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Indian actor
Born: December 8, 1953, Marungoor, India
Died: May 3, 2023, Chennai, India
Spouse: Usha Mahadevan

Children: Harish Manobala
Other names: Mano
Age 69 years old (in 2023)
Date of Birth December 8, 1953

Real Name Manobala
Profession Actor
Nationality Indian
Birthplace Marungoor, India

Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Bodytype Slim
Height 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m)
Weight 60 kg (132 lbs)

Waist 31 inches
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Qualification: High School Graduated

Profession: Actor
Father: Not Known
Mother: Not Known
Marital Status: Married

Wife: Usha Mahadevan
No. of Children: 1
Son: Harish Manobala
Past Relationships: None

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Balachander known by his popular stage name Manobala, was an Indian actor, producer, film director, comedian, and YouTuber who predominantly played supporting roles in Tamil-language films.

He was one of the most popular comedians in the South Indian cinema industry. He worked predominantly in the film industry for nearly forty years and was notable for his unique body language and dialogue delivery and was also well known for his intonation.

Manobala started his career in Tamil cinema in the early 1970s and with a reference from Kamal Haasan became an assistant director on Bharathiraja’s 1979 film Puthiya Vaarpugal.

He made his directorial debut with Agaya Gangai (1982) but it was a box office failure. A later film as director, Pillai Nila (1985) was more successful.

Manobala continued to direct with such films as Oorkavalan (1987), En Purushanthaan Enakku Mattumthaan (1989), and Dhoorathu Pachai (1987) which were critically acclaimed by the critics and were well received by audiences.

He often collaborated with some of the leading actors of his generation, including Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, and Karthik.

He made his Bollywood debut as director with Mera Pati Sirf Mera Hai (1990), and his television serial directorial debut with Panchavaranam.

He had directed 24 films in his career, but he later focused his career as an actor in the 2000s when he began working full time as an actor.

Manobala appeared in over 700 films. He played minor roles in most of the films as he regularly shared screenspace with veteran comedians Vadivelu and Vivek.

He was known for his comic roles in films including Ice, Nanban, Chandramukhi, Pithamagan, Thamizh Padam, Kavalai Vendam, Kalakalappu, Siruthai, Alex Pandian, Aranmanai, Aambala, and Yaaradi Nee Mohini.

He made his debut as film producer with H. Vinoth’s directorial venture Sathuranga Vettai, for which Manobala received the Best Debut Film Producer award at the South Indian International Movie Awards.

Manobala launched a YouTube channel named “Waste Paper”, where he interviewed several directors and actors. In 2022, he received a doctorate degree from the South Western American University in recognition of his contributions to films.

He also received the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Global Achievers Council. He featured as one of the contestants in the reality television show Cooku with Comali in 2022.

Manobala died at his residence in Chennai on 3 May 2023, reportedly due to liver issues, at age 69. Prior to this, he had also undergone an angio treatment in January 2023 after experiencing chest pain.

He was a heavy smoker of cigarettes and was addicted to smoking during the peak of his career as a film director.