19 September 1963
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.
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. 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). 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.
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.