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Born (1954-08-26) 26 August 1954 (age 59)
Kilakarai, Ramanathapuram district, Tamil Nadu
Occupation film actor, film producer, film director
Years active 1988-present
Spouse(s) Chellamma ()
Padma Jyothi
Children Nainar Muhammed
Zeenat Priya

Rajkiran (Tamil: ராஜ்கிரண்) (birth name Mohideen abdul Khadar)[1] is a film actor, producer and director, who has acted in more than 150 Tamil films.

Early life[edit]

Rajkiran was born in Keezhakkarai, Ramanathapuram district, Tamil Nadu.

Film career[edit]

Rajkiran began by producing two Ramarajan starrer films and in one of them he appeared in a brief role. In 1991, he produced and acted in lead role in Kasthuri Raja's drama film, En Rasavin Manasile which had a silver jubilee run. He won the Tamil Nadu State Film Award Special Prize and the Cinema Express - Best New Face Award for his performance. He directed, produced and acted in lead role in Aranmanai Kili (1993) and Ellame En Rasathan (1995), which also had silver jubilee runs. In 1996, he acted in Manikkam which was an average grosser at the box-office. The following year,he worked in Pasamulla Pandiyare. The film turned out to be a failure. In the mid of 1998, he acted in Ponnu Velayira Bhoomi and made a guest appearance in Kasthuri Raja's Veera Thalattu. In the end of 1998, he acted in the critically well received Thalaimurai. Following a three-year hiatus, he returned as an actor in Bala's Nandha and in Cheran's Pandavar Bhoomi. Both were critical and commercial successes. He has won the Filmfare Best Tamil Supporting Actor Award for his performance in the film Thavamai Thavamirundhu (2005) and the Tamil Nadu government's Best Actor award for Pandavar Bhoomi (2001)[2][3][4]


As actor[edit]

Year Movie Role Language Notes
1989 Ennappetha Rasa Tamil Debut as actor
1991 En Rasavin Manasile Mayandi Tamil Debut as hero
1993 Aranmanai Kili Raasaiyya Tamil
1995 Ellame En Rasathan Singarasu Tamil
1996 Manikkam Tamil
1997 Pasamulla Pandiyare Pandiyan Tamil
1998 Ponnu Velayira Bhoomi Tamil
Thalaimurai Tamil
Veera Thalattu Tamil
2001 Nandha Periyavar Tamil Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Supporting Actor also for Pandavar Bhoomi
Pandavar Bhoomi Dhanasekaran Tamil Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Supporting Actor also for Nandha
2003 Konji Pesalaam Tamil
2004 Jai Nallamuthu Tamil
Kovil Periyasamy Tamil
2005 Sandakozhi Dorai Tamil Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Supporting Actor
Sevvel Sudalai Tamil
Thavamai Thavamirundhu Muthiah Tamil Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor – Tamil
2007 Kireedam Rajarajan Tamil
Muni Muniyandi Tamil
Thottal Poo Malarum Varadharaja Vaandiyar Tamil
2011 Kaavalan Muthuramalingam Tamil
Ponnar Shankar Raaki Annan Tamil
Venghai Veera Pandi Tamil
2012 Thiruthani Duraipandi Tamil
2013 Manja Pye Tamil
Sivappu Tamil Filming
Sarithiram Tamil Delayed
Mukkanti / Pagadai Telugu / Tamil Delayed
2014 Govindudu Andarivadele[5][6] Telugu cancelled

As producer[edit]

Year Movie Language Notes
1988 Rasave Unnai Nambi Tamil
1989 Ennappetha Rasa Tamil
1991 En Rasavin Manasile Tamil
1993 Aranmanai Kili Tamil
1995 Ellame En Rasathan Tamil

As director[edit]

Year Movie Language Notes
1993 Aranmanai Kili Tamil
1995 Ellame En Rasathan Tamil


  1. ^ Rajkiran interview
  2. ^ "As success smiles...". The Hindu. 25 September 2002. Retrieved 2010-01-28. 
  3. ^ "Raj Kiran back to his best". www.indiaglitz.com. 3 October 2007. Retrieved 2010-01-28. 
  4. ^ "`Anniyan` sweeps Filmfare Awards!". www.sify.com. 10 September 2006. Retrieved 2010-01-28. 
  5. ^ "Ram Charan, Venkatesh to work together in Krishna Vamsi's next". IBNLive. Retrieved 2 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "Tamil actor Rajkiran in Ram Charan's film". The Times of India. 22 November 2013. Retrieved 2 December 2013. 

External links[edit]

Rajkiran at the Internet Movie Database

Filmfare Awards South
Preceded by
R. Madhavan
for Aayitha Ezhuthu
Best Supporting Actor
for Thavamai Thavamirundhu

Succeeded by
for E