K. Rangaraj

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K. Rangaraj is an Indian film director and screenwriter and producer who was active in Tamil cinema mainly in the 1980s.


Rangaraj was born in a village near Kovilpatti. While searching for job in Chennai, he decided to join Tamil film industry after being influenced by films directed by K. Balachander.[1] He struck friendship with M. G. Vallabhan who introduced him to Bharathiraja. Rangaraj who went to assist Bharathiraja in various films made his directorial debut with Nenjamellam Nee in 1983. The film became successful and Rangaraj went on to direct successful films like Unnai Naan Sandhithen (1984), Udhaya Geetham (1985) Geethanjali (1985) and Paadu Nilave (1987).[1] However subsequent failures like Dharmam Vellum (1989) and Ellaichami (1992) which he also produced led him in a financial crunch which also led him to leave films completely and directed serials for sometime.[2]




  1. ^ a b "'15 படங்கள் ஹிட்...' - 'உதயகீதம்' கே.ரங்கராஜ் - 15 வருடங்களுக்குப் பிறகு மனம் திறக்கிறார்". Kamadenu.in (in Tamil). Archived from the original on 3 April 2019. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Ilayaraja is the reason for Everything! - 'Udhayageetham' Director Rangaraj Interview". Hindu Tamil Thisai. 24 April 2018. Archived from the original on 12 April 2019. Retrieved 3 April 2019 – via YouTube.
  3. ^ "ITunes - Music - Ellaichami (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - EP by S.A. Rajkumar". iTunes. Archived from the original on 4 March 2015. Retrieved 12 June 2016.

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