A.R. Murugadoss, whose full name is ARJUN RAJENDRAN MURUGADOSS, is an acclaimed Indian film director, producer, and screenwriter. He was born on September 25, 1974, in Kallakurichi, Tamil Nadu, India. Murugadoss is primarily known for his work in the Tamil and Telugu film industries but has also made a significant impact in Bollywood (Hindi cinema).
He started his career as a screenwriter and gained recognition with the blockbuster Tamil film “Ghajini” (2005), starring Suriya and Asin. The movie’s success helped him make a mark as a director as well, as he later remade “Ghajini” in Hindi with Aamir Khan in the lead role, and it became a massive hit in Bollywood too.
A.R. Murugadoss is known for his ability to craft engaging and commercially successful films that often blend action, suspense, and social themes. Some of his notable works include:
1. “Ramana” (2002) – A Tamil film that deals with corruption and vigilante justice.
2. “Thuppakki” (2012) – A blockbuster action film starring Vijay, focusing on terrorism and national security.
3. “Kaththi” (2014) – Another Tamil film with Vijay, addressing issues related to farmers’ struggles.
4. “Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty” (2014) – The Hindi remake of “Thuppakki” with Akshay Kumar.
Apart from these, he has directed several other successful films and collaborated with top actors in the Indian film industry. His films often have a social message and are known for their intense storytelling and well-executed action sequences.
A.R. Murugadoss continues to be one of the most sought-after directors in the Indian film industry, and his contributions have earned him widespread acclaim and recognition. He has made a significant impact on the commercial and critical success of films in multiple languages.
|Date of Birth||25/09/1974|
|Birth Place||Kallakurichi, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Current Residence||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Hobbies||Reading books, Watching movies, Travelling|
|College (s)||Bishop Heber College|
|School (s)||Government Higher Secondary School|
|2009||Stardust Awards||Hottest New Filmmaker||Ghajini|
|2010||Producers Guild Film Awards||Best Director||Ghajini|
|2010||Tamil Nadu State Film Awards||Best Film||Ghajini|
|2013||7th Vijay Awards||Favourite Director||Thuppakki|
|2015||9th Vijay Awards||Favourite Director||Kaththi|
|2015||62nd Filmfare Awards South||Best Director||Kaththi|