Mayilsamy is a Tamil comedian actor who prominently plays supporting roles. Appearing in many Tamil films, he is also a regular guest judge on Asathapovathu Yaaru on Sun TV in Chennai. He is most probably best known for his performances in Tamil films such as Dhool, Gilli, Kangalal Kaidhu Sei, Devathayai Kanden, Rendu and Thiruvilaiyaadal Aarambam.
Mayilswamy made his acting debut after being spotted in the troupe popularly known as "Sirrippu Isai" - a popular comedy troupe- where he along with a number of popular comedians came from. He collaborated with Lakshman (of Lakshman Shruti fame) for successful mimicry releases, namely "Sirippo Sirippu", "Sirippo Super Sirippu" and "Meendum Sirippo Sirippu".
He also made his film debut at a very young age of 20- in the film Kanni Raasi in 1985. Since then he has come a long way playing supporting roles in films such as Apoorva Sagodharargal, Sivalingam, Nade Namade, Vetri Raagangal and Villathi Villain to name a few. Till date he has acted in over 100 Tamil films in a variety of roles.
As of the 2000s he got fame being a popular sidekick to Tamil comedian Vivek in films such as Dhool, Kandaen Seethayei and Pennin Manathai Thottu.He also hosted comedy time from 2002-2004 on Sun TV and received Best Host in 2003 Sun TV Telly Awards. His son Arumainayagam alias Anbu is going to make his debut in films.[