Bava Chelladurai Biography, Age, Wife, Children, Family, & More

Bava Chelladurai, hailing from India, is a versatile Tamil writer, storyteller, and accomplished actor. His prominence in the literary world stems from his compelling Tamil short stories. In addition to his literary pursuits, he has made a mark in the Tamil film industry, with the movie “Jai Bhim” standing out as one of his notable blockbusters. Born on June 20, 1970, in Chennai, India, Bava is not only a creative artist but also a dedicated activist. He actively participates in advocating against the violence inflicted upon Dalits. You can discover the entire Bava Chelladurai biography within this article.

Bava Chelladurai Biography

Bava Chelladurai’s journey began with the humble act of reciting books to an initial audience of 60 in Tiruvannamalai. Over time, his talent and storytelling abilities propelled him into the spotlight, where he took on pivotal roles in notable films such as “Seethakaathi,” “Psycho,” and “Sennai,” showcasing his versatility as an actor.As Chelladurai’s storytelling events continued to gain momentum, drawing crowds of approximately 500 avid listeners, his son Vamsi recognized the potential to share this treasure trove of narratives with a wider audience. Consequently, he uploaded videos of his father’s captivating storytelling sessions onto the widely popular platform, YouTube, allowing Chelladurai’s stories to reach far and wide, transcending geographical boundaries.

Bava Chelladurai Picture
Bava Chelladurai Picture

Personal Information

Real Name Bava Chelladurai
Nickname AKA Bava
DOB (Date of Birth) 22 April 1962
Age 61 years
Birthplace Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu
Zodiac sign Taurus
Nationality Indian
Hometown Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu
Religion Atheism


School Danish Mission Higher Secondary School, Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu
College/ University N/A
Qualification N/A

Physical Stats


Feet & Inches 5’ 9”
Meter  1.75 m
Centimeters 175 cm
Weight N/A
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Salt and Pepper
Body Measurements N/A

Family Information

Father Name N/A
Mother Name N/A
Sibling N/A
Marital Status Married
Wife K. V. Shylaja
Children Son- Vamsi Bava Chelladurai Daughter- Manasi Bava Chelladurai


Girlfriend N/A


Profession Actor, Writer, Storyteller, Literary Activist, Farmer
Net Worth $ 05 Million


Color White
Food Briyani
Actors/Actress Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol
song ‘Bahon Mein Chale Aao’
Hobbies Reading, Writing
Destination South Africa
Movie Devta
Bava Chelladurai with his Wife (K. V. Shylaja)
Bava Chelladurai with his Wife (K. V. Shylaja)
Bava Chelladurai Son (Vamsi Bava Chelladurai)
Bava Chelladurai Son (Vamsi Bava Chelladurai)
Bava Chelladurai Daughter (Manasi Bava Chelladurai)
Bava Chelladurai Daughter (Manasi Bava Chelladurai)


He hails from a family rooted in the Dalit Christian community, but unfortunately, there is no further available information regarding his family background.


Born on June 20, 1970, in Chennai, India, he has now reached the age of 61.


Bava received his education at the Danish Mission Higher Secondary School, located in his hometown of Tiruvannamalai.

Wife and Children

Bava’s wife goes by the name K. V. Shylaja, and together, they are blessed with three children. Their family includes a daughter named Manasi Bava Chelladurai and a son named Vamsi Bava Chelladurai, who is currently pursuing a course in English Literature at Madras Christian College. Notably, Vamsi has also made a documentary titled “Asvagosh.”


Bava embraced atheism as he matured.

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Bava is a renowned figure in Tamil storytelling circles, and his journey began when he started reciting books aloud in Tiruvannamalai, initially captivating an audience of 60 individuals. His short stories are notable for their uniqueness, often containing what he calls “story mantras.”Over time, his storytelling events gained immense popularity, attracting crowds of around 500 avid listeners. Bava Chelladuari’s literary contributions have not been confined to the Tamil language alone. Many of his works have already been translated into English, Hindi, and Malayalam, making them accessible to a wider readership.


The writer, drawing upon his acting talents, ventured into the Tamil film industry in 2016 with his debut film, “Joker.” In this cinematic venture, he skillfully portrayed a comical character, showcasing his ability to bring humor to the screen. Following this debut, Chelladurai went on to play supporting roles in notable films such as “Kudimagan” (2019) and “Psycho” (2020), demonstrating his versatility and adaptability as an actor. However, it was in the film “Walter” (2020) that he truly made his mark, taking on a substantial role as a health minister. This portrayal added to his growing repertoire of memorable characters on the silver screen.In 2019, he graced the Tamil-language film “Peranbu” with his presence, assuming the character of Siddha Kudimagan. His performance in this film further showcased his acting prowess and versatility.

Net Worth

Her net worth stands at $5 million, a testament to her multifaceted career that encompasses both acting and writing as significant sources of income.

Filmography List

Here is a complete filmography list by actor Bava Chelladurai.

Role Year Film
2016 Joker
One Way
2023 Regina
Akbar 2020 Psycho
Annam’s husband Sennai
Eshwaramoorthi Walter
Himself 2018 Seethakaathi
Krishnan Jai Bhim
Police 2021 Navarasa
Professor Chandrasekhar 2015 Bhooloham
Sermadurai 2022 Vendhu Thanindhathu Kaadu
Siddha 2019 Peranbu

Television List

The television list by actor Bava Chelladurai.

Channel Year Programme / Show Role
Vijay TV 2023 Bigg Boss Tamil 7 Contestant

Books List

  • Chelladurai has written several Tamil books including:
  • Bashirin Arai Aththanai Elithil Thirakkapadavillai
  • Dominick
  • Ella Nalum Karthigai
  • From 19 DM Saron
  • Natchaththirangal olinthu kollum karuvarai
  • Ruins of the Night (co-written by Janaki Venataraman)
  • Siragisaitha Kaalam (co-written by V Nedu Cheziyan)

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