26 November 1957
|Occupation||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.
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.
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.
|1988||Poonthotta Kaavalkaaran||Debut film|
|1989||Penn Buthi Mun Buthi|
|1990||Paattali Magan||Also actor|
|1990||Periya Idathu Pillai|
|1990||Palaivana Paravaigal||Also actor|
|1991||Kaaval Nilayam||Also actor|
|1991||Thangamana Thangachi||Also actor|
|1992||Idhuthanda Sattam||Also actor|
|1992||Natchathira Nayagan||Also actor|
|1992||Pokkiri Thambi||Also actor|
|1992||Chinna Poovai Killadhe|
|1995||En Pondatti Nallava|
|1996||Aavathum Pennale Azhivathum Pennale|
|1997||Thambi Durai||Also actor|
|2008||Unnai Naan||Also producer|
- "Exodus Begins as Over 1,000 DMDK Cadre Join AIAD". The New Indian Express. 8 February 2012. Retrieved 16 March 2014.