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Years active  1981-Present
Spouse  Rajam

Name  M.R.Viswanathan
Role  Director
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Full Name  M. R. Viswanthan
Born  July 1, 1945 (1945-07-01) Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation  Director, producer, writer, stage actor, film actor, television host
Siblings  Kishmu, M. R. Rajamani, Kuriyakose Ranga
Movies  Samsaram Adhu Minsaram, Manal Kayiru, Dowry Kalyanam, Penmani Aval Kanmani, Varavu Nalla Uravu
Died  22 March 2020 (aged 74)

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M. R. Viswanathan (born 1 July 1945), best known by his stage name Visu, was an Indian writer, director, stage, film and television actor and talk-show host. Visu initially worked as an assistant to director K. Balachander until becoming a director himself. He later began acting, with his first film being Kudumbam Oru Kadambam directed by S. P. Muthuraman.


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A philanthropist, Visu had been supporting the needy through his own foundation. He became known for hosting live debates on television, namely Visuvin Makkal Arangam on Jaya TV and Arattai Arangam on Sun TV.

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Personal Life His wife Uma is a Homemaker.He has three daughters V.Lavanya, V.Sangeetha, and V.Kalpana. They are married and settled in the US. Lavanya moved to Chennai to help him in his Profession.


"Growing up in a joint family, I observed how each person had a difference of opinion. It wasn't bad; just that we were different. I wondered, ‘Wouldn't other joint families have similar issues?’ So I started writing scripts that reflect the day-to-day scenario in a joint family". – Visu in 2016.


Visu died due to kidney failure on 22 March 2020 at Chennai.

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