Selvaraghavan

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Selvaraghavan
Born Selvaraghavan Kasthuri Raja
(1977-03-05) 5 March 1977 (age 37)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Other names Sri Raghava
Occupation Film director
Years active 2003–present
Spouse(s)
  • Sonia Agarwal
    (m.2006–2009; divorced)
    Gitanjali Raman
    (m.2011–present)

Selvaraghavan (Tamil: செல்வராகவன்) is an Indian film director who has directed predominantly Tamil films. He is credited as Sri Raghava in Telugu cinema. After writing the script for his father's directorial venture Thulluvadho Ilamai (2002), Selvaraghavan went on to make a series of romantic drama films with Kadhal Kondein (2003) and 7G Rainbow Colony (2004) before also venturing to make coming-of-age films Pudhupettai (2006) and Mayakkam Enna (2011). He has also ventured into making fantasy films, rarely explored in Indian cinema, depicting a fantasy Chola kingdom in Aayirathil Oruvan (2010) and a parallel universe in Irandam Ulagam (2013), this movie is produced by Prasad V. Potluri.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Selvaraghavan is the son of film director Kasthuri Raja, elder brother of actor Dhanush and has two sisters, who are both doctors. On 15 December 2006, he married actress Sonia Agarwal, with whom he had previously worked with on three films. After their two-year marriage Sonia Agarwal and Selvaraghavan filed for divorce with mutual consent in a Chennai family court on 9 August 2009.[2][3]Selvaraghavan married Gitanjali Raman on 19 June 2011, daughter of former Advocate General of Tamil Nadu P. S. Raman. She had worked as his assistant director in Aayirathil Oruvan.[4] The couple have a daughter named Leelavathi born on 19 January 2012.[5] The couple were blessed with a son on 7 October 2013.[6]

Film career[edit]

Selevaraghavan's first film as a story writer was Thulluvadho Ilamai. His first venture as a director Kadhal Kondein was both a commercial and critical success. He started directing films after doing a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering.

After discussions which had been ongoing for a year, Selvaraghavan announced a collaboration with Vikram in January 2008 and worked on the film's script for a year.[7] The project, dubbed by the media as Sindubad, began shoot in September 2009 in Ladakh, with Swati Reddy signed on as the female lead with Ismail Merchant as music director. Filming continued in caves near the Himalayas with the team facing trouble with the freezing weather conditions, while Selvaraghavan announced that the next schedule would be held abroad in the United States.[8] However in February 2010, the film was momentarily shelved and the project subsequently never took off again after the producer Singanamala Ramesh walked out.[9] Soon after in June 2010 another project announced by Selvaraghavan, a bilingual featuring Rana Daggubati set in 50 BC, was also postponed after the pair felt it was too early to work on the film.[10] In early 2011, Kamal Haasan agreed terms with Selvaraghavan to be the director of the actor's venture Vishwaroopam.[11] Months into the collaboration, he was ousted from the project, with Kamal Haasan py at the director's commitment to the project.[12] Selvaraghavan later noted that he expected creative control of the project, which Kamal Haasan was unwilling to offer him.[13] And Another film with vikram titled as "Sindubad" Vikram is out of Selvaraghavan's Sindubad

Filmography[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Language Notes
2002 Thulluvadho Ilamai Tamil Writer only
2003 Kaadhal Kondein Tamil Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Director – Tamil
2004 7G Rainbow Colony Tamil
2006 Pudhupettai Tamil
2007 Aadavari Matalaku Ardhalu Verule Telugu
2008 Yaaradi Nee Mohini Tamil Writer only
2010 Aayirathil Oruvan Tamil Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Director – Tamil
2011 Mayakkam Enna Tamil Nominated, SIIMA Award for Best Director – Tamil
2013 Irandaam Ulagam Tamil

As lyricist[edit]

Year Song(s) Film
2002 Kann Munnae Eththanai Nilavu Thulluvadho Ilamai
2006 Oru Naalil Vazhkkai Inge Pudhupettai
2010 All songs (except "Thai Thindra Mannae" and "Pemmanae") Aayirathil Oruvan
2011 Naan Sonnadhum Mazhaivandhucha
Voda Voda Dhooram Korayala
Ennena Seidhom Ingu
Kaadhal En Kaadhal (Along with Dhanush)
Mayakkam Enna

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