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Not to be confused with Raj Kiran (Bollywood actor).
Born (1949-03-16) 16 March 1949 (age 67)
Kilakarai, Ramanathapuram district, Tamil Nadu
Occupation film actor, film producer, film director
Years active 1988–present
Spouse(s) Chellamma (divorced)
Padma Jyothi
Children Nainar Muhammed
Zeenat Priya

Rajkiran (Tamil: ராஜ்கிரண்) (birth name Mohideen Abdul Khadar)[1] is a film actor, producer and director, who has acted in more than 25 Tamil films.

Early life[edit]

Rajkiran was born in Keezhakkarai, Ramanathapuram district, Tamil Nadu.

Film career[edit]

Rajkiran began by producing two Ramarajan starrer films and in one of them he appeared in a brief role. In 1991, he produced and acted in lead role in Kasthuri Raja's debut film, En Rasavin Manasile which had a silver jubilee run. He won the Tamil Nadu State Film Award Special Prize and the Cinema Express – Best New Face Award for his performance. He directed, produced and acted in lead role in Aranmanai Kili (1993) and Ellame En Rasathan (1995), which also had silver jubilee runs. In 1996, he acted in Manikkam which was an average grosser at the box-office. The following year,he worked in Pasamulla Pandiyare. The film turned out to be a failure. In the mid of 1998, he acted in Ponnu Velayira Bhoomi and made a guest appearance in Kasthuri Raja's Veera Thalattu. In the end of 1998, he acted in the critically well received Thalaimurai. Following a three-year hiatus, he returned as an actor in Bala's Nandha and in Cheran's Pandavar Bhoomi. Both were critical and commercial successes. He has won the Filmfare Best Tamil Supporting Actor Award for his performance in the film Thavamai Thavamirundhu (2005) and the Tamil Nadu government's Best Actor award for Pandavar Bhoomi (2001)[2][3][4] Raj Kiran has signed a new project with director Karu Pazhaniappan[5]

Partial filmography[edit]

As actor[edit]

Year Film Language Role Notes
1989 Enne Petha Raasa Tamil Johnny Debut as actor
1991 En Rasavin Manasile Tamil Mayandi Debut as hero
1993 Aranmanai Kili Tamil Raasaiyya
1995 Ellame En Rasathan Tamil Singarasu
1996 Manikkam Tamil
1997 Pasamulla Pandiyare Tamil Pandiyan
1998 Ponnu Velayira Bhoomi Tamil Palanisamy
1998 Thalaimurai Tamil Pandithurai
1998 Veera Thalattu Tamil
2001 Nandha Tamil Periyavar Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Supporting Actor
2001 Pandavar Bhoomi Tamil Dhanasekaran Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Supporting Actor
2003 Konji Pesalaam Tamil Muthupandi
2004 Jai Tamil Nallamuthu
2004 Kovil Tamil Periyasamy
2005 Sandakozhi Tamil Dorai Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Supporting Actor
2005 Sevvel Tamil Sudalai
2005 Thavamai Thavamirundhu Tamil Muthiah Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor – Tamil
2007 Kireedam Tamil Rajarajan
2007 Muni Tamil Muniyandi
2007 Thottal Poo Malarum Tamil Varadharaja Vaandiyar
2011 Kaavalan Tamil Muthuramalingam
2011 Ponnar Shankar Tamil Raaki Annan
2011 Venghai Tamil Veera Pandi
2012 Thiruthani Tamil Duraipandi
2014 Manjapai Tamil Venkatasamy
2015 Komban Tamil Muthaiah
2015 Sivappu Tamil Konaar
2016 Rajini Murugan Tamil Ayan kalai

As director, writer and producer[edit]

Year Film Credited as Language Notes
Director Writer Producer
1988 Raasave Unnai Nambi Red XN Red XN Green tickY Tamil
1989 Enne Petha Raasa Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1991 En Rasavin Manasile Red XN Red XN Green tickY Tamil
1993 Aranmanai Kili Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Tamil
1995 Ellame En Rasathan Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Tamil


  1. ^ Rajkiran interview
  2. ^ "As success smiles...". The Hindu. 25 September 2002. Retrieved 28 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "Raj Kiran back to his best". www.indiaglitz.com. 3 October 2007. Retrieved 28 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "'Anniyan' sweeps Filmfare Awards!". www.sify.com. 10 September 2006. Retrieved 28 January 2010. 
  5. ^ "Madhavan to share screen space with Rajkiran". chennaivision. 3 June 2016. Retrieved 3 June 2016. 

External links[edit]

Rajkiran at the Internet Movie Database

Filmfare Awards South
Preceded by
R. Madhavan
for Aayitha Ezhuthu
Best Supporting Actor
for Thavamai Thavamirundhu

Succeeded by
for E