C.V. Kumar is a Tamil film director, producer and distributor, and the owner of Thirukumaran Entertainment Production Studio. C. Vijayakumar, as he was originally named, completed his schooling from Madurai, and attended the Madurai Kamaraj University to pursue a degree in Commerce.

He also obtained a Masters in Psychology from the University of Madras. In the year 2002, Kumar underwent training in animation and sound design at the Arena Multimedia in Madurai. Inspired by movies such as the sci-fi thriller “The Matrix,” and The Lord of the Rings, Kumar felt the need to build a production house that chalks out films of such paramount quality.

His epiphany turned into reality in 2010 in the form of Thirukumaran Entertainment. Kumar was blessed with an astute sense of scouting new talent, which was evident when he cast complete novices such as Dinesh Ravi, and Nandita Swetha in his debut production Attakathi. The film was also a debut in direction for Pa. Ranjith, who earlier assisted Venkat Prabhu.

The production company Studio Green bought the rights of Attakathi, and Kumar spent an exorbitant amount of Rs. 25 lakhs for the audio release of the movie.The film was well received by audiences and also seemed to be the perfect guidance for Kumar to get familiar with the mechanisms involved in production and distribution. In the same year the horror-thriller “ Pizza,” next in line for production, had an amount of nearly Rs. 2 crores invested in the making, print, distribution, and publicity of the movie.

It went on to be another success, both commercially and critically. Karthik Subbaraj’s debut direction “Pizza,” starred Vijay Sethupathi and Remya Nambeesan as the protagonists. The film grabbed five nominations at the 7th Vijay Awards, pocketing three of them in different categories. 2013 featured Kumar’s third venture “ Soodhu Kavvum,” based on day-to-day issues that have an effect on society in some way or the other.

Kumar’s initial three ventures fetched his production team around Rs. 50 crores. Post his success from them; Kumar also produced Pizza 2: The Village, Thegidi, Mundaasupatti, Sarabham, Ennakul Oruvan, “Indu Netru Naalai,” and 144. When the revenue generated by the movies that Kumar has produced is equated the money invested in the making, it is safe to say that he is one of the most successful film producers the Tamil Film Industry has offered.

S.S. Chakravarthy Tamil Actor

S.S. Chakravarthy

S.S Chakravarthy, the famous Kollywood producer who goes by the banner name; ‘NIC ARTS’. If anyone in the industry, hears that NIC Arts is producing a film, everyone would know and confirm that it is the one and only, ‘Thala - Ajith’ of the Kollywood industry. S.S Chakravarthy began his venture with Ajith in Rasi, which was just average amongst the audience. However, as they say, ‘If you don’t get it right the first time, there is always a second!’ And that is just what happened. He hit the jackpot and made a name for himself with his second super hit, once again starring Ajith along with Simran and cameo appearance by Jyothika, directed by SJ Suryah - Valli. S.S Chakravarthy went on to produce several other films such as; Mugavaree, Citizen, Red, Villain, Ji, Anjaneya, Varalaru; all starring Ajith. However, there were and are streaks of a few films starring other actors; one with Vikram being Kadhal Sadugudu, the other starring his own son in two films - Renigunta and 18 Vayasu, the rest with none other than ‘chinna superstar - Silambarasan’ - Kaalai, Vaalu and to be released this year, Vettai Mannan. The film Vettai Mannan also stars Deeksha Seth, Jai and Hansika Motwani. However, S.S Chakravarthy had trouble with standing on his own two feet during the time of producing Vaalu, which had to be financially supported by Silambarasan himself, having heard this, Ajith decided to lend a hand to the producer in his time of need and work with him soon on ‘Thala 57’, alongside Vishnuvardhan being the director. The producer has not just stuck to producing films but has also gone out of his way to being an actor as well. He performed the role of a policeman in the film, Thoppi in the year 2015. We wish him all the best in all his future endeavours.

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Lekha Rathnakumar

Lekha Rathnakumar has scripted his destiny himself. He is one of the highly regarded advertisement filmmakers and directs international commercials for clients. He was indeed an expert brain be it in the field of stickers or labels campaign, maker of ad films or even TV serials. Soon he expanded his horizon in the area of audio cassettes too where he heads Sonotone India’s division now. He is an acclaimed figure as an advertisement filmmaker. He shot to fame by featuring the TV advertisement ‘Idhayam Gingelly oil’ which even marked Jyothika’s debut in advertisement world. After Joyhtika, even actress Sneha too appeared in the campaign of Idhayam Gingelly oil. Whether it was an ad that surfaced in the magazine cover of Ananda Vikatan or even on a bus shelter, the advertisement created a magic in the space of advertisement field. Although, he never did any more advertisement on oil trademark, he did take up assignments for many other advertisements of other commodities and brands. Lekha was born in Virudhunagar and decided to become a print technologist and took training in Bangalore and Cholavaram. Soon, he got a chance to meet Idhayam oil owner Mr. Muthu in his press where his new concepts in sticker and label clicked a wonder in designing an advertisement for the oil company. He shot photography of a family and put it in the Idhayam Oil campaign to popularize the brand. Later due to a difference of opinion within him and the oil merchant company Idhayam, he left towards Coimbatore and got a contract to stick label of the incense stick. He got a contact of 10,000 incense stick label and his association with wet grinders pushed his career to next level. He ventured into TV serial making of popular teleserial like’ Iruttil Oru Vanambadi’ in the year 1989 that made him me as a producer and director and even an actor. As one of the best ad campaigner, he also associated with a Japan and a London TV and was in-charge of social media planning and making TV commercial in these TV houses. His creativity in advertisements has found a new horizon in markets of America, Germany, and other countries too. It is believed that Lekha was a noted mimicry artist and even won appreciation and awards from veterans like Sivaji and MGR.

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Lekha Rathnakumar Tamil Actor