He is considered as the “Charlie Chaplin of India. Born in Ozhuginachery, Nagercoil, in the princely state of Travancore, India on 29 November 1908, his stage and cine-screen comedy performances were unique and always carried a message for the people. Krishnan died at the age of 49, on 30 August 1957. He later became involved in Tamil tenali raman stories in tamil pdf and stage shows, as were many film artistes.
At one time he owned a touring drama company. When cinema gradually became popular in South India, he entered the Tamil film world to become one of the leading Tamil comedians ever, with a unique style. He generally wrote his own comedy dialogues and expressed them in his drama and films so that the message came across, but the subject was not offended.