Actor Rajendran was a stuntman, his body hair was blown away due to chemical reaction, today he is a dreaded villain of South

Ronit Kawale
Ronit Kawale - Senior Editor
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You must have seen this actor in almost every second South Indian film. His name is Rajendran. He brings life to any scene or film he appears in. But Rajendran used to be a stuntman, but an accident made him not only an actor but also one of the superhit villains of South cinema. Rajendran was considered one of the popular stuntmen of South films and today he is also included in the list of top villains there. Rajendran's full name is Motta Rajendran and he was born on 1 June 1957 in Thotticudi, Tamil Nadu. He is currently 67 years old. Rajendran started his acting career in the year 2003 with the Tamil film Pithamagan.

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More than 500 movies and villainous roles so far

Since then, he has worked as a stunt double in more than 500 films. In 2009, he played a villain in the film Naan Kadavul and since then he has been playing either villainous or negative roles in films.

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A terrifying stunt and life changed

But there is an interesting reason behind how Rajendran became so popular as a villain, or rather, an accident happened to him while performing a stunt. Actually, Rajendran was performing a stunt during the shooting of a Malayalam film. He had to jump into water from his bike. But the water in which he jumped had chemicals in it.


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Rajendran had this disease, his hair has not grown till date

Due to the reaction of the same water, all the hair on Rajendran's body got burnt. Even his eyelashes and eyebrows got burnt. After this, he became a victim of a disease called Alopecia Universalis, in which hair does not grow on the body.


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Rajendran began getting villainous roles and achieved stardom

After that accident, Rajendran lost hair not only on his head but also on his entire body. Due to this, his look started to look like a villain and then he started getting villain roles in films. Rajendran is not only adept at playing villain roles but also at doing comedy. He is counted among the famous comedians of South. Apart from South, Rajendran has also done many Hindi films, including Aamir Khan's 'Ghajini' and Ajay Devgan's 'Insaan'. He has worked with Thalapathy Vijay, Arvind Swami, Rajinikanth and Aamir Khan.

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