Shridhar Raghavan is an Indian writer who works on screenplays, stories, dialogue writing, and episodes. He took birth in Chennai (Tamil Nadu), and currently lives in Versova apartment of Mumbai. Being brought up in Maharashtra, his write-ups reflect the culture, places, people and their attitudes.

His father is a botanist and his sibling Sriram Raghavan is a famous Bollywood director. Shridhar's mother is a huge movie-lover, and therefore his childhood was spent watching different kinds of movies. In 2005, he won the 53rd National Award for Best Screenplay in a film. He was also the creative producer for some episodes of CID, which is the longest running TV show.

He has written scripts for Bollywood movies like Bluffmaster (2005), Dum Maaro Dum (2001), Apaharan (2005), Deewar (2004) and so on. Shridhar's scripts are mostly about cops and crime thriller based stories. In an interview, he said that he is fascinated by doctors and cops so probably, it's because he grew up watching such films and his personally favorite movies are Zanjeer (1973), Ardhsatya (1983) and, Tere Mere Sapne (1971).

Shridhar loves writing and has no plans for direction. He does not mind writing in any other language apart from Hindi. In fact, he recently worked on a Tamil flick with Ajith Kumar and Gautham Menon, Yennai Arindhal . He wrote the screenplay for this Kollywood project of 2015. He is not interested in directing now.

The talented writer is all set for writing in different languages. In 2005, he wrote the screenplay for the super hit movie Apaharan which was directed by Prakash Jha. The film bagged several awards in various department viz. two Filmfare awards in the Best Dialogue and Best Villain categories, IIFA award, an award for Best Supporting Actor including many nominations. The team was overwhelmed when it achieved the most prestigious award i.e. The National Award. Shridhar Raghavan along with Manoj Tyagi and Prakash Jha won the 53rd National Award for Best Screenplay Writer of 2005. This remarkable achievement was the result of Shridhar's hard work and he made people recognize his significant contributions.

For famous TV shows Aahat and CID, Shridhar has scripted stories in several episodes. He has hundreds of compositions with the count of 300 stories and 640 episodes of both the shows. His inspirations as a writer are Salim Javed and Vijay Anand. He enjoys sharing and telling stories and is greatly influenced by his talented brother. Shridhar has proved himself successful in past years with his films such as Bluffmaster, Khakee, Chandni Chowk To China, London Dreams, Apaharan and the list goes on. He is considered one of the best screenplay writers and has a huge demand in Bollywood as well as Kollywood.

C.V. Sridhar Tamil Actor

C.V. Sridhar

C. V. Sridhar, full name is Chithamur Vijayaraghuvulu Sridhar, born on 22nd July 1933, was an Indian screenwriter and film director. His zodiac sign was cancer. He directed over 60 films in the three languages of Hindi, Telugu, and Tamil. He was born in Chengalpattu, Madras Presidency, British India. He did his schooling from St. Josephs Higher Secondary School, Madras. In school, he started writing plays and staging them from the 7th standard itself. When he was 18 years of age, he went to AVM productions with a story Latchiyavathi, but they rejected his story though Avvai T. K. Shanmugam liked his story very much and he asked him to prepare the script. It was one of the best dramas TKS Brothers ever hosted. Jupiter Pictures liked the play as well and asked some writers to write the script for the film, but TK Shanmugum insisted that a chance should be given to Sridhar to write the script, and this was when he entered the cinemas. Sridhar then wrote dialogues for the Tamil and Telugu film ‘Parivartana’. He then wrote for many other films like Maaman Magal, ‘Maheshwari’, Amara Deepam, Maadharula Mannikkam, Engal Vettu Mahalaskhmi, Yaar Paiyan, Manjal Mahimai Uthama Puthiran, and Punar Jenmam. When working as a writer, he gained knowledge about the film production and became a producer in partnership with ‘Krishnamoorthi’, ‘Govindarajan’, and ‘Sundararajan’ in Venus Production. They produced movies like Amara Deepam and Uthama Puthiran, which ran for over 25 weeks and became a history at the Tamil Cinema. He then started his own Production Company called Chithralaya with few of his friends, and they produced many hit films like Vennira Adai, Nenjil Or Aalayam and much more. Nenjil Or Aalayam was made again in Hindi language and called Dil Ek Mandir, and he got nominated for two Filmfare Awards, one for Best Director and the other for Best Writer. He married ‘Devasena’. He gave opportunities to many new directors as a producer and many new actors (for lead roles and as well as side roles or as a comedian). His film Kaadhalikka Neramallai got great responses and was made again in the Hindi language. His movies were a remix of comedy, serious scenes ,good songs and great scripts. He is said to have a great sense of audience’s reaction and writing and directing films which reached the audience. In 1997, his health got worse, but he didn’t take any support from anyone and died of a heart attack on 20th October 2008 in Chennai. He got the certificate of Merit for Best Feature Film in Tamil in 1959 for Kalyana Parisu and again the President’s silver medal for Best Feature Film In Tamil in 1962 for Nenjil Or Aalayam. He died on October 28, 2008, at the age of 75 years.


Sakthi TK Krishnasamy

Sakthi T.K Krishnasamy was born on 11th March, 1913 in Tamil Nadu and passed away on 8th November, 1987 in Chennai, India. He was a very popular screenwriter and lyricist. He started his career in 1950’s and he was active in the industry till 1970’s. Sakthi was a Tamil writer and his screenplay and stories for the films are outstanding. His stories used to be unique and worth watching. He has written the stories of Tamil Historical, Social and Mythological films. He was one of the very popular screenwriters in the Tamil Film Industry. His most popular writings are Karnan and Veerapandiya Kattabomman. Sakthi started his career as a Playwright and he took an initiative and started his Drama Company named Sakthi Nataka Sabha. He did his first play on the Nagapattinam Theater and slowly and gradually he started writing more and more plays with different concepts and became very popular. He has written the play named Bhayankari, this was a thriller play and he wrote another love story named Vidhi. All his plays are amazing and the audience loved to watch his plays. He was the first one to get three different stage set up and after one scene used to get over the team used to shift on the other stage. Kaviyin Kanavu is his one of the very popular plays. There were many special trains used to run when his plays took place. Many artists of his plays became popular actors also. His first play named Veerapandiya Kattabomman and this got staged at all the places in Tamil Nadu. Everyone in Tamil Nadu watched it and loved the play very much. Veerapandiya Kattabomman also won many awards for the best music and acting in the Afro-Asian Film Festival which took place in Cairo in the year 1960. The dialogues of the film Veerapandiya Kattabomman are still in use as the scripts for auditions everywhere. People still respect his work a lot. He has also written the lyrics of many movies in 1960’s. He used to follow Gandhi and his rules very much; therefore, he spent a lot of time in Mahatma Gandhi Library. There were only 20 books in the Mahatma Gandhi Library in the beginning, but later Krishnasamy filled it with 20,000 books. Some of his notable plays are Ambikapathi in the year 1957, Aalukkoru Veedu in the year 1960, Kungumam, Pandagitti and much more. Krishnasamy died because of illness, but people still remember him and respect him a lot.

Sakthi TK Krishnasamy Tamil Actor