S. A. Chandrasekhar
|Children||2, including Vijay|
|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 Aval Oru Pachai Kuzhanthai, 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 socially-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.
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.
S. A. Chandrasekhar is back after a break with a biopic on social activist Traffic Ramasamy (2018). S. A. Chandrasekhar who has an uncanny resemblance to real life is aptly cast and he does full justice to his role with his energetic performance.
|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|
|1983||Gedda Maga||Kannada||Remake of Moondru Mugam|
|1983||Balidaanam||Telugu||Remake of Pattanathu Rajakkal|
|1982||Nyaya Ellide||Kannada||Remake of Sattam Oru Iruttarai|
|1981||Chattaniki Kallu Levu||Telugu||Remake of Sattam Oru Iruttarai|
|1981||Sattam Oru Iruttarai||Tamil|
|1978||Aval Oru Pachai Kuzhandhai||Tamil|
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