P. Krishnamoorthy was born in Poompuhar town of Tamil Nadu, India.

He is an art director, who has worked in the Kannada, Tamil and Malayalam film industries. He is also a production and costume designer.

The director did his graduation from the Government College of Fine Arts (formerly Madras School of Art) in Chennai. He was a student of the batch from 1980 to 1985.

He is active professionally since 1972. He has contributed in around 55 movies. The director gives credit for his entry in the movie industry to G.V. Iyer, the famous Indian actor and director. They both met for the first time in 1968. Iyer was about to direct a Kannada film titled Hamsa Geethe. The movie was based on a T. R. Rao novel. Iyer also produced the film. The film starred Anant Nag, Rekha Rao, and B. V. Karanth in the lead. It was released in 1975 and became a massive hit. The movie won a National Award for the Best Male Playback singer, National Kannada Film Award, and two National Film Awards. Unfortunately, Krishna wasn’t given any credits for his work.

After this movie, he worked for Bansi Kaul and B. V. Karanth in their stage plays.

In 1983, he again worked for G. V. Iyer in his film, ‘Shankaracharya’. The film was based on the life of Adi Shankaracharya, who was a Hindu philosopher from the eighth century. He is credited of consolidating the Hindu philosophical doctrine of Non-Dualism (Advaita Vedanta). The movie was in the Sanskrit language. The movie was a great success and was awarded the 31st National Film Award by Indira Gandhi (former Prime Minister of India).

He entered the Malayalam cinema in 1987 with the film Swathi Thirunal, directed by Lenin Rajendran. After this film, he worked in the Malayalam cinema for fifteen more films, out of which ‘Perumthachan’, and ‘Veeragatha’ became major hits.

Krishnamoorthy was honored five times by the Kerala State Film Awards Association for being the Best Art Director.

He is the recipient of two National Awards for his work as a costume designer and art director in the film Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha.

In 2001, he received two National Awards under the category of the Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design for the movie ‘Bharti’.

He was also awarded the Kerala State Award in 2006 for his work in the film Imsai Arasan 23rd Pulikesi.

He is currently residing in Mahabalipuram in Tamil Nadu with his wife.

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S Raja Mohan

S. Raja Mohan is an art director and production designer of Tamil cinema. Raja Mohan is from Chennai. His schooling is from I.G.M.M. (Indira Gandhi Memorial Matriculation) Higher Secondary School in Thirunagar, Madurai. He has done his Bachelors in Engineering in Electrical, Electronics and Communications in the year 2007. Next, he joined the famous Loyola College for post graduation. He completed his post graduation in filmmaking in 2010. He entered the Tamil film industry in April 2011. He always wanted to be a production designer. From childhood, he was attracted to the colors and making designs out of them. Raja Mohan has won various competitions and awards in stage setting, painting and concept designing. That inspired him to enter the business of art. When in High school, he won an International award which boosted him to follow his desire of excelling in art. Raja Mohan started his career by working in the art department for advertisements as an Assistant in Chennai and Mumbai. In the year 2009, S. Raja Mohan established a design and direction (art direction) company- DAD Interiors. The company is situated in Porur (in Chennai city) of Tamil Nadu. He was an assistant art director for the 2011 romance thriller, mystery, and action movie- 7 Aum Arivu. Raja Mohan believes that this period of working in the 7 Aum Arivu played an immense role in framing his professionalism. Next, he worked on the film Maan Karate- a fantasy motion picture (directed by Kris Thirukumaran) in 2014 as an art director. Maan Karate was his debut film. In the next year, he did a marvelous job as an art director in other Tamil action-romance film- Valiyavan, directed by M. Saravanan. In 2016, S. Mohan Raja has yet worked as an art director for two more films. Gethu (January 2016) was another project of his art direction. Gethu was a Tamil crime-action film directed by Kris Thirukumaran. S. Mohan Raja was very pleased to work with the visual energy director of Gethu- Thirukumaran. Mohan was grateful to Thirukumaran for recognizing him as a production designer. He calls Kris (Thirukumaran) his Guru, who sculpts him. His latest release of art direction is the movie ‘Zero’. Zero released in India in March of the year 2016. It was a horror-fantasy drama directed by Arun Kumar. S. Raja Mohan is passionate to play a notable role in making a film by merging his love for heart skilfully with implicit knowledge and create such production designs which inspire.

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Rajeevan

Rajeevan is a prominent Indian Art Director. He was born as Rajeevan Nambiar on December 31, 1969, in Chennai, India. He completed his studies at Loyola College in Chennai. He was the only child of his parents. His father, who is an educationist, wanted him to follow his path. But when Rajeevan chooses to enter the filmdom, his father got so angry that he did not speak with him for six long years. During college, Rajeevan got involved in stage theaters, sketching, and painting. Later, he worked in some agencies and subsequently works in animation and graphics. In early 2001, he got into films and had worked with the art director, Sabu Cyril, in Adharmam (1992). After this, he returned to the theater without looking for any film projects. Cinema was never part of his early life, as well as an art direction career. He used to work in ad films and television serials until he was given the opportunity to work in Ameer Sultan’s 2002 Tamil romantic comedy film, Mounam Pesiyadhe. It happened by chance, and this was followed by a string of films. In 2003, he earned acclaim for his outstanding work in Karu Pazhaniappan’s Tamil film, Parthiban Kanavu. In the same year, he started to work with the ace director, Gautham Menon, in the Tamil action film, Kaakha Kaakha. Since then, Rajeevan was regularly featured in Gautham’s directorial ventures such as Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu (2006), Pachaikili Muthcharam (2007), Vaaranam Aayiram (2008), Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa (2010), Nadunisi Naaygal (2011), Neethaane En Ponvasantham (2012), Yennai Arindhaal (2015), and the upcoming Tamil action-romance film, Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada. Rajeevan also had the chance to work with director Suseenthiran in films like Naan Mahaan Alla (2010), Rajapattai (2011), Pandiya Naadu (2013), and Jeeva (2014). He will also turn producer in Suseenthiran’s yet-to-be-titled film this 2016, under the banner of Nallusamy Pictures banner. He also worked with Tamil leading directors like K.V. Anand, N. Linguswamy, Shankar Dayal, SP. Muthuraman, Silambarasan, K.S. Ravikumar, and much more. Rajeevan also signed as art director for K. S. Ravikumar’s historical action film, Rana, which stars Rajinikanth. However, the film was shelved due to many postponements of the filming. He also worked in few Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu, and English films. For his brilliant contribution to Gautam Menon’s Vaaranam Aayiram, he earned a nomination at the 2008 Vijay Awards for Best Art Director and bagged the Tamil Nadu State Film Awards for the same category in 2008.

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