Birthday: 24-01-1929
Date of death: 16-10-1981
Star sign: Aquarius


R.Muthuraman, a baronial Indian actor, elegant personality, a supernatural being, personified with brimming talent glorified the nation in its golden era. Muthuraman enormously known as Navarasa-Thilagam, a Tamil constituent born in 1929 established his career as a prominent Tamil actor.

Muthuraman accord to a family that has no stage or acting links. S.kumaresan, an advocate, was blessed with this blossoming son in early 19’s. In 1947, Muthuraman dropped out his academics after intermediate courses and accompanied Gemini studios. Being a government employee in the administrative section of the studio, he paid off his services for three years. He was passionately magnetized towards acting and fine art from his early teen. It was around 1952, he was spotted by director Ilangovan’s wife, while working with P.Orr and Sons in Chennai. In spite of his chic look and personage, he had to wait till 1957 to get fuel to start his desire engine as an actor. At the Nadir point, Muthuraman commenced as a stage actor. Climbing the stairs of success he conjoined Veteran actor S.S.Rajendran’s SSR Nataka Mandram and impressed in numerous dramas, including Muthumandapam, Manimagudam, and Bharathiyar’s poetic theater. Likewise, he intrigued his surroundings as a Seva Stage performer manifold. After a long period of struggle, he was Opportune to work in Gemini Ganesan film, and his oracular efforts and hard work soon strengthen him to gain spontaneity and come forth as a prominent actor during his active session from 1958-1982. Muthuraman was a sensational trouper during 1960s and 70s prevailing his abilities in both the villain and character roles. He paired with almost all prominent heroines including Devika, Jayalalitha, and consistently gave 19 films with heroine Kanchana creating a record of the era and his scoreboard crossed 250 films developing favoritism among viewers towards this highly astonished legend. The glimpsing Pearl starred in movies specifically: Maru Piravi, Mannavan, Bhama-Vijayam and many others.

Being a spouse of Sulochana Muthuraman, the couple blessed with four children namely Rajeshwari, Thilagam, Dinesh, the youngest of whom Karthik Muthuraman, became a promoted actor and politician in his right. After actualizing his registry in Mysore for the film Pokkiri-Raja, Muthuraman was spotted in Ooty in October 1981 to attend shooting for Aayiram Muthangal, where he collapsed due to heart attack and unfortunately declared dead under doctor’s observance. The incredible persona rested in peace on 16 October 1981. His loss was irreparable to the film industry.


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