Sabapathy Dekshinamurthy

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Sabapathy Dekshinamurthy

(1963-10-05) October 5, 1963 (age 59)
Other namesS. D. Sabha, Sabapathy, Sabha Kailash
OccupationIndian Film Director
Years active1992-till date

Sabapathy Dekshinamurthy, also known and credited as S. D. Saba, and Saba Kailash, is an Indian film director, mainly working in the Tamil film industry.[1][2][3][4]


Sabapathy Dekshinamurthy started his career after completing his DFT in M.G.R. Government Film and Television Training Institute, formerly known as the Adyar Film Institute and started his career in 1992 with Bharathan. Bharathan was the first Tamil film to become a blockbuster that ran for 100 days in Kerala.[citation needed] After that he went on to direct hit films Sundara Purushan, V.I.P., Punnagai Poove and the critically acclaimed Naam. Sundara Purushan was remade in Telugu as Andala Ramudu in 2006.

In 2001, he began making a film titled Irandu Paer starring Ramki, Roja, Khushbu and Sanghavi. The film however did not release.[5]

Dekshinamurthy briefly worked on the production of a family drama film titled Maa during 2009, featuring Prithviraj, Srikanth, Bhumika Chawla and Madhu Shalini. Despite having a photoshoot and a first schedule in Rameswaram, the film ran into financial difficulties and was later shelved.[6]


Year Film Language
1992 Bharathan Tamil
1993 Enga Thambi Tamil
1996 Sundara Purushan Tamil
1997 V.I.P. Tamil
2003 Punnagai Poove Tamil
Naam Tamil
2005 Pandem Telugu
2009 A Aa E Ee Tamil
2011 Pathinaaru Tamil
Jolly Boy Kannada


  1. ^ "Director Sabapathy turns to be busy bee". Kollywood Today. 13 October 2008. Retrieved 5 August 2010.
  2. ^ "Cinema Plus / Cinema : Back after a break". The Hindu. 12 December 2008. Archived from the original on 15 December 2008. Retrieved 5 August 2010.
  3. ^ cinesouth. "Dailynews - Sabapathy's '16'". Retrieved 5 August 2010.
  4. ^ "Events - '16' Movie Launch". IndiaGlitz. 15 October 2008. Archived from the original on 16 October 2008. Retrieved 5 August 2010.
  5. ^ "Entertainment News: Latest Bollywood & Hollywood News, Today's Entertainment News Headlines". Archived from the original on 26 March 2006.
  6. ^ "Maa- - Bhumika Srikanth Prithviraj Kollywood Hindi Actress". Retrieved 9 August 2022.

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