Actor Thennavan made a grand entry in films with Bharathiraja's En Uyir Thozhan. In the film, he played one of the leads. However, in the films that followed, he went on to play supporting roles in Tamil films, which fetched him recognition.
Yesterday (November 8), the actor suffered a major setback in his health and had rushed to the SRM Hospital in Potheri. The doctors who treated him revealed that he suffered the paralysis of the brain and is continuing their course of treatment. Sources say that the actor is critically ill despite intensive treatment.
In his second innings as an actor, he rose to fame when his role Kai from Chiyaan Vikram
's Gemini was much appreciated. Following Gemini, he played supporting roles in a lot of films including Jay Jay, Kamal Haasan
's Virumandi, Jigarthanda, Sundara Pandian and Sandakozhi.
His last film was Rajinikanth
's Petta in which he played the role of Minister Thangam. Apart from films, he also did a Tamil serial named Rasathi. Sources close to him said that he wanted to make his directorial debut soon.