Deepak S Dwarakanath is an upcoming editor of Kollywood, Tamil cinema. He was born on 7 November 1991, at Ariyalu, a small village near Trichuppalli, Tamil Nadu. His father late Sitrarasan was a serviceman and mother Gokul Rani is a nurse at a children hospital in Chennai. He has an elder sibling (brother), who is working as web designer in a corporate company. He had his primary education at Daniel Thomas Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Chennai (Madras). Deepak is a great volleyball player. He is an introvert but excellent in academics. He joined Loyola College Chennai for further studies. Having being selected in a very prestigious engineering college, Deepak chose to make his career in Indian film industry.
His father died when he was very young, his mother supported him at the earlier stages of his career and motivated him when he lost all his hopes. He passed from the MGR Govt. Film and Television Institute, Tamil Nadu in 2012. Deepak assisted national award winning editor Praveen K L. Later he edited movies individually. His started his career from the movie "Ettuthikkum Mathayaanai." He then worked in movie "
Valladesam," which is releasing this summer, and much more. This talented editor is aspiring to be a director. In one of his interviews, he told about his choice to be an editor. He said, “I want to explore all the fields of moviemaking but I chose the field of editing because it's a place where you can make a story fulfilling.
It's like building blocks; you can assemble those pieces to compile any story. From schooldays, I used to edit footages of my brother's short films who studied Viscom. I created different stories out of it. That is why I like editing. You can experiment a lot. Also, we can learn the mistakes of actors and director; it will be useful for me to direct a movie in future." The work of Sreekarprasad in kollywood and Lee Smith of Hollywood mentally stimulated him. These are also his favorite editors. Deepak's favorite actors are Kamal Hassan and, Amir Khan. His favorite Amir Khan movie is "P.K" and he wishes to work with him in the future. Deepak also likes the work of
Mani Ratnam. His picks in Mani Ratnam movies are "Alaipayuthe," "Thalapathy'," "Kannathil Muthamittal," and "Ayutha Ezhutthu." Deepak wants his style of making films to be unique, he is now working on a few stories and we will soon be seeing him as a successful director/editor.