Vijai is an art director in Tamil industry. He did his secondary schooling at Government Higher Secondary School, Vettavalam, TamilNadu. Currently, he lives in Chennai. The art director is married. He hails from Vettavalam. He started working in the industry from 1997. He is an art director and turned to an actor. Born on 30 July, 1975, the actor cum director debuted with Charlie Chaplin. His uncle, who was senior to him in College of Arts, influenced him a lot. His uncle introduced him to Art Director Mohan Mahendran. He worked under him for a long time.

Vijaimurugan debuted as an individual art director from Prabhu Deva’s Charlie Chaplin, which came in 2002. After debuting, he has worked in more than 40 films till now. He gained popularity with his 2004 released Kudaikul Mazhai. Parthiban directed the film. Kudaikul mazhai created a base for Aravan, a Tamil historical drama. This movie garnered him the award for the best art director. At first, he thought that director Vasantha had made a mistake by calling him because he has never worked in such kind of film. The director was very much interested in working with him. R.K. is the art director of Engitta Modhathey, which released 24 March of this year. The movie is depicting the life of fan club of Rajanikanth and Kamal Hassan in the 90s.

He has also worked in romantic comedy 4G. Venkat Pakkar directed this venture. He is also working on an upcoming Tamil action, Sathriyan. The direction is done by S.R. Prabhakaran. Sathya Jyothi Films became the producers for this movie. The film is a depiction of a real life event. The same year, he did Koditta Idangalai Nirrapuya. The Tamil feature, directed by R. Parthiepan, released on 14 January, 2017. Behindthewoods reviewed the film and said that Vijaimurugan’s work is commendable and worth a praise.

In 2014, he did art direction for Karthik Subbaraj, in Jigarthanda. The flick is a Tamil black comedy. In 2016, he acted as an evil producer in Iraivi. He was also the production designer for the same. The movie got 8.3 IMDB and good reviews too. He was the actor and art director of 2017 film Vallavanukkum Vallavan. Apart from that, he has also acted and done the art direction of Goli Soda. R.K. played an antagonist “Mayilu” in the feature.

Lalgudi Ilayaraja Tamil Actor

Lalgudi Ilayaraja

Lalagudi N Ilayaraja is an Art Director from Lalagudi, a town in Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu. He did his schooling from Government Higher Secondary School situated in Lalagudi. He completed his degree from the Government College of Fine Arts, Kumbakonam which was affiliated to the Bharathithasan University at that time. Hehas worked on several projects including Yuvan Yuvathi and Veattai Manam. He also worked with some of the most prominent actors,directors and producers of the Indian, Tamil and Telugu film industry. He worked as an Art Director in the films UttamaVillan (2015) and Vishwaroopam(2013), which hadone of the best actors of Telugu film industry, Kamal Hassan. During his contribution to the film Kaththi (2014), he worked with Vijay and Samantha, finest actors of the Tamil film industry. He also worked with Ajith Kumar, Arya and Nayantara for the film Arrambam, which was released in 2013. He also worked with Hansika Motwani in the film Vaalu (2015). He is currently working on some untitled movie projects, one with Priyadarshan, who is one of the best Indian Director, Producer and Screenwriter on a Malayalam project and another with Ravi Thiyagarajan For his magnificent work, he was felicitated with the 60th National Film Award for Best Production Design for the Tamil movie Vishwaroopam in the year 2012. This talented Art Director was also awarded with the Vijay Award for Best Art Direction for the same film in the year 2013. “The challenge is to be as real as possible”, these were the words quoted by the 29-year-old Art Director during an interview at his Virugambakkam residence after his work in Vishwaroopam was praised with the National Awards. In today’s world, everyone works to be noticed by the people. But, Ilayaraja believes if the audience walk out of the theaters without noticing his work, he would have succeeded, showing the difference between him and the other people.

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Ravinder Reddy

Ravinder Reddy is a very popular and renowned art director of Tollywood who is always in demand for his skills, born in Nellore, AndhraPradesh he did his bachelor’s in fine arts from JNTU Hyderabad though he opted not to pursue post graduation, he did masters in designing from IIT-Delhi. He has worked very hard to achieve success. He is proud of himself being a self-made man. He lived in the remote villages in Arunachal Pradesh, in an exclusive interview he told that he still remember living in Basineripalli , a place which had no power even having a gas stove was considered to be a luxury there. He remembers an incident from the annual village festival in which a buffalo was sacrificed, and its blood was mixed with rice and was distributed as a prasad.He did odd jobs like selling fruit ripening chemicals, painting signboards, delivering milk, working as a labour in battery manufacturing unit to earn the extra money.In the initial days after completing his graduation, he used to work as software and web designer to earn his living. He then joined yellow product and worked for the Amrutam TV Serial as an art director his first brush with film industry came as a poster designer. He then started working for Gunnam Gangaraju's private company. He made his debut as an art director for 'Aithe' in 2003.After some time he was introduced to Rajamouli-a famous director then he worked on Julayi with Trivikram Srinivas after making his mark he managed to work in game-changing films like Magadheera, Yamadonga, Morning raaga, Eega etc which grew his name as an art director. After getting so popular he started receiving offers from Bollywood in movies like Agent Vinod and Maniratnam's kadal, but he had to decline these both as he was busy with Rajanna.He was also offered Bahubali by Rajamouli, but he was unable to accept the offer as it demanded four years.He created history by becoming the first Telugu film technician to achieve success at international level for his work in 'Eega' he won the award at Brazil film festival. Recently he also won the Nandi award for the best art director. He is married to Sandhya who is a fashion designer. She started working in films much earlier as compared to Ravinder. She was the costume designer for Vasu and many other projects. She became a fashion designer after their marriage. He has received various awards which include the prize for the best technician at the Brazil film festival for his work in ‘Eega’ and The Nandi award for the best art director.

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