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Mansoor Ali Khan (actor)

Mansoor Ali Khan
Born Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation Film actor
Years active 1989–present

Mansoor Ali Khan is a Tamil film actor who has appeared in Tamil films in predominantly supporting roles.[1] He has often essayed roles of the lead or a supporting antagonist and appeared in several films throughout the 1990s.


The actor was falsely implicated in a high profile criminal case of rape during the height of his career. The chargesheet alleged that Khan had run an advertisement in the newspapers for a woman secretary for his real estate business and a woman named Sneha Sharma applied for the post. Khan, on December 8, 1996, took her to a hotel at Vadapalani, Tamil Nadu, and gave her a drug-laden drink. She fell unconscious; he raped her. He did appoint her as his secretary later, and had sex with her, promising to marry her but when Sharma became pregnant and asked him to marry her, he threatened to kill her.[2] In 2001, he was sentenced to seven years imprisonment and told to pay the victim for her maintenance and the child born through the accused. He was able to successfully apply for bail within a week.[3] However in 2007, he was acquitted of all charges by the Madras High Court after he agreed to pay INR10 lakh as compensation to the victim.[4][5] Later, however the Madras High Court on December 2012, directed the woman to pay INR50 lakh as damages to Khan after finding the woman guilty of perjury, malicious prosecution and defamation suffered by the actor. Khan in his suit said he came to know through court records that Sharma was already living with another person as his 'wife' and hence filed the present suit. He contended that Sneha Sharma was liable to pay Rs 50 lakh for falsely instituting a complaint and that too with malice to lower his reputation and for wrongfully causing huge loss to him.[6]

Khan was arrested in July 1998 for causing a roadblock and obstructing traffic while protesting against the pirate showings of his film Vettu Onnu Thundu Rendu on cable television. His activity led to film distributor Chinthamani Murugesan releasing a press statement condemning the television's actions and prompted a shut down of cinema halls across Pondicherry for one day.[7]

Khan tried his hand at politics by supporting the Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) and contested from Periyakulam as a candidate of the Puthiya Thamizhagam (PT) and secured about one lakh votes. In the following election stood as an independent candidate and the opposition pressed criminal charges against him for moving around in a vehicle with a propaganda banner breaching the moral conduct code.[8][9]

The actor was also later arrested in January 2012 on land-grabbing charges after it was alleged that the actor had illegally constructed a 16-storeyed property in Arumbakkam.[10][11]

Partial filmography

Year Film Role Language Notes
1985 Padikkathavan Background dancer in disco Tamil uncredited
1990 Shubhayathra Henchman Malayalam uncredited
1991 Captain Prabhakaran Veerabhadran Tamil
Rudhra Tamil
Thangamana Thangachi Tamil
Chembaruthi Kumar Tamil
Chinna Poovai Killathe Tamil
Deiva Kuzhanthai Tamil
Idhuthanda Sattam Kaali Tamil
Magudam Tamil
Pandithurai Narasimma Tamil
Pangali Tamil
Samundi Rajangam Tamil
Therku Theru Machan Devaraj Tamil
1993 Rajadhi Raja Raja Kulothunga Raja Marthanda Raja Gambeera Kathavaraya Krishna Kamarajan Tamil
Sabash Babu Tamil
Thalattu Tamil
Moondravadhu Kann Subbarayan Tamil
Kadal Pura Tamil
1994 Raavanan Tamil
Kanmani Tamil
Uzhiyan Tamil
Athiradi Padai Tamil
Sukham Sukhakaram Malayalam
1995 Sindu Bath Tamil
Asuran Tamil
Gangai Karai Paattu Tamil
Seethanam Marimuthu Tamil
Deva Periyavar Tamil
Sandhaikku Vantha Kili Tamil
Makkal Aatchi Valaiyapathi Tamil
Hijack Vishwanathan Malayalam
1996 Aavathum Pennale Azhivathum Pennale Prabhakaran Tamil
Vazhga Jananayagam Tamil
Thayagam Snobir (Snow Bear) Tamil
Kinnam Katta Kallan Bheekaran Malayalam
1997 Kadavul K. Shanmugam Tamil
Pistha Tamil
Yuva Shakthi Kannada
1998 Vettu Onnu Thundu Rendu Tamil
Cheran Chozhan Pandian Tamil
Urimai Por Balu Tamil
1999 Padayappa Tamil
Suyamvaram Kabilan Tamil
Jayam Tamil
2000 Sathyam Sivam Sundaram Andra Ponnan Malayalam
Puratchikkaaran Tamil
2002 Andipatti Arasampatti Arasampatti Tamil
2006 Varalaru Tamil
2007 Ennai Paar Yogam Varum Tamil
2009 Kanthaswamy Tamil
2010 Thillalangadi Tamil
2012 Mirattal Tamil
2013 Lollu Dhadha Parak Parak Tamil
Singam 2 Karim Tamil
2014 Tenaliraman[12] Tamil


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