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Born(1942-04-09)9 April 1942
Died17 March 2015(2015-03-17) (aged 72)
OccupationFilm director
Years active1984–1991

Ameerjan was an Indian film director, who has directed Tamil films. He was primarily active in the 1984-1991 and is most noted for his work on films featuring actors Murali and Karthik.[1][2]


Ameerjan began his career as a protégé to director K. Balachander and then won critical acclaim for his directorial debut in 1984 with Poovilangu, which starred actors Murali and Kuyili in the lead roles. He went on to direct more than 20 feature films, both in Tamil and Telugu, often collaborating with actors Murali and Karthik. Ameerjan also worked on a high-budget action film Siva (1989) featuring Rajinikanth as well as on socially relevant films such as Thulasi (1987). As opportunities declined, he began assisting K. Balachander when he started making television shows and also directed his own shows.[3] In 2006, he also held the position of secretary in the Directors' Association of Tamil film makers.[4]

He suffered a cardiac arrest and died on 17 March 2015 in Saligramam, leaving behind his wife Son and a daughter.[5]


Year Film
1984 Poovilangu
1984 Pudhiavan
1984 Nenjathai Allitha
1985 Elan Kandru
1986 Odangal
1986 Natpu
1986 Dharma Pathini
1987 Thulasi
1987 Vanna Kanavugal
1988 Uzhaithu Vaazha Vendum
1989 Siva
1990 Thai Maasam Poo Vaasam
1990 Unnai Solli Kutramillai
1991 Kurumbukkaran
1991 Vanakkam Vathiyare
2000 Chinna Chinna Kannile
2004 Kadhal Saregama


  1. ^ "Sivakarthikeyan and Ghibran..." behindwoods.com. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Director Ameerjan Passes Away". Silverscreen.in. Archived from the original on 22 July 2015. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  3. ^ Staff Reporter (18 March 2015). "Filmmaker Ameerjan dies". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 8 September 2020. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  4. ^ "Tamil movies : SAC unanimously re-elected as President Of Directors' Association". behindwoods.com. Archived from the original on 23 July 2015. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  5. ^ "Tamil Film Director Ameerjan (Amirjaan) Dies at 73 [PHOTOS+VIDEO]". International Business Times, India Edition. 17 March 2015. Archived from the original on 18 July 2015. Retrieved 22 July 2015.

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