Actor Suruli Rajan was born in 1938 in Periyakulam, near Theni. His father Ponniah Pillai worked as an accountant for farm owners of the adjoining areas in Theni. The child was named after the Suruli Velappar, the family deity at the temple atop a hill graced by the picturesque Suruli Falls.
Actor Suruli Rajan seldom failed to elicit a laugh. Suruli’s brilliant portrayal of a niggardly rustic in M.A.Khaja’s Maanthoppu Kiliye (1979) fetched him rare plaudits and has earned a place of pride in the annals of the immortal comedy sequences of Tamil cinema.
|Born||Sankaralingam Ponnaiya Pillai
14 January 1938
Periyakulam, Tamil Nadu, India
|Died||5 December 1980 (aged 42)|
|Occupation||Actor, comedian, singer|
|Children||Shanmugavel, Kumaravel, Senthilvel|