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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NameMahendran
Real NameAlexander
DOB25/07/1939
Place of BirthIlaiyangudi, Sivagangai
ComplexionWheatish
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Eye colorBrown
NationalityIndian
ReligionChristian
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CollegeAlagappa Government Arts College - Karaikudi
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OccupationDirector, Screen writer, Actor
Active from1966
Debut movieNaam Moovar (Tamil)
Known ForMullum Malarum ,Uthiripookkal,Nenjathai Killathe, Theri
AwardsFilmfare Award for Best Tamil Director - Uthiripookkal (1979)
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Home TownChennai
ParentsJoseph Chelliah - Manonmani
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ChildrenJohn
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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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