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Hometown: Chennai
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Mansoor Ali Khan (Actor)

Full nameMansoor Ali Khan Rowther
Profession(s)Actor, Music Composer, Writer, Producer, Politician
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 9”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Debut (as an actor)Film
• Tamil- Velai Kidaichuduchu (1990) as Maari
Poster of Tamil film Velai Kidaichuduchu (1990)
• Malayalam- Ponnuchami (1993) as Ratnam
Poster of Malayalam film Ponnuchami (1993)
• Telugu- Vaasthavam (1993)
Telugu film Vaasthavam (1993)
• Kannada- Boss (1996)
Kannada film Boss (1996)
AwardsMGR Sivaji Academy Awards (2018)
Mansoor Ali Khan receiving MGR Sivaji Academy Awards (2018)
Political Party• Puthiya Tamilagam (PT) (1999)
Tamil politicial party Puthiya Tamilagam (PT)'s flag
• Makkal Manadu Katchi (now Tamizhaga Murpokku Makkal Katchi) (2011)
Tamil Nadu's regional politicial party Makkal Manadu Katchi's flag (now Tamizhaga Murpokku Makkal Katchi)
• Naam Tamilar Katchi (NTK) (2019)
Tamil Nadu's regional politicial party Naam Tamilar Katchi's logo
• Tamil Desiya Puligal (2021)
Political Journey• Contested and Lost Periyakulam Lok Sabha constituency as candidate of Puthiya Tamilagam (PT) in the 1999 general elections
• Contested and Lost Tiruchirappalli Lok Sabha constituency as an independent candidate in the 2009 general elections
• Contested and Lost Alandur seat as a candidate of Makkal Manadu Katchi in the 2011 Tamil Nadu Assembly elections
• Contested and Lost Dindigul Lok Sabha constituencyas a candidate of the Naam Tamilar Katchi (NTK) in 2019 general elections
• Quit NTK and formed his own political party ‘Tamil Desiya Puligal’
• Contested and Lost Thondamuthur seat as an independent candidate in the 2021 Tamil Nadu Assembly elections
Personal Life
Date of Birth22 February 1961 (Wednesday)
Age (as of 2023) 62 Years
BirthplaceOddanchatram, Dindigul, Tamil Nadu
Zodiac signPisces
SignatureMansoor Ali Khan's signature
HometownChennai, Tamil Nadu
SchoolPallapatti Higher Secondary School in Karur, Tamil Nadu
Educational QualificationHe is a 9th pass. (1976) [1]MyNeta
ReligionIslam [2]Ganesh Ct - Facebook
AddressPuram 4th Street, Arumbakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India 600106
ControversiesArrested For Protests: In August 1998, Khan was arrested for obstructing traffic during a protest against the unauthorized screenings of his film "Vettu Onnu Thundu Rendu" in Pondicherry. Thereafter, the distributor Chinthamani Murugesan released a press statement, condemning video piracy. Responding to his plea, the owners closed down their theatres temporarily for one day in Pondicherry. In December 1998, Khan his wife, and his children were arrested for sitting on a hunger strike. The protest was to demand the release of some Muslim youngsters from jail. Reportedly, they were released later in the evening. In the same month, a  ‘bandh’ was announced by the Tamil Nadu Government and various political parties to protest against the Central Government’s economic policies. Mansoor protested this in a unique way by playing cricket in front of the Governor’s residence. However, he was arrested and sent to jail for it.

Convicted in False Rape Charges: In 1998, Mansoor Ali Khan came under public scrutiny when a woman named Sneha Sharma accused him of raping her. She claimed that he took her to a hotel room in Vadapalani, Chennai in 1996, and raped her by giving her juice with sedatives. Apparently, Sneha had approached Khan after seeing his advertisement for a secretary job. Reportedly, the actor promised to marry her, but after he came to know that she was pregnant, he threatened to kill her. In May 1998, Sneha gave birth to a girl. In 2001, the actor was convicted in the case and sentenced to 7 years in prison. Additionally, the trial court fined 3 lakhs. However, the Madras High Court later overturned his prison term but ordered him to pay 3.25 lakhs to Sneha and 7 lakhs to the child. Khan appealed this decision, but the Supreme Court dismissed his appeal in February 2008. In his petition to the High Court, Khan pointed out that Sneha had claimed that she lost her virginity to Khan in 1996, but Sneha had gotten married in August 1994. He produced a document related to the matrimonial case initiated by Sneha, seeking to reunite with her husband and accused her of providing false information to the court. He further explained that Sneha had approached him for help, and he had given financial assistance to her abiding by the Mohammedan Law. Khan said that she accused him of rape as she feared he would stop helping her. Mansoor proved that the complaint lodged by Sneha was false and contended that Sneha was liable to pay Rs. 50 lakh to him, for filing a false complaint against him, damaging his reputation in the industry, and causing financial loss to him. The Madras High Court awarded him the compensation in 2012. [3]The Times of India

