|Selvaraghavan Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 5 in|
|Date of Birth||March 5, 1977|
Selvaraghavan is an Indian film director, screenwriter, and actor who has worked mainly in Tamil cinema. In 2002, he made his directorial debut with the coming-of-age drama film Thulluvadho Ilamai but his father is credited for business reasons. He has also frequently worked with his brother Dhanush. Over the years, Selvaraghavan has been a part of a variety of films such as Kaadhal Kondein, 7G Rainbow Colony, Aadavari Matalaku Arthale Verule, Yaaradi Nee Mohini, Aayirathil Oruvan, Saani Kaayidham, Mayakkam Enna, Irandaam Ulagam, Beast, Maalai Naerathu Mayakkam, NGK, Nenjam Marappathillai, and Naane Varuven.
Selvaraghavan Kasthuri Raja
Theni, Tamil Nadu, India
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Selvaraghavan attended college and pursued a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Film Director, Screenwriter, Actor
- Father – Kasthuri Raja (Film Director, Producer, Music Director, Songwriter, Actor)
- Mother – Vijayalakshmi
- Siblings – Dhanush (Younger Brother) (Actor, Producer, Director, Lyricist, Playback Singer), K. Vimala Geetha (Sister) (Doctor), Karthika Devi (Sister) (Doctor)
- Others – Yatra (Nephew), Linga (Nephew)
5 ft 5 in or 165 cm
75 kg or 165.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Selvaraghavan has dated –
- Sonia Agarwal (2006-2009) – He married actor and model Sonia Agarwal on December 15, 2006, and she quit acting after the marriage. The couple had previously worked together in 3 films. On August 9, 2009, they filed for divorce with mutual consent in a Chennai family court.
- Gitanjali Raman (2011-Present) – Selvaraghavan married Gitanjali Raman, daughter of former Advocate General of Tamil Nadu P. S. Raman, on June 19, 2011. She had worked as his assistant director in the 2011 Tamil-language musical drama film Mayakkam Enna. On January 20, 2012, they were blessed with their first child – a daughter named Leelavathi. Selvaraghavan and Gitanjali also have 2 sons named Omkaar (b. October 7, 2013) and Rishikesh (b. January 7, 2021).
Race / Ethnicity
Salt and Pepper
- Although he came from a family that has worked in the film industry, his parents wanted Selvaraghavan and his siblings to seek a career with an academic background.
- He directed the 2003 Tamil-language romantic psychological thriller film Kaadhal Kondein, starring Dhanush, Sonia Agarwal, and Sudeep Sarangi. For this, Selvaraghavan was nominated for a Filmfare Award in the “Best Director” category.
- He wrote and directed the 2010 Tamil-language action-adventure film Aayirathil Oruvan, loosely inspired by the historical decline of the Tamil Chola dynasty and the rise of the Tamil Pandya dynasty. The film won the Edison Award for “Best Thriller Film” and Selvaraghavan was nominated for a Filmfare Award for “Best Director”.
- In 2022, he made his acting debut as Althaf Hussain (Veera’s ex-associate) in the Tamil-language action-comedy film Beast.
- He developed retinal cancer during his youth and one of his eyes was removed.
- Alongside Keerthy Suresh, Selvaraghavan co-starred as Sangaiyyah in the 2022 Tamil-language action crime film Saani Kaayidham.
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