‘Life has come full circle for me’, says veteran TV and movie actor Rajesh

Veteran actor Rajesh has extra fascinating features. I am making my debut as a hero
Kanni Paruvathile , he matured into a wonderful character actor. Dealing with each silver and small display screen equally, he has written books and has data of astrology. An inquisitive reader, his data of world affairs and historical past is astounding. YouTube is one other channel he’s utilizing productively. Excerpts from conversations with the actor, who left a mark with a number of memorable performances, and has 150 movies and a dozen serials beneath his belt.

About to enter the small display screen?

I used to be one of many first cinema actors who forayed into tv by way of serials like ‘Thagam’ and ‘Tholanthu Ponnavargal’. I do not apply completely different standards. I give what the director desires. Nicely, when you’ve got expertise as an actor and are not camera-shy, issues in all probability get simpler.

Rajesh along with his co-star on the units of Tamil mega cleaning soap ‘Roja’

Proper now, I’m taking part in the lead function of Tiger Manickam within the serial ‘Roja’ produced by Saregama for Solar TV – because the organic father of the heroine Roja, a famend prison lawyer. The serial began with my character.

How snug are you in two areas on the identical time?

I’m having fun with daily – in each. I’m 71. In English you say it’s ‘operating’. In Tamil we are saying it’s ‘strolling’ (
nadakirathu ) I’m ‘strolling’ in a wholesome manner. The variety of years I dwell now’s a bonus, which I need to spend in peace. I give what administrators need, be it cinema or tv. Only a few individuals know that I used to be additionally a dubbing artist. I dubbed for Muraleedharan Pillai (popularly referred to as Murali in Malayalam movies)
dum dum dum ,
enjoyable And
Ullam Ketkume and one other for Malayalam actor Nedumudi Venu
poi sola poromo , I do all the things with full dedication so that there’s happiness throughout.

I’ve written 9 books, all in Tamil.
Muran Suwai is one among them. it is about irony and was serialized in
Dinamani , I wrote in response to a request from the editor Mr. Vaithiyanathan. I had at all times puzzled concerning the irony of the late Indira Gandhi turning into the killers of the defenders. So beginning with this I coated many well-known personalities – Hitler, Tolstoy, Kamarajar, Chelamma Bharati and Einstein – for about 52 weeks. Different books embrace
Ulaga Sirappan Thiraipdangli on administrators and actors alike, a guide on actor Audrey Hepburn and a titular tackle astrology,
Jothidam – Puritha Puthiro ,

Rajesh and Jayachitra in 'Alaigal'

Rajesh and Jayachitra in ‘Alaigal’

Are you able to identify three of the 150 movies you might have acted in?

Robust query (laughs). Anyway, because you say three, for any artist, the primary one is the perfect. so i’ll select
Kanni Paruvathile Through which I used to be the lead actor. Then ‘Ant 7 Natak’ whose climax remains to be in dialogue immediately. Director-actor Okay. Bhagyaraj was merely sensible. Chief Okay. Balachander bested me in ‘Achamillai Achamilai’. However then I can say one thing particular about each movie.

Suppose you’ve got discovered an outlet for all of your expertise?

I believe I am actually fortunate. Let me clarify Corona virus is wreaking havoc everywhere in the world right now. Since I learn lots, my household instructed that I share no matter data I’ve with individuals. My affiliation with YouTube, the place I speak on varied matters, got here in helpful. Not too long ago, some individuals, 18 of whom had been Tamils, had been trapped in a ship in Cairo. They’ve since returned to Tamil Nadu safely. One among them is Vanitha Rangraj, whom I do know. She runs two properties for senior residents moreover a number of social service organizations in Coimbatore. He advised me the conversations on my YouTube channel had been instructive and stored him pleased. I felt pleased for 2 causes. One, they’re again safely and two, I’ve made a small contribution in lowering their stress. On the second degree, I used to be a instructor for seven years and an actor for 47 years. Now at 71, I appear to have gone again to my core. The opposite day, a buddy inadvertently advised me that I used to be instructing individuals good issues. I’m very glad to listen to this. Life appears to have come a full circle to me.

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