Illavarasu Wiki, Height, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

Illavarasu is an Indian actor and cinematographer. He is popular for appearing in Tamil films. He was featured in more than 150 Tamil films as a supporting actor.


Illavarasu was born on Wednesday, 26 August 1964 (age 57 years; as of 2021) in Melur, Tamil Nadu. His zodiac sign is Virgo.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 7″

Weight (approx.): 65 kg

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Black


Wife & Children

Illavarasu is married, but the name of his wife is not known.



Illavarasu made his acting debut in 1985 with the Tamil film Oru Kaithiyin Diary.

Poster of the movie ‘Oru Kaithiyin Diary’

He then appeared in the Tamil films that include Autograph (2004), Kalavaani (2010), Vedham Pudhithu (1987), Thavasi (2001), Bheeshmar (2003), Thambi (2006), Bhavani (2011), Lingaa (2014), Jai Bhim (2021).

Illavarasu in the movie ‘Autograph’

Illavarasu in the movie ‘Thavasi’

Illavarasu in the movie ‘Bhavani’


Illavarasu worked as a cameraman in the Tamil film Panchalankuruchi (1996).

Poster of the movie ‘Panchalankuruchi’

He then worked in Tamil films that include Ezhayin Siripil (2000), Periya Thambi (1997), Iniyavale (1998) and Veeranadai (2000).

Poster of the movie ‘Periya Thambi’

Poster of the movie ‘Veeranadai’

Dubbing Artist

He also worked as a dubbing artist in the movies Karuththamma for Ponvannan in 1994 and Panchalankurichi for Mahanadi Shankar in 1996.

Poster of the movie ‘Karuththamma’

Poster of the movie ‘Panchalankuruchi’


  • In 1999, he won the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Cinematographer for the movie Manam Virumbuthe Unnai (1999).
  • He won the Ananda Vikatan Cinema Award in 2012 for Best Supporting Actor for the Tamil movie Muthukku Muthaaga (2011).


  • Illavarasu`s full name is Illavarasan.
  • He used to work as a cinematographer before starting his career as an actor. He worked on 13 films before becoming an actor. In an interview, he talked about his experience as a cinematographer and said,

    Being a cinematographer and an actor are two different areas requiring different mental preparation. As a cameraman you are preoccupied with location, lighting and the angles. A lot of introspection is also needed. So I become silent whereas, as an actor I have to speak a lot.”

  • In another interview, he talked about his role in his debut film Oru Kaithiyin Diary and said,

    The role was not worth mentioning as I was part of the crowd. But still when I stood in front of the camera for the first time, it was a different experience.”

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