|Name Devakottai Ramanathan|
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Radhakrishnan Ramanathan, popularly known as Devakottai Ramanathan (Tamil: தேவகோட்டை ராமநாதன்), is a popular Tamil language orator and stand-up comedian based in the town of Devakottai in Tamil Nadu, India. Having participated and won in a number of oratorical competitions during the school days, Ramanathan became known to the Tamil TV viewers through Vijay TV's hit TV show "Kalakka Povathu Yaru", a show promoting stand-up comedy in the Tamil Language. Subsequently Ramanathan appeared in a number of other shows like Sun TV's "Asatha Povathu Yaaru", Raj TV's "Agada Vigadam", "Sirippom Sindhippom", and Vijay TV's "Tamil Paechu Engal Moochu". Ramanathan holds a degree in Law from the Madurai Law College. Ramanathan has been invited by organizations in India and in countries like Singapore, UAE and Kuwait to perform in front of their Tamil speaking audience with his powerful and entertaining oratory skills.
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Ramanathan was born to Rm.Ar. Radhakrishnan Chettiar and R. Saraswathi Achi in Devakottai, Tamil Nadu, India. Ramanathan completed his higher secondary education from De Brito Hr. Sec. School in Devakottai and obtained a degree in law from the Madurai Law College in Madurai in 2008. Ramanathan received first prize in a state level recitation competition organized by Murasoli Arakattalai in 2002 and was felicitated by Mr. M. Karunanidhi, ex Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and a highly recognized figure in the field of Tamil Literature. In 2004, Ramanathan received the first prize in a state level oratorical competition and was felicitated with the Rajalakshmi Ammaiyar award for oration by Dr. Kamal Haasan, one of the leading actors in the Tamil movie industry and a Padma Shri awardee.
Ramanathan first appeared in Sun TV's "Arattai Arangam", a talk show hosted by veteran Tamil actor Visu, in the year 2005. He impressed the audience with his oratory skills. He was widely noticed and recognized in 2006 when he performed as one of the stand-up comedians in Vijay TV's "Kalakka Povathu Yaaru", a weekly show promoting stand-up comedy in the Tamil language. Around the same time, he also performed in Raj TV's "Sirippom Sindhippom", and "Agada Vigadam", a literary debate show moderated by the famous poet Dr. Abdul Kadhar. He performed in Sun TV's "Asatha Povathu Yaaru?" and was crowned the "Asathal Mannan" award in 2007. Ramanathan competed in Vijay TV's "Tamil Paechu Engal Moochu", an oratorical competition in Tamil, in 2009 and repeatedly impressed the judges and the audience every week. He also moderated and judged a comedy themed debate show for Podhigai TV as a special feature of its Pongal programs in 2011.
Ramanathan has traveled around the world, giving speeches and stand-up comedy performances upon invitations from various organizations.