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T. Rajendar
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Born Vijaya Thesingu Rajender
(1955-10-03) 3 October 1955 (age 61)
Mayiladuthurai, Tamil Nadu, India[1]
Other names T. R.
Occupation screenwriter, songwriter, composer, cinematographer, producer, director, actor, playback singer, politician and film distributor[2]
Years active 1980-present
Political party All India Latchiya Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Spouse(s) Usha Rajendar
(m.1982-present)
Children Silambarasan
Kuralarasan
Ilakkiya

Vijaya Thesingu Rajendar (born 03 Oct 1955), better known as T. Rajendar or T. R., is an Indian film actor, director, composer, screenwriter, cinematographer, producer, singer and playback singer. He is also a politician in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

Family[edit]

T. Rajendar is married to former actress Usha. They have two sons, Silambarasan and Kuralarasan, and one daughter, Ilakiya. His wife has served as the producer for some of his films, such as Kadhal Azhivathillai.

Film career[edit]

Rajendar started off in the Kollywood industry making successful films which included him as an actor, playback singer, dancer and scriptwriter. He gained popularity through his one-of-a-kind style of acting. He normally serves as, but not limited to director, actor, songwriter, art director,production manager, playback singer. During the 1980s all his movies were blockbusters running for years and the songs were also well appreciated.[citation needed] He is known for introducing new faces in his movies, and many of the actresses who debuted in his movies have been successful in South Cinema, including Amala, Nalini, Jyothi, Jeevitha, and Mumtaj.

After some years, Rajendar's films started to decline in popularity because his films became too predictable, tending to follow the same storyline and oratory style of repetitious dialogues with little if any meaning.[3] For example, his films always contain a sentimental scene involving the hero's younger sister in distress, coupled with the same rhyming rhetoric and gestures.[3]

Rajendar recently started his own web TV channel called 'Kural TV' (Voice TV).[4][5] Originally he wanted to start a 24-hour TV channel but could not due to problems arising while securing a license. The channel, apart from broadcasting his movies and speeches, tends to echo sentiments towards the plight of Tamils (especially women) in Sri Lanka.

Rajendar had started talking with "common" people through Skype and discussing latest politics in the recent years. Rajendar also distributes films under his home banner 'Simbu cine arts'. His latest film distribution, as of mid-2011 is his son Silambarasan's film Vaanam which will be distributed in the Chennai and Madurai region.[6]

Since early 2008, Rajendar has been slowly working on the production of a film titled Oru Thalai Kadhal, a tale based on a village singer, in which he stars in the lead role.[7][8] In 2011, he released a first look poster for the film and revealed that three heroines from Mumbai would star longside him.[9][10] He provided an update in 2014, that the film was still under production and that it was sixty-five percent complete.[11] He has also revealed that he is working on a script to launch his second son, Kuralarasan, as a lead actor.[12]

Political career[edit]

Rajendar founded the All India Latchiya Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam party in April 2004 after he had been expelled from the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party.[13] Before expulsion, he was the propaganda secretary of DMK and was elected from Park Town constituency in the 1996 Assembly polls.[14] He further supported the AIADMK in the 2006 Assembly elections. After those 2006 elections, the DMK came back to power and he was made vice-chairman of the Small Savings Scheme. He subsequently, quit the post.[citation needed]

Filmography[edit]

Director and actor
Year Film Credited as Role Notes
Director Writer Actor Music & Lyrics Producer
1980 Oru Thalai Ragam Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Cameo appearance
1980 Vasantha Azhaipugal Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Cameo appearance
1981 Rail Payanangalil Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Cameo appearance
1981 Kilinjalgal Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN
1982 Nenjil Oru Raagam Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Cameo appearance
1982 Sattam Sirikkiradhu Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN
1982 Raagam Thedum Pallavi Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Cameo appearance
1983 Thangaikkor Geetham Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Soolakaruppan
1983 Uyirullavarai Usha Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
1984 Uravai Kaatha Kili Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN
1984 Premigala Saval Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN Kannada film. Remake of Uyirullavarai Usha
1985 Unakkaga Oru Roja Green tickY
1986 Pookalai Pareekatheergal Green tickY
1986 Mythili Ennai Kaathali Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Manickam
1987 Cooliekkaran Green tickY
1987 Ivargal Varungala Thoongal Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN
1987 Muthukkal Moondru Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN
1987 Poopoova Poothirukku Green tickY
1987 Oru Thayin Sabhatham Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
1987 Pookal Vidum Thoodhu Green tickY Green tickY
1987 Aayusu Nooru Green tickY
1988 En Thangai Kalyani Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
1989 Samsara Sangeetham Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
1991 Shanti Enathu Shanti Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
1992 Enga Veetu Velan Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
1993 Pettredutha Pillai Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
1993 Sabash Babu Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Veluchamy
1994 Oru Vasantha Geetham Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN
1995 Thai Thangai Paasam Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
1996 En Aasai Thangachi Green tickY
1999 Monisha En Monalisa Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Kaadhaldasan
2001 Sonnal Thaan Kathala Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY T. R.
2002 Kadhal Azhivathillai Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Vakil Dada
2002 Sri Bannari Amman Red XN Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN
2007 Veerasamy Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Veerasamy
2013 Arya Surya Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN Guest appearance in song "Thagaru Thagaru"
2017 Kavan Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN Mayilvaganan
Vizhithiru Red XN Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN Guest appearance in song "Papparappa"
As playback singer
Year Song Film Composer Notes
2017 "Happy New Year" Kavan Hiphop Tamizha
2016 "Damakutalaan" Koditta Idangalai Nirappuga C. Sathya
2016 "Raangu" Theri G. V. Prakash Kumar
2016 "Maaman Waiting" Idhu Namma Aalu Kuralarasan
2015 "Papparappa" Vizhithiru Sathyan
2014 "Chai Chai" Raj Bahadur Jeevankrupa Kannada[15]
2014 "Tharumaru" Vaalu S. Thaman
2013 "Thagaru Thagaru" Arya Surya Srikanth Deva
2011 "Kalasala kalasala" Osthi S. Thaman
2011 "Chennai Gaana" Puli Vesham Srikanth Deva
2007 "Gun Ganapathi" Oram Po G. V. Prakash Kumar
2007 "Marakka Mudiyala"
"Sollalaiye Kadhal"
"Varaanpaaru"
"Vechuriken"
Veerasamy Vijaya T. Rajendar
2006 "Ammadi Athadi" Vallavan Yuvan Shankar Raja
2002 "Vetrinadai",
"Roopamani",
Nambinorai
Sri Bannari Amman T. Rajender
2001 "Kaadhalikka Theriyuma"
"Vela Vela"
Sonnal Thaan Kaadhala Vijaya T. Rajendar
1999 "Nambaathe" Monisha En Monalisa T. Rajender
1986 "Ada Ponnana"
"En Aasai Mythiliye"
Mythili Ennai Kaathali Vijaya T. Rajendar
1984 "Adangoppan Mavane" Uravai Kaatha Kili Vijaya T. Rajendar
1983 "Thatti Paarthen" Thangaikor Geetham Vijaya T. Rajendar
Distributor

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