Manobala in Awards event

Manobala is a popular South Indian actor, producer, and Director who appeared in more than 200 movies as an actor. He directed over 40 movies and 20 Tv serials, most of them in Tamil. Recently, he made his debut as a producer in Tamil movie “Sathuranga Vettai” in 2014 starred Natraj, Ishara Nair, and received decent comments.

Manobala Personal life

He was born on December 8, 1953 (67 years as of 2020) at Marungur, Kanyakumari. He completed his diploma in painting at the college of arts & crafts. Later, he married Usha Mahadevan and had one son named “Harish Manobala” who got married recently.

Manobala Career

He started his career as “Asst Director” from the reference ulaga nayagan “Kamal Haasan” in the movie “Puthiya Vaarpugal” directed by Bharathiraja. Oorkavalan. En purushan thaan enakku mattum than, Karuppu vellai are some of the iconic movies of director Manobala. He directed in more than 3 languages namely Hindi, Tamil, and Kannada. Due to his busy schedule in direction, he remained inactive from the year 1982-1994 as an actor. Later he has done a huge number of supporting and comedy roles in the Tamil movies. He is a regular chief guest of the standup comedy show “Asathapovathu Yaaru” that aired on Sun Tv. Now, he is running the youtube channel named “Manobala’s Waste Paper” with 200 K subscribers as of 2020.

Actor Manobala featured movies

Minsara Kanna, Taj Mahal, Sethu, Kaakha Kaakha, Boys, Pithamagan, M. Kumaran Son of Mahalakshmi, Ghajini, Yaaradi Nee Mohini, Thamizh Padam, Siruthai, Maappillai, Nanban, Kalakalappu, Saguni, Raja Rani, India Pakistan

Manobala’s Contact Details

You can contact him by mail: or by phone number: 044 2431 2031

Facts about Manobala

  • He appeared in 25 movies in 2013 and 26 movies in 2018 respectively as supporting actors. 
  • He directed an average of 3 movies for a year from 1982-1994
  • He acted in the Tv serial “Maya” telecasted on Vijay Tv.
  • He is also the producer of Paambhu Sattai and Sathuranga Vettai 2.
  • He is doing a supporting role in Kamal Haasan’s upcoming movie Indian 2.
  • Manobala is expected to be a contestant in the popular television show “Bigg Boss 4 Tamil”.


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