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Anbu and Arivu
Born (1984-05-11) 11 May 1984 (age 39)
Years active2010–present

Anbariv also known as Anbumani and Arivumani is an Indian duo of action choreographers and stunt coordinators who work in primarily in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada[1] and Hindi cinema.[2] The duo is well known for their action sequences in films such as Madras (2014), Kabali (2016), and K.G.F: Chapter 1 (2018). Anbariv won the National Film Award for Best Stunt Choreographer in 2019 for their work in 2018 box office hit Kannada film K.G.F: Chapter 1.[1][3]


Anbumani, also known as Anbu, and Arivumani or Arivu, were born as twins and were raised up in Puzhal.[4]

They studied for few years from 8th standard in Avichi Higher Secondary School, Chennai and later changed their school. During school days they are very silent and normal student.[failed verification]


Both of them pursued their careers as stunt choreographers in film industry. It was Anbu who joined the film industry initially before his twin brother Arivu. Both of them initially served as training assistants to some of the leading stunt masters in the Indian film industry including Stun Siva, Peter Hein, Vijayan, Kecha Khamphakdee, Silva and Dinesh Subbarayan.[5]

The duo debuted in Kollywood as assistant stunt directors in the 2010 film Naan Mahaan Alla before becoming prominent full fledged stunt choreographers in Indian cinema.[6] They made their full fledged debut as stunt masters in Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara, In 2014 their work in the critically acclaimed film Madras which is based on street football earned them lot of appreciation and accolades. Their performance also raised spotlight and attention on them earning them nominations at the 4th South Indian International Movie Awards and in the 9th Vijay Awards for Best Stunt Director. Since then, the twin brothers have worked together in about 100 films in various languages such as Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi.

In 2018, the duo was suspended from the South Indian Cine and TV Stunt Artistes Union for allegations on violating the union rules and code of ethics regarding the stunt sequences and action performances.[7] The court granted relief to the duo and allowed to rejoin the union.[8]

Anbariv received the National Award for K.G.F: Chapter 1 as the Best Stunt Choreographer at the 66th National Film Awards which was held in August 2019.[9]

Notable filmography

Year Film Notes Ref
2012 Bachelor Party Malayalam film
2013 Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara Debut as stunt choreographer
2013 Sringaravelan Malayalam film
2014 Madras
2014 Peruchazhi Malayalam film; climax fights only
2015 Bhaskar the Rascal Malayalam film
2015 Maya
2016 Gethu
2016 Kabali [7]
2016 King Liar Malayalam film
2016 24
2016 Kaashmora
2016 Welcome to Central Jail Malayalam film
2016 Iru Mugan
2017 Si:3
2017 Maanagaram
2017 Georgettan's Pooram Malayalam film
2017 Sathriyan
2017 Kootathil Oruthan
2017 Solo Bilingual film - Malayalam and Tamil
2017 Nenjil Thunivirundhal
2017 Ramaleela Malayalam film
2018 Kammara Sambhavam Malayalam film
2018 Mercury
2018 Junga
2018 Sandakozhi 2 Interval Fight
2018 K.G.F: Chapter 1 National Film Award for Best Stunt Choreographer; Kannada film [1]
2018 Nota
2018 Thuppaki Munai
2018 Touch Chesi Chudu Telugu film
2019 Thadam
2019 Kee
2019 Dev
2019 118 Telugu film
2019 Mr. Local
2019 Action
2019 Kaithi [10]
2019 Ruler Telugu film
2020 Aswathama Telugu film
2021 Roberrt Kannada film
2021 Yuvarathnaa Kannada film
2021 Mumbai Saga Hindi film
2021 Radhe Hindi film
2021 Sarpatta Parambarai
2021 Lakshya Telugu film
2021 Mohandas
2021 Doctor
2021 Jai Bhim
2021 Pon Manickavel
2021 Theal
2022 Kombu Vatcha Singamda [citation needed]
2022 Etharkkum Thunindhavan [citation needed]
2022 K.G.F: Chapter 2 Kannada film [10]
2022 Beast [10]
2022 Vikram [11]
2022 Ramarao on Duty Telugu film [citation needed]
2022 Gatta Kusthi
2023 RDX Malayalam film [citation needed]
2023 Ayalaan [citation needed]
2023 Dasara Telugu film [citation needed]
2024 Project K Telugu film [citation needed]
2023 Game Changer Telugu film [12]
2023 Salaar Telugu film [citation needed]
2023 Bandra Malayalam film [citation needed]
2023 Leo [citation needed]


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  12. ^ "Director Shankar to Spend Rs 70 Crore for 7-minute Action Sequence in Ram Charan's RC 15". News18. 2021-11-10. Archived from the original on 4 February 2022. Retrieved 2022-02-04.