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Senthilnathan Jambulingam
Senthilnathan Jambulingam

(1957-11-26) 26 November 1957 (age 66)
Occupation(s)director, screenwriter, actor, producer

Senthilnathan Jambulingam is an Indian film director, screenwriter, producer and television actor who predominantly works in Tamil cinema and serials, based in Chennai. He is best known for his action-masala films. As of 2013, he has directed more than twenty five films.

Personal life[edit]

He is the son of director Jambulingam who directed M. G. Ramachandran starrer Nam Naadu. Senthilnathan cast his son, Vinod, in the lead role of Unnai Naan (2004).[1]

Film career[edit]

Initially, he worked as an assistant to director M. Bhaskar in Soolam (1980) and Pakkathu Veetu Roja (1982). He then worked as an assistant director under S. A. Chandrasekhar for 7 years from Sattam Oru Iruttarai until Needhikku Thandanai (1987). At that time, he befriended with actor Vijayakanth who promised him to act in his films in the future. When producers proposed him to direct a film, he met Vijayakanth but the actor was in a busy schedule. Waiting for his availability, he worked as an assistant director under V. Azhagappan in three films. Senthilnathan finally made his directorial debut in 1988 with the Tamil film Poonthotta Kaavalkaaran. The film turned out to be a blockbuster.[2]

In 2001, he agreed terms with producer Ibrahim Rowther to make a film titled Kadhal Mudal Kadhal Varai, which would have debutant Bala Kumaran and Uma in the lead role. The film would have marked the director's 25th film, but the producer's financial troubles meant that the film was shelved.[3]


Year Film Notes
1985 Naan Sigappu Manithan Co-Director
1988 Poonthotta Kaavalkaaran Debut film
1988 Pattikaatu Thambi
1989 Padicha Pulla
1989 Mundhanai Sabadham
1989 Penn Buthi Mun Buthi
1990 Paattali Magan Also actor
1990 Periya Idathu Pillai
1990 Palaivana Paravaigal Also actor
1991 Iravu Sooriyan
1991 Naatai Thirudathe
1991 Kaaval Nilayam Also actor
1991 Thangamana Thangachi Also actor
1992 Ilavarasan Also actor
1992 Idhuthanda Sattam Also actor
1992 Natchathira Nayagan Also actor
1992 Pokkiri Thambi Also actor
1992 Chinna Poovai Killadhe
1992 Paalaivana Ragangal
1992 Deiva Kulandhai
1995 En Pondatti Nallava
1996 Aavathum Pennale Azhivathum Pennale
1997 Thambi Durai Also actor
1998 Aasai Thambi
2002 Kambalahalli Kannada film
2008 Unnai Naan Also producer


Year Serial Role Channel
2009–2011 Magal Ayyannar Sun TV
2011–2013 Thangam Vetrimaran's father-in-law
2014–2016 Ponnoonjal
2016–2017 Arundhati Selvendran Raj TV
2018–2020 Nayagi Koothapiran Sun TV
2021–2023 Magarasi Pechiappan
2021–2022 Rettai Roja Pandi's father Zee Tamil
2022 Karthigai Deepam Special Appearance
2023 Maari Shanmugam
2023–2024 Anbe Vaa Kalyanaraman Sun TV
2024–Present Lakshmi Murugan
Other works
Year Serial Role Channel
2004-2006 Kalki Director Jaya TV
2009–2010 Rudra Director Zee Tamizh
2020 Minnale Dialogue Writer Sun TV


  1. ^ "Archived copy". www.chennaionline.com:80. Archived from the original on 23 August 2004. Retrieved 12 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Exodus Begins as Over 1,000 DMDK Cadre Join AIAD". The New Indian Express. 8 February 2012. Archived from the original on 16 March 2014. Retrieved 16 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Ibrahim Rowther launches five films". www.chennaionline.com. Archived from the original on 29 June 2003. Retrieved 12 January 2022.

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