He is a popular comedian in Kollywood movies and acted in several Telugu movies too.
Several members from the film fraternity have offered condolences to the actior's family.
Manivannan's last film as an actor and director was the Satyaraj-starrer Nagaraja Cholan MA, MLA.
Manivannan starred in over 400 films in various roles—comedian, supporting actor. The popular comedian has directed about 50 films in Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi.
Some of the movies in which Manivannan acted include:
- Ullathai Allitha
- Kadhal Kottai
- Gokulathil Seethai
- Gopala Gopala
- Pudhu Manithan
Soon as word spread on the death of Kollywood's veteran comedian, condolences started pouring in on Twitter from his colleagues from the film industry. Here are a few...
Khushbu Tweeted: RIP Manivannan sir..my husband's guru..learnt the finer nuances of being a producers director from him..great soul..we will miss u Sir.."
Actor Siddharth: "The great Manivannan sir is no more. Many lives in cinema are what they are today because of him. Writer, director, actor…gone too soon. RIP".
Priyamani: "Can't believe manivannan sir is no more!!haven't had the opportunity to work with him but what a versatile actor/director!RIP sir!"
Shruti Haasan: Very sad to hear the news about manivanan sir - RIP