Birthday: 30-10-1966
Age: 52
Star sign: Scorpio
K. V. Anand is a director in South Indian Film Industry. He was born in the family of Anasuya Venkataraman and Venkatesan in 1966. He grew up to study his Masters in Visual Communications in a very famous college called Loyola College, Chennai. As a Master degree holder in Visual communication, he began his career as a cinematographer. He was a photo journalist for a short while. He started cinematography in 1990s. He worked for more than 15 movies in both south and Bollywood film industries. He had won a National Film Award for Best Cinematography with his very first movie Thenmavin Kombath. When he entered direction for movies, he wanted to do unique films. His debut movie as a director Kana Kandaen (2005) got appreciations even from the critics. He made his image clear and loudly felt in the industry with his second movie Ayan (2009) which was a good hit. Third film too was a hit in a row. His third film was Ko (2011). He has a unique way of script writing. He is known for writing 6 drafts before finalizing one. Even in cinematography field, he is known for his exceptional skills with lighting techniques. He is also very much appreciated for his ability to narrate stories just by proper utilization of Visuals. In addition to Tamil movies, Anand has worked for Malayalam, Telugu and Hindi movies as a cinematographer. His movie Maattrraan starring Suriya, Kajal Agarwal has gained him much lime light in a positive way. His latest movie with Tamil superstar Dhanush , Anegan released in Feb'2015 and made it a good hit. Anand says he is a thorough believer of commercial cinema and will never be willing to make any other kind of cinema.
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S Shankar

S Shankar is one among the populous directors who direct high budgeted movies in India. S Shankar started his career as an assistant director to S.A. Chandrasekaran, father of actor Vijay. After working as assistant director in few films, he made his directorial debut in Gentleman with Action King Arjun and Madhubala. It was a blockbuster hit, even Shankar would not have even thought about it. His second movie is Kadhalan with Prabhu Deva. Nagma was introduced in this film by Shankar and the film is a super hit. The songs went very well with A.R. Rahman in the music composing side. After Kadhalan, S Shankar’s market picked up very well and he directed Indian, a patriotic film with Kamal Haasan. Unlike other directors, Shankar never thought to rush up in committing films. He deeply discusses the story and then commits in each and every film. He screwed up the market of Prashanth through Jeans. Jeans was the second film of Aishwarya Rai in which she paired Prashanth. In Jeans, Prashanth and Nassar had dual roles and this film is also a good rhythmic film by Rahman. Mudhalvan also hit the theatres for more than 100 successful days and Arjun and Raghuvaran were applauded for their roles. He introduced many young faces to the film industry through Boys. The film has Siddharth, Nakul, Bharath, Genelia and Thaman. Sivaji with Rajini was said to be the high budget film, which was produced under AVM banner. After the success of Sivaji, he did one more film with Rajini, called Enthiran. That was also a hit movie with Aishwarya Rai alongside Rajini. It was a science fiction movie and went on well for robot Rajini. S Shankar’s latest venture is I with Vikram and Amy Jackson, which hit the theatres with successful shows.

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Selvaraghavan

Born on 5th March 1977, Selvaraghavan is primarily a Tamil director. His father is director Kasthuriraja and his brother is acclaimed actor Dhanush. Selvaraghavan started his career in cinema by penning the script for his father’s directorial film Thulluvadho Ilamai. His romantic film Kadhal Kondein gained wide recognition. Then he did 7G Rainbow Colony, which was also of romantic genre. Pudhukkotai and Mayakkam Enna are his other films. He bravely took a new route; did two fantasy movies, namely Aayirathil Oruvan and Irandam Ulagam. On his personal front Selvaraghavan wedded Sonia Agarwal in 2006, the female lead in 3 of his films. The marriage lasted for only two years and they parted ways. Later he got married to Gitanjali, who was the assistant director for one of his films. They are blessed with a daughter and son. Since Selvaraghavan is affected with a disease in the eye, he always wears glasses. Subsequent to his graduation, in 1997 Selva Raghavan consulted some producers and asked them to accept his screenplay, but it was not fruitful. He was out of job for some time. After his family faced financial setback they decided to do Thulluvatho Ilamai, which is about adolescent issues. The film received good reviews from critics since it was different from other Tamil films. Later Kadhal Kondein happened and it emerged to be a winner. It was a milestone in the career of both Dhanush and Selvaraghavan. His next film 7G Rainbow Colony is just the story of a common man that helped in striking a chord with the masses. Selvaraghavan admits that his strength is in penning a great screenplay. Selvaraghavan also worked in Telugu; his film starring Venkatesh was a commercial hit. He did a great deal of research for his fantasy film Aayirathil Oruvan starring Karthi.

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