaurant owner, Rice Plate Reddy (played by Nassar), who wants to create the ultimate non-vegetarian dosa! The movie revolves around adventures of Quick Gun Murugun along with his love to-be Mango Dolly (played by Rambha) and Locket Lover (played by Anu Menon).
Vaamanan (2009)

Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Actors Jai, Rahman, Priya Anand, Raai Laxmi, Sampath Raj, Santhanam
Roles Sivan
Rating50% 2.52082.52082.52082.52082.5208
Anand (Jai) is a young carefree boy from Salem who comes to Chennai to stay along with his friend Chandru (Santhanam) to pursue his dream to become an actor. Anand uses the help from his friend Chandru, a television journalist, and his newly found girlfriend, Divya (Priya Anand). Meanwhile, minister Viduthalai, who was touted to become the next chief minister, is killed by minister Anbu Chezhiyan (Sampath Raj), which accidentally gets recorded on tape of an Ad film director Vinoth. He befriends a famous actress Pooja (Lakshmi Rai). They both see the video and inform the joint commissioner Kailasam, who is also a hand-in-glove in the murder. Kailasam sends some goons to get the tape and Vinoth evades. After a long chase, they get him killed in a train, where Anand and Divya were travelling. Anand, having witnessed the murder places the tape into Divya's bag, which she misses in the train. Anand develops a friendship with her after this. In an urge to become an actor he always observes the character of people with the strange attitude and one such person is John Vijay. Anand joins him and John promises to make him an actor. He would take Anand to a stranger's home, break the house and do some stuffs as if they were thief. One such house was that of Pooja, where they go and get some information regarding her. On that eve, Anand befriends Pooja, when he saves her when she was laid in the pool of blood, after being attacked by the goons. She helps him in becoming an actor and asks some photos of his to get him a chance. When Anand goes to the Pooja's home, he finds her dead and Anand is put to blame (as he was the one present). Anand goes underground, finally mistaken by Divya and her mother. Atlast, it is known that John has merely used him and it was he (John) who committed this cold-blooded murder, as told by minister. Joint Commissioner Kailasam is after Anand and the tape and finally, Anand reminds of the tape accidentally put in to the handbag of Divya. The tape goes to the right hands, to that of Gopi (Pooja's media friend) who gets it and publicizes. In the end, all the baddies are killed and Anand has become a real life hero instead of acting hero.
Seval (2008)

Directed by Hari
Actors Bharath, Poonam Bajwa, Vadivelu, Simran, Sampath Raj, Manobala

The beginning is promising, at any rate, as you watch a Don't-Care Murugesan (Bharath) limp sorrowfully from the Central Jail, Palayamkottai, in a scruffy beard and glasses.