Gitanjali Selvaraghavan (formerly Gitanjali Raman), is the daughter of P.S. Raman, former Advocate General of Tamil Nadu. She is married to the noted director and screenwriter Selvaraghavan. She is a 23-year-old who has done a course in filmmaking. She married Selvaraghavan on 19th June 2011 and they have a daughter Leelavathi who was born on 19th January 2012. They are even blessed with a son named Omkar, who was born on 7th October 2013. She says that she wanted to become a director since she was a kid. She started working with Selvaraghavan as his assisted director and they fell in love with each other.
Selvaraghavan says that Gitanjali is the angel of his life who supported him in his hard times and changed him to a better person making him more professional and responsible. He says that Gitanjali radiates positive energy. Gitanjali says that due to the constant support and motivation of her husband, she finally became a director, and without him, she could have never fulfilled her dream of directing a cinema. She got pregnant soon after marriage and did not have time and later when she was thinking about directing, she again got pregnant. But her husband made it clear to her that he did not want her to be his housewife, he wanted her to be a strong independent woman. She started assisting him in his film, Irandam Ulagam.
The movie is based on a fantasy romance theme. It was shelved in 2010 due to running into some problems but later on, in 2011, they again started working on the film with a complete new cast and the shooting locations included Georgia. It is Selvaraghavan’s film, with a budget of 60 crores. The plot is about joining two love stories taking place in different worlds and, joining them together. Gitanjali’s debut flick,
Maalai Nerathu Mayakkam
is based upon post-marriage relationships and the adjustments that a couple has to make in order to live together. The movie has garnered positive reviews and her husband is very pleased with her direction and she hopes to direct many more films in the years to come.