S. A. Chandrasekhar
|Born||Thangachimadam, Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu.|
|Children||2, including Vijay (actor)|
|Relatives||See Chandrasekhar family|
S. A. Chandrasekar is an Indian film director, producer and writer who primarily works in Tamil films. He made his directorial debut with Sattam Oru Iruttarai (1981) and went on to direct social themed films.
S. A. Chandrasekhar is from Thangachimadam, Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu. He is married to Shoba, a carnatic singer. He is the father of actor Vijay, who debuted in his directorial Naalaiya Theerpu. Chandrasekhar had a daughter Vidya who died at the age of 2. His brother-in-law S. N. Surendar is a playback singer and voice artist and his nephew Vikranth is an actor.
Chandrasekar has directed over 70 movies in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi. Some of his hits include Vetri, Naan Sigappu Manithan, Neethikku Thandanai, Once More. He also directed hit Telugu movies such as Chattaniki Kallu Levu with Chiranjeevi. Most of his movies are with Vijayakanth and Vijay. His son acted more than sixteen films in his direction including special appearances. He has appeared in supporting roles in some movies such as Naan Sivappu Manithan. Directors S. Shankar, M. Rajesh, Ponram had worked with him as assistants.
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