Bharathi Kannan

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S.Bharathi Kannan
Born (1962-06-01) 1 June 1962 (age 60)
OccupationFilm director

S.Bharathi Kannan is an Indian film director, who has directed Tamil films. He was primarily active in the 1990s and early 2000 and is most noted for his work on devotional films.


He started his career in 1981, joining as an assistant director to Nellai Sunderrajan and went on to continue such roles for the next fifteen years, while appearing in a few supporting roles as actor notably in Nethiyadi and Jadikketha Moodi (1989). He then apprenticed for a series of films under director K. Shankar, while looking for a producer for his first script. Meanwhile, he also worked as a distributor for films, releasing Guna and Pandiyan in Tirunelveli.[1]

Bharathi Kannan made his first film Aruva Velu in 1996 and won average reviews for his work. He was given the opportunity to produce a medium budget action film Thirunelveli (2000) by R. B. Choudary featuring Prabhu in the lead role, but the film became a box office failure.[2] He then made a series of Hindu devotional films Sri Raja Rajeshwari (2001) and Sri Bannari Amman (2002), with a critic labelling the latter as "terrible", noting that "the director of the film has specialised in making such films, which is meant for illiterates."[3]

In 2004, he directed Vayasu Pasanga, a coming-of-age story of youngsters though critics gave the film's negative reviews with a reviewer noting "after directing some devotionals, Bharathi Kannan tries his hand at a different subject. But if this is the stuff he has to offer, he would do better to stick to his socio-religious genre".[4] He later started making a film titled Kaadhal Kaaviyam starring Livingston and Vindhya, but the film was later stalled.[5]

His most recent directorial venture was Karagattakkari which went unnoticed and Bharathikannan opted against directing any films and started acting in supporting roles in films and television serials notably Kolangal and Rajakumari.



Year Film Language Notes
1996 Aruva Velu Tamil
1998 Kannathal Tamil
2000 Thirunelveli Tamil
2001 Sri Raja Rajeshwari Tamil
2002 Sri Bannari Amman Tamil
2003 Vijayadasami Kannada Dubbed in Tamil as Thaaye Bhuvaneswari
2004 Vayasu Pasanga Tamil
2005 Karagattakkari Tamil
2005 Love Story Kannada Dubbed in Tamil as Uyirullavarai


Year Film/Television Role Notes
1998 Kannathal Babu (Suicide victim)
2004 Vayasu Pasanga Samy
2005 Kasthuri Maan
2005 Karakaattakari Lead comedy role
2005 Pesuvoma Doctor
2007 Maya Kannadi
2008 Thiruvannamalai Pandian
2010 Kacheri Arambam Kerala astrologer
2010 Singam Police inspector
2014 Kayal Inspector
2015 Adhibar Parameswaran
2015 Savaale Samaali
2015 The Yellow Festival Viswanathan Short film
2016 Marudhu
2016 Thodari
2017 Pa Paandi Poongodi's father
2017 Podhuvaga Emmanasu Thangam Bhanu Prakash
2018 Mannar Vagaiyara
2018 Pakka Priest

TV Series[edit]

Year Title Role Serial
2009 Kolangal Minister Sankara Pandiyan Sun TV
2009–2011 Madhavi
2013 Rajakumari Cool Pandi
2013–2014 Madipakkam Madhavan Vasudevan Kalaignar TV
2013–2015 Pasamalar Kaliappan Sun TV
2019–Present Pandavar Illam Athiveerapandian Sun TV
2022–Present Ethirneechal Kovai Subaiah
2022 Porantha Veeda Puguntha Veeda (Special Show) Himself
2023–Present Maari Zee Tamil


  1. ^ "Director Bharathi Kannan". Archived from the original on 28 April 2014. Retrieved 2014-04-27.
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  3. ^ "Movie Review : Sri Bannariyamman". Archived from the original on 17 April 2014. Retrieved 21 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Vayasu Pasanga - Movie Stills -". Archived from the original on 20 March 2014. Retrieved 21 March 2014.
  5. ^ "21-03-04". Archived from the original on 25 October 2004.

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