T. Rajendar

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Vijaya Thesingu Rajendar
Born (1955-05-09) May 9, 1955 (age 59)
Mayavaram, India[1]
Other names T.R., T.Rajendar
Occupation Director, actor, songwriter, screenwriter, Musician, producer, cinematographer, playback singer, politician.
Years active 1980-present
Political party
All India Latchiya Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Spouse(s) Usha Rajendar
Children Silambarasan Rajendar
Kuralarasan Rajendar
Ilakiya Rajendar

Vijaya Thesingu Rajendar is a Tamil film actor and director as well as a composer, screenwriter, cinematographer, producer, singer and playback singer. He is also a politician in Tamil Nadu, India.


T. Rajendar is married to former actress Usha and they have 3 children. He has two sons: Silambarasan, Kuralarasan and one daughter Ilakiya. His wife Usha Rajendar served as the Producer for his films like Kadhal Azhivathillai.

Film career[edit]

Rajendar started off in the Kollywood industry making successful films which included him as an actor, playback singer, dancer and scriptwriter. He gained popularity through his one-of-a-kind style of acting. He normally serves as, but not limited to director, actor, songwriter, art director,production manager, playback singer. During the 1980s all his movies were blockbusters running for years and the songs were also well appreciated.[citation needed] He is known for introducing new faces in all his movies and most of the Heroines who debuted in his movies made it big in South Cinema like Amala, Nalini, Jyothi, Jeevitha (Wife of Telugu star Rajasekhar), Mumtaj.

After some years, Rajendar's films started to decline in popularity because his films became too predictable, tending to follow the same storyline and oratory style of repetitous dialogues with little if any meaning.[2] For example his films always contain a sentimental scene involving the hero's younger sister in distress, coupled with the same rhyming rhetoric and gestures.[2] Along with Seenivasan, T. Rajender is also seen as a laughing stock whose attempts at seriousness evokes laughter, his videos revolving him has earned him criticism while people consider him as a comedian.

Rajendar recently started his own web TV channel called 'Kural TV' (Voice TV).[3][4] Originally he wanted to start a 24 hour TV channel but could not due to problems arising while securing a license. The channel, apart from broadcasting his movies and speeches, tends to echo sentiments towards the plight of Tamils (especially women) in Sri Lanka.

Rajendar had started talking with "common" people through Skype and discussing latest politics in the recent years. Rajendar also distributes films under his home banner 'Simbu cine arts'. His latest film distribution, as of mid-2011 is his son Silambarasan's film Vaanam which will be distributed in the Chennai and Madurai region.[5]

He started his party All India Latchiya Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(latchiya DMK) in April 2004. The party was formed as a result of T. Rajendar's expulsion from Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam.This party hadn't taken part in the 2011 polls.

In 2014, T.Rajender joins in DMK He Dissolved Latchiya DMK.


Year Film Functioned as Notes
Director Actor Music Director Role
1980 Oru Thalai Ragam Yes Yes Yes Cameo appearance
1980 Vasantha Azhaipugal Yes Yes Yes Cameo appearance
1981 Rail Payanangalil Yes Yes Yes Cameo appearance
1981 Kilinjalgal Yes
1982 Nenjil Oru Raagam Yes Yes Yes Cameo appearance
1982 Sattam Sirikiradhu Yes
1982 Raagam Thedum Pallavi Yes Yes Yes Cameo appearance
1983 Thangaikkor Geetham Yes Yes Yes
1983 Uyirullavarai Usha Yes Yes Yes
1984 Uravai Kattha Kili Yes Yes Yes
1986 Pookalai Pareekatheergal Yes
1986 Mythili Ennai Kaathali Yes Yes Yes Manickam
1987 Cooliekaran Yes
1987 Ivargal Varungala Thoongal Yes
1987 Muthukkal Moondru Yes
1987 Poopoova Poothirukku Yes
1987 Oru Thayin Sabhatham Yes Yes Yes
1987 Pookal Vidum Thoodhu Yes Yes
1987 Ayisu Nooru Yes
1988 En Thangai Kalyani Yes Yes Yes
1989 Samsara Sangeetham Yes Yes Yes
1990 En Thangai Kalyani Yes Yes Yes
1991 Shanti Enathu Shanti Yes Yes Yes
1992 Enga Veetu Velan Yes Yes
1993 Rajadi Rajavan Yes Yes Yes
1993 Thiruvalla Yes Yes Yes
1993 Pettredutha Pillai Yes
1993 Sabash Babu Yes Yes Veluchamy
1994 Oru Vasantha Geetham Yes Yes Yes
1995 Thai Thangai Paasam Yes Yes Yes
1996 En Aasai Thangachi Yes
1999 Monisha En Monalisa Yes Yes Yes Kaadhaldasan
2001 Sonnal Thaan Kathala Yes Yes Yes T. R.
2002 Kadhal Azhivathillai Yes Yes Yes Vakil Dada
2002 Sri Bannari Amman Yes
2007 Veerasamy Yes Yes Yes Veerasamy
2013 Arya Surya Yes Guest appearance

As a Singer[edit]

  • Gun Ganapathi - Oram Po
  • Ammadi Athadi - Vallavan
  • Kalasala kalasala - Osthi
  • Thagaru Thagaru - Arya Surya
  • Ada Ponnana, En Aasai Mythiliye - Mythili Ennai Kadhali
  • Adangoppan Mavane - Uruvai Kaatha Kili
  • Chennai Gaana - Puli Vesham
  • Kaadhalikka Theriyuma, Vela Vela - Sonnal Thaan Kaathala
  • Marakka Mudiyala, Sollalaiye Kadhal, Varaanpaaru, Vechuriken - Veerasamy
  • Thatti Paarthen - Thangaikor geetham
  • Chai Chai - Raj Bahaddur [6]


  1. ^ "Thesingu Rajendar - IMDb". 
  2. ^ a b "Rajender gets ready with 'Oru thalai kadhal'". Tamilchannel.com. 2010-12-26. Retrieved 2012-03-13. 
  3. ^ "His virtual world: Actor T. Rajendar launches a web television". The Hindu. March 7, 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-15. 
  4. ^ "Tamil Cinema News - Kural Tv | Tamil Movie News | Tamil Movie Latest News | First On Net Cinema News". Kural Tv. 2011-08-20. Retrieved 2012-03-13. 
  5. ^ "TR buys 'Vaanam' rights - Tamil Movie News". IndiaGlitz. Retrieved 2012-03-13. 
  6. ^ "T Rajendar Sings for Raj Bahaddur". Retrieved 6 March 2014. 

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