Vadivelu is a Tamil film actor,comedian and playback singer. Since 2000, he has acted as a comedian in various Tamil films. During his career, Vadivelu has won several Filmfare Awards and Tamil Nadu State Film Awards. He is renowned for his slapstick comedies. Born in the southern city of Madurai, Vadivelu is popularly known as Vaigai Puyal, meaning "the storm from the Vaigai River", a river which flows through Madurai, for his high sense of humor. Prior to his film career, he was working in a small shop where glass frames for photos and paintings were done. He was struggling with his then monthly income of just a few hundred rupees. With his movie career taking off, his fortunes turned. By 1994, he owned a TATA Sierra (which at that time was considered a luxury).
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