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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 Notes
1984 Poovilangu Murali
1984 Pudhiavan Murali
1984 Nenjathai Allitha Mohan, Naresh
1985 Elan Kandru Murali
1986 Odangal Sanjay
1986 Natpu Karthik
1986 Dharma Pathini Karthik
1987 Thulasi Karthik
1987 Vanna Kanavugal Karthik, Murali
1988 Uzhaithu Vaazha Vendum Vijayakanth
1989 Siva Rajinikanth
1990 Thai Maasam Poo Vaasam Sathyanand
1990 Unnai Solli Kutramillai Karthik
1991 Kurumbukkaran Murali
1991 Vanakkam Vathiyare Karthik
2000 Chinna Chinna Kannile Prakash Raj, Nassar, Thalaivasal Vijay


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

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