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V.S. Raghavan (born 1925) is a Tamil actor, who acts in both Tamil films as well as television, who started his career as a dramatist and stage actor and went on act as a character actor in films, starting with Vairamali (1954) and over 1000 films in all, he has also acted in numerous television series.
Born in Vembakkam village, near Kanchipuram,where he spent early part of his childhood, later for three years he lived in Mylapore neighborhood of Chennai, and studied at the P. S. Senior Secondary School. Subsequently he studied at St. Columba\'s Hr. Sec School, Chengalpet, followed by the final two years of his schooling in Madras Christian College, Tambaram, Chennai.
However as he finished his school the death of his father prompted his mother to shift from native village, to move to Vellala Street in Purasaiwalkam, Chennai where his elder sister lived.
V.S. Raghavan started his career in 1942, as a sub-editor for Malathi magazine run by humourist Thumilan (N. Ramaswamy), and after it closed he joined a printing press. At the press a group of fellow employees used to do amateur stage plays, which led to him acting some plays including some Hindi plays. Earlier he has acted in YMIA Fine arts\' theatre group\'s play Vairamalai, written by Thottakara Viswanathan, staged at the YMCA, and when the production adapted the stage play into a film, he essayed the same role in it, thus made his film debut in 1954. In the same year, he made his debut as a dramatist and started the Indian National Artists (INA) with four other friends with members like Malli, Vadiraj, Nataraj and K. Balachander. The INA staged plays at reputed Sabhas in Singara \"Chennai\".
Veteran director K. Balachander who has won several accolades for memorable films was part of his troupe where he acted and wrote scripts. The INA closed down a decade later and Raghavan entered the cinema world and acted in supporting roles. He has acted in around 1000 films and has also featured in many M.G.R movies. He is also very well known for his role in the T.V serial \"Anni\" created by K.Balachander.He currently acts in tele-serials.
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