Booked for Displaying a Propaganda Banner: In 2009, the Cantonment Police in Tiruchi filed a case against Mansoor Ali Khan, who was running as an independent candidate for the Tiruchi Parliamentary Constituency. The police said they registered the case because the actor's campaign vehicle had a banner that displayed images of Sri Lankan Tamils who had been killed in their home country. This was seen as a violation of the Tamil Nadu Open Places (Prevention of Disfigurement) Act of 1959 and the model code of conduct for elections. The banner was eventually taken down.

Land Grab Charges: In 2012, the Chennai Police arrested Khan for allegedly taking over a piece of land worth 1 crore rupees near Koyambedu. This land originally belonged to a private company employee named V. Duraivelu. Khan was taken into custody from his residence on Nungambakkam High Road. The police claimed that about 16-17 years ago, Khan had encroached upon a 1,247-square-foot piece of land that belonged to Duraivelu. He had also constructed a 16-story building on this land without permission. Duraivelu stated that he had bought the land in 1994 for 2.60 lakh rupees from a man named Ramakrishnan. In 2005, Khan promised to officially purchase the land from Duraivelu for 3.75 lakh rupees and gave him an advance of 75,000 rupees. Initially, Duraivelu refused to accept it, saying the amount was much lower than the market price. However, he eventually agreed after facing threats from a few hooligans. Later, he tried to meet Khan to receive the remaining amount, but Khan's goons reportedly chased him away. Afterwards, Mansoor Ali Khan moved into the bungalow in Nungambakkam, which is situated near the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments (HR&CE) Board office. [4]NDTV

Arrested For Trying to Meet Cauvery Protesters: In 2018, Mansoor Ali Khan, along with 17 others, was arrested for trying to meet detained protesters at a wedding hall in Pallavaram, Chennai. The protesters, including NTK Seeman, director Vetri Maran and others, had been detained for staging a protest over the Cauvery water-sharing dispute. They were remanded to judicial custody later. [5]Deccan Chronicle

Arrested for Remarks On Chennai-Salem Highway: In June 2018, Khan was arrested by the Salem police in Chennai for making an inflammatory speech about the Salem-Chennai highway project. During the speech, he had allegedly said he would kill eight people if the government went ahead with it. [6]The News Minute He said,

"If Salem gets an airport, 8-lane highway etc, people can’t live in Salem. If the 8-lane road comes, then many trees and hills will be destroyed. It will affect the livelihood of the people who live here. Hence, the state and the central government must not implement it. Moreover, if there are protests against the highway, I will definitely participate. If the eight-lane project is implemented, then I will kill eight people and go to jail.”

While he was lodged in the central jail in Salem, he observed a day-long fast to protest against the project after a court in Omalur rejected his bail plea. [7]The Hindu

Arrested For Making Derogatory Remarks Against PM & CM: In 2019, V.G.Narayanan of Hindu Makkal Munnani Katchi filed a complaint against Mansoor Ali Khan for his derogatory remarks on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah and TN Chief Minister Edapadi K. Palaniswami on a Tamil television show. Thereafter, the police arrested him, charging him under sections 153 (B) (a)(b), 505(1)(b) and 505 (1) (c) of the IPC. [8]Deccan Chronicle

Booked For Spreading Rumours About COVID Vaccination: In April 2021, Khan gained widespread attention due to a viral video in which he raised concerns about the ingredients used in the COVID-19 vaccine. He accused the Health Secretary of providing misleading information. These statements were made during a media address outside the SIMS hospital in Vadapalani, where actor Vivekh was receiving treatment. Khan suggested that Vivekh's heart attack was a result of the COVID-19 vaccine he received on 15 April 2023. Following a complaint from a health officer from the Chennai Corporation, the Vadapalani police filed a First Information Report (FIR) against Khan. The charges included sections 153 (provocation), 270 (intentional acts likely to spread dangerous disease), and 505 (1)(b) (intent to create public fear) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Additionally, provisions of the Epidemics Act and the Disaster Management Act were invoked. The Madras High Court granted anticipatory bail to actor Mansoor Ali Khan. Justice M Dhandapani directed him to pay Rs 2 lakh to the Tamil Nadu health secretary to purchase Covishield as a condition for bail. [9]The Times of India

