Bonjour Puducherry and welcome to another video. Today we will look into the Celebrities who from Puducherry. M. Night Shyamalan Shyamalan, who is fondly called as “M.Night”, is an American filmmaker and an Actor who was born in Mahe, Puducherry on 6 August 1970. Shyamalan’s parents immigrated to the United States when he was just a couple of weeks old. He was raised in Penn Valley, Pennsylvania. He is well known for making films with contemporary supernatural plots and people are fond of his twisted endings. Some of his notable works are “The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, Signs, The Last Airbender, After Earth and Split. His film,“The Sixth Sense” was nominated for several awards like Academy, BAFTA and Golden Globe for the Best Screenplay. Now he’s so famous that around 179 thousand people follow him on Twitter. K. A. Thangavelu If you are listing-down famous comedians of old Tamil film industry, Thangavelu’s name cannot slip our mind. He was born in karaikal,Puducherry on 15 January 1917. He’s a versatile comedian, a great character actor and a generous human being. He had done nearly 100 films and left the world at the age of 77. His debut film was Manamagal in (1951) and his last film was ManaiviReady in (1987). Anandaraj This lovable bad guy of Tamil Cinema not only has a good heart but is generous too. We can hear the crowd in Puducherry theatres cheer that he’s from our town when they see him on screen. Anand Raj, was born on 10 November 1958 and lives in the famous Govinda salai of Puducherry. He joined the M.G.R. Government Film and Television Training Institute in Chennai and there began his film career with his debut as a villain in 1988 in the film Oruvar Vaazhum Aalayam. He has done more than 200 films in different languages and his first debut bollywood film was Action Jackson. Kalki Koechlin Puducherry is also called as Mini France. So let’s be privileged to have a look on this princess Kalki Koechlin from our town who is the granddaughter of Maurice Koechlin who was the chief Engineer of Eiffel Tower and the statue of liberty. She was born on 10 January 1984 in Puducherry and had completed her theatre studies in London. Her debut film was “Laaga Chunari Mein Daag” She had won several awards including a national award for “Margarita with a Straw” and a filmfare award for the film “DevD”. Another good news is, she made a special appearance in the recently released Ajith Kumar’s film, “Nerkonda Paarvai”. She has around 587 thousand followers on Instagram. Ayesha Kapur One more beautiful princess from this Mini France on whom we are going to throw light on is none other than Ms. Ayesha Kapoor who is the daughter of famous Aurovillians. She was born on 13 September 1994 and is best known for her supporting role in the Bollywood film called “Black” alongside Amithab Bachan. She is the second person to have won a filmfare award and is currently the youngest person ever to win a Zee Cine Award and an IIFA Award. Kunal Rajan Puducherry has the fame to introduce the most sought-after (ssoot-after) sound designer in Tamil Cinema, who was born on 19 February 1985 and raised in Puducherry. He graduated from Audio Engineering College of Singapore and mastered Sound Design Course in USA. He collaborated with A R Rahman and ResulPookutty in Shankar’s Endhiren, Murugadoss’s Hindi remake of Ghajini and Akshay Kumar’s Blue. He also worked with Kamal Hassan in the film Viswaroopam. His 150th film was a silent movie directed by Karthick Subburaj. Ma Ka Pa Anand He proved that a person who has a good voice can win over several hearts. Ma Ka Pa Anand who is born in Puducherry on 26 February 1986 has won the hearts of many people of Tamil Nadu and made us all laugh till our tummy hurts with just his talent and sense of humor. He began his journey as an RJ in Radio Mirchi, with his dynamic skills he has turned out to be a leading Male anchor in Vijay TV. And later on he was asked to host Super Singer along with Bhavana Balakrishnan as well. He has worked about8 films and he is still working for Vijay TV. He has around 797 thousand followers in Facebook. Priya Bhavani Shankar The Dream girl, the expression queen and the charmer who stole the hearts of many guys of Puducherry is Priya Bhavani Shankar. She was born on 31 December 1989 in Puducherry and started her career as a news reader in a Tamil channel called Puthiya Thalaimurai, then she started her acting career in the serial “Kalyanam Mudal Kadal Varai” in Star Vijay. She made her entry from television to silver screen through the Tamil movie “Meyaadha Maan” in 2017 and is also known to have signed many upcoming movies. She has around 1.4 million followers in Instagram. Sri Priyanka An upcoming actress Sri Priyanka, a native of Puducherrian was born on October 30, 1995. She made her acting debut in the Tamil film, “Aasami” Her performances in many films were lauded by many, especially in “Kangaroo”, which was one of the best films of the year 2015. Sri Priyanka was highlighted for roles in films like “Sketch” along with Vikram, Tamannaah and Soori. Her upcoming movie “MIGA MIGA AVASARAM” is based on the problems faced by the women police officers is about to release in few months. Let’s hope, it brings breakthrough in her career. Mirnalini Ravi Mirnalini Ravi, an Indian actress down south who caught the spotlight with the lip synching videos she uploaded on Dubsmash. Soonafter she became famous, film offers started to knock her doors. She made her first appearance in the film, Super Deluxe alongside Vijay Sethupathi and Samantha Akkineni. Her current project is Valmiki the telugu version of Jigarthanda. She was born on May 10 1995 and completed her Engineering in ECE. She has around 449 thousand followers on Instagram. Subalakshmi Rangan One more famous personality from Puducherry, Ms. Subalakshmi Rangan was born on 26 October 1993. She has done her course in Nutrition and Dietetics. She began her career by acting in short films and modeling for advertisements. She had signed up with Sun TV for the serial Ganga, which was her TV debut and shifted to Zee Tamizh, and starred in Azhagiya Tamil Magal. Her first movie was Aabathanapuram (2014) but she became well known after the movie, Muthuramalingam (2017). She has around 30.5 thousand Instagram followers. And that’s it for Today; see you soon with another video! Good bye.