John Amirtharaj was a famous and fairly well-known personality who worked in the Indian Film Industry not just as a director in many films but also as an actor. He was born in the year 1941. He was married to Girija and had two daughters with her. The names of his daughters were Nancy and Anitha. John started his career by first appointing himself to the role of an assistant director so that he could learn about the nuances of the various processes that take place for a fruitful picture to come forward. He was the assistant to some famous directors like K. Bhagyaraj and R. K. Selvamani. As an assistant director, he worked in various films among which were Pulan Visaranai, Indru Por Nalai Vaa, etc. He did not just assist a lot of directors but ventured out further and directed several movies under his skillfully scrutinizing eyes. He directed some of the best actors of the industry. He was a director of the movie Game in which he got the opportunity to direct Radha and Karthik.

This film came out in the year 2002 and went on to become a successful one. Apart from directing, he also took to writing scripts and stories for several films. He is credited to have written dialogues for several movies, Chembaruthi, which came out in the year 1992, being one of them. Owning to the kind of tremendous skills that John possess, he was known not just for his talents in the field of direction and writing for a film but was also seen acting in many of them. He appeared in the movie Indru Poi Nalai Vaa in which he played the role of a Hindi pundit, a role that is cherished. Other movies in which he made an appearance were Pulanvisaaranai, Sandakozhi, etc. among the other 70 films. John, at the age of 66, had a heart attack in the year 2008, and he died the same year on 28th of May. He was cremated at Mandaveli.

Rajesh M Selva Tamil Actor

Rajesh M Selva

Rajesh Selva is the man who had the privilege of directing the Universal Star Dr. Kamal Haasan. Rajesh is a young and vibrant Filmmaker and a screenplay writer in Kollywood. Even as a kid, Rajesh was active in extracurricular activities, especially in Music. He did his schooling in Madras Christian College Higher Secondary School at Chetpet. There he started a band called as Shenanigans, in the year 1999 along with his friends. He completed a degree in Visual Communication from the popular Loyola College, Chennai, in the year 2005. Rajesh was not aware of his Filmmaking talent and wanted to make it big in the field of Music. His love for Music made him start a company for recording albums, called as Design Selva, in the year 2005. In the year 2006, the Shenanigans band produced their unsupported album, called She 16, in alliance with Sa Re Ga Ma, a popular music label. Rajesh wanted to venture into Direction, and this thirst for learning new things soon made him direct a movie. In the year 2008, Rajesh’s first directorial debut flick, Kaalapani, got released. The movie, which is a crime thriller, had Actors Vasundhara and Naseer in the lead. Rajesh was appreciated for delivering a worthy movie in his first attempt. In 2008, Rajesh Selva took a leap and joined the team of Actor Kamal Haasan. He worked as the third assistant Director to Kamal Haasan. He stayed with the archeological department and collected all the necessary information needed for Kamal’s movie, Marmayogi, which was supposed to be a historical thriller. Unfortunately, the film was never completed. He continued to work under Kamal Haasan, gathering as much as the knowledge he can from the legend. He was the Assistant Director for Uttama Villain and Vishwaroopam. In the year 2014, Rajesh parted ways with Raaj Kamal Films and went to direct movies on his own. Sadly, the offers he got did not happen. In the year 2015, Kamal Haasan came to his rescue. He wanted Rajesh Selva to direct the movie Thungavanam, a remake of the flick Sleepless Nights. He was given the freedom to select the cast and crew of the film. The movie had Kamal Haasan and Trisha in the lead. Simultaneously, Rajesh also worked in the Telugu version of the film. The flick was a box office hit and got mixed reviews from critics and the audience. Rajesh got married in the year 2012, to Janani and the couple live in Chennai. Rajesh is currently working on his second film, which is also with Kamal Haasan. The movie, produced by Director Lingusamy’s company, is reported to be a comical film that will have dialogues penned by the Veteran Moulee.

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Karthik Subbaraj

Karthik Subbaraj is a Tamil director. He lives in Madurai, Tamil Nadu. Karthik has completed his matriculation and higher education from SBOA Matriculation and Higher Secondary School, Madurai. He was a very discipline student during his school days with excellent academic records. Karthik has also attended Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai-15 to complete his engineering degree. He has specialised in mechatronics. He started his career with Infosys Bangalore working as a software engineer. His tenure of working in Infosys was five years out of which he has spent two years in the US. While he was working in Bangalore, his interest in film making developed. During weekends, he used to make short films. He attended a one day workshop called as Film Camp of Sanjay Nambiar. In this workshop, he learned the basics of film making. Later he enhanced his film making skills in the US. In the US, he assisted an Indie filmmaker and lawyer Mark Williams. Mark has been working on a family drama Move Me. This movie has been a zero budget family drama. Karthik has also assisted Mark in a documentary. He has worked in two short films in the US. After coming back to India, he worked more on film making. He also directed a short film called "Kaatchipizhai" in Madurai. With this film, Karthik came into the limelight and also this film got selected for “Naalaya Iyakunar”. He has made many more short films such as Thuru, Black and White, We, React Cause and Effects. In 2012, he made a directorial debut with Pizza; it was a low budget film but also earned a huge profit. Moreover, Karthik has also written this movie. Karthik has said in an interview that he doesn’t have any specific style of writing. He also said I start writing with an open mind and not thinking about any particular genre. Jigarthanda, released in 2014 has received many accolades. This movie has based on Madurai underworld. His co-actors in this movie are Siddharth, Bobby Simha, Lakshmi Menon and Karuna. He has also won Vijay Award 2015. Karthik is very creative in writing and always work with full dedication.

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Karthik Subbaraj Tamil Actor