Jayakanthan was born on 24th April 1934 in the Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu. He is famously known by the name, JK. He was an Indian writer, whose famous compositions include, Rishimoolam, Once an Actress, Birammopadhesam, etc. He belonged to a family of agriculturists from Manjakuppam town of Cuddalore city. He was raised there by his mother and uncles, who were involved in politics. He was married to his maternal cousin, and the couple together had three children (one son and two daughters). He left school after the 5th grade and showed his interest towards politics.

At the age of 12, he took a major decision and took a journey to Chennai. Here at Chennai, he did many low-profile jobs and eventually after working for few years, he ended up becoming a compositor of the CPI’s printing press. It was here at CPI that the party leaders, including Baladandayutham, S. Ramakrishnan, and P. Jeevanandham, encouraged him to write. In his early 20s, he was the writer of the pro-communist magazine.  His works were also printed in the Janasakthi newspaper, and he also wrote columns for several magazines in Madras, including Sarasvathi, Thamarai, Manithan, and Samaran.

JK’s early works are mostly based on the plight and discrimination faced by the people of slums. He was a great admirer of Indira Gandhi (ex-Prime Minister of India) and her works. He supported “Nehruvian Socialism”. He left CPI in 1957 and joined the Tamil Desiyak Katchi and later in 1965, joined the Indian National Congress. He was totally against the LTTE organization of Sri Lanka and condemned its activities openly and called it a fascist organization. JK published his first novel, “Vazhkkai Azhaikkiradhu “in 1957. The novel was about the plight and sufferings of a low-class family.

He has written forty novels in total. His last publication was the “Innum Oru Pennin Kadhai” in 1986. JK directed and wrote the script of the movie, “Unnaipol Oruvan” 1965. He has also written almost two hundred short stories which have fetched him various awards. He is the recipient of Sahitya Akademi Award for his book titled, “Sila Nerangalil Sila Manithargal” in 1972. In 1978, he also won the Soviet Land Nehru Award for his achievements in his political career. He was also honoured the Jnanpith Award in 2002. In 2009, he was honoured with the Padma Bhushan Award by the then Indian President, Smt. Pratibha Patil. 

He breathed his last on 8 April 2015.

Sai Gokul Ramanath Tamil Actor

Sai Gokul Ramanath

Sai Gokul Ramanath is a writer and a director well-known for his work in the Tamil film industry. He was born in Chennai, India. He completed his schooling from his home-town and for his college, he moved to Vellore. While he was in school, he used to be quite a silent kid and used to study. He was not a sports enthusiast ever. Sai Gokul Ramanath had a keen interest in writing and photography. He used to travel places to click pictures. He also wrote poems and articles for kid’s magazine of his school as well as newspapers. He had submitted various articles and had won a prize for creative writing at his school. He used to take part in competitions such as article writing and many others, and won many of those during his school time. When he completed his schooling, he decided to pursue his further studies at Vellore. While he was in his college, he managed to get into Cinematography club of his college, and alongside he was in the Photography club also. While he was in these clubs, he learned various things related to direction, videography, and others. He also directed many short films. At his college, he used to write stories for short films and direct them as well. He used to take help from his friends at theatre club, who used to play roles in his short films. Sai Gokul Ramanath used to take parts in competitions held at the college level. He used to enter his work in these competitions. He has won various prizes for his direction, because of which, he was admired by his team members. While he was still in college, he got offers from local magazine to submit stories for their magazines. After completing his college, he decided to start his career in film industry, so after a lot of struggle, he got a chance to work as an assistant director for KV Anand, in the movie named Ayan. This movie proved to be a big break for him. After Ayan, he got various offer to work as an assistant director from many prominent directors of Tamil Film Industry. He worked as an assistant director for the movies “KO,” and “Maattrraan.” After gaining all the required experience, he decided to direct his first movie. In 2016, he directed “Vaaliba Raja,” a romantic comedy Tamil movie, starring Santhanam, Sethu, Vishakha Singh, and others.

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P Kalaimani

P. Kalaimani was born in the year 1950 in Tamil Nadu. He was a very famous director, producer and writer in the tamil film industry. He has worked in more than hundred movies and has written screenplay scenes, dialogues, film story baseline and many more. Sadly, he died in 2012 on the 3rd of April due to prolonged illness in Chennai, India. His age was sixty-two only at the time of his death. The name of his wife is Saraswati. She made him survive during the last days by looking after him all the time. He was suffering from various diseases and for a long time as well due to which his health degraded and he became very weak. It was for Saraswati’s hard work that he had survived. He was active in the tamil film industry since 1977 and has been a part of this Industry for the past thirty years and more. Having worked in more than a hundred movies throughout his career, he has seen both success and failure from very close. All his works are praiseworthy, but some of his most notable and famous works are ‘16 Vayanthille’, which was directed by Bharathiraaj and it was his debut work in 1977 when he first stepped into the Industry, ‘Man Vasanai’, ‘Gopurangal Saivathille’, ‘Ingeyum Oru’ and many more. The state government of Tamil Nadu had awarded him with the title ‘Kalaimamani’. Apart from only writing stories for several films, he has even directed and produced some movies. Sathyaraj and Vijaykant were very famous directors and story writers in the 1980s and he worked with them in many films. He was very lucky to have got a chance to share the same place with these maestros. ‘Kuruvi’ was his last film as a dialogue and a story writer. He has also written and directed movies like ‘Theenkathi Kalla’ and ‘Manitha Jani’. His contribution to the tamil film industry is beyond words. His stories were big success in films. He was a writer in many films like ‘Veerana’, ‘Shakalaka Baby’, ‘Naina’ during 2004 and 2005. All his films were big hits and though he did not act in any of them, but the dialogues that he wrote and the stories which he wrote were so pure and commendable that people after watching movies based on his story and dialogues would become speechless. Though he has left us at a very young age, but his works will forever be remembered. His contribution will always be held high. Tamil Film Industry will remain thankful to him.

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P Kalaimani Tamil Actor