Yugi Sethu

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Yugi Sethu
Born Chennai city
Other names Yuhi Sethu
Occupation Film actor, screenwriter, director, writer, producer, talk show host
Years active 1986–present
Spouse(s) Amritha Kalyani
Children Vaasav, Anaasanaa

Yugi Sethu[1][2] is an Indian actor, filmmaker, writer, entrepreneur, television presenter with a PhD in cinema.[3] He has been conferred doctorate (PhD) in cinema by the Madras University in July 2015, for his Thesis entitled: ‘Development of a new box office predictability model’.[4][5][6] He has appeared in a few films in main and supporting roles and has contributed to films as a screenwriter.He has hosted close to 1000 T.V. talk shows [Nayyandi Darbar, Sethuvudan Darbar, Yugiyudan Yugiyungal,etc...] and has been a jury since inception for popular "Star Vijay TV Movie Awards". He has played memorable stellar roles in Tamil blockbuster hit movies- AR Muragadoss' Ramana [with Vijaykanth], KS Ravikumar's Panchathanthiram [with Kamal Hasan].

He is an academician, a critic, art historian, and is engaged in restoration and preservation of Tamil and other south Indian Vintage movies. He is now involved in ground work for spawning Independent movies in India.

Early life[edit]

He is a native of Oothukadu, Tamil Nadu, India. He completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree and finished post-graduate studies in political science.

He was awarded a gold medal during his time at the Film and Television Institute of Tamil Nadu for his student project film, The Rhetoric of the Continuity, which had the distinction of being the only Indian film selected among 45 other international entries at the 1984 International Film Festival of India in New Delhi and Music,courtesy by Satyajit Ray.

Movie and Television works[edit]

He wrote the Story for the Tamil box office hit K.S.Ravikumar's "Villain", starring Ajithkumar.He has acted in the lead in an Italian-English Telefilm, '''Pidgin''' (1995), which won an award at the Nanni Moretti's Sacher Film Festival in Rome [Regia: Andrea Gropplero, Interpreti: Yuhi Sethu & Anna Scaglione; Fotografia: Gianenrico Bianchi, Montaggio: Daniela Bassani]. He has acted in a cameo in the Iranian director Mohsen Makhmalbaf's, Scream of the Ants (2006) in Persian/English. He was the line producer for the French production of the docu-film '''Kalaiyur''' Directed by Sophie Martre.He has visited the Cannes Film festival several times since 1994 and has imported European films to India [Erotic Tales;Katya Ismailova]. He distributed Shekar Kapur's "Bandit Queen" in Tamil Nadu state.He also trades in Film rights for Satellite TV, Home video, Internet and mobile.


As actor[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1987 Kavithai Paada Neramillai Guna
1989 Jana Jana Television film
1993 Maathangal 7 Raja
1995 Pidgin Italian film
2002 Pammal K. Sambandam Yugi Sethu
Panchathantiram Vedham
Ramanaa Saravanan
2003 Anbe Sivam Utthaman
2006 Scream of the Ants Persian film
2010 Asal Don Samsa Also writer
2013 Haridas Ravi
2015 Trisha Illana Nayanthara Yugi Sethu Guest appearance
Thoongaa Vanam Mani
Oru Naal Iravil Sethu Barathi

As screenwriter[edit]

Year Film Notes
2002 Villain V4 Award for Best Writer
2010 Asal

As director/producer[edit]

Year Film Notes
1984 The Rhetoric of the Continuity Short film
1987 Kavithai Paada Neramillai Film Fans Association Special Commendation Award
1989 Water Flourosis Short film
1989 Indra Avaz Yojana Short film
1992 Maadhangal Ezhu