Sreedhar Rajan

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Sreedhar Rajan is an Indian journalist and film critic, based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He started his career as an advertising executive and later became a film director and screenwriter. His directorial debut Kann Sivanthaal Mann Sivakkum (1983) was based on Indira Parthasarathy's novel Kuruthipunal, about the Kilvenmani massacre of 1968.[1] The film won the Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film of a Director in 1983. Following that, he made films such as Iravu Pookkal (1986) and Pookkal Vidum Thudhu (1987). He has also served various positions including a member of the advisory panel of the Central Board of Film Certification, and the National Film Development Corporation of India.[2] He is married to Jaya Sreedhar Rajan, daughter of Tamil actor Gemini Ganesan.[3][4]

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  1. ^ B, Kolappan (1 July 2012). "'America was a golden cage for me'". The Hindu. Retrieved 31 May 2015.
  2. ^ "30th National Film Festival, 1983". Directorate of Film Festivals. p. 5. Archived from the original on 3 October 2015. Retrieved 31 May 2015.
  3. ^ N, Sathiya Moorthy (27 November 1999). "Real estate 'sparked' Gemini Ganesan woes". Retrieved 31 May 2015.
  4. ^ "தமிழ் திரை உலகில் 'காதல் மன்னன்' என்று புகழ்பெற்ற nஜமினிகணேசன்". Dinakaran (in Tamil). 13 November 2011. Retrieved 31 May 2015.