S.A. Chandrasekhar is an Indian film maker, writer and director. He was born in Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu. He is married to an eminent Carnatic singer, Shoba. His son is the popular Kollywood actor Vijay. He has directed over 75 movies in Tamil and his hits include Mutham, Vetri, Manithan and Naan Sigappu. He also showed his directorial mettle in the Telugu industry through Chiranjeevi starrer Chattaniki Kallu Levu. He was also seen as a supporting actor in Naan Sivappu Manithan. He has worked as an assistant director with M Rajesh in
. Pandhayam is a Tamil film directed by Chandrashekar, which starred ,
and Vijay (guest role). The plot was based on the story of a criminal and thug. Masanam (essayed by
) becomes the minister, and Shaktivel falls in love with the minister’s sister (essayed by Sindhu Tolani). The series of events leads to a dramatic climax. Chandrashekhar had earlier announced to the media that Touring Talkies will be his last film, and it was to be released in 2015. He had informed that it was the right time for him to step down from the Tamil Cinema and take time out for his family. In Touring Talkies, Chandrashekar himself had acted alongside a Bengali actress, Papri Gosh. Its music was composed by Ilayaraja. Nenjierukkum Varai is another film directed by Chandrashekar, which stars Deepa, Narain, Nassar,
The scores are by
. The plot is about a slum boy, Ganesh (essayed by Narain), who does the job of an auto driver to earn a living. Bhuvana (essayed by Deepa) starts liking Ganesh’s straightforwardness and honesty. She confesses her love to him. Ganesh doesn’t approve of her love as he thinks a rich girl like Bhuvana is not a suitable bride for him, but later realizing that her love is true, he too falls in love with her. Chandrashekar has done many flicks with his son, Vijay. Maanbumigu Maanavan is one of the many such films. It is a Tamil action thriller starring Swapna Bedi and Vijay in main roles. In the movie, Vijay plays the role of Sivaraj, a college student, who initially leads a peaceful life as a youngster. Later events take a turn when he gets into a stiff fight with Madhan, a rowdy. Chandrashekar has also written the screenplay for films like Thamizhan (2002). It is a political drama produced by G Venkateswaran and directed by Majith. It starred Vijay and Bollywood queen,
in lead roles.
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S. A. Chandrashekhar is a talented, hard-working, vibrant Indian Tamil film actor and director. He is famous for his comic roles in the Kannada Movie Industry. The particular contributions of the talented director and writer came in the Bollywood Kannada and Tamil movies. He was born in Thangachimadam, Ramanathapuram, Tamil Nadu. He was born in the year 1945. Currently, he is 74 years of age. He was married to
who was born on 24-08-1948 in Chennai in the state of Tamil Nadu. She is an Indian Playback Singer, Screenwriter, Singer, Film Director & Film Producer. He has worked dominantly worked in Kannada Film industry and keeps coming up with some gratifying work.
He is the father of one of the most famous actors of Tamil movies, namely Vijay. Working as an actor and director, he represents both the old and youth in his creations. Sattam Oru Iruttarai ‘ was his directional debut film, and actor Vijaykanth got a breakthrough this movie. He is a talented creative actor and still has got a lot in him to justify. Being an Indian Tamil Film Director, his specialties are playing comic roles. In a small acting career spanning over two decades, he had appeared in many supporting roles in several films. Before doing original movies, he worked in several documentaries and short films.
This director and producer were so famous that the major directors like I.Rajasekaran, M.Rajesh, and S.Shankar worked as an assistant director to him. He has directed more than 60 films in different languages like Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, and Telugu. He cast his son as a child artist in many of his movies before he debuted in the Film industry. He also played a role in supporting character in the film titled Naan Sivappu Manithan. His sense of humor is unbelievable. ”Touring Talkies” was SA’s 69th and last film as a director. After that, he is mainly involved in writing and supporting actor characters.