Birthday: 07-06-1976
Age: 42
Star sign: Cancer

Pandiraj is a Tamil film director and producer whose arrival into Tamil cinema was felicitated by a National award for the best screenplay in his debut project, Pasanga.

Pandiraj grew up in Puddukottai in Tamil Nadu, but relocated to Chennai, after having completed his formal education in the city where he was born. Initially, he worked for director K.Bhagyaraj, as his office attendant, while also chalking out short stories for Bhagya, the weekly Tamil magazine. Knowing the competition in today’s world, especially in the cinema world, Pandiraj had to invest immense labor to gain recognition, and pocket a decent amount of work. He assisted notable directors like Chimbu Devan, Cheran, and Thangar Bachan, on various projects. The year 2009 marked Pandiraj’s debut as a director in Tamil cinema with “Pasanga,” produced by M.Sasikumar. The movie fetched many accolades for Pandiraj, inclusive of two national awards for the Best Screenplay, and the Best Story.

The story of “Pasanga,” centers on various incidences that occurred during Pandiraj’s childhood, and the shooting took place during school holidays, and on most weekends.

Consequently, after the triumph of his debut venture, Pandiraj donned the director’s chair again for his second movie, Vamsam, which featured the novice actor Arulnithi, and Sunaina. The production of the film was undertaken mainly by Arulnithi’s father. In the year 2012, Pandiraj directed Marina, financed by his production house, which he set up in the same year, under the title of “Pasanga Productions.” Marina marked the debut of Sivakarthikeyan, a Tamil television anchor, and a comedian. In the following years, Pandiraj also directed Kedi Billa Killadi Ranga, Pasanga 2, and Kathakali; turned a distributor for Moodar Koodam; and wrote dialogues for Goli Soda.