Pandiarajan

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Pandiarajan
Born Pandiarajan Rathnam
(1959-10-02) 2 October 1959 (age 57)
Saidapet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Residence Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation Film actor, director, screenwriter
Years active 1981–present
Spouse(s) Vasuki (1986–present)
Children Pallavarajan
Prithvirajan
Premrajan.[1]
Parent(s)
  • Rathnam
  • Sulochana
[2]

Pandiarajan is an actor who had played leading roles in many humorous Tamil films and currently plays supporting and comedy roles.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Pandiarajan was born to Rathnam and Sulochana in Saidapet, Chennai. He has two sisters namely, Maheshwari & Geetha. He is married to Vasuki in 1986, daughter of Director, Producer, and Poet Avinasi Mani. He has three sons, Prithvi Rajan, Pallavarajan and Premrajan.

Entry into Film Industry[edit]

Pandiarajan wanted to act in films. But due to his height and appearance he decided to join as an assistant director. He joined Thamizisai College where he had learnt violin and got his diploma as "Isai Selvam" in 1977. After that he had joined writer Thooyavan as an office assistant. Here he met director K. Bhagyaraj and later joined him as an assistant director. He had become his associate director in Darling Darling Darling and worked till the discussion of Munthanai Mudichu. Pandiarajan told the story of the film kanniraasi to Sivaji ganesan's brother shanmugam, he listened to the story and accepted it, though financiers refused to buy, the film was successful at the box-office.[4]

His first directorial venture was Kanni Rasi in 1985 starring Prabhu and Revathi. He directed and made his debut as a hero in Aan Paavam. Till now, he had directed nine films, including Kaivantha Kalai, Doubles where he directed prabhudeva in the lead role and acted in some 90 Tamil films and one Malayalam hit Kathavasheshan, where he acted with Dilip. Recently, he is acting in a TV serial called Mama Maaple in Sun TV.[5] His English short film called Help has been nominated at the ArtDeco Film Festival 2011, at São Paulo, in Brazil. ‘Help' is Pandiarajan's first short film in English.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Actor[edit]

1980s[edit]

Year Film Role Language Notes
1981 Antha Ezhu Naatkal Flower seller in the temple Tamil
1982 Thooral Ninnu Pochu Mridangam artist in "Yen Soga Kadhaiye" Tamil
1982 Darling, Darling, Darling New Watchman Tamil
1985 Kanni Rasi Tamil as a Film Director
1985 Aan Paavam Chinna Pandi Tamil Debut as hero & director
1986 Thaaiku Oru Thaalaattu Tamil
1987 Muthukkal Moondru Tamil
1987 Manaivi Ready Radha Tamil
1987 Vaazhga Valarga Tamil
1987 Etikku Potti Tamil
1987 Meendum Mahaan Tamil
1987 Ullam Kavarndha Kalvan Tamil
1987 Aayusu Nooru Tamil
1988 Oorai Therunjukitten Tamil
1988 Jadikketha Moodi Tamil
1988 Katha Nayagan Tamil remake of Nadodikattu
1988 Paatti Sollai Thattathe Selvam Tamil
1988 Nethiyadi Tamil Also Music Director
1989 Rasathi Kalyanam Tamil
1989 Kakka Kadi Tamil
1989 Vaai Kozhuppu Tamil
1989 Thalaippu Seithigal Tamil
1989 Ellame En Thangachi Tamil
1989 Dilli Babu Dilli Babu Tamil
1989 Sariyana Jodi Tamil
1989 Pudhu Mappillai Tamil Also Writer
1989 Chinna Chinna Aasaigal Tamil

1990s[edit]

Year Film Role Language Notes
1990 Pachai Kodi Tamil
1990 Pudhu Vaarisu Tamil
1992 Purushan Enakku Arasan Seenu Tamil
1992 Oor Panchaayathu Tamil
1993 Aadhityan Chinnapandi Tamil
1993 Poranthaalum Aambalayaa Porakkakoodaathu Tamil
1994 Subramaniya Swamy Velayudham Tamil remake of Mazhavilkavadi
1994 Killadi Mappillai Rajaram Tamil
1994 Pandianin Rajyathil Tamil
1995 Neela Kuyil Muthusamy Tamil
1995 Valli Vara Pora Chinnapandi Tamil remake of Meleparambil Aanveedu
1995 Padikkara Vayasula Tamil
1995 Thaikulame Thaikulame Pandi Tamil
1996 Summa Irunga Machan Subramani Tamil
1996 Mappillai Manasu Poopola Manikkam Tamil
1996 Kaalam Maari Pochu Muthupandi Tamil
1996 Purushan Pondatti Pandiyan Tamil
1996 Gopala Gopala Gopalakrishnan,
Usha's grandfather
Tamil
1997 Nalla Manusukkaran Chinnapandi Tamil
1998 Kavalai Padathe Sagodhara Janakiraman Tamil
1998 Atra Sakka Atra Sakka Tamil
1998 Kumbakonam Gopalu Gopal Tamil
1999 Manaivikku Mariyadhai Pandiyan Tamil
1999 Sundari Neeyum Sundaran Naanum Subramani Tamil
1999 Suyamvaram Pallavan Tamil

