Rajashekar (director)

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OccupationDirector, screenwriter
Years active1978 - 1991

Rajashekar (died 1991), often credited as "Rajashekar B.Sc." sans initials, was a notable Indian film director and producer of Kollywood during the 1980s. He also directed movies in Telugu, Kannada and Hindi.


Rajashekar was born in Nattarasankottai in then Ramanathapuram district and was a Bachelor of Science graduate. He made his debut as director with the 1980 Kannada movie Hunnimeya Rathriyalli.He was a director of 1980s and his major works were with Rajnikanth and Kamal Haasan. Almost all of Rajnikanth's mid to late 80s films like Thambikku Entha Ooru, Padikkadavan, Maapillai and Dharma Dorai were directed by Rajasekhar. He was also the director of Kamal Haasan movies Vikram, the first Tamil film which crossed the budget of 1 crore and Kakki Chattai. He also directed Malaiyoor Mambattiyan and Maaveeran. He also directed Vijaykanth movie Eetti and Cooliekkaran.


Year Film Language Notes
1980 Hunnimeya Rathriyalli Kannada
1981 Punnami Naagu Telugu
1981 Kanneer Pookkal Tamil Remake of Hunnimeya Rathriyalli
1981 Jeene Ki Arzoo Hindi Remake of Hunnimeya Rathriyalli
1982 Amma Tamil
1983 Malaiyoor Mambattiyan Tamil Remade as Gangvaa and Mambattiyan
1984 Thambikku Entha Ooru Tamil Remade in Kannada as Anjada Gandu
1984 Gangvaa Hindi Remake of Malaiyoor Mambattiyan
1985 Eetti Tamil
1985 Padikkadavan Tamil Remake of Khud-Daar
1985 Kaakki Sattai Tamil Inspiration for Guru
1986 Vikram Tamil Based on novel of same name by Sujatha
1986 Kanmaniye Pesu Tamil Remake of Baseraa
1986 Murattuk Karangal Tamil
1986 Kalamellam Unn Madiyil Tamil
1986 Lakshmi Vandhachu Tamil Remake of Khubsoorat
1986 Maaveeran Tamil Remake of Mard
1987 Cooliekkaran Tamil Remake of Kaalia
1988 Kazhugumalai Kallan Tamil
1988 Paatti Sollai Thattathe Tamil Remade as Bamma Maata Bangaru Baata
1989 Bamma Maata Bangaru Baata Telugu Remake of Paatti Sollai Thattathe
1989 Mappillai Tamil Remake of Attaku Yamudu Ammayiki Mogudu
1989 Karunguyil Kundram Tamil
1990 Pudhu Varisu Tamil
1991 Dharma Durai Tamil Remake of Deva
Last movie.[1]


He died in 1991 in a car accident. He died shortly after the release off his last film Dharma Durai starring famous actor Rajinikanth and Gautami.[2]


  1. ^ "Remembering Rajasekhar…". The Auteur. Retrieved 30 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Remembering Rajasekhar…". The Auteur. Retrieved 30 July 2021.

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