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.

P Krishnamoorthy Tamil Actor

P Krishnamoorthy

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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