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Senthilnathan Jambulingam
Senthilnathan Jambulingam

(1957-11-26) 26 November 1957 (age 61)
Occupationdirector, screenwriter, actor, producer
Years active1988–present

Senthilnathan Jambulingam (born 26 November 1957) is an Indian film director, screenwriter and producer who predominantly works in Tamil cinema, 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.

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.[1]


Year Film Notes
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 Suriyan
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 Pokiri 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
2002 Jaya
2008 Unnai Naan Also producer


Serial Role Character Name Channel
Kalki Director Jaya TV
Rudra Director Zee Tamizh
Magal Actor Ayyannar Sun TV
Thangam Actor Vetrimaran's father-in-law Sun TV
Ponnoonjal Actor Sun TV
Nayagi Actor M.Koothapiran (Sargunam's husband) Sun TV


  1. ^ "Exodus Begins as Over 1,000 DMDK Cadre Join AIAD". The New Indian Express. 8 February 2012. Retrieved 16 March 2014.

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