Senthilnathan is officially called as Senthilnathan Jambulingam, was born on 26 November 1957 in Chennai, Tamilnadu, India. He is an Indian film director, producer, and screenwriter as well. Senthilnathan preferably works in the Tamil film industry. He belongs from an industry background family.
Senthilnathan is the son of his father Jambulingam, a renowned director who directed the film M. G. Ramachandran, which starred Nam Naadu as the lead. He started his career in the year 1980 as an assistant director to M.Bhaskar in the film Soolam. With the same director, he worked again in the movie “Pakkathu Veetu Roja” in the year 1982.
After this, for almost seven years, he worked for S.A Chandrasekhar, being in the same position. In these seven years, Senthilnathan has made some films under his director. He started directing his film from the year 1988 with the movie Poonthotta Kaavalkaaran, his first-ever Debut film. Then in the same year 1988, his second debut was in Pattikaatu Thambi.
Then in the next year 1989, “Padicha Pulla” was the film, which came up. Likewise, he debuted in many movies like Mundhanai Sabadham and Penn Buthi Mun Buthi in 1989, Paattali Magan, Periya Idathu Pillai, and Palaivana Paravaigal in 1990. Senthilnathan also acted in the films like Iravu Suriyan, Naatai Thirudathe, Kaaval Nilayam, Thangamana Thangachi in the year 1991, and Ilavarasan, Idhuthanda Sattam, Natchathira Nayagan, Pokiri Thambi, and also Chinna Poovai Killadhe in 1992. In the same year 1992, he did two more directorial movies named, Paalaivana Ragangal, and Deiva Kulandhai.
Then after three years of gap, he did En Pondatti Nallava in 1995. In the year 1996, Aavathum Pennale Azhivathum Pennale was another movie directed by Senthilnathan. Then he came close to the ending of his films in the 19s with Thambi Durai in 1997. He ended his 19s career, by acting in a movie of his own in Aasai Thambi, in the year 1998.
Then he started his 20s in the year 2002, with the film Kambalahalli, which was a Kannada film and Jaya. Then he has been a director and also a producer for the film Unnai Naan in the year 2008. No coming to the television industry, then he directed two TV serials in Tamil namely, Kalki and Rudra. Then he enacted for four TV serials named Magal, Thangam, Ponnonjal, and Nayagi. Senthilnathan made more than thirty movies, which is a very good number.