2 October 1959
Saidapet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
|Residence||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Occupation||Film actor, director, screenwriter|
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
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.
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. 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.
|1981||Antha Ezhu Naatkal||Flower seller in the temple||Tamil|
|1982||Thooral Ninnu Pochu||Mridangam artist in "Yen Soga Kadhaiye"||Tamil|
|1985||Aan Paavam||Chinna Pandi||Tamil|
|1986||Thaaiku Oru Thaalaattu||Tamil|
|1988||Ullam Kavarndha Kalvan||Tamil|
|1988||Katha Nayagan||Tamil||remake of Nadodikattu|
|1988||Nethiyadi||Tamil||Also music director|
|1988||Patti Sollai Thattathe||Tamil|
|1989||Chinna Chinna Aasaigal||Tamil|
|1990||Purushan Enakku Arasan||Tamil|
|1993||Poranthaalum Aambalayaa Porakkakoodaathu||Tamil|
|1994||Subramaniyaswamy||Tamil||remake of Mazhavilkavadi|
|1995||Valli Vara Pora||Tamil||remake of Meleparambil Aanveedu|
|1996||Gopala Gopala||Gopalakrishnan / Usha's grandfather||Tamil|
|1996||Maapillai Manasu Poopola||Tamil|
|1996||Kaalam Maari Pochu||Muthupandi||Tamil|
|1996||Chumma Irunga Machan||Tamil|
|1998||Atra Sakka Atra Sakka||Tamil|
|2000||Sundari Neeyum Sundaran Naanum||Tamil|
|2001||En Iniya Ponnilave||Tamil|
|2001||En Purushan Ethir Veettu Ponnu||Tamil|
|2005||Maayavi||A film director||Tamil|
|2010||Kola Kolaya Mundhirika||Madan||Tamil|
|2014||Thirumanam Ennum Nikkah||Tamil|
|2014||Vaayai Moodi Pesavum||Sundaralingam||Tamil|
|2014||Pani Vizhum Nilavu||Tamil|
|1985||Kanni Rasi||Tamil||Debut film as director|
|1985||Aan Paavam||Tamil||Debut film as actor|
|2006||Kaivantha Kalai||Tamil||his son prithvirajan's debut film as hero|
As Music Director
- Nethiyadi (1988)
Artists and Technicians introduced by Pandiarajan
- Srikanth Deva - Music Director
- Nithya - cameraman
- Mayilsamy - actor
- Kollangudi Karuppayee - Folk singer and actress
- Seetha- Actress
- Thotta Banu - Art Director
- Debashree Roy in Tamil - Actress
- "Actor Pandiyarajan". Nilacharal.com. 1959-10-02. Retrieved 2012-08-25.
- "Welcome to Director R.Pandiarajan Website". Lakshmansruthi.com. Retrieved 2012-08-25.
- "Vaiyapuri - The reel music director". IndiaGlitz. 2008-07-14. Retrieved 2012-08-25.
- "Pandiyarajan Tamil Director | Movie Director Pandiyarajan Story | News, Gossips, Specials, Rumers, Shooting spot, Sneak Previews, New Releases". Koodal.com. Retrieved 2012-08-25.
- "FEATURES / CINEMA PLUS : New series on Sun TV". The Hindu. 2010-12-05. Retrieved 2012-08-25.
- "Friday Review Chennai / Cinema : Scoring with Help". The Hindu. 2011-05-13. Retrieved 2012-08-25.
- "Tamil Nadu / Chennai News : Forget unpleasantness, move on: Pandiarajan". The Hindu. 2006-07-13. Retrieved 2012-08-25.