R. Kannan is an Indian filmmaker and screenwriter. He made his directorial debut with the successful Tamil film Jayamkondaan starring Vinay Rai and Bhavana in 2008. Kannan started his career assisting director Manobala before joining Mani Ratnam in films including Kannathil Muthamittal (2002), Ayutha Ezhuthu (2004) and Guru (2007). Jayamkondaan revolved around an Information technology professional and his relationship with his step sister. The film opened to generally positive reviews. His second film, Kanden Kadhalai, was a remake of Imtiaz Ali's Hindi blockbuster, Jab We Met (2007). Featuring Bharath and Tamannaah Bhatia in the lead, it was successful at the Box Office. He released Vanthaan Vendraan which has Jeeva and Taapsee Pannu. He remade Delhi Belly in Tamil as Settai starring Arya, Santhanam, Premgi, Hansika Motwani, Anjali & Nassar. Oru Oorla Rendu Raja is his fifth film.
Born on: 21 July, 1971
Born in: Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu, India