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.