September 4, 1975
Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu
|Occupation||Film director, Producer and Writer|
|Years active||2007 – present|
Vetrimaaran (Tamil: வெற்றிமாறன்) is an Indian film director, working in the Tamil film industry. He made his directorial debut with the critically acclaimed Polladhavan (2007). His second feature film Aadukalam (2011) won five National Film Awards, with Vetrimaaran receiving two awards for Best Direction and Best Screenplay.
Vetrimaaran's father Dr. V. Chitravel was a veterinary scientist and his mother Megala Chitravel is a noted novelist. He was born in Cuddalore. Then he moved to Ranipet. He studied till his tenth grade in Ranipet, a suburb of Vellore. He then moved to Chennai to do his higher secondary education at YMCA College of Physical Education in the hope of becoming a cricketer. After failing to get through the selection of TN state team, he gave up the idea and enrolled himself in Loyola College, Chennai, to study English literature in 1994, and was in there until 1999 when he discontinued his Masters degree to pursue a career in the film world. After pursuing an elective course called "Television presentation" offered by the Loyola Department of Visual Communication in 1995, Vetrimaaran started to show interest towards film making. He is married to Aarthi who is working as a General Manager in a MNC company
|2007||Polladhavan||Yes||No||Yes||Vijay Award for Best Director|
|2011||Aadukalam||Yes||No||Yes||National Film Award for Best Director
National Film Award for Best Screenplay
SIIMA Award for Best Director
Vijay Award for Best Director
Filmfare Award for Best Tamil Director
|2013||Naan Rajavaga Pogiren||No||No||Yes||As dialogue writer|
|2014||untitled project with Dhanush||Yes||Yes||Yes||Pre-production|
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