Alex (actor)

Born 1959
Died (aged 52)
Occupation Actor, magician
Years active 1993–2011
Children 2 (Daughters)

Alex (1959 - 1 May 2011) was an Indian actor and magician. He appeared in over one hundred Tamil films after making his debut in Rajinikanth's production Valli (1993) and won awards for his portrayal of characters in Mitta Miraasu and Kovilpatti Veeralakshmi.[1][2]


The state government had conferred the Kalaimamani award on the actor, who also has received the state award for the best character award for his performance in Mitta Miraasu (2001).[3] Alex had also worked as an office-bearer of the South Indian Film Artistes' Association. He had etched his name in the Guinness Book of World Record as well as the Limca Book of Records for performing magic non-stop for 24 hours.[4][5]

He died at a private hospital in Chennai on May 1, 2011 following a brief illness aged 52. He was survived by his wife and two daughters.[6]

Notable filmography

Year Film Role Notes
1993 Valli
1994 Aranmanai Kaavalan
1994 Thamarai Parisal
1995 Avatharam
1996 Kizhakku Mugam Kannapan
1996 Musthaffaa
1996 Summa Irunga Machan
1996 Thuraimugam Ethiraj
1997 Pasamulla Pandiyare
1998 Sundara Pandian
1998 Guru Paarvai
1998 Sivappu Nila Maruthu
1999 Kudumba Sangili
2001 Super Kudumbam
2001 Krishna Krishna
2001 Mitta Miraasu Masilamani Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Villain
2001 Seerivarum Kaalai
2001 Thaalikaatha Kaaliamman Nattamai
2003 Kovilpatti Veeralakshmi Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Male Character Artiste
2007 Adavadi
2009 Aadhavan
2009 Kanthaswamy Pichumani
2010 Kutti Pisasu
2010 Pollachi Mappillai
2010 Baana Kaathadi
2011 Karungali


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