Azhagu is one of the popular villainy actors in Tamil cinema and serial industry. He started his career as the stunt man. He came to Chennai in the year 1970 to work in a company. He learnt the martial arts like Kalari and Karate from Gopalan Gurukkal, a Kerala tutor. He practiced the martial arts in the evening session, after his job. He and his team showcased their martial arts in a theatrical show.

On seeing this show, cinema stunt master Madhavan offered him with an acting chance. While he was getting the offer, he had no idea to act in the film. He did not nod his head suddenly for that offer; but went to his master Gopalan Gurukkal. When he consulted with his master, his master became very happy and asked him to accept the offer. Azhagu did not ask about the details of the movie, but went with them blankly. While going with the cinema people, he called upon his friend Hari with him.

His first shooting spot was at Modern Theatres in Salem and he did his first movie with the veteran actor Jai Shankar. He has acted in many films in various languages such as Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Hindi and Oriya. Apart from doing fighting scenes in the films, he has also acted as a villain, brother and a father. His last movie as a fighter is Senthoorapoove with Vijayakanth in the year 1990. He fought in the cinemas with popular south Indian actors like Rajini Kanth, Kamal Hassan, Chiranjeevi and Vijaya Kanth. He has also fought with the Indian Super Star Amithab Bachchan.

Azhagu has duped veteran actor Sivaji Ganesan in a film. After that, he continues only as an actor. He regularly does exercises and maintains his health well. He does not smoke and drink liquors, till now.

Azhagu is really a gem of a man in Tamil cinema.

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