Nalan Kumarasamy is an Indian film director who works in the Tamil film industry. He started his career as a short filmmaker and won the title of the firsts season of "Naalaya Iyakunar". He made his feature film debut with Soodhu Kavvum (2013).
Nalan was into event management and real estate when he heard about Naalaya Iyakunar. There were just ten days to the deadline. So he turned it meta and made a short called Oru Padam Edukkanum about a filmmaker with a deadline. He went on to make seven more short films. Nenjukku Neethi, his entry for the final round, made him 1st Prize winner of the Season-1 of Naalaya Iyakunar show.
In 2013, He made his debut as a director in the movie Soodhu Kavvum. The film's main concept is about how baloney has engulfed people's day-to-day life and modern society. It features Vijay Sethupathi and Sanchita Shetty in the lead roles. The film was released on 1 May to universal acclaim from critics and became a blockbuster. The film was selected for screening in the Zurich Film Festival, being the only Tamil film of 2013 to be screened there. In 2016 he made a romantic comedy-drama film Kadhalum Kadanthu Pogum (Meaning: Love too shall pass). The film which is an official remake of the Korean film My Dear Desperado. The film released on March 2016 with positive reviews from various critics and became a box office hit.
Born on: 10 February, 1982
Born in: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India