Manimegalai is a renowned anchor and actress from Tamil Nadu. She is very popular as an anchor and host on Tamil television since 10 years. She started her career with Sun Music program when she was in college and continued with various programs of Sun Network for a long period. After that, she started hosting celebrity interview programs for TV channels.
She also has her own Youtube channel titled Hussain Manimegalai which she started after getting married. This has more than 1 million subscribers and most of her videos get millions of views on social media platforms. As her husband is also from the film industry and works as a choreographer, she got good fame and publicity among audience.
Manimegalai is now part of Vijay TV since the last four years and has done a great job by hosting top programs. She is very famous for shows like Cooku with Comali and she is associated with this program for the last three seasons. She has a huge following as an anchor among Tamil audience.
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Manimegalai was born on the 6th of May 1993 in Tiruppur region of Tamil Nadu. Manimegalai’s current age is 29 years.
Wiki | Biography
Manimegalai was born in Tiruppur but moved to Coimbatore as her father had business in this city. She started her primary education in this city but later moved to Chennai along with her family when she was young. In Chennai, she was part of Santosh Vidyalaya School for many years. She was very good at studies as a child.
During her college days, she got offer to be the host for Sun Music channel programs. She was just 17 years old at that time and soon grabbed the offer. After that, she continued her studies and did her BSc graduation in Mathematics. She wanted to study further and joined SRM University in Vadapalani to complete her MBA in HR and Finance.
Manimegalai became very famous as an anchor and reached top height in her career. She won several awards in her career including the Best Anchor award by many organizations. She was even called the Anchor Superstar in Tamil Nadu for many years. Currently, she is famous for hosting Cooku with Comali and other reality shows in Tamil television.
|Date of Birth||6 May 1993|
|Age||30 (as of 2023)|
|Birthplace||Tirupur, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Profession||Anchor and Social Media Influencer|
|Zodiac sign / Sun sign||NA|
|School||St.Johns Higher secondary school|
|College||SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur, Tamil Nadu|
Manimegalai was born in a traditional Tamil Hindu family in Tiruppur region. Her father Ramayyappan has his own business in his hometown and has also expanded it to Chennai in recent years. Her mother Jothimani is a homemaker and she has a younger brother who is doing his graduation. Her brother’s name is Gunamani.
|Sister Name||Not Known|
Boyfriend, Husband, Relationships
Manimegalai is married to Hussain Shaik Kadhar. The couple got married in the year 2017 and stay together in Chennai. Interestingly, Hussain is also from the film industry and he works as an assistant choreographer for Tamil films. They met during a shoot and it was a love marriage for the couple. They still do not have any kids.
|Affairs / Boyfriend||Not Known|
|Husband Name||Hussain Shaik Kadhar|
Manimegalai looks very homely and has the looks of a girl next door. She is very charming and has very beautiful hair. Her wide eyes and dimpled smile are her main assets. She is very talkative and does a good job as a host. She stands tall at 5.4 feet and weighs around 60 kgs. She is usually seen in traditional costumes in most TV shows.
|Weight(approx.)||Kilograms- 60 Kg|
Weight in Pounds- 132 lbs
|Height(approx.)||Centimeters – 162 cm|
Inches – 5 ft 4 in
Meter – 1.62m
|Figure Measurements (approx.)||34-26-34|
Manimegalai started her career as a television anchor when she was in college. She made her debut in Sun Music channel with the program Super Hits and this ran for one year. The next year, she was featured in another program that conveyed birthday wishes to callers and the show was titled Vazhtalam Vanga.
She got promoted to hosting Vettipechu show along with other male anchor and this show made her very famous as it had more fun. She used to discuss about latest movies and other news related to the film industry. As she became more famous, she started hosting Kollywood diaries program that conducted celebrity interviews. She got the opportunity to interview legendary actor Kamal Hassan when she was just 21 years old on this program.
She was later seen In the game show titled Isaiyodu Vilaiyadu. This did not have a proper script and she had to improvise depending on the situation. She did a wonderful job and got good recognition for her anchoring skills. She received the Best anchor award from Sun Network and other channels.
She was also part of Pattu.com and the prank show titled Knock Knock for Sun Music. After hosting Vanakkam Sun Music program for about a year, she moved towards serious programs. She was equally successful in this task and she had to raise voice against social issues on the show Run Tamizha Run. She was bold enough to voice her opinion on most topics and got good remarks from critics and audience for her speech.
In the year 2014, she had a dream run as she as featured in more than 5 shows for Sun Network. She was known as Anchor Superstar in Tamil Nadu during this period. She was the main host for Call Mela Kasu which was a game show. In the same manner, she also hosted the fun program titled Time Pass.
For the program Hot Seat, she was supposed to handle the game show and the contestants were celebrities and common people. She was able to handle such interesting programs in a fun manner and engaged the audience with her communication skills. She was also part of Take it Easy program and Galatta Kudumbam for Sun Network. She continued to host film related programs like Pudu Padangal and Pudu Padam Epdi Iruku which increased her popularity among the youth and family audience.
For the show Black, she was supposed to discuss about haunted places and mysteries and she was able to manage this show in a serious manner. She also got good success with the second version of Hot Seat program in the year 2015. For the program Franka Sollata, she managed to interview many Tamil celebrities for film promotions.
Manimegalai continued to work for Sun Network and was the correspondent for Sun News to cover the film news. She was the host for the program Cinema Special in 2016. In the show Freeyah Vidu, she had to discuss about various topics and she did a wonderful job with her bold talk on various issues.
She got married to Hussain who is a choreographer in the film industry during this period. After this, she was offered to participate in the reality show Mr and Mrs Chinnathirai along with her husband. She quit Sun Network and moved to Vijay TV for this program. She was able to get the second position in this show and got many fans for her performance with her husband.
She was also part of other shows in Vijay TV like Thala Deepavali and Vijay Natchathir Kondattam. Manimegalai has good comedy timing and she got to explore it completely in the show Kalakka Povathu Yaaru in the year 2019. After this, she entered into another fun cooking program titled Cooku with Comali in 2020 for the first season.
Interestingly, she won many awards for her comedy act in this show and managed to host it in the second and third season as well in the next few years. Other than that, she was the host for Super Singer 8 musical program. She also started anchoring for college fests and other award events on KTV and other channels in Tamil Television.
The net worth of Manimegalai is around $2 million. She is one of the top anchors in Tamil Television industry and has been working in this field for more than 10 years. She has hosted several programs and also acted in serials. She is also running her Youtube channel. She owns properties in Tamil Nadu and has few luxury cars and bikes.
|Net Worth||$2 Million|
Facts and Information
During 2020, she was injured in a car accident with her husband and had to miss many episodes of Cooku with Comali in the second season. She recovered and came back to host it during the finale episode.
She was chosen as one of the most desirable women on Television in both 2017 and 2018 by Times of India. She has won Best Anchor awards from Galatta, Behind woods and Blacksheep awards in her career.
Her Youtube channel Hussain Manimegalai has about 2 million subscribers and she has more than 100 million views on this channel. She has got Gold Button award from Youtube.