Chithra Lakshmanan

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Chithra Lakshmanan
Born (1948-01-23) January 23, 1948 (age 71)[1]
Tamilnadu, India
OccupationFilm director, producer, actor

Chithra Lakshmanan is an Indian director and producer of Tamil language films. In the 2000s, he has also featured as an actor in films and television.[2][3]


Chithra Lakshmanan began his career as a film journalist, and became acquainted with director Bharathiraja to enter the film industry, and subsequently served as a co-producer on all his films with his brother Chithra Raamu. In 1983, he produced Mann Vasanai under Gayathri Films, which won commercial success as well as the Filmfare Award for Best Tamil Film. He also served as a press relations officer for Tamil films during the 1980s, and later reprised that role as an actor through Uttama Villain (2015).[4][5] His first directorial venture was Soora Samhaaram (1988) with Kamal Haasan and later he directed Periya Thambi (1997) with Prabhu and Chinna Raja (1999) with Karthik in the lead role. He turned actor in Japanil Kalyanaraman (1985) and began to prioritise acting commitments in the 2000s, winning acclaim for his comedy roles in Boss Engira Bhaskaran(Nene Ambhani) (2010) and Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru (2013).[6][7]

Throughout his career, Lakshmanan has also taken up posts of responsibility. He served as the Secretary of Tamil Film Producers Council for four years and as an executive committee member in South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce, Film Federation of India, and Tamil Film Directors Association for several years. In 2011, he published the book 80 Years of Tamil Cinema, an account documenting the history of Tamil cinema.


Technical roles[edit]

Year Film Cast Notes
1988 Soora Samhaaram Kamal Haasan, Nirosha
1997 Periya Thambi Prabhu, Nagma
1999 Chinna Raja Karthik, Roja, Priya Raman

Acting roles[edit]



Year Title Role Channel
2006 - 2008 Ganga Yamuna Saraswati Sun TV
2009 - 2012 Idhayam Devarajan Sun TV
2012 - 2013 Sondha Bandham Damodaran
2014 - 2015 Akka Jaya TV
2018 - 2019 Chandralekha Gemini Ganeshan Sun TV


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