|Born||Selvaraghavan Kasthuri Raja
5 March 1977
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
|Other names||Sri Raghava|
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.
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.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. The couple have a daughter named Leelavathi born on 19 January 2012. The couple were blessed with a son on 7 October 2013.
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. 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. However in February 2010, the film was momentarily shelved and the project subsequently never took off again after the producer Singanamala Ramesh walked out. 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. In early 2011, Kamal Haasan agreed terms with Selvaraghavan to be the director of the actor's venture Vishwaroopam. Months into the collaboration, he was ousted from the project, with Kamal Haasan py at the director's commitment to the project. Selvaraghavan later noted that he expected creative control of the project, which Kamal Haasan was unwilling to offer him. And Another film with vikram titled as "Sindubad" Vikram is out of Selvaraghavan's Sindubad
|2002||Thulluvadho Ilamai||Tamil||Writer only|
|2003||Kaadhal Kondein||Tamil||Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Director – Tamil|
|2004||7G Rainbow Colony||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|
|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)
- "Produced by Prasad V Potluri, the track launch of the Harris Jayraj composed album in the Tamil version Irandam Ulangam happened weeks ago.". www.cinegoer.net. 30 September 2013.
- Karthi is dwarfing me: Suriya
- Profile of Selvaraghavan
- "She is Selva's Geetanjali: First look – Tamil Movie News". IndiaGlitz. Retrieved 9 January 2012.
- "Rana Daggubati: B'wood called me first – The Times of India". The Times of India.
- Pillai, Sreedhar (29 January 2011). "Kamal's next with Selva?". The Times of India. Retrieved 29 August 2011.
- "Kamal's trilingual Vishwaroopam". Behindwoods. 10 March 2011. Retrieved 10 March 2011.