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|Vijaya Thesingu Rajendar|
May 9, 1955 |
|Other names||T.R., T.Rajendar|
|Occupation||Director, actor, songwriter, screenwriter, Musician, producer, cinematographer, playback singer, politician.|
|All India Latchiya Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam|
T. Rajendar is married to former actress Usha. They have two sons, Silambarasan and Kuralarasan, and one daughter, Ilakiya. His wife has served as the producer for some of his films, such as Kadhal Azhivathillai.
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. He is known for introducing new faces in his movies, and many of the actresses who debuted in his movies have been successful in South Cinema, including Amala, Nalini, Jyothi, Jeevitha, and 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 repetitious dialogues with little if any meaning. 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. 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). 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.
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.
As playback singer
|2014||"Chai Chai"||Raj Bahadur||Jeevankrupa||Kannada|
|2013||"Thagaru Thagaru"||Arya Surya||Srikanth Deva|
|2011||"Kalasala kalasala"||Osthi||S. Thaman|
|2011||"Chennai Gaana"||Puli Vesham||Srikanth Deva|
|2007||"Gun Ganapathi"||Oram Po||G. V. Prakash Kumar|
|Veerasamy||Vijaya T. Rajendar|
|2006||"Ammadi Athadi"||Vallavan||Yuvan Shankar Raja|
|Sonnal Thaan Kaadhala||Vijaya T. Rajendar|
|1999||"Nambaathe"||Monisha En Monalisa||T. Rajender|
"En Aasai Mythiliye"
|Mythili Ennai Kaathali||Vijaya T. Rajendar|
|1984||"Adangoppan Mavane"||Uravai Kaatha Kili||Vijaya T. Rajendar|
|1983||"Thatti Paarthen"||Thangaikor Geetham||Vijaya T. Rajendar|
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