Rajkiran

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Not to be confused with Raj Kiran (Bollywood actor).
Rajkiran
Born (1954-08-26) 26 August 1954 (age 60)
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]

Partial Filmography[edit]

As actor[edit]

Year Film Language Role Co-Stars Director Notes
1989 Enne Petha Raasa Tamil Johnny Ramarajan, Rupini Siraaj Debut as actor
1991 En Rasavin Manasile Tamil Mayandi Meena, Raj Chandar Kasthuri Raja Debut as hero
1993 Aranmanai Kili Tamil Raasaiyya Ahana, Vadivelu Rajkiran
1995 Ellame En Rasathan Tamil Singarasu Sangita, Roopa Sri Rajkiran
1996 Manikkam Tamil
1997 Pasamulla Pandiyare Tamil Pandiyan
1998 Ponnu Velayira Bhoomi Tamil
Thalaimurai Tamil
Veera Thalattu Tamil Murali, Vineetha Kasthuri Raja
2001 Nandha Tamil Periyavar Suriya, Laila Bala Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Supporting Actor
Pandavar Bhoomi Tamil Dhanasekaran Arun Vijay, Shamitha in a double role Cheran Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Supporting Actor
2003 Konji Pesalaam Tamil
2004 Jai Tamil Nallamuthu Prashanth, Anshu Ambani S. Narayan
Kovil Tamil Periyasamy Silambarasan, Sonia Agarwal Hari
2005 Sandakozhi Tamil Dorai N. Linguswamy, Vikram Krishna N. Linguswamy Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Supporting Actor
Sevvel Tamil Sudalai
Thavamai Thavamirundhu Tamil Muthiah Cheran, Padmapriya Cheran Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor – Tamil
2007 Kireedam Tamil Rajarajan Ajith Kumar, Trisha Krishnan A. L. Vijay
Muni Tamil Muniyandi Raghava Lawrence, Vedhicka Raghava Lawrence
Thottal Poo Malarum Tamil Varadharaja Vaandiyar Sakthi Vasu, Gowri Munjal P. Vasu
2011 Kaavalan Tamil Muthuramalingam Vijay, Asin Siddique
Ponnar Shankar Tamil Raaki Annan Prashanth, Pooja Chopra Thiagarajan
Venghai Tamil Veera Pandi Dhanush, Tamannaah Hari
2012 Thiruthani Tamil Duraipandi Bharath, Sunaina Perarasu
2013 Manja Pye Tamil Venkatasamy Vimal, Lakshmi Menon N. Ragavan
Sivappu Tamil Naveen Chandra, Rupa Manjari Sathyashiva Filming
Sarithiram Tamil Delayed
Mukkanti / Pagadai Telugu / Tamil Delayed
2014 Govindudu Andarivadele[5][6] Telugu cancelled

As producer[edit]

Year Film Language Co-Stars Director Notes
1988 Raasave Unnai Nambi Tamil Ramarajan, Rekha Bose KJ
1989 Enne Petha Raasa Tamil Ramarajan, Rupini Siraaj
1991 En Rasavin Manasile Tamil Meena, Raj Chandar Kasthuri Raja
1993 Aranmanai Kili Tamil Ahana, Vadivelu Rajkiran
1995 Ellame En Rasathan Tamil Sangita, Roopa Sri Rajkiran

As director[edit]

Year Film Language Cast Notes
1993 Aranmanai Kili Tamil Ahana
1995 Ellame En Rasathan Tamil Sangita

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rajkiran interview
  2. ^ "As success smiles...". The Hindu. 25 September 2002. Retrieved 28 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "Raj Kiran back to his best". www.indiaglitz.com. 3 October 2007. Retrieved 28 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "'Anniyan' sweeps Filmfare Awards!". www.sify.com. 10 September 2006. Retrieved 28 January 2010. 
  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

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

2005
Succeeded by
Pasupathy
for E