Pandiarajan

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Pandiarajan
Born Pandiarajan Rathnam
(1959-10-02) 2 October 1959 (age 54)
Saidapet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Residence Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation Film actor, director, screenwriter
Years active 1985–present
Spouse(s) Vasuki (1986-present)
Children Pallavarajan
Prithvirajan
Premrajan.[1]
Parents
  • Rathnam
  • Sulochana
[2]

Pandiarajan is an actor who had played leading roles in many humorous Tamil films and currently plays supporting and comedy roles.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Pandiarajan was born to Rathnam and Sulochana in Saidapet, Chennai. He has two sisters namely, Maheshwari & Geetha. He is married to Vasuki in 1986, daughter of Director, Producer, and Poet Avinasi Mani. He has three sons, Prithvi Rajan, Pallavarajan and Premrajan.

Entry into Film Industry[edit]

Pandiarajan wanted to act in films. But due to his height and appearance he decided to join as an assistant director. He joined Thamizisai College where he had learnt violin and got his diploma as "Isai Selvam" in 1977. After that he had joined writer Thooyavan as an office assistant. Here he met director K. Bhagyaraj and later joined him as an assistant director. He had become his associate director in Darling Darling Darling and worked till the discussion of Munthanai Mudichu. Pandiarajan told the story of the film kanniraasi to Sivaji ganesan's brother shanmugam, he listened to the story and accepted it, though financiers refused to buy, the film was successful at the box-office.[4]

His first directorial venture was Kanni Rasi in 1985 starring Prabhu and Revathi. He directed and made his debut as a hero in Aan Paavam. Till now, he had directed nine films, including Kaivantha Kalai, Doubles where he directed prabhudeva in the lead role and acted in some 90 Tamil films and one Malayalam hit Kathavasheshan, where he acted with Dilip. Recently, he is acting in a TV serial called Mama Maaple in Sun TV.[5] His English short film called Help has been nominated at the ArtDeco Film Festival 2011, at São Paulo, in Brazil. ‘Help' is Pandiarajan's first short film in English.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Actor[edit]

