Who is Mayilsamy, the Tamil Comedy King?

Mayilsamy, a well-known comedian and actor, died on Sunday in Chennai. The 57-year-old comedian suffered a heart attack. His demise shocked the Tamil film fraternity, celebrities and politicians, with many of his fans expressing their grief on social media.

நகைச்சுவை ந்று ஒரு பாணியை ம ுன்னிறுத்தி வெற்றி கண்டவர் நண்பர் மயில்சாமி. உதவும் சிந்தையால் பலராலும் நினைக்கப்படீ ். அன்பு நண்பருக்கென் அஞ்சலி #mayilsamy

– Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan)
February 19, 2023

A great talent. This is heartbreaking. pic.twitter.com/L79LmnT3j4

-Dhanush (@dhanushkraja)
February 19, 2023

Shocked to learn of the death of my colleague. #mayilsamy.. I was fortunate to work with him, with a good heart, on many films over the years… Respect… Strength to the family. Naman. pic.twitter.com/lGEnGyRTKg

—Ashish Vidyarthi (@AshishVid)
February 19, 2023

Who is Mayilsamy?

Indian Tamil actor and comedian Mayilsamy, born October 2, 1965, specialized in supporting roles. He was a frequent guest judge on Sun TV’s Asathapovathu Yaaru and appeared in numerous Tamil films. He was known for his comic performances in films, often working with veteran comedians Vivek and Vadivelu. In a career spanning nearly four decades, he appeared in more than 200 films.



Real name

R Mayilsamy


October 2, 1965





Native city

Sathyamangalam, Tamil Nadu


Comedy actor

Civil status





Aruminayagam also known as Anbu

Awards and honours

Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Comedian


February 19, 2022

Net worth

$1 Million – $5 Million

Mayilsamy’s career

In the South Indian entertainment sector, Mayilsamy was a popular television veteran known for his impeccable comic timing. He mainly acted in supporting roles in well-known Tamil television shows and films. Mayilsamy was also a well-known comedian, television presenter, theater artist and theater artist. From his early years, Mayilsamy was active in theater and stage performances. He performed and toured Tamil Nadu with a well-known local comedy group. Additionally, he appeared in several comedy films, such as “Sirippoo Sirrippu.” Mayilsamy made his Tamil television debut as host and judge of the popular comedy show Asathapovathu Yaaru, which aired on Sun TV.

He began acting in the 1980s and shared the lead role in Dhavani Kanavugal (1984) with K. Bhagyaraj. Early in his acting career, he worked with veteran actor Kamal Haasan in the films Apoorva Sagodharargal (1989) and Michael Madhana Kama Rajan (1990), both of which had minor roles for him. He made headlines for his performance in Vivek and Dhool (2003). In the year 2022, he last appeared on screen alongside Linga, Gayathrie and Vivek Prasanna in the film Udanpaal.

He has starred in several well-known films including Dhool, Vaseegara, Ghilli, Giri, Uthamaputhiran, Veeram, Kanchana and Kangalal Kaidhu Sei. Also, for his role in Kangalal Kaidhu Sei, he won the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Comedian.

To pay his final respects, superstar Rajinikanth went to Mayilsamy’s house. She expressed her condolences to Mayilsamy’s family. She said that it is not only a great loss for the film industry and her family circle, but also for all of humanity. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin also offered his condolences to the bereaved family and recalled how his father Kalaignar Karunanidhi had praised Mayilsamy in the past. He claimed that Mayilsamy was known for his ability to persuade others through fierce debates. Many other well-known figures from politics and the entertainment industry paid their respects to the departed soul.

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Source: sef.edu.vn

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