Bangalore, India
 Prema Parv (1984)

About Me

Murali is an Indian film actor, he was  born on 19 May 1964 . He started acting in Kannada films in 1984 with the Kannada film "Prema Parva",directed by his father director Siddhalingaiah. Ajeya,Prema Gange,Thayikotta Thali,Sambhavami Yuge Yuge, Ajay-Vijay are the Kannada movies he did before entering into Tamil film industry. Poovilangu was his first Tamil movie. He earned a good name with that film. He then acted in Pagal Nilavu, along with actress Revathi. The movie introduced the director Mani Ratnam to the Tamil film industry.

He is the son of  P. Krishna Pillai and Devaki Amma.  He acquired his earlier education in Kudavattoor L. P school and from his childhood days itself. He started acting in drama. His higher education was in Trikannamangalam S.K.V school. During the period of his college education he was an SFI activist. After passing out his LLB exam from the Law Academy in Thiruvananthapuram. He joined Government Health Department as L.D clerk and later joined Kerala university as U.D clerk. Murali left his job in the Kerala University to join cinema. He was also active in theatre and had been an integral part of the experiments conducted by Kaavaalam Narayana Panicker, Narendra Prasad and his compatriots. He started 'Natya Griham', a drama school at Thiruvananthapuram  with the help of his friends.

Murali has acted with many stars including Vijaykanth, Prabhu, Sathyaraj, Karthik, Prabhu Deva, Surya, Parthiban, Sarath Kumar, Mammootty and Sivaji Ganesan. In the 1990s, He has also acted with famous heroines including Meena, Simran, Roja, Devayani, Laila and Rambha. His son, Adharvaa, debuted as an actor in the 2010 Tamil film Baana Kaathadi.

He did a lot of romantic drama roles and was remarkably subtle -something distinctly different from his first film - Poovilangu or even Pagal nilavu. Many of these movies were small and moderate successes and he continued as hero in a number of films every year. Then came 'Idhayam' - the movie where he portrayed the soft romantic hero pining and longing to reveal his love to his lady. This character appeared perfectly consistent with his image and many remember him as hero of this movie (the movie had hit songs which remind many of Murali) much more than the angry young man of Poovilangu. In 1990, he starred in Vikraman's Pudhu Vasantham along with Sithara and Anand Babu.  where he played one among four friends who find themselves unexpectedly saddled with a young woman. The movie was such a big hit that it re-wrote Tamil movie history, sparking a whole range of "friendship" films and also propelling his career. His son, Adharvaa, is also debuting as an actor. He passed away on 8th of September 2010 due to heart attack.