T Santhanam is a Tamil Art Director in the Kollywood industry. His work is highly commendable in the industry, and people appreciate efforts and hard work he puts in. He is an interview told that his inner artist revealed when he was in 10th standard and started drawing diagrams for chemistry and physics classes. He believes that art has a lot of technical aspects like when script and characters go hand in hand, three things should be carefully checked about design- the colors and characters should not contrast even if it perfectly matches with the set, the colours should not get in conflict with the scene's look and should be absolutely blended with the script. He does not consider the movie genre before signing it, he believes that his major job is to mingle with the story.
He created 18 sets for Aayirathil Oruvan. He also believes that challenging script doesn't make difficulty in creating sets but likes to build challenging sets for normal stories. After doing his studies, he was pretty sure what he had to do with his career and decided to be an Art Director. He was part of four motion pictures as an Art Director. He controlled the entire backdrop for the film called Achaaram directed by
and produced by A Sankara Padma and
Gnana Desika Ambedkar
. The movie received many negative comments from the critics and Indian audience. The other one he did was Deiva Thirumagal directed by A. L. Vijay. The producers were M Chinthamani and Ronnie Screwvala.
The actors cast in this were
, A. L. Vijay,
, and Ronnie Screwvala.He was a part other motion picture called
directed by R Ajay Gnanamuthu and produced by N Radha and M. K. Tamilarasu. The film received many positive comments from the critics and also Indian audience appreciated the movie. He gained recognition for the amazing motion picture called
as an art director. The producer was C.V. Kumar and S Sashikanth. The film received outstanding reviews and comments from the critics and audiences. He also got Vijay Award for the best Art Director in the Kollywood industry. He is very determined and hardworking.