Bhagyaraj life and biography

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Bhagyaraj biography

Date of birth : 1953-01-07
Date of death : -
Birthplace :
Nationality : Indian
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-07-22
Credited as : Bollywood director, actor, Filmfare Best Actor

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K. Bhagyaraj born January 7, 1953 is a director, actor, script-writer and producer, working in the Tamil film industry. His popularity peaked during the 1980s and early 1990s.

He is well known for his mastering in screenplay. He has won a Filmfare Best Actor Award for Mundhanai Mudichu, a film written and directed by him.

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 made forays into the Hindi language film industry (Bollywood), directing stars of 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).

Bhagyaraj was born in a Telugu speaking family. Bhagyaraj hails from Gobichettipalayam. His father was Krishnasaamy and his mother was Amaravathiammal. 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). 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.

Filmography:
2010 Uthama Puthiran
2010 Siddu +2 Writer and director
2011 Appavi
2011 Maaveeran
2011 Vaagai Sooda Vaa filming
2011 Mr. Marumakan


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