Bava Chelladurai (Bigg Boss) Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 59 Years
Wife: Shylaja
Hometown: Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu

Bava Chelladurai

Profession(s)Actor, Writer, Storyteller, Literary Activist, Farmer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 9”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourSalt and Pepper
Publications2011: Ruins of the Night (co-written by Janaki Venkatraman)
2013: Kaalam (co-written by V Nedu Cheziyan)
2016: Bashirin Arai Aththanai Elithil Thirakkapadavillai
2016: Dominick
2018: Ella Nalum Karthigai
2018: From 19 DM Saron
Filmography2016: Joker
2019: Peranbu, as Siddha Kudimagan
2020: Psycho, as Akbar
2020: Walter, as Eshwaramoorthi
2021: Sennai, as Annam's husband
2021: JaiBhim, as Natraja (a politician)
Award, AchievementMay 2021: Won the Best Actor Award at Golden Sparrow International Film Festival
Personal Life
Date of Birth22 April 1962 (Sunday)
Age (as of 2021) 59 Years
BirthplaceTiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu
Zodiac signTaurus
HometownTiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu
SchoolDanish Mission Higher Secondary School, Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu
Religion/Religious ViewsAtheism [1]Fountain Ink
CasteDalit [2]Fountain Ink
Political IdeologyMarxism [3]Fountain Ink
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Wife/SpouseK. V. Shylaja (Runs a publishing house called Vamsi in Tamil Nadu)
Bava Chelladurai with his wife and children
ChildrenSon- Vamsi Bava Chelladurai (Pursuing English Literature at Madras Christian College and made a documentary titled Asvagosh)

Note: His other son, CB, died in an accident.

Daughter- Manasi Bava Chelladurai
ParentsHe was born to Dalit Christian parents. [4]Fountain Ink
ActorShah Rukh Khan
Money Factor
Salary/Income (approx.)Rs. 1 lakh to Rs. 3 lakhs per week (as of October 2023) [5]The Times of India
Bava Chelladurai

Some Lesser Known Facts About Bava Chelladurai

  • Bava Chelladurai is an Indian film actor, writer, literary activist, storyteller, and farmer, who works predominantly in the Tamil film industry.
  • Chelladurai was also a part of the jury that did a public hearing on the murders of Dalits in Tamil Nadu. The public hearing was organised by Evidence, a Madurai-based NGO. [6]The Hindu He also once stood up against the construction of drainage pipe in Sonagiri Forest in Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu. He also founded the Progressive Writers’ Association. [7]The Hindu
  • The Tamil writer became a popular figure with his modern Tamil short stories that are known for their unique language and story mantras. Bava’s works have already been translated into English, Hindi, and Malayalam languages, and they are also being considered for translating into other languages including Spanish, German, and French. [8]The Indian Express
  • Chelladurai revealed in an interview that he, along with his friend J. P., decided to perform storytelling on Friday evenings at J. P.’s Quartis Multilingual Conversation Center, in Thiruvannamalai. [9]The Indian Express He said,

    We started this storytelling event next Friday. With no big plan for it, no poster, no banner, we simply put a post on Facebook that storytelling is going to happen in this place. About 60 people came for it.”

    Bava Chelladurai at one of his storytelling events

    Bava Chelladurai at one of his storytelling events

  • Bava has a YouTube channel that boasts around 35.6K subscribers as of 2021. According to Chelladurai, his son recorded his third and fourth storytelling events and uploaded the videos on YouTube, which eventually started Chelladurai’s YouTube channel in 2010. Bava added in an interview,

    Actually, I have this YouTube channel and I have no idea how to get started with it. He [Bava’s son] had just bought a camera and was learning all about photography.”

  • The storyteller stepped into acting in 2016 with the Tamil movie named Joker. He played a comic character in the film. Since then, Bava has worked in various Kollywood and Tollywood movies.

    Bava Chelladurai with the cast of the movie Joker

    Bava Chelladurai with the cast of the movie Joker

  • In 2021, Chelladurai played an important character named Natraja, in the Tamil drama film “Jai Bhim.” The Kollywood film went on to become one of the biggest box office hits.