2000s[edit]

Year Film Role Language Notes
2000 Doubles Ganesh Tamil
2001 Thaalikaatha Kaaliamman Pandi Tamil
2001 En Iniya Ponnilave Shiva Tamil
2001 Kabadi Kabadi Pandian Tamil
2001 Azhagana Naatkal Tamil Guest appearance
2002 Andipatti Arasampatti Andipatti Tamil
2003 Ramachandra Thirunavukkarasu Tamil
2003 Vaseegara Tamil Guest appearance
2003 Anbu Thollai Singamuthu Tamil
2003 Military Tamil Guest appearance
2003 Galatta Ganapathy Tamil
2003 Vadakku Vaasal Tamil
2003 Adhaanda Idhaanda Tamil
2004 Engal Anna Cheenu Tamil
2004 Aarumugaswamy Tamil
2004 Pethi Solla Thattathea Tamil
2004 Settai Tamil
2004 Giri Tamil
2004 En Purushan Ethir Veetu Ponnu Tamil
2004 Kathavasheshan Kathavarayan Malayalam
2005 London Kadhir Tamil
2005 Maayavi A film director Tamil
2005 Thiru Thiru Tamil
2006 Perarasu Kandasaamy Tamil
2006 Kaivantha Kalai Ganesan Tamil
2007 Kalakkura Chandru Singampuli Tamil
2008 Anjathe Logu Tamil
2008 Ponmagal Vandhaal Tamil
2008 Pudhupaandi Tamil
2008 Nayagan Tamil
2009 Thoranai Walter Vetrivel Tamil

2010s[edit]

Year Film Role Language Notes
2010 Dhairiyam Tamil
2010 Kola Kolaya Mundhirika Madan Tamil
2011 Kasethaan Kadavulada Duraisingam Tamil
2011 Velayudham Head Constable Tamil
2012 Vinmeengal Panchu Tamil
2012 Mirattal Babloo's Father Tamil
2012 Thiruthani Mohanraj Tamil
2012 Gaantham Tamil
2013 Kurumbukara Pasanga Tamil
2013 Kolaakalam Tamil
2014 Rettai Kadhir Tamil
2014 Thirumanam Ennum Nikkah Tamil
2014 Vaayai Moodi Pesavum Sundaralingam Tamil
2014 Pani Vizhum Nilavu Tamil
2014 Aaivukkoodam Tamil
2015 Miss Pannidatheenga Appuram Varuthapaduveenga Tamil
2015 Kadhal Agathee Tamil
2016 Mapla Singam District Collector Tamil
2016 Salaiyoram Tamil
2016 Ilamai Oonjal Tamil
2016 Ner Mugam Tamil
2017 Mupparimanam Himself Tamil Cameo appearance
2017 Panjumittai Tamil Filming
2017 Adhagappattathu Magajanangalay Tamil Filming
2017 Tubelight Tamil Filming

As Director[edit]

Year Film Language Notes
1985 Kanni Rasi Tamil Debut film as director
1985 Aan Paavam Tamil Debut film as actor
1987 Manaivi Ready Tamil
1988 Nethiyadi Tamil also music composer
1994 Subramaniya Swamy Tamil
1997 Gopala Gopala Tamil
2000 Doubles Tamil
2000 Kabadi Kabadi Tamil
2006 Kaivantha Kalai Tamil his son prithvirajan's debut film as hero

Artists and Technicians introduced by Pandiarajan[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Actor Pandiyarajan". Nilacharal.com. 1959-10-02. Retrieved 2012-08-25. 
  2. ^ "Welcome to Director R.Pandiarajan Website". Lakshmansruthi.com. Retrieved 2012-08-25. 
  3. ^ "Vaiyapuri - The reel music director". IndiaGlitz. 2008-07-14. Retrieved 2012-08-25. 
  4. ^ "Pandiyarajan Tamil Director | Movie Director Pandiyarajan Story | News, Gossips, Specials, Rumers, Shooting spot, Sneak Previews, New Releases". Koodal.com. Retrieved 2012-08-25. 
  5. ^ "FEATURES / CINEMA PLUS : New series on Sun TV". The Hindu. 2010-12-05. Retrieved 2012-08-25. 
  6. ^ "Friday Review Chennai / Cinema : Scoring with Help". The Hindu. 2011-05-13. Retrieved 2012-08-25. 
  7. ^ "Tamil Nadu / Chennai News : Forget unpleasantness, move on: Pandiarajan". The Hindu. 2006-07-13. Retrieved 2012-08-25. 

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