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Pandiarajan

Pandiarajan
Name at birth: 
Pandiarajan Rathnam
Date of Birth (DOB): 
Age: 
58 years old
Native/Birth Place: 
(Hometown) 
Residence: 
(Current city) 
Years active: 
1981–present
Occupation: 
Film actor, director, screenwriter

Pandiarajan is an actor who had played leading roles in many humorous Tamil films and currently plays supporting and comedy roles.

Pandiarajan was born to Rathnam and Sulochana in Saidapet, Chennai. He has two sisters namely, Maheshwari & Geetha. He is married to Vasuki in 1986, daughter of Director, Producer, and Poet Avinasi Mani. He has three sons, Prithvi Rajan, Pallavarajan and Premrajan.

Pandiarajan wanted to act in films. But due to his height and appearance he decided to join as an assistant director. He joined Thamizisai College where he had learnt violin and got his diploma as "Isai Selvam" in 1977. After that he had joined writer Thooyavan as an office assistant. Here he met director K. Bhagyaraj and later joined him as an assistant director. He had become his associate director in Darling Darling Darling and worked till the discussion of Munthanai Mudichu. Pandiarajan told the story of the film kanniraasi to Sivaji ganesan's brother shanmugam, he listened to the story and accepted it, though financiers refused to buy, the film was successful at the box-office.

His first directorial venture was Kanni Rasi in 1985 starring Prabhu and Revathi. He directed and made his debut as a hero in Aan Paavam. Till now, he had directed nine films, including Kaivantha Kalai, Doubles where he directed prabhudeva in the lead role and acted in some 90 Tamil films and one Malayalam hit Kathavasheshan, where he acted with Dilip. Recently, he is acting in a TV serial called Mama Maaple in Sun TV. His English short film called Help has been nominated at the ArtDeco Film Festival 2011, at São Paulo, in Brazil. ‘Help' is Pandiarajan's first short film in English.