K. Bhagyaraj

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K. Bhagyaraj

Bhagyaraj
BornKrishnasaamy Bhagyaraj
(1953-01-07) January 7, 1953 (age 59)
Vellankoil, Gobichettipalayam, Tamil Nadu, India
OccupationActor
Director
Music Composer
Writer
Producer
Years active1977–present
Spouse
Children
Parents
  • Krishnasaamy
  • Amaravathiyammal
AwardsBest Dialogues Award for Puthiya Vaarpugal
Best Story Award for Thaikkulamae Thaikkulamae
Best Film Award for Idhu Namma Aalu
Best Actor Award for Oru Kai Oosai
 
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K. Bhagyaraj

Bhagyaraj
BornKrishnasaamy Bhagyaraj
(1953-01-07) January 7, 1953 (age 59)
Vellankoil, Gobichettipalayam, Tamil Nadu, India
OccupationActor
Director
Music Composer
Writer
Producer
Years active1977–present
Spouse
Children
Parents
  • Krishnasaamy
  • Amaravathiyammal
AwardsBest Dialogues Award for Puthiya Vaarpugal
Best Story Award for Thaikkulamae Thaikkulamae
Best Film Award for Idhu Namma Aalu
Best Actor Award for Oru Kai Oosai

K. Bhagyaraj (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.He is well known for his mastery in screenplay. He won a Filmfare Best Actor Award for Mundhanai Mudichu, a film he wrote, directed and starred in.

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Personal life

Bhagyaraj was born in Vellankoil near Gobichettipalayam in Tamil Nadu. 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 Darling Darling Darling (1983).[1] The couple have a daughter Saranya Bhagyaraj who debuted in the film Parijatham and a son Shanthnu Bhagyaraj who made his debut in Sakkarakatti which released in 2008. His assistant directors were Parthiban and Pandiarajan; both went on to become director and actors.

Film career

Beginning his career as an assistant to directors G. Ramakrishnan and Bharathiraja, Bhagyaraj became recognized for his scriptwriting talent. Among his early work was the script for Bharathiraja's films, Kizhake Pogum Rail (1978) and Tik Tik Tik (1981). He made his directorial debut with 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 film making is notable for its relatively elaborate, witty, and double-entered-laced script and socially themed framework. His on-screen personae are typically characterized by their ironic sense of humor and intelligent bravado.[2]

He has made forays into Bollywood, directing the likes of Amitabh Bachchan and Anil Kapoor. He wrote books like Vaanga Cinemavai Pattri Pesalam, Neenga Nenaicha Saadikkalaam, Ungal Bhagyarajin Kezhvi Bhadhil (Five Parts).

Filmography

YearFilmActorDirectorNotes
197716 VayathinileYesCameo
1978Kizhake Pogum RailYesAssistant Director
Cameo
1978Sigappu RojakkalYesCameo
1979Puthiya VaarpugalYesDebut film as hero
1979Kanni ParuvathileYesScreenplay and Dialogue Writer
1979Bhama RukmaniYes
1979Suvarilladha ChiththirangalYesYes
1980Oru Kai OosaiYesYes
1980Ethir Veetu JaanalYesYes
1981Vidiyum Varai KaathiruYesYes
1981Indru Poi Naalai VaaYesYes
1981Mouna GeethangalYesYes
1981Antha Ezhu NaatkalYesYesRemade into Hindi as Woh Saat Din
1982Poi SatchiYesYes
1982Darling, Darling, DarlingYesYes
1982Thooral Ninnu PochuYesYes
1983Mundhanai MudichuYesYesWon Filmfare Best Actor Award
Writer in Hindi version, Masterji.
1983Dhavani KanavugalYesYes
1985Chinna VeeduYesYes
1985Naan Sigappu ManithanYes
1985Anbulla RajinikanthYesCameo
1986Aakhri RaastaYesRemake of Oru Kaidhiyin Diary
1987Enga Chinna RasaYesYesRemade into Hindi as Beta
1988Idhu Namma AaluYesAlso music composer apart from story, screenplay
1989Avasara Police 100YesYesRemade into Hindi as "Gopi Kishen"
1989En Rathathin RathameYesRemade from Hindi movie "Mr. India"
Actor
1989Aararo AaariraroYesYes
1990Sundara KandamYesYes
1991Pavunnu PavunuthanYesYesAlso music composer
1991RudhraYes
1992RaasukuttiYesYesRemade into Hindi as Raja Babu
1992Amma VanthachuYesYes
1994Veetla VisheshangaYesYesRemade into Hindi as Mr. Bechara
1995Oru Oorla oru RajakumariYesYes
1996Mr. BecharaYes
Remake of Tamil movie Veetla Visheshanga
1996GnanapazhamYesAlso music composer
1998Vaettiya Madichu KattuYesYesRemade into Hindi as Papa The Great
2000Papa the GreatYes
2003Sokka ThangamYes
2006ParijathamYesYes
2006Something Something Unakkum EnakkumYes
2006RenduYes
2007Mudhan MudhalaiYes
2007Kaasu IrukkanumYes
2008Maanavan NinaithaalYes
2009Ninaithale InikkumYes
2010Uthama PuthiranYes
2010Siddu +2YesYes
2011AppaviYes
2011MaaveeranDialogue writer
2011Vaagai Sooda VaaYes
2012Mr. MarumakanYes
Malayalam film

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