Join us for our Bettery Hub Podcast with Mathialagan M, a veteran of both television and stage acting, has starred in Tamil and English productions in Singapore, India, and Malaysia. As a professional actor, Mathi has been awarded Mediacorp’s Vasantham Pradhana Vizha Best Actor Awards in 1999, 2003 & 2004.
He received further recognition as Best Actor in the Asian Television Awards 2006. He acted in all 4 seasons of Channel 5’s Code of Law between 2012 to 2017, as lawyer Sanjay Devaraj. From 2015-2018 he acted in Channel 5’s Tanglin as Dr. Bhaskar, a character much loved by the fans of the series who refer to him affectionately as ‘DR B’. He also starred in Toggle’s Lifespam as ‘Disconnected Dan’ in 2017. Mathi played ‘Dr. David’ in the movie Penguin which was released internationally in Tamil/Telugu/Malayalam.
The role has earned him much praise. Mathi received international recognition by playing main roles in Star Vijay’s Khakee in 2008 and Thayumanavan in 2013-14. His fans still refer him affectionately as ‘Mathi Appa’. He received the Favourite Actor and Favourite Foreign Find Award nominations in the first Vijay Television Awards in 2014. Mathi made his Tamil feature film debut in the highly successful, Povellaam Un Vaasam in 2001, followed by Kanchana 2, Jippa Jimikki and Varathu Vantha Nayagan in 2015, and Paranthu Sellava in 2016.
Mathi also starred in Singapore’s ever first Tamil feature film, Gurushetram-24 Hours of Anger in 2010. His work in Malaysia movies included Aiyappa in 2011, Agileshwari in 2013 and Villavan in 2017. Charity work is the other passion for Mathi.
He has founded and led Project Arpana since 2004, where he mobilised his friends from Singapore to support charitable causes in Third World countries. Come join us to be inspired by Mathialagan’s journey where he will share his response to failures, challenges to be what he is today.