|Name Pandiyan Pandiyan|
Died January 10, 2008, Madurai
Occupation Actor, politician
Spouse Latha (m. ?–2008)
|Years active 1983-2008|
Role Film actor
|Born 5 January 1959Madurai, India|
Movies Aan Paavam, Mann Vasanai, Pudhumai Penn, Thirumathi Oru Vegumathi, Muthal Vasantham
Pandiyan (5 January 1959 – 10 January 2008) was a Tamil film actor and politician who acted in lead or supportive roles in about 75 Tamil films in the 1980s and 1990s.
Pandiyan was selling bangles in Madurai, India when he was spotted by director Bharathiraja who offered him the lead role in the film Mann Vasanai which became a box-office hit. Following the success, Pandiyan was cast in over 75 films. Pandiyan joined the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) in 2001.
Pandiyan died of liver failure due to jaundice on 10 January 2008.