Aalayam Sriram is an Indian film producer who worked predominately in the Tamil movie industry. He is the producer of the National Award-winning film Bombay released in 1995.
Born as S. Sriram, he was addressed as 'Aalayam' Sriram, as his production company is Aalayam Productions. Along with his long time friend,
, who is a prominent director in Indian cinema, he started Aalayam Productions. Chatriyan (1990), starring actor Vijayakanth, was the first feature film produced by the production house. The picture still considered one of the best thrillers made in Tamil Cinema. The duo went on to produce some path-breaking movies such as Thiruda Thiruda and Bombay. The movie 'Bombay' gathered a lot of international acclaims for the director Mani Ratnam.
After the movie Bombay, Sriram and Mani parted way. Mani launched his own production house called Madras Talkies in 1995. Sriram continued presenting films under the Aalayam banner. In 1995, he produced the movie Aasai, which gave actor
a significant break in his career. The film gave the actor much needed fame at that time. Sriram lastly produced the movie Samurai starring actor Vikram in the lead in 2002.
On September 4th, 2019, he died of cardiac arrest at Apollo Hospital in Chennai. His wife
, who is a well-known costume designer, and son Nikhil Sriram survived him.