S. A. Chandrasekhar
SA Chandrasekhar at Kanithan Audio Launch
|Known for||Directing Kollywood movies|
|Children||Two (including Vijay)|
|Relatives||See Chandrasekhar family|
S. A. Chandrasekar is an Indian film director, producer and writer who primarily works within Kollywood. He made his directorial debut with Aval Oru Pachai Kuzhanthai (1978), He got his breakthrough with Sattam Oru Iruttarai (1981). He has directed over 70 movies in all south Indian languages, and is known for directing films focusing on social issues.
S. A. Chandrasekhar is from Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu. His father was Senathipathy Pillai. He is married to Shoba, a carnatic singer. He is the father of Tamil actor Vijay, who debuted in his directorial film Naalaiya Theerpu in 1992. Chandrasekhar had a daughter named Vidya; she died at the age of two. His brother-in-law S. N. Surendar is a playback singer and voice artist and his nephew Vikranth is an actor.
Some of his movies include Sattam Oru Iruttarai (1981), Chattaniki Kallu Levu (1981), Nyaya Ellide (1982), Vetri (1984), Naan Sigappu Manithan (1985), Sattam Oru Vilayaattu (1987), Sendhoorapandi (1993), Rasigan (1994), Deva (1995), Once More (1997) and Nenjirukkum Varai (2006).
He introduced Vijay and directed several films in his formative years such as Naalaiya Theerpu (1992), Sendhoorapandi (1993), Rasigan (1994), Deva (1995) and Vishnu (1995). Most of his movies are with Vijayakanth (19 films) and Vijay (9 films).
He has appeared in supporting roles in some movies such as Kudumbam (1984), Pudhu Yugam (1985), Naan Sigappu Manithan (1985), Neethiyin Marupakkam (1985), Enakku Nane Needipathi (1986), Vasantha Raagam (1986), Nilave Malare (1986), Neethikku Thandanai (1987), Sattam Oru Vilayaattu (1987), Innisai Mazhai (1992), Deva (1995), Priyamudan (1998), Sukran (2005) and Kodi (2016).
In the early 2000s, Chandrasekhar slowed down his work as a director and focused on business interests, including on the construction of a three star hotel for his son. In 2000, he began pre-production work on a film titled Dhoosi with Sarathkumar but the project was later shelved.
He turned as the lead actor at the age of 70 in Touring Talkies (2015) which is also his last directorial venture.
|2018||Traffic Ramasamy||Tamil||Traffic Ramasamy|
|1993||Jeevan Ki Shatranj||Hindi|
|1992||Mera Dil Tere Liye||Hindi|
|1992||Insaaf Ki Devi||Hindi|
|1990||Azaad Desh Ke Gulam||Hindi|
|1990||Jai Shiv Shankar||Hindi|
|1988||Ithu Engal Neethi||Tamil|
|1988||Sudhanthira Naattin Adimaigal||Tamil|
|1987||Kudrat Ka Kanoon||Hindi|
|1987||Sattam Oru Vilayaattu||Tamil|
|1986||Enakku Nane Needipathi||Tamil|
|1985||Naan Sigappu Manithan||Tamil|
|1984||Veetuku Oru Kannagi||Tamil|
|1983||Samsaram Enbathu Veenai||Tamil|
|1981||Chattaniki Kallu Levu||Telugu|
|1981||Sattam Oru Iruttarai||Tamil|
|1978||Aval Oru Pachai Kuzhandhai||Tamil|
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