P Bharathiraja

Director ● Screenplay Writer ● Story Writer


Indian film director P Bharathiraja is famously known for his work in the Tamil film industry and is known for realistic and sensitive portrayal of rural life in his films. Bharathiraja made his debut in 1977 with the blockbuster hit '16 Vayathinile' with superstar's Kamal Hassan, Rajinikanth and Sridevi Kapoor in the lead roles. Bharathiraja hails from a small sylvan village Alli Nagaram, and was the fifth child to his parents, Periya Maya Thevar and Meenatchiammaal alias Karuthammaal. He has catered to the rural audiences by creating 'Kizhake Pogum Rail' following which he had directed the psychopathic thriller film 'Sigappu Rojakkal' which was totally westernized in its terms of both conception and production. Bharathiraja was considered the trend setting director of the 80's, by breaking genre's with his freshly conceptualized films and has also made films on controversial films like 'Vedham Pudhithu' which dealt with the issue of caste and inter-caste marriages. The commercial success of Kizhakku Cheemaiyile and the awards Karuththamma garnered stand as testimony for his ability to thrill the younger generation as well. He has also won the National Award for Anthimanthaarai. Bharathiraja is married to Chandra Leelavathi and has two children Manoj Bharathiraja and Janani. His son Manoj was introduced as an actor in Tajmahal, and is married to actress Nandana.

Born on: 17 July, 1941

Born in: Alli Nagaram, Theni, Madras Presidency, India

Tamil 2013
Story Writer
Tamil 2008
Dialogue Writer
Tamil 1991
Screenplay Writer
Tamil 1988
Screenplay Writer
Tamil 1987
Story Writer, Screenplay Writer
Telugu 1987
Story Writer
Tamil 1986
Dialogue Writer, Screenplay Writer
Tamil 1985
Screenplay Writer
Tamil 1985
Screenplay Writer
Telugu 1985
Dialogue Writer, Story Writer, Screenplay Writer
Hindi 1983
Screenplay Writer
Tamil 1983
Screenplay Writer
Tamil 1982
Screenplay Writer
Tamil 1982
Screenplay Writer
Tamil 1981
Story Writer, Screenplay Writer
Tamil 1981
Screenplay Writer
Telugu 1981
Screenplay Writer
Hindi 1980
Story Writer, Screenplay Writer
Tamil 1980
Screenplay Writer
Telugu 1980
Story Writer, Screenplay Writer, Dialogue Writer
Telugu 1980
Story Writer
Tamil 1980
Screenplay Writer
Telugu 1979
Story Writer
Tamil 1979
Screenplay Writer
Tamil 1979
Screenplay Writer
Tamil 1978
Story Writer, Screenplay Writer
Telugu 1978
Story Writer
Tamil 1978
Screenplay Writer, Dialogue Writer
Tamil 1977
Screenplay Writer, Story Writer
Tamil TBA
Director
Tamil 2013
Director
Tamil 2008
Director
Tamil 1999
Director
Tamil 1991
Director
Tamil 1988
Director
Tamil 1987
Director
Telugu 1987
Director
Tamil 1986
Director
Hindi 1986
Director
Tamil 1985
Director
Tamil 1985
Director
Telugu 1985
Director
Hindi 1983
Director
Tamil 1983
Director
Tamil 1982
Director
Tamil 1982
Director
Tamil 1981
Director
Tamil 1981
Director
Telugu 1981
Director
Hindi 1980
Director
Telugu 1980
Director
Telugu 1980
Director
Tamil 1980
Director
Telugu 1979
Director
Tamil 1979
Director
Tamil 1979
Director
Hindi 1979
Director
Tamil 1978
Director
Tamil 1978
Director
Tamil 1977
Director
Tamil TBA
Actor
Tamil TBA
Actor
Tamil TBA
Supporting Actor
Tamil 2015
Supporting Actor
Telugu 2013
Supporting Actor
Tamil 2013
Supporting Actor
Tamil 2004
Supporting Actor
Tamil 1983
Special Appearance
Tamil 1980
Actor
Tamil 2013
Producer
Tamil 1985
Producer
Tamil 1985
Producer
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P Bharathiraja had received a distinguished director honor from the Rocheston Accreditation Institute, New York.