2 October 1959
|Residence||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Occupation||Film actor, director, screenwriter|
|Height||5 ft 4 in (163 cm)|
|Children||Pallavarajan (b.1987) |
Prithvi Rajan (b.1989)
Pandiarajan was born to Rathnam and Sulochana in Saidapet, Chennai in a lower-middle-class family. He has two sisters, Maheshwari & Geetha.
Since 1986, he has been married to Vasuki, daughter of Director, Producer, and Poet Avinasi Mani. They have three sons, Prithvi Rajan, Pallava Rajan and Prem Rajan.
Entry into Film Industry
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 Mundhanai Mudichu. Pandiarajan told the story of the film Kanni Rasi 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.
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 Prabhu Deva in the lead role and acted in some 90 Tamil films and one Malayalam hit Kathavasheshan, where he acted with Dileep. Recently, he is acting in a TV serial called Mama Maaple in Sun TV. 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.
|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||Ullam Kavarndha Kalvan||Tamil|
|1988||Katha Nayagan||Tamil||remake of Nadodikattu|
|1988||Paatti Sollai Thattathe||Selvam||Tamil|
|1988||Nethiyadi||Tamil||Also Music Director|
|1989||Ellame En Thangachi||Tamil|
|1989||Dilli Babu||Dilli Babu||Tamil|
|1989||Pudhu Mappillai||Tamil||Also Writer|
|1989||Chinna Chinna Aasaigal||Tamil|
|1992||Purushan Enakku Arasan||Seenu||Tamil|
|1993||Poranthalum Ambalaiya Porakka Koodathuu||Tamil|
|1994||Subramaniya Swamy||Velayudham||Tamil||remake of Mazhavilkavadi|
|1995||Valli Vara Pora||Chinnapandi||Tamil||remake of Meleparambil Aanveedu|
|1996||Summa Irunga Machan||Subramani||Tamil|
|1996||Mappillai Manasu Poopola||Manikkam||Tamil|
|1996||Kaalam Maari Pochu||Muthupandi||Tamil|
|1998||Kavalai Padathe Sagodhara||Janakiraman||Tamil|
|1999||Sundari Neeyum Sundaran Naanum||Subramani||Tamil|
|2001||En Iniya Ponnilave||Shiva||Tamil|
|2001||Azhagana Naatkal||Michael||Tamil||Guest appearance|
|2004||Pethi Solla Thattathea||Tamil|
|2004||En Purushan Ethir Veetu Ponnu||Pandian||Tamil|
|2005||Maayavi||A film director||Tamil|
|2010||Kola Kolaya Mundhirika||Madan||Tamil|
|2014||Thirumanam Ennum Nikkah||Tamil|
|2014||Vaayai Moodi Pesavum||Health Minister Sundaralingam||Tamil|
|2014||Pani Vizhum Nilavu||Tamil|
|2015||Miss Pannidatheenga Appuram Varuthapaduveenga||Tamil|
|2016||Mapla Singam||District Collector||Tamil|
|2017||Kavan||Pillai, Senior News Editor of Zen One TV||Tamil|
|2017||Adhagappattathu Magajanangalay||Anand's father||Tamil|
|2017||Guru Uchaththula Irukkaru||Tamil|
|2019||Natpe Thunai||Sridhar's dad||Tamil|
|2019||Jaikka Povadhu Yaaru||Tamil|
|1985||Kanni Rasi||Tamil||Debut film as director|
|1985||Aan Paavam||Tamil||Debut film as actor|
|1988||Nethiyadi||Tamil||also music composer|
|2006||Kaivantha Kalai||Tamil||His son Prithvirajan's debut film as hero|
|2018||HELP - Short Film||English||Released in BehindwoodsTV|
|2019 - Present||Lolluppa||Host||Tamil||Sun TV|
Artists and Technicians introduced by Pandiarajan
- Srikanth Deva - Music Director
- Nithya - cameraman
- Mayilsamy - actor
- Kollangudi Karuppayee - Folk singer and actress
- Seetha- Actress
- Thotta Banu - Art Director
- Debashree Roy in Tamil - Actress
- "Actor Pandiyarajan". Nilacharal.com. 2 October 1959. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
- "Welcome to Director R.Pandiarajan Website". Lakshmansruthi.com. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
- "Vaiyapuri - The reel music director". IndiaGlitz. 14 July 2008. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
- "Pandiyarajan Tamil Director | Movie Director Pandiyarajan Story | News, Gossips, Specials, Rumers, Shooting spot, Sneak Previews, New Releases". Koodal.com. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
- "FEATURES / CINEMA PLUS : New series on Sun TV". The Hindu. 5 December 2010. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
- "Friday Review Chennai / Cinema : Scoring with Help". The Hindu. 13 May 2011. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
- "Tamil Nadu / Chennai News : Forget unpleasantness, move on: Pandiarajan". The Hindu. 13 July 2006. Retrieved 25 August 2012.