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Artist Biography For A. E. Manoharan

A. E. Manoharan, popularly known as Surangani Manohar (Tamil: சுராங்கனி மனோகர்) or Ceylon Manohar (Tamil: சிலோன் மனோகர்), (18 November 1945 - 22 January 2018) was a Sri Lankan pop singer and actor. He is most known for his popular song 'Surangani', which attained cult status in the 1970s and 1980s in Tamil Nadu. He acted in Tamil serials as Athipookal, Thirumathi Selvam and Anjali. A.E.Manoharan is famous today as a pop singer, few will know that he began his entertainment career by acting in dramas and locally produced films in the ‘50s and early ‘60s. Manoharan’s singing career began in Colombo in 1970 when he sang for Great Friends Enterprises. In 1964 he acted as hero in the 1st Tamil movie produced in Jaffna by Joe Devanand named “Pasa Nila”. Since then he has acted in more than 260 films in five languages. In 1972 he was appointed as a Producer for Dramas in the commercial section of the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation. It was during this time that he started specializing in pop-music and released many labels in Tamil, English and Sinhalese. During this period he also recorded the now popular “Surangani” theme on suriya label. In 1973 he was presented with the Pop Chakravarthi title at a music festival at the open-air stadium in Jaffna by then Tamil Minister Chelliah Kumarasuria. Between the years 1975-76 he performed several music shows throughout Sri Lanka in both Sinhala and Tamil. Among the favourites during this period are Patumami, choodamanike, surangani etc. During this period he first visited Tamil Nadu India in the music concerts arranged by Joe Jayaseelan of ‘Dinapathi’ – the Tamil language broadsheet published by M.D.Gunasenas. His singing career also took him along to acting in films and in 1977 he acted as the hero in Vaadai Kaatru which won the President’s Award for the best story. This was soon followed by his role in Tamil films in which he acted with leading South Indian idols like Sivaji Ganesan, Rajnikanth, Kamalahasan and Dharmendra. Manoharan has also performed in musical shows all over the world in countries like U.K., Australia, Europe, Canada, Singapore and Malaysia. Filmography Paasanila (Singhala Tamil Movie) Vaadai Kaatru (Singhala Tamil Movie) Puthiya Kaatru (Singhala Tamil Movie) Maanavan (Tamil Movie) Mangudi Minor (Tamil Movie) Aarani Mantalu (Telugu Movie) Lorry Driver Rajakannu (Tamil Movie) Kaattukkulle Thiruvizha (Tamil Movie) Manitharil Ithanai Nirangala (Tamil Movie) Neethibathi (Tamil Movie) Jay Jay (Tamil Movie)

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