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Vela Ramamoorthy is an Indian actor and writer who predominantly worked in Tamil film industry. He was born in Perunali, Ramanathapuram, Tamil Nadu in India. He has done his schooling from KHN High School, Perunali and he is also a Pre University Course graduate. He served in Indian army for 5 long years and also in a post office before starting his acting career. He got married to Kaliammal on 11th March 1976. He won Best Villain Award presented by Vikatan Magazine for his outstanding portrayal of an antagonist in the movie “ Kidaari.”

He is acknowledged as one of the famous Tamil writers of his time. He is the author of the critically appreciated and best-selling Tamil novels like Kuruthi Aattam, Pattathu Yaanai, and Kutraparambarai, etc. He has also written the book “Vela Ramamoorthy Kathaikal” which is a compilation of short stories.

Vela started his career as an Actor in 2013 in Tamil blockbuster movie Madha Yaanai Koottam starring Kathir and Oviya in lead roles in which he played a pivotal role. The plot of this film tells the story of the family of Jaikodi Thevar who is married to two ladies and how his first wife, with her brother, start plotting evil activities against the second wife and her children. Vela played the character of Veera Thevar, brother of Jaikodi Tevar. He made all his way to stardom for his portrayal of the character Vaatiyaar in 2016 in S.U. Arun Kumar’s Tamil language action thriller movie ‘ Sethupathi’ starring Vijay Sethupati and Remya Nambeesan.

Vela did a splendid job in playing the character of vaatiyaar, a politician and an influential don who is personified as a villain for his foes and acting all innocent in front of the public. He has also appeared as Vishal’s father in the famous Tamil film Paayum Puli(2015). He was highly appreciated by both the audience and the critics for his intense performance as a villain in the Telugu action and mystery filled film Kidaari(2016) starring M. Sashi Kumar, Nikhila Vimal in lead roles and went on to win the Best Villain Award for that.

He has also played different characters in famous Tamil movies like Komban(2015), Rajini Murugan(2016), Appa(2016), Yeidhavan(2017), Vanagaman(2017) and Thondon(2017), etc. He will make his appearance and will play the character of a politician in his upcoming film ‘Aram’ which is still filming. He will play the role of Dhanush’s father in his upcoming Telugu movie ‘Ennai Nokki Paayum Thotta’ and Vikram’s father in ‘ Sketch’.

INTERVIEWS WITH VELA RAMAMOORTHY