Sexist Comment on Trisha Krishnan: During a press conference in November 2023, Mansoor expressed his desire to share the screen with actor Trisha Krishnan. He specifically mentioned his regret about not having the opportunity to share a scene with her in the film 'Leo.' Mansoor further regretted not having a "bedroom scene" with her in the film and proudly referenced his roles as a rapist in films. These statements by Mansoor soon garnered widespread criticism. Trisha later responded to Mansoor's remarks through a post on X, calling them sexist, disrespectful, misogynistic, repulsive, and in bad taste. She, moreover, expressed gratitude for not having shared the screen with him and asserted that she would ensure it never happens in her career. The National Commission for Women later expressed concern over the matter and demanded the Director General of Police of Chennai to file a case against Mansoor under relevant sections. [10]Onmanorama A case was later filed against Mansoor at the All Women Police Station in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, by the organisation. [11]Hindustan Times Mansoor issued an apology to Trisha on X on 24 November 2023, which she accepted with the words 'To err is human, to forgive is divine.' However, on 28 November 2023, Mansoor announced his intention to file a defamation case and sue Trisha. He labelled his earlier apology as the "biggest joke." [12]Hindustan Times
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Wife/Spouse• Abitha Banu
• Hamida (or Hameeda) (also known as Baby)
• Waheeda
A picture of Mansoor Ali Khan's third wife, Waheeda, bleeding after a family dispute in 2018
Mansoor Ali Khan with one of his wives
• Ali Khan Thugluck (actor) (from Abitha Banu)
Mansoor Ali Khan with son, Ali Khan Thugluck
• Meeran Ali Khan (from Hameeda)

• Laila Ali Khan (from Hameeda)
• Name Not Known (got married in 2014)
Mansoor Ali Khan with wife, and daughter
ParentsFather- Meesaikaara Abdul Salam Rowther
Mother- Sagorammal
SiblingsBrother- Saahul Hameed (deceased)
Tamil actor Mansoor Ali Khan's brother Saahul Hameed
Money Factor
Assets/PropertiesMovable Assets
• Cash: Rs 50,000
• Deposits in Banks: Rs 12,809
• Motor Vehicles: Rs 25,28,026

Immovable Assets
• Agricultural Land: Rs 1,60,00,000

Note: The given estimates of movable and immovable assets are according to the financial year 2021. It does not include assets owned by his spouse and dependents.
Net Worth (as of 2021)Rs. 1,75,73,003

Note: It does not include the net worth of his wife and dependents. [13]MyNeta

Mansoor Ali Khan

Some Lesser Known Facts About Mansoor Ali Khan

  • Mansoor Ali Khan is an Indian actor, music composer, writer and producer, who mainly works in the Tamil cinema, alongside Malayalam, Telugu, and Kannada film industries. He is one of the most famous villains in Tamil cinema and is best known for playing the antagonist Veerabhadran in the Tamil action film Captain Prabhakaran (1991).
  • Khan received training in acting at Actors Workshop, an acting school run by Anil Chowdhury. At the institute, he received training from well-known actors like Anupam Kher.
  • To pursue a career in acting, he moved to Chennai, where he struggled for nine years before making his Tamil debut with Velai Kidaichuduchu (1990).
  • He has an uncredited role in the Malayalam romantic drama film Shubhayathra (1990).
  • In 1991, he gained recognition for his role as a sandalwood smuggler named Veerabhadran in the Tamil action film Captain Prabhakaran.

    Mansoor Ali Khan as Veerabhadran in Captain Prabhakaran (1991)

  • Captain Prabhakaran (1991) turned out to be a blockbuster film and opened up numerous acting opportunities for him. Soon, Khan grew popular in the industry for playing the villain in films. His trademark was adding sarcastic humour to his villain roles.
  • Thereafter, he appeared in various Tamil films including Chembaruthi (1992), Thalattu (1993), Natpukkaga (1998), and Minsara Kanna (1999).

    Mansoor Ali Khan in Thalattu (1993)

    Mansoor Ali Khan in Thalattu (1993)

  • Later, he established the production house Raj Kennedy Films. He began his journey as a producer with the Tamil action film Rajadhi Raja Raja Kulothunga Raja Marthanda Raja Gambeera Kathavaraya Krishna Kamarajan (1993). He starred in the film as Kulothungan. Mansoor was also the music director of the film.

