Azhagam Perumal is associated with the Tamil film industry as an actor and a director. He belongs to Kulasekharapuram village of Tamil Nadu. Azhagam’s parents wished their son to become an engineer. Azhagam applied for the Adhyar Fillm Institute, situated in Chennai. His family opposed his decision. He made his parents proud by winning the Gold Medal from the Institute when he passed out in 1991. Azhagam started to work with the Indian film director, screenwriter, and producer, Mr.
Mani Ratnam, as an assistant in 1991. His first movie was the Tamil Crime drama Thalapathi that was released in 1991. He worked as an assistant to Mani Ratnam till 1997, for the movie Iruvar. Azhagam also happened to debut his career in acting with Mani Ratnam’s movie Alaipayuthey that was released in 2000.
In 2001, Azhagam directed the movie Dumm Dumm Dumm, starring R. Madhavan and Jyothika. Mani Ratnam was screenwriter and producer of this film. This movie was a huge success. Later in 2003, he directed another Tamil movie Joot. Another of his directorial movies was Udhaya that was a Tamil drama thriller and released in 2004.
Azhagam has acted in various Tamil films. In 2013, he also appeared in a Malayalam psychological thriller 1 by Two. Some of his latest works include, Eetti, which is a Tamil action movie released in 2015 and
Maalai Nerathu Mayakkam that is a Tamil romantic drama released in January 2016.