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20 October 1995
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
|Parent(s)||Prakash Rao (father)
Nirmala Devi (mother)
|Relatives||Janany Rao (sister)
Vignesh Rao (brother)
Mugen Rao (born 20 October 1995) professionally known as MGR or Mugen is a Malaysian-Indian playback singer, songwriter and actor who has appears predominantly in Tamil films and television shows. He made his cinematic acting debut in 2018 in a Malaysian-indian film called Ghora, and later making his first Kollywood debut in the film Vettri (2021), where he played the title role. He rose to prominence after contesting in Star Vijay's reality programme Bigg Boss Tamil 3 (2019) he emerged as the winner of the reality show.
Mugen was well known for his appearance in the television drama Nee Yaar (2019) which was telecasted on TV2. In 2019 he won the 'Best TV Drama Actor'. He also acted in various different malaysian dramas such as "Sugamaana Sumaigal" (2018), "Agam Puram" (2017) and "Ippadiyum Pannalama" (2016).
He was one of the contestants in the reality show Bigg Boss Tamil 3 on Star Vijay. He also emerged as the winner of the show. Mugen was also listed by Chennai Times as one of the Chennai Times 30 Most Desirable Men 2020 which ranked him as 21.
At the start of his film career, Mugen appeared in a malaysian-indian film called "Ghora" (2018) as the supporting actor. He also did more Malaysian films like "Haran" (2018) and Venpa (2019) playing as 'Yuvaraj Balakrishnan'. Later in 2020 Mugen signed up two films in Kollywood and playing the lead role in both of them. He made his first Kollywood debut film in Vettri, where he played the title role of the film and currently filimg a film called "Velan".
He is the lead actor, director, lyricist in the music videos 'Ring eh Kaadhaley kanner.
'Kayalvizhi', 'Anbe Aaruyire', 'Pogiren', 'Abinaya', 'Maya', 'Yengaddi' 'Sathiyama' and 'Thedinen'under the label of IBP studios (Malaysia). He also collaborated with UK singer and Asuran fame TeeJay Arunachalam in musical video of Bandana Vol-1 (Zzz) collaborating many artists of world. Later he became a part of vocals in Dr.Kamal Hassan's Arivum Anbum music composed by Ghibran. He also became part of vocals in Pesu -Talk to me composed by B.Babusankar.
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|2018||Ghora||Malaysia Tamil||Supporting actor|
|2018||Haran||Malaysia Tamil||Supporting actor|
|2018||Sughamaai Subbulakshmi||Malaysia Tamil|
|2018||Hey Coffeelopher||Malaysia Tamil||Main cast|
|2019||Venpa||Yuvaraj Balakrishnan||Malaysia Tamil|
Debut in Kollywood
|2017||I am Peter||Tamil|
|2018||Light Up Someone's Life||Tamil|
|2009||Senandung Malam||Supporting||Malay||As a paperboy|
|2012||Rumah Kecil Itu||Supporting||Malay|
|2014||Rembau Ada WiFi||Supporting||Malay|
|2016||ASTRO Sitcom: Barber||Main Cast||Tamil|
|2016||Veetuku Oru Paati||Main Cast||Tamil|
|2016||Ippadiyum Pannalama||Main Cast||Tamil|
|2019||Nee Yaar||Main Cast||TV2||Tamil||Best TV Drama Actor award|
|2016||360 Degrees: Season 11||Anchor||Astro Vaanavil||Tamil|
|2017||360 Degrees: Season 12||Anchor||Astro Vaanavil||Tamil|
|2017||Chinna Kabali||Anchor||Astro Vaanavil||Tamil|
|2017||Astro Ponggal||Anchor||Astro Vaanavil||Tamil|
|2018||Astro Ponggal||Anchor||Astro Vaanavil||Tamil|
|2019||KL to KK: Let's roll||Host||Astro Ulagam||Tamil|
|2019||Bigg Boss Tamil 3||Contestant||Vijay TV||Tamil||Winner|
|2019||Super Singer 7||Guest||Vijay TV||Tamil||Guest for finale|
|2019||The Wall||Contestant||Vijay TV||Tamil|
|2020||Dancing super stars||Judge||Vijay TV||Tamil|
|2021||Bigg Boss Tamil 4||Guest||Vijay TV||Tamil|
|2021||Cooku with Comali (season 2)||Guest||Vijay TV||Tamil||Guest for finale|
|2021||BB Jodigal||Guest||Vijay TV||Tamil|
Independent work and music videos
|2017||Kadhal Enbathu Saabama||Tamil|
|2019||Malaysian indian cine awards (The 2nd Edition)||Best TV Drama Actor||Won||Nee Yar||Main Cast|
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