Mahendran

Mahendran

J. Mahendran is an Indian film director in the Tamil film industry, who is best known for his true narration of screenplay and making. Though largely ignored during his times, Mahendran is regarded as one of the greatest film makers of Tamil cinema and has inspired many upcoming directors. Particularly he has been an inspiration for the legends of Tamil Cinema like Mani Ratnam and Rajinikanth.

Mahendran entered the film industry as a screenwriter, writing scripts for nearly 26 films. He made an immediate impact with his first directional venture Mullum Malarum (1978). Mahendran’s next film Uthiripookkal, based on a short story written by Pudumaipithan, firmly established him as an important film maker in Tamil cinema. His Nenjathai Killathe won three National Film Awards including the award for the best regional film.

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Name Mahendran
Real Name Alexander
DOB 25/07/1939
Place of Birth Ilaiyangudi, Sivagangai
Complexion Wheatish
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Nationality Indian
Religion Christian
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College Alagappa Government Arts College – Karaikudi
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Occupation Director, Screen writer, Actor
Active from 1966
Debut movie Naam Moovar (Tamil)
Known For Mullum Malarum ,Uthiripookkal,Nenjathai Killathe, Theri
Awards Filmfare Award for Best Tamil Director – Uthiripookkal (1979)
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Home Town Chennai
Parents Joseph Chelliah – Manonmani
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Children John
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Interesting Facts

MGR impressed by his speech during college day funtion . Then he asked Mahendran to write a story for his drama troupe.


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