Arvind Swami Wiki, Age, Girlfriend, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Arvind Swami

Arvind Swami is a popular South Indian actor. He is known for playing the role of ‘Rishi Kumar’ in the Bollywood movie ‘Roja’ (1992) and ‘Shekhar’ in the Bollywood movie ‘Bombay’ (1995).

Arvind Swami in the Movie-Roja

Arvind Swami in the Movie-Roja

Wiki/Biography

Arvind was born on Thursday, 18 June 1970, (age 49 years; as in 2019) in Trichy, Tamil Nadu. His zodiac sign is Gemini. He did his schooling from Sishya School and Don Bosco Matriculation Higher Secondary School in Chennai. He completed his graduation from Loyola College, Chennai. Later, he did his Masters in International Business from North Carolina, United States.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5’ 8”

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Dark Brown

Arvind Swami's Picture

Family, Caste & Wife

Arvind Swami belongs to a South-Indian Hindu family. His biological father is Delhi Kumar, Actor. His foster father was V. D. Swami an Industrialist, and his foster mother’s name is C. V. S. Vasantha Swami, a Bharatanatyam dancer.

Arvind Swami's Biological Father-Delhi Kumar

Arvind Swami’s Biological Father-Delhi Kumar

In 1994, he got married to Gayathri Ramamurthy, and they have two children: Rudra Swami and Adhira Swami. The couple went through a rough patch in their married life, and they decided to part ways. In 2010, Arvind and Gayathri got divorced. The custody of their children is with Arvind.

Arvind Swami's Son

Arvind Swami’s Son

Arvind Swami's Family

Arvind Swami’s Family

After two years of his divorce, he got married to his girlfriend ‘Aparna Mukerjee,’ who is a lawyer.

Arvind Swami with His Second Wife Aparna Mukerjee

Arvind Swami with His Second Wife Aparna Mukerjee

Career

In his college days, he used to work as a model for pocket money. Mani Ratnam noticed him in one of his ads and called him for the audition of his next movie. In 1991, Mani Ratnam signed Arvind for his action-drama movie ‘Thalapathi’ in which he appeared along with Rajinikanth and Mammootty, the superstars of the South Indian movies. It was Arvind’s debut movie. Later, he acted in Telugu, Malayalam, and Hindi films.

Arvind Swami with Mani Ratnam and A. R. Rahman

Arvind Swami with Mani Ratnam and A. R. Rahman

Arvind Swami in Thalapathi

Arvind Swami in Thalapathi

His performances in films such as Roja (1992) and Bombay (1995) were critically acclaimed. Both the films were awarded State as well as National Awards.

A Still From the Movie-Bombay

A Still From the Movie-Bombay

In 1995, he dubbed in Tamil for the character of adult Simba in the Disney’s animated film ‘The Lion King.’

In 1997, ‘Minsara Kanavu,’ a Tamil film, bagged four national awards starring Arvind Swami, Prabhu Deva and Kajol.

Arvind Swami in Minsara Kanavu (1997)

Arvind Swami in Minsara Kanavu (1997)

In 2000, he took a break from the entertainment industry and focused on his business. In 2005, he founded his own company ‘Talent Maximus’, which is engaged in payroll processing and temporary staffing in India.

Arvind Swami in His Company Talent Maximus

Arvind Swami in His Company Talent Maximus

In 2012, he hosted the third season of the game show, Neengalum Vellalam Oru Kodi.

Arvind Swami in Neengalum Vellalam Oru Kodi (2012)

Arvind Swami in Neengalum Vellalam Oru Kodi (2012)

On Mani Ratnam’s request, he appeared in the Tamil movie Kadal (2013), for which he shed 15 kilograms of his weight.

A Still From Arvind's Movie Kadal

A Still From Arvind’s Movie Kadal

In 2015, he bagged many prestigious awards for the Tamil film ‘Thani Oruvan.’

Arvind Swami Posing with His Award

Arvind Swami Posing with His Award

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In 2019, Arvind lent his voice for the digital Tamil remake of the film ‘The Lion King,’ where he dubbed for Scar.

In 2019, he was roped in to play the role of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister ‘MGR’ in the movie ‘Thalaivi’ starring Kangana Ranaut as the lead. This movie is a biopic of the iconic politician ‘Jayalalithaa.’

Controversy

In 2018, Arvind Swami sued Manobala, the producer of his movie ‘Sathuranga Vettai 2.’ He demanded Rs.1.79 crore as remuneration with an interest rate of 18% per annum from Manobala. [1]The News Minute

Arvind Swami With Manobala

Arvind Swami With Manobala

Signature

Arvind Swami's Signature

Arvind Swami’s Signature

Favourite Things

  • Director: Mani Ratnam
  • Cuisine: South Indian

Facts

  • When he was a kid, he wanted to become a doctor.
  • His hobbies include online gaming, painting, reading books, and playing chess.

    Arvind Swami Reading a Book

    Arvind Swami Reading a Book

  • After retiring partially from the films, he gained massive weight. He had met with an accident leading to spinal injury, and he could not work or move for 3-4 years.

    Arvind Swami Weight Gain

    Arvind Swami Weight Gain

  • For the divorce with his first wife, he paid Rs. 75 Lakhs as settlement money followed by monthly maintenance instalments of Rs. 1 Lakh.
  • He is seen in most of the Tamil movies directed by Mani Ratnam. In an interview, he said that Mani is his mentor.

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