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Vijay Adhinathan Tamil Actor

Vijay Adhinathan

Vijay Adhinathan is a professional art director and production designer of films from South India. He has worked in many films in the Tamil movie industry. He is best recognized for his work in the Tamil films Enakkul Oruvan which released in the year 2015 and Echcharikkai Idhu Manidhargal Nadamaadum Idam which hit the theatres in the year 2018. Vijay Adhinathan was born on the 7th of June in the year 1981. He was born in Tindivanam in Tamil Nadu, India. Vijay Adhinathan is currently living and working in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He got his school education from Bhavani Higher Secondary School, and he got his undergraduate college degree from Arignar Anna Govt Arts College in Cheyyar. Vijay Adhinathan then joined as an associate art director at Julien Art Films. The work of Vijay Adhinathan in the Tamil movie Ka Ka Ka Po was very much appreciated especially for the song sequence of Ka Ka Ka Po for setting it up with such elegance. This movie hit the theatres in the year 2016. Vijay Adhinathan was the art director of the movie Indru Netru Naalai which released in the year 2015. For this movie, the film director required design of a time machine. He approached Phantom Effects who did the computer graphics for the movie. The output given by Phantom Effects was similar to the film director's original vision. The design was then corrected and modified slightly by art director Vijay Adhinathan and architect Stalin. Vijay Adhinathan made a physical model of the time machine in a way that it can be dismantled into five parts and arranged wherever possible making it easy to transport. Vijay Adhinathan is also working on the project of Thiagarajan Kumararaja, a young director with a single but sensational movie Aaranya Kaandam. The debut movie of Vijay Adhinathan as an art director was Pizza directed by Karthick Subbaraj which released in the year 2012. His other Tamil projects are Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom in the year 2012, Soodhu Kavvum which hit the big screens in the year 2013, Kutramae Thandanai which hit the theatres in the year 2016, Nejam Marappathillai in the year 2017 and many more projects. Vijay Adhinathan got appreciated for his fresh ideas and a new take on the art varying according to the movies based on its concepts. Vijay Adhinathan also does a variety of trailers and posters for his films along with art direction.



Vanaraj is an art director in the Tamil movie industry and is from Valparai, in Coimbatore. He is currently living in Chennai and started his career as an Assistant Art Director. In 2005, he worked in the Vadivelu comedy Kundakka Mandakka as an Asst Art Director. He worked as an assistant between 2005 and 2008 in many movies like Murugan Mohan directed Ethirmarai, Ramana Madhesh directed Arsangam, and Vincent Selva directed Perumal under various production houses like Oscar Films and Captan Cine Creation. His first work as an independent Art Director was Sattam Oru Irrutarai in 2012 directed by S.A Chandrasekhar, a remake of the 1981 film of the same name. In 2013, he was the Art Director in the 2013, Tamil Dramedy Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya directed by Manikandan. He was also associated with Thenandal Films Production Yaaruda Mahesh in 2013 directed by R. Madhan Kumar. In 2014, he worked in the Ramprakash Rayappa directed science fiction Tamilluku En Ondrai Aluthavum. He again worked with S.A Chandrasekhar in his anthology movie Touring Talkies which released in 2015 and received positive reviews from the critics. In 2015, he worked as an art director in the movie, Gaddam Gang written and directed by Santosh Peter Jaykumar and starring Achu, Giri Babu, and Raghu Babu. In 2016, he worked in Sai Goul Ramanath directed romantic comedy Vaaliba Raja starring Santhanam, Sethu, and Vishakha Singh. In the same year, he also worked in Ramprakash Rayappa’s movie Pokkiri Raja. His most recent work was in the Vijay Balaji directed movie Vidhi Madhi Ultaa. He is currently working with director Ramprakash Rayappa and producer P.K Ram Mohan for the movie Suttu Pidikka Utharavu. He completed his studies from the Sacred Heart Martriculation School in his hometown Valparai. He is married to Asha Vanraj since May 2008, and they have a daughter Andriya Yazhini. He is part of the ever-growing community of the Association of Cine and Television Art Directors in Southern India. He recognizes the fact that a movie would not be possible without the work of an art director, who makes the movie realistic and relatable for the audience and at the same time stays true to the script and the director’s vision. The Association works to support the members in any way possible. This kind of initiative is necessary because art directors are behind the stage, but they also set the stage and therefore deserve appreciation.

Vanaraj Tamil Actor