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Rajasekhar (director)

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Nattarasankottai, Karaikudi, Tamilnadu
Occupation(s)Director, screenwriter
Years active1977–1991

Rajasekhar (died 1991), often credited as Rajasekhar B.Sc., was an Indian film director and screenwriter who was active mainly in Tamil cinema during the 1980s. He also directed films in Telugu, Kannada and Hindi.

Early life and career[edit]

Rajasekhar was born as Subramanian in Nattarasankottai in the then Ramanathapuram district and was a Bachelor of Science graduate. Prior to his entry in films, he was working in government department and few people encouraged him to write scripts as they felt he had a creator in him thus he wrote story for the 1977 release Naam Pirandha Mann.[1] He worked as assistant director to M. A. Kaja and Rama Narayanan.[2] He made his directorial debut with Hunnimeya Rathriyalli in Kannada based on their story while Kanneer Pookkal was his debut in Tamil.[3]

Rajasekhar frequently collaborated with Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan. With the former he directed Gangvaa, Thambikku Entha Ooru, Padikkadavan, Maaveeran Maapillai and Dharma Durai; with the latter he directed Kaakki Sattai and Vikram. Rajasekhar's other major credits include Malaiyoor Mambattiyan, Eetti, Cooliekkaran, Paatti Sollai Thattathe and its Telugu remake Baamma Maata Bangaru Baata.


Films directed
Year Film Language
1980 Hunnimeya Rathriyalli Kannada
1981 Punnami Naagu Telugu
1981 Kanneer Pookkal Tamil
1981 Jeene Ki Arzoo Hindi
1982 Amma Tamil
1983 Malaiyoor Mambattiyan Tamil
1984 Thambikku Entha Ooru Tamil
1984 Gangvaa Hindi
1985 Eetti Tamil
1985 Padikkadavan Tamil
1985 Kaakki Sattai Tamil
1986 Vikram Tamil
1986 Kanmaniye Pesu Tamil
1986 Murattu Karangal Tamil
1986 Kalamellam Unn Madiyil Tamil
1986 Lakshmi Vandhachu Tamil
1986 Maaveeran Tamil
1987 Cooliekkaran Tamil
1988 Kazhugumalai Kallan Tamil
1988 Paatti Sollai Thattathe Tamil
1989 Baamma Maata Bangaru Baata Telugu
1989 Mappillai Tamil
1989 Karunguyil Kundram Tamil
1990 Pudhu Varisu Tamil
1991 Dharma Durai Tamil
Written only

Personal life[edit]

Rajasekhar was married, and has a daughter and a son. Rajasekhar died in 1991, shortly after the release of his last film Dharma Durai at the age of 43.[1][4][5]


  1. ^ a b "பிசினஸ் வுமனாக ஜொலிக்கும் ரஜினி, கமல் இயக்குநரின் மகள்!". Kungumam (in Tamil). 19 December 2021. Archived from the original on 13 June 2024. Retrieved 13 June 2024.
  2. ^ "தம்பிக்கு எந்த ஊரு – 39 ஆண்டுகள்!". Minnambalam (in Tamil). Archived from the original on 13 June 2024. Retrieved 13 June 2024.
  3. ^ "இப்படி செய்யாதீங்க… எல்லோர் முன்னாடியும் அசிங்கமா போயிடும்!. விஜயகாந்த் படத்தில் தயாரிப்பாளர் செய்த வேலை…". CineReporters (in Tamil). 21 April 2023. Archived from the original on 30 May 2024. Retrieved 30 May 2024.
  4. ^ "Remembering Rajasekhar…". The Auteur. Archived from the original on 20 August 2016. Retrieved 30 July 2021.
  5. ^ "அவர் ஒரு பொன்மாலைப் பொழுது" [He is a golden twilight time]. Hindu Tamil Thisai (in Tamil). 13 September 2019. Archived from the original on 4 December 2019. Retrieved 25 October 2022.

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