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Name  T. Varadarajan

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"T. V."S. Varadarajan is a Tamil drama and television actor and news anchor. He had been a news reader for Doordarshan for over 28 years.


Early life

Varadarajan was working with Bank of India at their Zonal Office in Chennai, before he got an offer as a news reader for Indian's national television channel Doordarshan.


Varadarajan worked for over 28 years as a news anchor for Doordarshan emerging as one of its most familiar faces. Eventually, he got chances to act in plays by Y. Gee. Mahendra. In the 1990s, Varadarajan formed his own drama troupe. One of his plays Elavasa Enaippu won six awards from the Mylapore Academy.

Veteran Tamil film director K. Balachander gave him a chance to act in television serials. Since then, he has acted in leading roles in three of Balachander's television serials namely Premi, Kai Alavu Manasu and Kadhal Pagadai.

His recent play, 'Ithu Namma Naadu' was a resounding success. 'Ithu Namma Naadu' is a political satire that was enacted on September 11, 2013. This play was written by 'Tughlak' Sathya and Varadarajan directed and starred in it. The official Facebook page of the satire is

Currently, he plays the character of Raghavan in the Sun TV serial Thamarai.


  • Antha Sila Naatkal (1983)
  • Pattukottai Periyappa (1994)
  • Arunachalam (1997)
  • References

    T. V. Varadarajan Wikipedia