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Samuthirakani has underlined his versatility both as a National Award winning actor and State Award winning filmmaker. The former law graduate started out in showbiz as an assistant director in 1997, and subsequently got his first big break when his critically acclaimed directorial Unnai Charanadaindhen (2003) also won him the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Story Writer.

Full NameSamuthirakani Pandiyaraj
Other NameSamuthirakani
Profession(s)Film Director, Actor, Screenwriter, Voice Over Artist, Singer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 180 cm
in meters- 1.80 m
in feet inches- 5’ 11”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 80 kg
in pounds- 176 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 42 inches
- Waist: 34 inches
- Biceps: 14 inches
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth1973-04-26
Age (as in 2018)45 Years
BirthplaceSeithur, Rajapalayam, Tamil Nadu, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signTaurus
HometownChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
CollegesRajapalayam Rajus' College, Rajapalayam, Tamil Nadu
Dr. Ambedkar Government Law College, Chennai
Educational QualificationsB.Sc. (Mathematics)
Bachelor of Law
DebutFilm- Assistant Direction: Name Not Known (1997)
Film- Direction (Tamil): Unnai Charanadaindhen (2003)
Film- Acting (Tamil): Parthale Paravasam (2001)
TV- Acting (Tamil): Marmadesam - Edhuvum Nadakkum (2001)
Dubbing (Tamil): Aadukalam (2011)
Singing (Tamil): Vamsam (2010)
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
AwardsNational Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for 'Visaranai'
Vijay Award for Favourite Director for 'Naadodigal'
Vijay Award for Best Dialogue Writer for 'Poorali'
Best Character Artist Award for 'Visaranai'
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
ChildrenSon- 1
Daughter- 1
ParentsFather- Pandiyaraj
Mother- Lakshmi Ammal
Favourite Things
Favourite Food(s)Sambhar-Vada, Coconut Sabzi
Favourite ActorNana Patekar
Favourite DestinationsGoa, Kerala

Some Lesser Known Facts About Samuthirakani

  • Does Samuthirakani smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Samuthirakani drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • Samuthirakani is a multi-talented South Indian star who prominently works in Tamil movies.
  • Apart from Tamil, he also works in Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada movies.
  • During his childhood, he wanted to become an actor.
  • After completing his education, he entered the film industry in order to pursue a career in acting but people discouraged him for his looks and physique.
  • In 1997, he started his career as an assistant director.
  • Later on, he started writing the scripts of the movies.
  • As an actor, he has appeared in many South Indian movies like ‘Poi’, ‘Paruthiveeran’, ‘Shambo Shiva Shambo’, ‘Masters’, ‘Easan’, ‘D Company’, etc.
  • Apart from working in movies, he did work in many TV shows like ‘Ramani Vs Ramani’, ‘Thangavettai’, ‘Arasi’, ‘Idho Boopalam’, ‘Adi Ennadi Asathu Penne’, etc.
  • He received great recognition after working in the movies like: ‘Subramaniapuram’, ‘Easan’, ‘Saattai’ ‘Kaadu’, and ‘Oppam’.
  • He also gave his voice to many artists in the movies: ‘Goli Soda’, ‘Dhoni’, ‘Kathakali’, etc.
  • In 2010 and 2011, he sang songs: ‘Suvadu Suvad’ and ‘Vidiya Potri’.
  • He loves cooking and baking.
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