Yogi Babu

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Jayant “Yogi” Babu
Yogi Babu at the Sema Press Meet.jpg
Born (1985-07-22) 22 July 1985 (age 33)
Vazapandal, Arni, Tamil Nadu
Citizenship Indian
Occupation Actor, Comedian
Years active 2009-present

Yogi Babu is a South Indian film actor, who has appeared in Tamil language films. He rose to fame following his performances in Maan Karate (2014) and Yaamirukka Bayamey (2014), before becoming a regular cast member in Tamil comedy films.[1][2]

Career

Babu nicknamed as "BABA" during his school days. Babu though born in Aarani his schooling was mainly done in Sriperumbudur in JJ Higher Secondary School. Babu was first spotted by director Siddhaarth Sivasamy, after he accompanied a friend to the shoot of the comedy television series, Lollu Sabha. Intrigued by Babu's peculiar looks and physique, Ram Bala enquired if Babu wanted to become an actor and subsequently took him on board as a junior artiste. Babu also worked as an assistant director in the series, helping write scenes for two years. Yogi Babu.[3] made his feature film debut by featuring in the Ameer-starrer Yogi (2009) as an aspiring actor who wants to be photographed by Ganja Karuppu's and subsequently adapted the name of the film as a prefix for his stage name. In 2013, he appeared in his first extended comedy role with Pattathu Yaanai (2013), while he also featured in the Hindi film, Chennai Express alongside Shahrukh Khan.

He then rose to fame following his performances as a comedy rival to Sivakarthikeyan in Maan Karate (2014) and as eerie comedian in Yaamirukka Bayamey (2014), before becoming a regular cast member in Tamil comedy films. In 2015, he appeared in over a dozen films and won positive reviews for his work in Kaaka Muttai (2015) and Kirumi (2015).[4] Yogi Babu had a breakthrough year in 2016, featuring in 20 films, and winning critical acclaim for his role alongside Vijay Sethupathi in Aandavan Kattalai (2016).[5] Currently he is working on his 100th Film Visvasam starring with Ajith Kumar (2018).

Filmography

Films

Year Film Role Notes
2009 Yogi Aspiring actor
Sirithal Rasipen Henchman
2010 Thillalangadi Maasi's sidekick
2011 Velayudham Villager
Rajapattai Azhagu
2012 Kalakalappu Pimp
2012 Attakathi
2013 Pattathu Yaanai Henchman
Soodhu Kavvum
Chennai Express Sri Lankan smuggler Hindi film
2014 Veeram
Maan Karate Vavaal
Yennamo Yedho
Aranmanai Fortune Teller
Jai Hind 2 Private school association member
Yaamirukka Bayamey Panni Moonji Vaayan
2015 I Keerthivasan's fan
Vella Kaka Manja kuruvi
Kaaki Sattai Beggar
Iridiyam
Ivanuku Thannila Gandam
Komban 1st man in Fight
India Pakistan Aamai Kunju
Demonte Colony Browsing Boy
Kaaka Muttai
Naalu Policeum Nalla Irundha Oorum Thief
Sakalakala Vallavan
Yatchan
Kirumi Kadhir's friend
Vedalam Chatterjee
2016 Vil Ambu Honest
Pokkiri Raja Mojo
Mapla Singam
Hello Naan Pei Pesuren Street Singer
Jithan 2 Annayya
Tea Kadai Raja
Pandiyoda Galatta Thaangala
Enakku Innoru Per Irukku Ondipuli
Muthina Kathirikai Rowdy
Metro Subway Lover
Jackson Durai Mani
Kuttrame Thandanai
Aandavan Kattalai Muthupandi Selvam SIIMA Award for Best Comedian
Vikatan Award Best Comedian-Male
Remo Remo's lover
Kadalai Kaali
Kannula Kaasa Kattappa
Virumandikkum Sivanandikkum
Atti
Veera Sivaji Ramesh
Mo Pazhani
2017 Kattappava Kanom Nandu
Attu
Nagarvalam
Saravanan Irukka Bayamaen Babu
Engada Irunthinga Ivvalavu Naala
Sathriyan
Aaram Vetrumai
Ka Ka Ka Cook
Pichuva Kaththi Babu
Mersal Nolan
En Aaloda Seruppa Kaanom 'Remo' Ravi
Sathya Ram
12-12-1950
Balloon Panda
2018 Gulaebaghavali Panni
Thaanaa Serndha Koottam Narayanan
Mannar Vagaiyara Kannan Guest appearance
Kalakalappu 2 Bhagavan
Solli Vidava
Veera Jithesh
Yenda Thalaiyila Yenna Vekkala Aadhi
Kaali Gopi
Semma Omagundam
Oru Kuppai Kathai
Semma Botha Aagatha
Mohini
Junga Yo Yo
Kolamavu Kokila Sekar
Aalukku Paathi 50/50 delayed
Echcharikkai Filming
Jeyikkira Kuthira delayed
Shaitan Ka Bachcha Filming
100% Kadhal Filming
Kuppathu Raja Filming
Gorilla Filming
Silukkuvarupatti Singam Filming
Pariyerum Perumal Filming
Sarkar Filming
Sathuranga Vettai 2 Filming
Adangathey delayed
Nindru Kolvaan Filming
Maanik Filming
2019 Viswasam Filming

Television

References

  1. ^ Srinivasan, Sudhir (24 July 2015). "Naalu Policeum Nalla Irundha Oorum: Small joys" – via www.thehindu.com. 
  2. ^ "Yatchan Review: Hotchpotch of Mistaken Identities". 
  3. ^ Vendhar TV (5 July 2015). "Star Holiday - (05/07/15) -A day out with actor Yugi Babu - [Epi - 9]" – via YouTube. 
  4. ^ "Kaaka Muttai Movie Review {4/5}: Critic Review of Kaaka Muttai by Times of India". 
  5. ^ Vasudevan, K. V. (21 January 2017). "The scene stealer" – via www.thehindu.com. 

External links

Yogi Babu on IMDb

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