Year Film Role Language Notes
1981 Antha Ezhu Naatkal Flower seller in the temple Tamil Directed by Praveenbharath S
1982 Thooral Ninnu Pochu Mridangam artist in "Yen Soga Kadhaiye" Tamil Directed by a.saravanakumar asoor
1985 Kanni Rasi Tamil Directed by Pandiarajan
1985 Aan Paavam Chinna Pandi Tamil Directed by Pandiarajan
1986 Thaaikku Oru Thaalattu Tamil Directed by a.saravanakumar asoor
1986 Thalaippu Seithigal Tamil Directed by K. Madhu, Directed by a.saravanakumar asoor
1987 Manaivi Ready Tamil Directed by Pandiarajan
1987 Aayisu Nuru Tamil Directed by a.saravanakumar asoor
1987 Meendum Mahaan Tamil Directed by a.saravanakumar asoor
1988 Etikku Potti Tamil
1988 Muthukkal Moondru Tamil
1988 Ullam Kavarndha Kalvan Tamil
1988 Kadhanayagan Tamil remake of Nadodikattu
1988 Oorai Therinjukithen Tamil
1988 Nethiyadi Tamil Also music director
1988 Patti Sollai Thattathe Tamil
1989 Dilli Babu Tamil
1989 Chinna Chinna Aasaigal Tamil
1989 Raasathi Kalyanam Tamil
1989 Vai Kozhuppu Tamil
1990 Pachai Kodi Tamil
1990 Purushan Enakku Arasan Tamil
1990 Pudhu vaarisu english
1992 oor panchaayathu Tamil
1993 Aadhityan Chinna Pandi Tamil
1993 poranthaalum aambalayaa porakkakoodaathu Tamil
1994 Subramaniyaswamy Tamil remake of Mazhavilkavadi
1994 Killadi Maappillai Tamil
1994 Neelakuyil Tamil
1994 Pandianin Rajyathil Tamil
1995 Valli Vara Pora Tamil remake of Meleparambil Aanveedu
1995 Thaikulame Thaikulame Tamil
1996 Purushan Pondatti Pandian Tamil
1996 Gopala Gopala Gopalakrishnan / Usha's grandfather Tamil
1996 Maapillai Manasu Poopola Tamil
1996 Kaalam Maari Pochu Muthupandi Tamil
1996 Chumma Irunga Machan Tamil
1997 Manaivikku Mariyadhai Tamil
1998 Kavalaipadaathe Sagothara Tamil
1998 atra sakka atra sakka Tamil
1998 Kumbakonam Gopalu Tamil
1999 Suyamvaram Pallavan Tamil
2000 Sundari Neeyum Sundaran Naanum Tamil
2001 En Iniya Ponnilave Tamil
2001 Kabadi Kabadi Tamil
2001 En Purushan Ethir Veettu Ponnu Tamil
2001 Azhagana Naatkal Tamil
2001 Thaalikaatha Kaaliamman Pandi Tamil
2002 Andipatti Arasampatti Andipatti Tamil
2003 Vaseegara Tamil
2003 Anbu Thollai Singamuthu Tamil
2003 Military Tamil Guest appearance
2003 Vadakku Vaasal Tamil
2004 Galatta Ganapathy Tamil
2004 Engal Anna Cheenu Tamil
2004 Giri Tamil
2004 Aarumugaswamy Tamil
2004 Kathavasheshan Malayalam
2005 London Kadhir Tamil
2005 Maayavi A film director Tamil
2005 Thiru Thiru Tamil
2006 Perarasu Kandasaamy Tamil
2006 Kaivantha Kalai Tamil
2007 Kalakkura Chandru Tamil
2008 Anjathe Logu Tamil
2008 Ponmagal Vandhaal Tamil
2008 Pudhupaandi Tamil
2008 Nayagan Tamil
2009 Thoranai Walter Vetrivel Tamil
2010 Dhairiyam Tamil
2010 Kola Kolaya Mundhirika Madan Tamil
2011 Kasethaan Kadavulada Duraisingam Tamil
2011 Velayudham Head Constable Tamil
2012 Vinmeengal Panchu Tamil
2012 Mirattal Babloo's Father Tamil
2012 Thiruthani Mohanraj Tamil
2012 Gaantham Tamil
2013 Kurumbukara Pasanga Tamil
2013 Kolaakalam Tamil
2014 Rettai Kadhir Tamil
2014 Thirumanam Ennum Nikkah Tamil Filming
2014 Vaayai Moodi Pesavum Sundaralingam Tamil
2014 Pani Vizhum Nilavu Tamil

As Director[edit]

Year Film Language Notes
1985 Kanni Rasi Tamil Debut film as director
1985 Aan Paavam Tamil Debut film as actor
1987 Manaivi Ready Tamil
1988 Nethiyadi Tamil
1994 Subramania Swamy tamil
1997 Gopala Gopala Tamil
2000 Doubles Tamil
2000 Kabadi Kabadi Tamil
2006 Kaivantha Kalai Tamil his son prithvirajan's debut film as hero

As Music Director[edit]

  • Nethiyadi (1988)

Artists and Technicians introduced by Pandiarajan[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Actor Pandiyarajan". Nilacharal.com. 1959-10-02. Retrieved 2012-08-25. 
  2. ^ "Welcome to Director R.Pandiarajan Website". Lakshmansruthi.com. Retrieved 2012-08-25. 
  3. ^ "Vaiyapuri - The reel music director". IndiaGlitz. 2008-07-14. Retrieved 2012-08-25. 
  4. ^ "Pandiyarajan Tamil Director | Movie Director Pandiyarajan Story | News, Gossips, Specials, Rumers, Shooting spot, Sneak Previews, New Releases". Koodal.com. Retrieved 2012-08-25. 
  5. ^ "FEATURES / CINEMA PLUS : New series on Sun TV". The Hindu. 2010-12-05. Retrieved 2012-08-25. 
  6. ^ "Friday Review Chennai / Cinema : Scoring with Help". The Hindu. 2011-05-13. Retrieved 2012-08-25. 
  7. ^ "Tamil Nadu / Chennai News : Forget unpleasantness, move on: Pandiarajan". The Hindu. 2006-07-13. Retrieved 2012-08-25. 

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