Film actor, screenwriter, director, writer, producer, talk show host
Dr.Yugi Sethu is an Indian actor, filmmaker, writer, entrepreneur, television presenter with a PhD in cinema. 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’. 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.
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.