Mu Ramasamy Biography
|Other Name||M. Ramasamy, koothu Ramasamy, Mu Ra, Murugiah Ramaswamy|
|Date of Birth||4th December 1951|
|Home Town||Chennai, Tamil Nadu|
|Current City||Madurai, Tamil Nadu|
|School||Thiru Vi Ka High School, Shenoy Nagar|
|College/University||St.Xavier's College, Palayamkottai|
|Qualification||B.Sc Physics & M.A tamil|
|Height||5 feet 2 inch|
|Occupation||Professor, Senior Theatre, Film and Television Actor|
|Source of earnings||Movies|
Mu Ramasamy was born on 4th December 1951 to Ramaswamy in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He completed his secondary education at Thiru Vi Ka High School, Shenoy Nagar. He has a bachelor’s degree from St.Xavier’s College, Palayamkottai. Ramasamy is married to Tamil professor Shenbagam. They have one son Abu. Ramasamy height 158 cm (5 feet 2 inch) and Weight 68 kg. He belongs to Hindu religion and caste details are unknown.
Mu Ramasamy can be soft spoken, but when he gets on to the stage, he experiences a total transformation and breathes life in the character that he plays. Actor, playwright and professor of drama M. Ramasamy is a respected name in the theater scene of Madurai. I met Mu Ramasamy 2 decades ago at a workshop in my alma mater. I registered for the event only to spend some time with buddies, but he completely changed my perception of drama. By the end of the four days workshopwe have been able to develop our own scripts and doing better. Mu Ramasamy himself had no idea about drama until he completed his post graduation.
Growing up in a time when Dravidian movement was at its peak, his tendency towards literature and Tamil language was only natural. Although I studied physics in undergraduation, my passion was to study Tamil that I met while doing M.A. I did Ph.D. Under Professor Shanmugam Pillai, that asked me to work on folk theaters in Tamil Nadu’. Therefore, I got into the area of theatre, he remembers. As a research scholar he started documenting koothu & performances, rdquo. I used to run after actors to gather information. My friends even called me koothu, Ramasamy. Once, a buddy of mine invited me to watch a performance.
But on reaching there I discovered it was a leather puppetry show. It had been another experience for me. I never realized at that time it would be the title of my doctoral thesis, says Mu Ra, who did his Ph.D. In Tamizhaga Thorpavai Nizharkoothu. , His knowledge of Professor Ramanujam and attendance at a seven day workshop in Gandhigram widened his understanding of theater. Following that he along with friends and his pupils founded by Nija Nataka Iyakkam’. We planned to name our group as Real Theater Movement which we afterwards translated into Tamil. We staged our own performance on the foothills of Nagamalai, he says.
Jerzy Grotowski’s Poor Theatre motivated him to concentrate on the abilities of an actor and acting more as opposed to relying heavily on the theatrical devices. I picked for the road theater form as it’s similar to carrying out a pen and pen. You may take your play anyplace and perform. It poses a challenge as you’ve to require the attention of the spectators. Maintaining the audience for 20 to half a hour is tough task. The topic should be based on the problem of some public importance.
In addition, the play becomes more interactive with active participation from the audience, he clarifies.
Mu Ramasamy met his wife Shenbagam, a Tamil teacher interested in drama, at a conference. Their words of praise for their role brought them closer. “She was so passionate about the folk arts that she even sacrificed participation in the conference of the Dravidian Linguistic Association and donated the entrance fee money to the artists” Thevar attam “by Andipatti She started ‘Themmangu’, a center of popular arts in the city, translated the poems of Sappho, and also “Antigone” and “bound Prometheus” from Greek to Tamil, “says Mu Ra, who makes a production every March to commemorate his death anniversary. Impressed by the works of the personality of the Malayalam theater G. Sankara Pillai, he organized many of his works in Tamil that included “Gangayin Mainthan”, “Pandithar Moovarum Mandathoru Singamum” and “Padukavalan, a translation of” Rakshapurushan. “They were followed by a production based on the ‘Globe’ of Gnani, which established its mettle in the proscenium theater.seeing his love for the theater, Dr. VI Subramaniam, the first vice chancellor of the University of Tamil, Thanjavur, asked him to translate some of The works of Bertolt Brecht and gave him the opportunity to participate in a music conference in Bhopal During this trip, he had the opportunity to visit the Sangeet Natak Akademi in New Delhi, where he met with his Assistant Director, Dr. Bhargava. “He asked me to apply for a scholarship for promising young directors, since there was no representation of Tamil Nadu.” The scholarship helped him present Sophocles’ “Antigone” (“Durgira Avalam” in Tamil). popular arts, which he presented at The Festival of the National School of Drama South Zone in Bangalore. “The play earned me a good name among theater enthusiasts, since we were able to create a great impact without any professional training. The contemporary relevance of the work was well appreciated. It was selected for the national festival in Delhi, “he says. The crowd gathered in good numbers to watch him act. At the Badal Sircar Theater Festival held in 1989, the public even challenged the morning drizzle at the open-air theater of the St. Joseph College, Tiruchi, to see it represent the “Spartacus” of Badal Sircar in Tamil. As the goal of Nija Nataka Iyakkam is not only to entertain people, but also to educate, he likes to perform theatrical performances that make the public think. “Galileo” is one of those games where he ignited the scientific genius among the people. “Kalagakkarar Thozhar Periyar” was a well-received work. “Playing the role was more demanding because many in the audience bombarded me with questions, and on stage like ‘Periyar’ I was more careful not to deviate from the ideals of the great leader, I managed to get it out. actors and travel as a team is a difficult task, “he says, adding that many students who were part of the work benefited because they really supported them financially for their studies. He has also worked with the transgender community and has produced ‘Vali Aruppu’, which involves them. His last production, ‘Thozhargal’, was held at the Tamil Classical Conference in Coimbatore.
Film & Television Career
Mu Ramasamy is an Indian Actor, who is working in Tamil film and television industry. He made his acting debut in the Tamil film “Devathai” along with Sathyapriya, directed by Nassar and produced by Indus Film Factory. He also acted with well known actresses like Ramya Pandiyan, Nikhila Vimal, Natchathira, Priyamani and Angana Roy. He has appeared in some well known films such as Nandha, Pithamagan, Paruthiveeran and Sandakozhi. His performances in many films were lauded especially in “Joker” which was one of the Best films of the year 2016. He worked with some of the top names of that time like Ramasamy in “Sandakozhi 2” along with Vishal, Keerthy Suresh and Varalaxmi Sarathkumar. Mu Ramasamy currently doing the supporting role in Thari serial along with Sree Nithi in Colors Tamil.
|Kida Poosari Magudi|
- M.Ramasamy as Kathiresan role in Thari serial.
- Mu Ramasamy as Ponnoonjal role in Joker movie.