S. J. Surya

Other names of S. J. Surya: S. Justin Selvaraj, Selvaraj Justin Surya

Selvaraj Justin Surya was born in Vasdevanallur, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu. He pursued his graduation from Chennai. He is a renowned Actor, Film Director, Screenwriter, Producer and a Music Composer in the Kollywood. He is known as Suryah.

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He started his career in films at an early age of 20. In 1988, he acted in the movie ‘Nethaidi’. After that, in 1993, he made a cameo appearance in ‘Kizhakku Cheemayile’. The music of the movie was composed by legendary A.R Rehman, and this film was later remade in Telugu. He did numerous small guest appearance and cameo roles. He played an auto driver in ‘Asai’(1995). The movie was honored with the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for best director, music director, and best playback singer. He made his debut in direction with the movie ‘ Vaali Born on 29th of October in 1931 is our lyricist Va >> Read More... ’in 1999. He was inspired by director Vasanth and always emulated him. He was the writer for the film and also made a guest appearance in it. Vaali was a box-office hit and was critically acclaimed. It was a romantic thriller. In the next year, he directed and wrote ‘ Kushi Khushi is an Indian actress who is known to have b >> Read More... ’ wherein he also made a guest appearance. It was such a successful and well praised a movie that it was remade in Telugu, Hindi and twice in Kannada. He directed ‘ Naani Click to look into! >> Read More... ’ in 2003 and made a cameo appearance in it. He played a math professor. Naani was first released in Telugu and later remade in Hindi. He directed another movie ‘New’ in 2004 which was inspired by Hollywood. Surya was the main lead and essayed the character of ‘Pappu’. It was a super hit and sold 4 million tickets worldwide. It was written and produced by Surya. He later made a cameo appearance in the Tamil film ‘Maha Nadigan’. He played ‘ Shiva Click to look into! >> Read More... ’ in his next venture ‘Anbe Aaruyire’. He was the director, writer, and producer for the film. In the year 2006, he played ‘ Sathya The remake of a Bengali Show Bokul Kotha, Sathya i >> Read More... ’ in the movie ‘Kalvanin Kadhali’ and made a cameo appearance in the movie ‘Dishyum’. He continued with small roles in movies. ‘Thirumagan,' ‘Vyabari,' ‘Newtonin Moondram Vidhi,' ‘Nanaban,’ were some of the movies where he played such roles. In 2010, he directed Telugu movie ‘ Puli Click to look into! >> Read More... ’ and enacted his usual cameo appearance. His movie ‘ Isai Click to look into! >> Read More... ’ released in 2015 was a commercial success and is one of the best films of his career.

Music:

Surya is also a well-known music director and singer. He gave the music for the Marathi movie ‘Ishq Wala Love’ in 2014 and for ‘Isai’ in 2015. He was the composer for ‘Vyabari’ and ‘Newtonin Moondram Vidhi’.

Upcoming projects: He will be playing in the upcoming movies ‘Iraivi', ‘174’ and ‘ Nenjam Marappathillai Click to look into! >> Read More... ’.

Rajakumaran Tamil Actor

Rajakumaran

Rajakumaran is a Director in Tamil Film Industry since 1999. Devyani, the actress, has been working with him from his first film. They fell in love after working in two films together, and they eventually got married at Thiruthani Murugan Temple secretly by running away in April 2001. They have two children, named, Iniya and Priyanka. Rajakumaram started his career by working as an assistant director to the acclaimed Tamilian Director Vikraman. Rajakumaran’s debut directorial film was ‘Nee Varuvai Ena’, released in the year 1999. He was lauded with 'Tamil Nadu State Film Award' for 'Best Storywriter' for this film. The critics also well lifted the film. The producer of this movie was R B Choudary, who gave another film to Rajakumaran to direct. The film was ‘Vinnukkum Mannukkum’, starring Vikram, Devayani, Sarathkumar, and Kushboo. The film turned out to be a box office failure and also was criticized by the critics. During the shoot, actor Vikram was not happy with things as they were going on regarding the shots and Rajakumaran also miscalculated the dates of Sarathkumar and the shooting took a year to complete. He then directed and also produced a film in 2003, named, ‘Kadhaludan,' starring Murli. The film didn’t receive many good reviews; though it grabbed the Tamil Nadu State Film Award of Best Family Film. After this project he took a break from direction and worked as a film distributor. Rajakumaran launched a project name ‘Thirumathi Thamizh’ along with his wife. He played the lead role and Devayani playing the role opposite to him. The film went on floor after a lot of delay in February 2008. It didn’t run well at the box office and received negative reviews. He has acted in three films apart from his production film, ‘Thirumathi Thamizh’. The latest being S Rajamouli’s film ‘Vallavanukku Pullum Aayudham’, in which he played the role of Raj.

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Balu Mahendra

Balanathan Benjamin Mahendran was born in a Sri Lankan Tamil family on the 20th of May 1939 and passed away on the 13th of February 2014. He was a cinematographer, film editor, director and a screenwriter. He has worked in some Indian film industries but mostly worked in the Tamil film industry. BaluManhendra had developed an interest in photography in his early years, as he graduated as a gold medallist in cinematography from FTII in Pune he first started his career as a cameraman. Balu Mahendra had married three times, his first wife was Akhileshwari who was the mother of his first son and in the year 1980 his second wife actress Shoba had committed suicide ending their relationship and also putting BaluMahendra and Akhileshwari in prison for four months as they were living in India Illegally. In the year 1998 he married again, BaluMahendra had married actress Mounika but declared his marriage to the public in the year 2004. BaluMahendra won the best cinematographer award from the Indian government for his first film called Nell which was Malayalam film released in the year 1947 and even since he has worked hard to win the best cinematographer award for about ten films because of his innovation in camera style. BaluMahendra won the National Film Award for his first directed film Kokila, which was a Kannada film. He was a brilliant director who had the ability to narrate visually a story and also handle camera editing all by himself. He won 6 National Film Awards.BaluMahendra went on to direct his first Tamil film AzhiyathaKolangal in the year 1979.He mostly worked for directors in Malayalam such as P.N.Menon and K.S.Sethumadhavan. BaluMahendra loved to experiment and explore the Indian film industry and did so by directing his first film in Hindi, which was a remake of MoondramPirai a Tamil film that was also directed by him. He also directed Aur Ek Prem Kahani which is also a Hindi film. BaluMahendrahad decided to be a filmmaker after he witnessed David Leans shooting for the film The Bridge on the River Kwai. Director Main Ratnam had offered BaluMahendra to work on his first Kannada film called Pallavi Anu Pallavi which Balu Mahendra agreed to work for with enthusiasm. Balu Mahendra also made sure he gave a message to his viewers that revolved around many social issues such as corruption and old age in his films like SandhyaRaagam.

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Balu Mahendra Tamil Actor