Dindigul - Ayyapatty
|Died||7 August 2012 87) (aged|
|Children||Ashokan, Saiganesh, Amudha, |
Ennathe Kannaiah (1925 - 7 August 2012) was a comedian who appeared in Tamil-language films. In the Ravichandran-Jayalalita starrer Naan, as he spoke his dialogues, he frequently used the word Ennathe and this became his nickname. Decades later, he became even better known for his dialogue, Varuum... Aanaa Varaadhu....
After debuting in the Tamil film Ezhai Padum Padu in 1950, he acted in more than 250 films.He predominantly was cast in supporting roles in films of M.G.Ramachandran like Nam Naadu (1969), En Annan (1970), Thedi Vandha Mapillai (1970) and others. He later starred in films including Rajinikanth's Thambikku Entha Ooru (1984). The scenes in which he appeared as a mahout were popular in the 1980s. Though he has made many films, he became famous for his dialogue in Thottal Poo Malarum (2007) (Varum, Aanaa Varaadhu...) with Vadivelu.
|1950||Ezhai Padum Padu||Tamil|
|1959||Ulagam Sirikkirathu||Tamil||Banker's Muniyandi Pillai|
|1967||Raja Veetu Pillai||Tamil||Chettiyar|
|1968||Kannan En Kadhalan||Tamil|
|1969||Nam Naadu||Tamil||Kannaiya the lame|
|1971||Veettukku Oru Pillai||Tamil|
|1972||Idhaya Veenai||Tamil||Snake charmer|
|1974||Netru Indru Naalai||Tamil||Drama artist|
|1976||Needhikku Thalaivanangu||Tamil||The collector of rent|
|1978||Ennai Pol Oruvan||Tamil||Aasari Arulprakasam|
|1984||Thambikku Entha Ooru||Tamil|
|2001||Middle Class Madhavan||Tamil||Kuzhandhaivelu's father|
|2006||Em Magan||Tamil||Dying grandfather|
|2007||Thottal Poo Malarum||Tamil||Blind Car driver|
He died on 7 August 2012.
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