Wednesday, October 26, 2011

K. Bhagyaraj

RADHE KRISHNA 07-10-2011

K. Bhagyaraj

K. Bhagyaraj

K. Bhagyaraj
Born Krishnasaamy Bhagyaraj [1]
January 7, 1953 (age 58)
Vellankoil, Erode District, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation actor, director, music composer, writer, producer
Years active 1977-present
Praveena (1981-1983)(Deceased)
Poornima Jayaram (1984-present)
Awards Best Dialogues Award for ‘Pudhiya Vaarppugal’
Best Story Award for ‘Thaikkulamae Thaikkulamae’ (1995)
Best Film Award for ‘Idhu Namma Aalu’
Best Actor Award for ‘Oru Kai Osai.’

K. Bhagyaraj [2](Tamil: கே. பாக்யராஜ்; born 7 January 1953) is a Tamil film director, actor, writer and producer. He has directed and produced several Tamil films, along with a few Telugu and Hindi films.[3] He is well known for his mastery in screenplay. He has won a Filmfare Best Actor Award for Mundhanai Mudichu, a film he wrote, directed and starred in.
1 Film career
2 Personal life
3 Filmography
4 References
5 External links

Film career

Beginning his career as an assistant to directors G. Ramakrishnan and Bharathiraja, Bhagyaraj became recognised for his scriptwriting talent. Among his early work was the script for Bharathiraja's films, Kizhakke Pogum Rail (1978) and Tik Tik Tik (1981). He made his directorial debut with the film Suvarillatha Chiththirangal in 1979. He quickly established his own concern and started producing a string of distinctive films made mainly in the Tamil language. Bhagyaraj often stars in lead roles of the films he scripts and directs, effectively carving out a niche for himself in the actor-auteur vein. His style of filmmaking is notable for its relatively elaborate, witty, and double-entendre-laced script and socially-themed framework. His on-screen personae are typically characterised by their ironic sense of humour and intelligent bravado.
He has also made forays into the Hindi film industry (Bollywood), directing the likes of Amitabh Bachchan and Anil Kapoor. He also wrote books like, Vaanga Cinemavai Pattri Pesalam, Neenga Nenaicha Saadikkalaam, Ungal Bhagyarajin Kezhvi Bhadhil (5 Parts).

Personal life

Bhagyaraj was born in a Telugu speaking family. Bhagyaraj hails from Gobichettipalayam. His father was Krishnaswamy and his mother was Amaravathiamma. Initially he was married to actress Praveena (His co-star in the film Bhama Rukmani). She died in August 1983 due to illness (an aggravated case of jaundice). Later he married Poornima Jayaram. She was his co-star in the film Darling Darling Darling (1983).[4] The couple have a daughter Saranya Bhagyaraj who debuted in the film Parijatham and a son Shanthnu Bhagyaraj who made his debut in the film Sakkarakatti which released in 2008.


Year Film Actor Director Composer Writer Notes
1977 Kizhakke Pogum Rayil Yes
1978 Sigappu Rojakkal Yes Minor role as bearer
1979 Puthiya Vaarpugal Yes Debut film as hero
1979 Kanni Paruvathile Yes Yes Screenwriter and penned dialogues
1979 Bhama Rukmani Yes Yes Yes
1979 Suvarilladha Chiththirangal Yes Yes Yes
1980 Oru Kai Osai Yes Yes Yes Yes
1980 Ethir Veetu Jaanal Yes Yes Yes Yes
1981 vidiyum varai kathiru Yes Yes Yes Yes
1981 Indru Poi Naalai Vaa Yes Yes Yes Yes
1981 Mouna Geethangal Writer and director
1981 Vidium Varai Kathiru Writer and director
1981 Antha Ezhu Naatkal Remade into Hindi as Woh Saat Din,
Writer and director
1981 Tik Tik Tik Writer,
Remade into Hindi as Karishma
1982 Poi Satchi
1982 Darling, Darling, Darling Writer and director
1982 Thooral Ninnu Pochu Writer and director
1983 Mundhanai Mudichu Won, Filmfare Best Actor Award
Writer and director
1983 Thavani Kanavugal Writer and director
1985 Chinna Veedu Writer and director
1985 Naan Sigappu Manithan Cameo
1985 Anbulla Rajinikanth Guest appearance
1986 Aakhri Raasta Writer and director,
Remake of Oru Kaidhiyin Diary
1987 Enga Chinna Raasa Remade into Hindi as Beta,
Writer and director
1988 Idhu Namma Aalu Also writer, director and Music composer
1989 Avasara Police Nooru Remade into Hindi as Gopi Kishen,
Writer and director
1989 Aararo Aaariraro Writer and director
1990 Sundara Kandam Remade into Hindi as Andaaz,
Writer and director
1990 Pavunu Pavunuthan Writer and director
1991 Rudra
1992 Raasukutti Remade into Hindi as Raja Babu,
Writer and director
1992 Amma Vanthachu
1994 Veetla Visheshanga Remade into Hindi as Mr. Bechara,
Writer and director
1995 Oru Oorla oru Rajakumari Writer and director
1996 Mr. Bechara
1996 Gnanapazham Also music composer
1998 Vaettiya Madichu Kattu Remade into Hindi as Papa The Great,
Writer and director
2000 Papa the Great
2003 Sokka Thangam Writer and director
2006 Parijatham Writer and director
2006 Something Something Unakkum Enakkum
2006 Rendu
2007 Mudhan Mudhalai
2007 Kaasu Irukkanum
2008 Maanavan Ninaithaal
2009 Ninaithale Inikkum
2010 Uthama Puthiran
2010 Siddu +2 Yes Yes Yes
2011 Appavi Yes
2011 Maaveeran Yes dialogue writer; dubbed version of magadheera
2011 Vaagai Sooda Vaa Yes
2011 Mr. Marumakan Yes filming;
malayalam film

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