Thirumurugan is a Tamil television serial director, actor and a film director. He became an instant hit with the Tamil audience with his very first venture in serials, ‘
’. It saw him play one of the lead roles alongside veterans in the serial industry like
, Shanti Williams,
, etc. The show brought him huge popularity and people loved the natural and poignant portrayal of the serial. Metti Oli ran for a whopping 1300 odd episodes for more than three years on Sun TV and grossed un-imaginable TRP ratings and was on top of the serial TV rankings for a very long time.
Thirumurugan was lauded for his efforts as a director and an actor. Riding on Metti Oli’s success he went on to direct ‘Em Magan’ which was a wonderful portrayal of a caring father and his family which saw Nasser, Bharath,
and Vadivelu in important roles. Em Magan saw him bag the Tamil Nadu award for the Best Director. The film also received widely positive responses from all critics. But his next venture Muniyandi Vilangial Moonramandu in 2008 didn’t do well at the box office.
He then moved to doing serials again with ‘
’ in 2010 which is running till date which has T S B K Moulee,
and others in important roles and also has Thirumurugan himself in one of the pivotal characters. He won the 'Sun Kudumbam Award' for the Best Actor in 2012 for his role in Nadhaswaram. He also did a short serial on Sun TV for a couple of years in 2013-2014 titled ‘Then Nilavu’.