Ramkumar Ganesan is a well-known name in Tamil film industry. He is an actor and producer working mostly in Tamil movies. He owns a film production company with the name Sivaji Productions. His father's name is Sivaji Ganesan, who is a famous veteran actor of Tamil cinema. His mother name is Kamala Ganesan. He hails from Chennai, Tamil Nadu. His younger brother Prabhu Ganesan is also in the acting profession. He completed his graduation from Vivekananda College, in the field of Business Administration. After completing his education, he joined the production company started by his father Sivaji Ganesan and uncle V. C. Shanmugham. He became the head of this organization when his uncle died. His brother Prabhu also joined him in the running of this Production Company. He is married to Meenakshi Ramkumar.

The couple has two sons, Dushyanth and Shivaji Dev. Both of his sons are in the field of acting and are popular among youth. Elder son Dushyanth has worked in movies naming Success, Machi. His younger son Shivaji Dev has starred in the films Singakutty, Nandhanam, and Puthumughalngal Theravada. Ramkumar's nephew Vikram is a successful actor in Tamil Cinema, and he has worked in several films. Ramkumar has also acted in few movies naming Aruvadai Naal, Chandramukhi, My Dear Marthandan. Aruvadai Naal is a romantic film, released in 1986. It was directed by G. Kumar, starring Prabhu, Pallavi and Ramkumar Ganesan. In this movie, Ramkumar played the role of Vincent Parker. From this film, he made his acting debut in Tamil Cinema. My Dear Marthandan is a Tamil movie, released in 1990. Prabhu and Khushboo played the lead roles.

It was directed by Prathap Pothan, and it was produced under the banner of Sivaji Productions. It was a Tamil version of Hollywood movie, 'Coming to America' which was released in 1988. Ramkumar Ganesan was in a guest appearance in this film. The movie was successful at box office. Chandramukhi is a Tamil movie of comedy and horror genre. It was released in 2005. It was directed by P Vasu. In the movie Rajinikanth, Prabhu, Jyothika, and Nayantara were in the lead role. It was produced by Ramkumar Ganesan. It is a Tamil version of Malayalam movie Manichitrathazhu, which was released in 1993. The movie was the biggest hit of that year and was also critically appraised. German remake of this film was released with the title Der Geisterjäger. Kaligan is a thriller film of 1993, starring Jamal Haasan and Bindiya in the lead role. It was produced by Ramkumar Ganesan.

Saran Kulandaivelayudam Tamil Actor

Saran Kulandaivelayudam

Saran Kulandaivelayudam is an Indian film writer, director, and producer who predominantly handles Tamil Cinema. He started his career in the film industry by working as an assistant to veteran filmmaker, K. Balachander. He now owns two production houses in Chennai. One is Gemini Productions, and another one is Saran movie factory. He is the one filmmaker down south who has churned out many hits with actor Ajith Kumar. Saran has always collaborated with usual music teammate Bharadwaj in his every project. It was only twice in his career, that the producer-director Saran when he made movies like ‘Modhi Vilayadu’ (music by Colonial Cousins) and ‘Alli Arjuna’ (music composer A. R. Rahman) Saran began assisting director K Balachander when he was making the movie 'Unnal Mudiyum Thambi' which had Kamal Haasan and Gemini Ganesh appearing together in the same movie. As he was assisting Balachander, he also did the cartoonist job for a Tamil Magazine (Anand Viketan). But then as he could not maintain two works side by side, he left the editorial work for the magazine and then continued in cinema. It was then he came up with an idea to make his independent film too. His maiden project was 'Kaadhal Mannan' (1998) which had Ajith Kumar and Maanu in lead roles. Even music composer M. S. Viswanathan makes his debut in a supporting role. The music was composed by y Bharathwaj, and the film did roaring business at the box office. His next project was 'Amarkalam'(1999) which again starred Ajith Kumar and Shalini in lead roles. The story of the film written and directed by him also became a blockbuster. In 2000, Saran rolled back his third project 'Parthen Rasithen ' which has Prashanth, Simran, and Laila in lead roles. It is Simran's best role as an antagonist for the first time. It was an excellent movie. His next film 'Alli Arjuna; was a flop in spite of A R Rahman's composition. After a flop venture, the director collaborated with AVM Productions, and featured actor, Vikram for a short time in the movie, 'Gemini' (2002) and the film was a success. The film won three Filmfare awards, and this made Saran make the film in Telugu version too. The highlight of the movie was Saran's balanced script with actor Vikram's superlative performance. His next project 'Jay Jay' starring R. Madhavan did average business in 2003. In the year 2004, Saran took up the Bollywood project 'Munnabhai MBBS'; and directed its Tamil version 'Vasool Raja MBBS', which had Kamal Haasan and Sneha in lead roles. In the same year 2004, Saran wrote and directed 'Attahasam' with Ajith Kumar, Pooja, and Sujatha. The film had Ajith Kumar in dual lead roles, and this film went to become a commercial success venture again with his lucky mascot and actor Ajith Kumar. In the year 2004, he directed only one movie 'Aaru' with actor Suriya, which did average business. In the year 2007, K Balachander presented his movie 'Idhaya Thirudan'; but the film was a flop. Even his another venture in the same year titled 'Vattaram ' starring Arya, Napoleon, Adithya Menon did average business at the box office. In the year he produced 'Muni' which was directed by Raghava Lawrence, The story, screenplay, the dialogue too was handled by Raghava Lawrence. Raghava Lawrence also played the lead role in the movie. The film was remade in Telugu, Hindi and did huge box office collections. In the year 2009, Saran came back to his peddle of direction once again with 'Modhi Vilayadu ' which was produced by Murali Manohar. The film had Vinay Rai and Kajal Aggarwal in the lead roles. In the year 2010, Saran again collaborated with actor Ajith Kumar for his project 'Aasal' in which Ajith was credited for the story, dialogues, screenplay and co-direction of the film. The film was made on a budget of Rs 20 crore and opened in theatres with mixed reviews. After a gap of seven years, Saran came back to filmmaking and directed the movie 'Aayirathil Iruvar' (2017) which was co-produced, written and directed by Saran himself. The film had Vinay Rai in dual lead roles and had three more newcomers Samuthrika, Swasthika and Kesha Khambhati, as female leads. This film was declared flop at the box office. Although only his few movies were disappointing, Saran will be remembered for box office successful films that he articulated for our cine-goers in early phases of his career. He is married to Sooba Saran, and two kids Sanjanaa Saran and Sanjith Saran. He was born in Coimbatore and his father T. Kulandaivelayudam worked with the Directorate of examinations.

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