Tamil Selvan is an Indian fashion designer who is currently working in the Tamil cinema industry. Selvan belongs to a middle-class family where his father works as a tailor. Tamil Selvan did his schooling at Emmanuel Methodist Matriculation Higher Secondary School in Chennai. Selvan knew that his interest lied in the world of fashion. So, Selvan took admission at the prestigious National School of Design where the youngster enrolled his name in the fashion course.
After he had finished his higher education, Selvan decided to become an entrepreneur and launched “Gorgeous Me,” his boutique. Selvan started to participate in different fashion shows and events where he designed costumes of the models for a ramp walk display. His works got acclaimed from a couple of fashionistas, and Selvan received offers to prepare outfits for the celebrities. Finally, Selvan got his chance to work in his first Kollywood flick “
” under S pictures. One of Shankar’s long-time assistants, Karthik G Krish directed this comedy feature. Vaibhav,
played important characters in this movie.
Kappal released on 25th December 2014 in the festive season of Christmas, and it turned out to be an entertaining movie for the audience. Terming the flick as “enjoyable,” many critics praised Kappal for its simple script. Selvan who served as the film’s costume designer, suggested that working in Kappal was a delightful experience. In a press conference, Selvan told the reporters about the challenges faced during the preparation of attires for the film. Selvan considered the planning of a flower gown (made up of real florets) and chocolate dresses as the difficult part of the shoot.
In fact, his family helped Tamil to design the required clothes for the sequence of Kadhal Casatta in this project. Selvan admitted that he got surprised to know that Shankar was the co-producer of Kappal. He felt happy about the fact that his debut big-screen venture would release under S pictures. Tamil Selvan acknowledged the team’s support to allow Selvan to work creatively. Sonam Bajwa praised the designer for his work and preferred his costumes to that of Bollywood ones.
Selvan stated that his ancestors were tailors which helped him to learn the fundamentals of the art of tailoring. Selvan admitted to having fears of discrimination as he had a flawed command over English but everyone backed Selvan’s skills when he entered the industry. In 2015, Selvan joined the list of celebrities who helped the people living in the flood-affected areas.