Pugazh is an upcoming actor and comedian in the Tamil entertainment industry. He belongs to Cuddalore region of Tamil Nadu and currently stays in Chennai. He became very famous after his participation in the show Cooku with Comali. His mimicry and comedy act is the main highlight of the show where he is seen with Sunita Gogoi and other artists.
He made a name for himself through his hard work and dedication. He has worked in the technical department in Vijay TV before getting opportunity as an artist. After he became a star, he got many offers from movies and has become a busy character artist in the film industry. He is best known for his comedy performance in movies like Sixer and Enna Solla Pogirai.
He was also part of the Super Singer Junior program during 2019 and 2020. Interestingly, he participated in both Junior and Senior versions of the program. He is also an award winning artist and has won the Behindwoods Awards and Blacksheep Digital Awards in recent years.
Pugazh was born on the 14th of November 1990 in Cuddalore region of Tamil Nadu. Pugazh’s current age is 32 years. His full name is Pugazhendhi but popularly called Pugazh.
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Pugazh hails from a middle class family based in Cuddalore. He completed his primary education from St Joseph Higher Secondary School and later moved to Sri Padaleshwarar School for a short period. After that, he moved to Chennai to look for opportunities in the entertainment industry.
He was good at comedy and was searching for offers in the Television industry. One of his friends recommended him for Kalakka Povathu Yaaru program in the sixth season. He did not get selected and joined Vijay TV in the technical department as a Computer Serviceman to support his earnings.
He appeared in small roles in Siruppu Da program and was able to make a mark for himself with his comedy timing. After this, he was offered Cooku with Comali program and this made him a huge star on television. He also runs his Youtube channel title Parattai Pugazh and this has more than one million subscribers.
|Nickname||Pugal, Vijay TV Pugal, Cooku With Comali Pugal|
|Date of Birth||14 November 1990|
|Age||33 (as of 2023)|
|Birthplace||Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Profession||Television Artist, Comedian, Host, Actor|
|Zodiac sign / Sun sign||Leo|
|School||Joseph Excessive School, Tamil Nadu|
Sri Padaleswarar Increased Secondary School, Cuddalore
|College||Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli|
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Pugazh belongs to a Hindu family based in Tamil Nadu. His father worked for a small business and his mother is a home maker. He has not revealed much information about his family members and siblings.
|Father Name||Not Known|
|Mother Name||Not Known|
|Brother Name||Not Known|
|Sister Name||Not Known|
Girlfriend, Wife, Relationships
Pugazh’s relationship status is single. He is not yet married and there is no information about his girlfriend. There are rumours that he is dating an actress from the Tamil entertainment industry. However, he has not confirmed anything in this regard.
|Affairs / Girlfriend||Not Known|
|Husband Name||Not Known|
|Marriage date||Not Known|
Pugazh looks very handsome and his curly hair is his main attraction. He has a cute smile and the ability to change appearance easily depending on the role. His height is around 5.5 feet and he weighs around 65 kgs. He has maintained an athletic built by regularly going to the gym. He also pays attention to his diet.
|Weight(approx.)||Kilograms- 65 Kg|
Weight in Pounds- 143 lbs
|Height(approx.)||Centimeters – 165 cm|
Inches – 5 ft 5 in
Meter – 1.65 m
|Figure Measurements (approx.)||32-26-34|
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Pugazh started his career in the television industry by working in small roles. He made his mark with the show Sirippu Daa as a supporting comedian for Dheena. In one of the episodes, he was seen in a lady getup and his mimicry was a huge hit with the audience. This got him opportunity to participate in Kalakka Povathu yaaru program in the year 2017.
After the success of this program, he became very famous and was also offered the Season 7 and 8 of Kalakku Povathu Yaaru as a guest. During this time, he also made his debut in the film industry with the movie Sixer. This 2019 movie featured him in the role of a Psychiatrist and he was able to get good remarks for his acting skills.
In the same year, he did the show Cooku with Comali as a lead participant and this turned his career. He became a huge star with the success of this show and was also part of the second season which continued till 2021. This set the stage for his success and he is one of the top artists in the comedy genre in Tamil television industry.
Meanwhile, he continued to do small roles in films like Dha Dha 87. Interestingly, he also had a very small role in the hit movie Kaithi which had many character artists. Apart from that, he was also part of Cocktail movie and had an interesting role in the film. He was next seen in Sabhaapathy movie which was released in the year 2021. Recently, he was also seen in Yaanai and Veetla Vishesham movies.
Pugazh’s television journey continued uninterrupted after the success of Cooku with Comali. he was part of Super singer season 7 and 8 for both the Senior and Junior category and this was a good achievement for this TV star. He was also part of Mr and Mrs Chinnatirai during 2019. As he was very good in his act, he got the offer in 2nd and 3rd season of this program.
In the year 2022, he was even seen in Bigg Boss program. Apart from that, he is also part of Asathal Queens and Adavadi Kids which is aired on Zee Tamil. He is seen as a guest participant in this program. He has also done Comedy Raja Kalakkal Rani in recent years and this has got him good fame in the television industry.
As a film actor, he has continued his style of doing small roles in leading movies. He was recently seen in Enna Solla Pogirai and the hit movie Valimai which had big stars. He has nearly 7 projects lined up for the year 2022 including Agent Kannayiram and Radha Krishna. Other than that, he is also doing Kuthukalam and Kasethan Kadavulada movies along with big actors.
Pugazh has not forgotten his roots and still continues to work on his own through his Youtube channel. He has Parattai Pugazh channel where he hosts videos about his lifestyle and other interesting stuff. He has managed to get more than one million followers on this platform and has more than 60 million cumulative views for his videos.
The net worth of Pugazh is around $1 million. He has acted in numerous movies as a comedian and also done many television programs as a host and participant. He is very popular social media influencer and earns from multiple sources. He has properties in Chennai and owns few luxury cars and bikes.
|Net Worth||$1 Million|
Facts and Information
Udhaya Raj who is well known for his show Baana Kaathadi is a close friend of Pugazh and he had recommended Pugazh’s name for Kalakka Povathu Yaaru during the sixth season. However Pugazh was rejected in the auditions.
Interestingly, he got selected later for other seasons and was able to impress the audience with his performance. He has also worked in the technical department for sometime when he did not get offers in the television industry.
Pugazh has become a busy artist in recent years and has nearly 7 movies set to hit the screens in the next one year. He charges decent amount for movies and it depends on the duration of the role he has in the project.
In recent years, Pugazh has won awards for his comedy performance on television. He is mostly seen on Vijay TV programs and has won the Vijay TV Best Comedian awards. Other than that, he has won Blacksheep Digital awards and Behindwood Awards in television category.