    Poster of Tamil film Rajadhi Raja Raja Kulothunga Raja Marthanda Raja Gambeera Kathavaraya Krishna Kamarajan (1993)

    Poster of Tamil film Rajadhi Raja Raja Kulothunga Raja Marthanda Raja Gambeera Kathavaraya Krishna Kamarajan (1993)

  • Other Tamil films produced under the Raj Kennedy Films banner include Ravanan (1994), Vaazhga Jananayagam (1996), and Ennai Paar Yogam Varum (2007).
  • In 1999, he ventured into politics joining the Puthiya Tamilagam (PT) party.
  • In 2015, he played the lead role in the Tamil black comedy-action film Athiradi, along with Moumita Choudhury. The film was produced under his banner Raj Kennedy Films. He was also the writer and music director of the film and lent his voice to the songs En Kathirikka, Edho Paarka, Thanniyadichu, and Yenda Thenna.

    Mansoor Ali Khan and Moumita in the Tamil black comedy-action film Athiradi (2015)

    Mansoor Ali Khan and Moumita in the Tamil black comedy-action film Athiradi (2015)

  • Other Tamil films in which he has appeared include Asuran (1995), Natpukkaga (1998), Raajjiyam (2002), Neranja Manasu (2004), Kanthaswamy (2009), Thillalangadi (2010), Singam 2 (2013), and Bruce Lee (2017).

    Mansoor Ali Khan (as Veerabhadran) and Napoleon (as Marthayan) in Tamil film Asuran (1995)

    Mansoor Ali Khan (as Veerabhadran) and Napoleon (as Marthayan) in Tamil film Asuran (1995)

  • Mansoor Ali Khan is also a skilled singer who has voiced various Tamil songs like “Kodambakkam” from Vaazhga Jananayagam (1996), “Wrong Route” from Rajali (1996), and “Koyambedu” from Ennai Paar Yogam Varum (2007).
  • In 2018, his son Ali Khan Thugluck ventured into the Tamil film industry with the film Kadamaan Paarai.
  • In 2018, there were reports of a family conflict involving Mansoor’s second and third wives. The second wife goes by the name Baby, with the alias Hamida or Hameeda, and she has two children with Mansoor, a daughter named Laila Ali Khan and a son named Meeran Ali Khan. Mansoor’s third wife is Waheeda, who happens to be Mansoor Ali Khan’s niece. It was alleged that the children from the second wife were involved in an incident where they physically assaulted the third wife, resulting in her sustaining a broken nose. Subsequently, a case was filed at the Nungambakkam police station. [14]The Indian Express
  • In March 2021, he filed a nomination as an independent candidate to contest in Thondamuthur Constituency in the Tamil Nadu Assembly elections.
    Actor Mansoor Ali Khan filing nomination as independent candidate to contest in Thondamuthur Constituency in March 2021

    Actor Mansoor Ali Khan filing nomination as independent candidate to contest in Thondamuthur Constituency in March 2021

    He is known for his unique way of campaigning for votes. Ahead of the 2021 assembly elections in Tamil Nadu, he sat near a garbage bin and petted a street dog as a part of his campaign. When people walked by, he talked to them about what issues they had in the area. He wrote down the problems and where they lived in his notebook and said he would try to fix these problems if he got elected as the MLA from the locality. Similarly in 2019, when was a candidate of Naam Tamilar Katchi from the Dindigul Lok Sabha constituency, he caught media attention for pulling off public stunts like polishing footwear, making tea in a teashop, cooking parathas at an eatery, making lemon juice at a stall etc.

    Mansoor Ali Khan making parathas during his campaign in Dindigul in 2019

    Mansoor Ali Khan making parathas during his campaign in Dindigul in 2019

  • He also works in Malayalam, Telugu, and Kannada film industries. After making his Telugu debut in 1993, he appeared in various Telugu films like Mutha Mestri (1993), Samba (2004), and Naayudamma (2006).  He also worked in numerous Kannada films like Yuva Shakthi (1997), Lady Commissioner (1997), Diggajaru (2001), and Masti (2007). He has acted in over 250 films in various languages out of which 10 were Silver Jubilee hits and 20 ran for 100 days.
  • In 2018, he submitted a PIL requesting the Tamil Nadu State Election Commission to allow him to examine the Electronic Voting Machines to show that there might be manipulation happening during the voting process with these machines. However, the Madras High Court rejected his request.
  • In 2021, Mansoor Ali Khan was admitted to a hospital in Chennai where he underwent surgery to remove a stone from his kidney.