Bharati Kannan is a Tamil film actor and director. Born on 1 June, 1962, he began his career as an assistant director in the year 1981, assisting the director, Nellai Sundararajan. The next fifteen years went on with the same post of assisting the director, Sunderrajan. In addition to this, he also acted in many films as a supporting actor, some of which were ‘Nethiyadi’, ‘Jadikketha Moodi’, ‘
’, ‘Mayakannadi’, ‘
’, ‘Adi Bahar’, and ‘The Yellow Festival’.
Fifteen years hence, he started out yet again as an apprentice to the director, K. Shankar, for a number of films. At the same time, he also worked as the film distributor for some movies and acted in a few of them as well. Some of the films he released, as a distributor, were ‘
’, and ‘Pandian’, in Tirunelveli. While working for the director, K. Shankar, Bharati Kannan was also in search of a producer who was willing to produce a film based on Kannan’s script. His debut as a film director was in 1996 with the Tamil drama film, Aruva Velu, featuring Nassar and Urvashi, which did not do well either with the film critics or at the box office. He then received another offer to direct the film, ‘Thirunelveli’, from R. B. Choudhary, featuring Prabhu in the leading role, but even that proved to be a failure. Following these films, he tried his hand at devotional films and directed a few such as Shri Raja Rajeshwari, and Sri Bannari Amman. However, even these failed to make a mark as they were slammed at the box office and the film critics alike, yet again.
His next attempt at a slightly different themed film saw the release of Vayasu Pasanga, a film about the lives of young adults, in 2004, but again, the film was met with a sharp lash from critics. More recently, he directed ‘Karakattakari’, and has decided to opt against directing and put more focus on acting. In this respect, he has continued acting and has been a part of various films as well as of some television series like ‘Kolangal’, and ‘