Manoj Kumar (film director)

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Manoj Kumar
Born (1955-09-23) 23 September 1955 (age 64)[1]
Allinagaram, Theni district, Tamil Nadu
OccupationFilm director, producer, actor
Years active1986–present
ChildrenLakshmi Priya, Buvaneswaran
Parent(s)Veerana Thevar and Veeramal
WebsiteOfficial website

Manoj Kumar is an Indian film director, producer and television actor who has directed Tamil, Telugu and Kannada language films and Tamil serials.[2] He is the brother-in-law of Bharathiraja.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Manoj Kumar as Manokaran was born on September 23, 1955, in Allinagaram, Theni district to Mr. Veerana Thevar (Former) and Ms. Veeramal (Mother). He is married to Ms. Selvi. They have two children. He completed D.M.E in Nachimuthu polytechnic, Pollachi. Then he started life as QC Instector in Mechanical company in Coimbatore.


After assisting Bharathiraja in various films, he made his directorial debut with Mannukkul Vairam (1986).[4] He directed several films in 1990s such as, Guru Paarvai (1998) starring Prakash Raj, won positive reviews.[5] He then went on to make medium budget action films including Vaanavil (2000) and Jaisurya (2004) featuring Arjun, as well as Raajjiyam which had Vijayakanth and Dileep in the lead cast.

He ventured into production in the mid 2000s and made the Madhavan-starrer Arya, before launching a directorial project titled Utharavu with Seeman, which eventually did not progress.[6] Manoj Kumar resurfaced in 2013, when it was revealed that he was working with producer Kovai Thambi on a venture titled Uyirukku Uyiraga. The script of the film was reported to be about the relationship between parents and their grown-up children, while the cast was composed of newcomers.[7]

He is also into acting both in Tamil cinema and Tamil serials as character artist most notably in Thirumanam (TV series) from Colours (TV channel) tamil. He also appears in a negative role in Rasathi serial from Sun TV (India).


As director[edit]

Year Film Notes
1986 Mannukkul Vairam
1987 Neram Nalla Irukku
1990 Maruthu Pandi
1990 Pachaikodi
1990 Vellaiya Thevan
1992 Pandithurai
1992 Samundi
1993 Maravan
1994 Vandicholai Chinraasu
1994 Rajapandi
1994 Senthamizh Selvan
1998 Guru Paarvai
2000 Vaanavil
2002 Raajjiyam
2004 Jaisurya
2014 Uyirukku Uyiraga
Television Serials
Year Title Channel Notes
Ration Card Jaya TV Script and Direction

As producer[edit]

As actor[edit]

Year Title Role Channel Notes
2014 10 Mani Kathaigal Sun TV Main Character
2018–Present Thirumanam Lakshmanan Colors Tamil
2019 Rasaathi Chintamani's brother Sun TV


  1. ^ "Home |". Archived from the original on 4 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Movies". Archived from the original on 3 March 2014. Retrieved 2 March 2014.
  3. ^ "BharathiRaja's relative ManojKumar has planned several projects on the anvil". Behindwoods. 29 August 2005. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  4. ^ "YouTube".
  5. ^ "A-Z (II)". Indolink Tamil. Archived from the original on 28 January 2015. Retrieved 27 February 2015.
  6. ^ [1][dead link]
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 March 2014. Retrieved 2 March 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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