Yogi Babu

Yogi Babu, born on July 22, 1985, is a renowned Indian comedian and actor primarily working in Tamil cinema. His journey in the film industry began as an assistant director, but it was his knack for humor that propelled him into the limelight. Yogi Babu's distinct style of comedy, combined with his unique expressions and impeccable timing, earned him a dedicated fan base. He played pivotal roles in various successful films, transitioning from supporting characters to lead roles. His remarkable versatility and ability to connect with audiences have made him a beloved figure in the world of Tamil cinema, solidifying his status as a comedy icon.

Yogi Babu, born on July 22, 1985, in Tamil Nadu, India, is a renowned comedian and actor celebrated for his contributions to Indian cinema, particularly in Tamil films. His journey in the entertainment industry began with smaller roles, but his exceptional comedic timing and unique expressions quickly catapulted him to stardom.

Yogi Babu’s infectious humor and versatility have endeared him to audiences, making him an essential part of Tamil cinema. With numerous hit movies and a remarkable ability to evoke laughter, he has solidified his status as one of the industry’s most beloved comedians, leaving an indelible mark on the world of entertainment.

Early Life and Background:

Yogi Babu, born on July 22, 1985, in Arani, Tamil Nadu, India, had an upbringing shaped by his father’s service in the Indian Army. His father held the position of a havildar in the army, leading to frequent relocations during Yogi Babu’s childhood. This resulted in him studying in various places, including Jammu, during the early 1990s.

While not much detailed information is available about his early life and education, Yogi Babu’s journey from his army background to becoming a prominent comedian and actor in the Indian film industry is a testament to his talent and hard work.


Yogi Babu’s career is a testament to his versatility and comedic talent. He initially worked as an assistant director on the popular comedy show “Lollu Sabha,” where he also contributed to writing scenes for the show. His journey in the film industry began when he made his feature film debut in “Yogi” (2009), starring Ameer, adopting the name of the film as a prefix for his stage name.

Over the years, Yogi Babu took on a wide range of roles in the film industry. He played diverse characters, from a goon in “Paiyaa” to a pimp in Sundar C.’s “Kalakalappu” (2012). In 2013, he had his first extended comedy role in “Pattathu Yaanai.”

His breakthrough year came in 2016 when he featured in a staggering 20 films and received critical acclaim for his role alongside Vijay Sethupathi in “Aandavan Kattalai.” This marked a turning point in his career as he transitioned from being a comic relief actor to taking on more significant and diverse roles.

Yogi Babu’s popularity continued to soar with roles in films like “Kolamavu Kokila” (2018), where his portrayal of a one-sided lover received critical acclaim, and the song “Kalyana Vayasu” became a viral hit. He also impressed in “Pariyerum Perumal” (2018) and took on his first lead role in “Dharmaprabhu” (2019), where he played the character Yamantaka.

He has showcased his acting prowess in both supporting and lead roles in a variety of films, and his dedication to his craft has earned him a special place in the hearts of fans and critics alike. In the political satire “Mandela” (2021), Yogi Babu played the eponymous character, further solidifying his reputation as a versatile and talented actor in the Indian film industry.

Year Movie Genre Role(s)
2009 Yogi Action Aspiring Actor
2010 Boss Engira Bhaskaran Romantic Comedy Supporting Role
2010 Paiyaa Action/Romance Goon
2011 Marina Drama Comedy Role
2012 Nanban Comedy/Drama College Student
2012 Sundarapandian Action/Comedy Saravana
2012 Kalakalappu Comedy Pimp
2013 Pattathu Yaanai Comedy Extended Comedy Role
2013 Kedi Billa Killadi Ranga Comedy Inspector Durai
2013 Ethir Neechal Sports/Comedy Inbaselvan (Inbase)
2014 Jigarthanda Crime/Comedy Muthu
2014 Oru Oorla Rendu Raja Comedy Kuruvi
2015 Kaaka Muttai Drama/Comedy Various Roles
2015 Trisha Illana Nayanthara Romantic Comedy Supporting Role
2015 Massu Engira Masilamani Comedy/Supernatural Security Guard
2016 Sethupathi Action/Drama Constable Durai Pandi
2016 Mapla Singam Comedy Vaithi
2017 Bairavaa Action Comedy Role
2017 Kaashmora Fantasy/Comedy Yamaganda (Ghost)
2017 Maari 2 Action/Comedy Adithangi (Thara Local)
2018 Kolamavu Kokila Black Comedy One-sided Lover
2018 Pariyerum Perumal Drama Supporting Character
2019 Dharmaprabhu Comedy/Fantasy Yamantaka (Lead Role)
2019 Gurkha Action/Comedy Security Guard
2019 Viswasam Action Rosamani
2019 Petromax Horror/Comedy Abi’s husband (Extended Cameo)
2020 Dharala Prabhu Comedy/Drama Cameo Appearance as Himself
2020 Raja Vamsam Drama/Action Supporting Role
2020 Doctor Action Aathichudi’s Man
2021 Mandela Political Satire Eponymous Character
2021 Rocky Action/Drama Abi’s husband (Extended Cameo)
2021 Dikkiloona Sci-Fi/Comedy Giri
2022 Anbirkiniyal Thriller Arumugham
2022 Etharkkum Thunindhavan Action Hari’s Friend
2022 Don Action/Thriller Thief
2022 Pathu Thala Action/Comedy Idhayakani
2022 Veetla Visheshanga Comedy Guna
Awards and Nominations:

Yogi Babu, the popular comedian of Tamil cinema, had received recognition for his work through several awards and nominations.

Here are some of his notable awards and nominations:

  1. Vijay Awards: Yogi Babu has received several Vijay Awards for his performances in Tamil films. He has won in the category of “Best Comedian” for his work in various films.
  1. Filmfare Awards South: Yogi Babu has been nominated for Filmfare Awards South in the category of “Best Comedian” for his humorous performances in Tamil cinema.
  2. Edison Awards: He has also received nominations in the “Best Comedian” category at the Edison Awards for his contributions to Tamil cinema.
  3. Norway Tamil Film Festival Awards: Yogi Babu has received nominations in the “Best Comedian” category at this international film festival recognizing Tamil cinema.