Born Manivannan Rajagopal
DOB: 31 July 1954
Place: Sulur, Tamil Nadu, India
Died: 15 June 2013 (aged 58)
Occupation: Actor, Film director
Years active: 1983–2013
Children: Jyothi and Raghu
Manivannan was born to R.S Maniam, rice merchant and textile trader in Coimbatore and Maragatham in a small town called Sulur in Coimbatore District. Manivannan married Sengamalam and they got a daughter and a son, who is also an actor popularly called as Raghuvannan.
Manivannan died shortly after the release of his 50th directorial venture Nagaraja Cholan MA, MLA due to a heart failure on June 15, 2013 in his Nesapakkam residence.