An amazing poet, an actor and a dialogue writer from South India; Yes, I am talking about no one else , but a famous Chennai-based artist- Piraisoodan. Born on Feb 6-1956, in Nan Nolan, Thiruvarur district of Tamil Nadu, India; is currently 61 years old, a famous poet and an amazing lyricist. Piraisoodan started his career at the age of 24, in 1980 and passed many stages in his life to reach where he currently is- a recipient of the Tamil Nadu state film award for his beautiful works, including his mind-blowing lyrics for songs in movies like En Rasavin Manasile (1991) and Thayagam (1996).
His life exemplifies an incredible odyssey, and is known for his passion and determination. He presently lives in Nesapakkam, Chennai. A brother of 2 sisters and 7 brothers, including a famous Tamil Nadu film industry cinematographer- R. Madhi . Piraisoodan is a married man and a father of two kids, a daughter and KR Kevin, a son. He is a responsible family man, for whom family and relationships come first. This is the reason that he stayed away from the industry for a very long time. He rejoined his halted career on the continuous insistence by the music director Deva. He started to accept work from Deva family ( his close friends) only, once again proving that for him relationships came before money.
Soodan has written dialogues for many movies and beautiful lyrics for some famous songs. His works include song lyrics of Masani (Masani ), Riga Riga (Star), and other songs from movies like Captain Prabhakaran, Anna Peththa Rasa, etc. He has written a Carnatic song lyrics to his credit- Jagam Pughazum, which describes the life story of a music saint, namely Thyagaraja. Piraisoodan has written dialogues for Krodham 2 (2000),
Sri Rama Rajyam
(2011)- Tamil version, etc.; and acted in movies like Sathuranga Vettai (2014) and Pugazh (2016). Pirai gained a lot of fame because of Sathuranga Vettai. Pirai is an active member of Nadigar Sangam.
In 2017, Piraisoodan penned the lyrics of Veetukori Saamiyundu for the film, Jeiyikkira Kudhira. Besides writing for the Tamil films, Piraisoodan had also penned the lyrics for songs of the Tamil dubbed films. From 1995, he had been actively writing for the TV series. Some of his works on the TV are, 1995- "
" for Doordarshan, 1999- "
" for Sun TV, 1999- "Pallankuzhi," 2000- "
" for Sun TV, 2000-
, 2003- “
” for Sun TV, 2006- Agni Pravesam, 2008-
for Kalaignar TV, 2009- Avalukkendru Oru Manam, and in 2010- Uyirin Niram Oodha.
The University Of Jerusalem conferred a Doctorate in literature for Piraisoodan. On 8th October 2021, Piraisoodan passed away in Chennai due to ill-health conditions. His super hit songs include Nooru Varusham Indha Maapillayum Ponnum, Meenamma, Vethala Potta Shokkula, Unna Nenachen Pattu Padichen, Ennai Thottu Alli Konda Mannan, Nadanthal Irandu Adi. These songs are always evergreen in the minds of music lovers. MS Viswanathan, the legendary music director, conferred him as Kavi Gnani.