Azhagam Perumal

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Azhagam Perumal
N. Azhagam Perumal

(1965-05-25) 25 May 1965 (age 55)[1]
Kulasekarapuram, Kanyakumari district, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Actor
  • director
Years active2000-present

Azhagam Perumal is a Tamil film director and actor.[2]


Azhagam Perumal hails from the remote village, Kulasekharapuram, in Tamil Nadu.[3] All his family members were working in the government service and his parents wanted him to be an engineer. Azhagam Perumal, however, after his graduation, applied to the Adyar Film Institute in spite of stiff opposition from his family. He graduated with a Gold Medal from the Institute in 1991.[3][4]

Azhagam Perumal worked as an assistant to director Mani Ratnam from Thalapathi to Iruvar, before leaving to make his independent project.[5] When Mani Ratnam was shooting Alaipayuthey, he was looking for someone like Jagathy Sreekumar to play the quirky house owner, which Azhagam Perumal eventually did, making his acting debut.[5]

He had initially announced his directorial debut in 1998 as Mudhal Mudhalaaga, a romantic film featuring Arvind Swamy and Karisma Kapoor in the lead roles. Despite beginning production, the film was indefinitely put on hold.[6] He then started making Udhaya in 1999 with Vijay and Simran in the lead roles but the film faced production delays owing to the producer's financial problems. Azhagam Perumal also discussed making a film titled Hijack in 2000 but the film failed to develop. He later attempted to make the film with Vikram in 2004, but the project did not proceed.[7][8][9]

His directorial debut was eventually the romantic comedy Dumm Dumm Dumm with R. Madhavan and Jyothika in the lead roles, in which his mentor Mani Ratnam worked as the screenwriter and producer. The film released in 2001 and was a success.[5]

After Alaipayuthey, he was offered acting offers but he declined as he wanted to revive and complete Udhaya by early 2004.



Year Film Credited as Language Notes
Director Screenplay Story Dialogue
2001 Dumm Dumm Dumm Yes Yes Yes Yes Tamil Written along with Mani Ratnam and R. Selvaraj
2003 Joot Yes Yes No No Tamil Story Written By M. S. Ramesh and Dialogue Written By M. Prasannakumar
2004 Udhaya Yes Yes Yes No Tamil Dialogue Written By Sujatha
2007 Guru No No No Yes Tamil Tamil Dubbing Dialogue and Directed By Mani Ratnam


Year Film Role Notes
1991 Pudhu Nellu Pudhu Naathu Suganya's Machan
2000 Alaipayuthey House owner
2006 Pudhupettai Thamizhselvan
2007 Kattradhu Thamizh Poobaal Raavar
2008 Alibhabha Thiagarajan
2009 Kanden Kadhalai Perumal
2010 Aayirathil Oruvan Ravi
Kacheri Arambam Vasu
Raavanan Photographer
Thottu Paar
Nil Gavani Sellathey
2011 Vanthaan Vendraan
7aum Arivu Museum Curator Guest Appearance
Vellore Maavattam Gurumoorthy
Osthe Shankaralingam
2012 Oru Kal Oru Kannadi Varadharajan
Neerparavai Church father
Ammavin Kaipesi
2013 Samar Sakthi's father
Kadhal 2 Kalyanam Unreleased
Idam Porul Yaeval Unreleased
2014 Jilla
1 by Two Narayanan Pillai Malayalam film
Yennamo Yedho Narayanan
Ennamo Nadakkudhu
Vetri Selvan Babu
Nalanum Nandhiniyum Arunachalam
2015 Isai Gunasekhar
Valiyavan Raghuraman
Yatchan Kreshna's father
Naanum Rowdydhaan Ravikumar
Eetti Gayathri's father
2016 Maalai Nerathu Mayakkam Prabhu's father
Theri Rathinam
2017 Taramani Barnabas
Solo Thomas Devasagayan, Annie's father
2018 Vanjagar Ulagam Mahalingam
Ezhumin Sundaram
Adanga Maru SSI. Chandran
2019 Chithiram Pesuthadi 2
Natpuna Ennanu Theriyuma Shruti's father
Dharmaprabhu Politician
Hero Sakthi's father
2021 Master Principal
Kamali From Nadukkaveri

Dubbing artist[edit]

Year Film Actor Notes
2010 Raavanan Munna


  1. ^ "Tamil Movie Actor Azhagam Perumal". Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 16 January 2010. Retrieved 14 January 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ a b ", Movies: 'I'm jealous of Mani Ratnam!'". 24 April 2001. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
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  5. ^ a b c "'Villages nourish me', Alagam Perumal". The Hindu. 4 April 2015. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  6. ^ "Star Tracks". 24 May 1998. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
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