Bonda Mani
Born
Kedheeswaran

(1963-09-19) 19 September 1963 (age 58)[1]
NationalityIndian
Occupationactor
Years active1991–present

Bonda Mani is an Indian actor who has appeared in Tamil language films. He has worked in comedy and supporting roles in over 270 films.[2]

Career

Bonda Mani has described that his stage name is derived from his diet of bondas, when he was a struggling actor, and the suffix of his mentor, Goundamani. His original name is Kedheeswaran and he originates from Sri Lanka.[3] While working in Singapore during the 1980s, he became acquainted with director K. Bhagyaraj who visited the country for a show. He later reconnected with Bhagyaraj during a visit to Chennai and was cast in a supporting role in Pavunnu Pavunuthan (1991).[4] Mani subsequently made a breakthrough after his performance in Thendral Varum Theru (1994) won positive reviews. He appeared with legendary Tamil actor Vadivelu in many of his comedy tracks. Along with commitments as an actor, Bonda Mani runs a stage drama troupe called "Sai Kalai Koodam" and organizes theatrical shows.[5]

Personal life

In June 2016, Bonda Mani joined the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam political party along with a few Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam party workers. Bonda Mani personally met the Chief Minister Jayalalithaa to officially join the party.[6][7][8]

Notable filmography

Television

References

  1. ^ "Bondamani (a.ka) Kedhesvaran - Official Site of South Indian Artists Association, Nadigar Sangam, Tamil Nadigar Sangam". www.nadigarsangam.org.
  2. ^ Dinamalar (16 January 2017). "என் மீது அதிக பாசம் கொண்டவர் வடிவேலு! -நடிகர் போண்டாமணி - vadivelu has more affection on me says actor bonda mani".
  3. ^ "Behindwoods : Comedian 'Bonda' Mani". www.behindwoods.com.
  4. ^ Thandora (3 April 2015). "Exclusive interview with Bonda Mani Movie Comedian" – via YouTube.
  5. ^ "Tamil Comedian Bonda Mani - Nettv4u".
  6. ^ "Comedian Bonda Mani joins AIADMK". 9 June 2016.
  7. ^ "அதிமுகவில் மேலும் ஒரு "காமெடி".. கட்சியில் சேர்ந்தார் "போண்டா" மணி!".
  8. ^ "தி.மு.க. நிர்வாகிகள் - நடிகர் போண்டா மணி ஜெயலலிதா முன்னிலையில் அ.தி.மு.க.வில் சேர்ந்தனர் -- DMK administrators actor bonda mani Jayalalithaa before join AIADMK". www.maalaimalar.com.