If you are a teacher's daughter or son, it is not a compulsion that you will be the next teacher or professor. You can be anything, may be an actor, singer, or a novelist. Of course, there is nothing wrong in being one either. The same concept holds true for any of the professionals, and their offsprings. This is what happened to a Tamil director and his daughter. He is a very well-known director, and his daughter raised to the heights of becoming one of the leading costume designers in the Tamil film industry. She is Niranjani Agathiyan, who received critical accolades from the audience and critics as well.

Niranjani Agathiyan is the daughter of the famous Tamil director, ‘Agathiyan’. Agathiyan is a National Award winning director who directed blockbusters like ‘Vaanmathi’. He has three daughters, and to his goodness, all his three daughters are some way or the other associated with the film and entertainment industry. Agathiyan's elder daughter, Karthika, is working as an anchor for the shows in Makkal TV. She got married to Thiru, who is a director for Samar. His second one, Vijay Lakshmi, is an actress who worked for some movies like Rendavathu Padam Click to look into! >> Read More... , Chennai 600028, etc. She loves Feroz and married him in the Hindu style. He is an assistant-director-turned-director with the flick ‘Pandigi’.

Niranjani Agathiyan is Agathiyan's younger daughter, who was not very interested in the film industry. From her childhood, Niranjani Agathiyan was highly interested in studies, and always tried to build her career with studies. She completed her bachelor's in Sciences in Electronics. After her graduation, she tried her hand at working in some channels. But, owing to the circumstances, she had to do costume designing. In her words, she said that time changes gradually, so she had to take costuming, and thought of building a career in this field.

During the starting days of her career in this area, she worked as an assistant to the most sought out costume designer in both Tamil and Telugu film industry, Nalini Sriram Nalini Sriram is a costume designer based in Chenn >> Read More... . Nalini Sriram assisted for some hits starting from the classics like ‘ Roja               Roja, was born in 1972 in India. Roj >> Read More... ’, ‘Bombay’, etc. to the most recent family entertainers like ‘ Manam Click to look into! >> Read More... ’. After she gained experience in working with Sriram, Niranjani Agathiyan tried her skills in making the best. She designed clothes for Tamil hits like Vinnaithandi Varuvaya, Neethane En Ponvasantham Love is something that Indians only preach, not pr >> Read More... , etc. Later, she came up to the mainstream flicks like Kaaviya Thalaivan. Sharing her experiences in making the film, she said that she had to think back regarding the age to design costumes. So she read some books of pre-independence, and saw some old classic films to get an idea. She adds, sincerity and punctuality are the principles she learned from her father, and now they are motivating her to look forward.

Perumal Selvam Tamil Actor

Perumal Selvam

Once upon a time, the story of a film used to be the most centered part in making the movie. Even the audience used to encourage the films which had a good plotline. Then, there wasn’t much importance for other players in making the cinema. The directors too couldn't get as much importance as the actor in the films got. Way back in the olden days, the movies become famous with the name of the actors. The promotion process used to go in the name of the cast, but not with the credit of the main makers like directors, producers, etc. Though the work is of the directors and the other crew, it might have been a bit discouraging then, and the days went on without much suffering. Those days are like that. But now, the tradition has changed. People and critics start estimating the film from the very base roots like the photographer, cinematographer, etc. After releasing, critics judge the movie based on the crew, starting from the lightmen to the director. So, every aspect of the film needs to be taken care off. The demand for the ones working in making the movies is increasing nowadays. Here comes the role of the costume designer. One of the best among them in the Tamil film industry is Perumal Selvam. Perumal Selvam and Niranjani Agathiyan, together, received the 2014 Vijay Award. He received that award in the Best Costume Designer category for the work in Kaaviya Thalaivan. Vijay Awards is a platform where people in the film industry get felicitation for their talents. These awards were started in 2006. The famous Tamil TV channel star, ‘Vijay’, take the responsibility of scrutinizing and distributing awards for those who excel in their field and contribute to the Tamil film industry. It examines the performance and contributions of the roles at different levels, and distribute the prizes in many different categories. Perumal Selvam received critical accolades for his contribution in designing the costumes that the actors wore in Kaaviya Thalaivan. They looked as natural as those, which the people in the pre-independence period wore. Kaaviya Thalaivan is a 2014 movie that transformed into a blockbuster in the Tamil film industry. Vasanthabalan directed the flick with great care, taking all the precautions to make the film look like a historical based movie. The actors who took the lead roles include Siddharth, Prithviraj, Nassar, and Anaika Soti, to name a few. A. R. Rahman scored the music. As far as costume designing is concerned, the director and the producer took special care in selecting the art-work. It performed well at the cinema theaters, and received positive critical response. The flick was remade into the Malayalam movie, Pradhi Nayagan.


Deepali Noor

Actors are important for flicks, serials, and commercials. It is not enough if they are just present, but it is important for them to make their presence felt. They must influence and attract the audience. To make them look like how they should be, fashion designers, costume designers, and makeup artists play a very crucial role. Deepali Noor comes under such category, where she received major accolades, not just nationally, but also internationally. Deepali Noor was born in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. Her mother is Madhu Dhawan and her profession is teaching in New Delhi. Her father is a well-known mechanical engineer. She went to St. Anthony School in Mumbai. Later, she attended Sophia College to do her plus two. Then, she did Hotel Management at Asan Memorial DHMCT, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. She married Sayadat Noor, the head of Sales and Marketing at Catalyst Properties Pvt Ltd. They have a daughter, Natasha Noor. Though Deepali Noor was born and spent her childhood in Bombay, now she settled in Chennai, along with her husband and daughter. Deepali Noor never thought of entering the film industry and make a career out of it. She concentrated on studies from her childhood and never thought of any other career at all. As she got interest in Hotel Management, she studied accordingly. So one can say that she came, and settled in the film and television industry by chance or our of her interest. At first, she was the costume designer for a television commercial, which was one of her friend's request. But later, she observed that she would like to explore this profession, and want to go with it. Soon, she designed for the famous Rexona soap commercial. With the two commercials, she got huge recognition. She got many chances to design for films soon. Deepali Noor has constructed a new style for herself. She thinks in a very creative way to plan the costumes. According to the situation, she plans differently. She made this career on her own. Her costumes didn't just appeal to the audience, but also to some famous fashion designers. She assisted for around thirty mainstream movies, and one hundred and fifty commercials. Her aesthetic sense is what makes her different from other fashion or costume designers. Deepali Noor has many awards to her credit. For the 2010 movie ‘Nanban’, directed by Shankar and starring Vijay, Ileana, etc. she got a nomination for the Vijay Award in the Best Costume Designer category. She gave her best shot for A. L. Vijay direction, ‘Madrasapattinam’, which starred Arya, Amy Jackson, Nassar, etc. She received the Vijay Award in Best Costume Designer category, and Norway Tamil Film Festival Award. Her other notable contributions include Theri, Pencil, Bangalore Days, etc. Apart from fashion designing, she is also a makeup artist for actors and a hair stylist to some actresses.

Deepali Noor Tamil Actress